Hosted by IntelInnovator of the Year:
This award honors an individual who has launched a new type of technology or a tech-oriented company that is on the bleeding edge. This person has created a new, inventive way of using technology that has resulted in a successful business venture. The Innovator Award is for someone deemed a visionary in the field of technology.
Breakout Star of the Year:
The Breakout Star Award is presented to someone fresh in the technology field with huge potential. They may have just launched an app, or created a new product, or perhaps taken a new position at a technology company. This person has "it"-that aura of future success, the revolutionary ideas of a true creative and someone to follow as they continue on their career journey.
Brian Brackeen is the founder & CEO of Kairos.com based in Miami, Florida. Kairos is an innovative facial recognition company. Their products enable any developer to use emotion detection and/or facial recognition in their app.
Kairos’ growth was noticed by the Wall Street Journal, it was selected as one of the top 25 startups in the country and it participated in the WSJ Startup of the Year. Kairos has raised more than 5 million dollars from investors in Florida and California and has 7,000 customers in 40 countries.
Brian cut his technological teeth at Comcast, IBM, and Apple. It was at Apple, where he implemented HR systems globally, that he caught the entrepreneurial bug, quit his job and started on his journey.
Michael Greene is VP, Software and Services Group and General Manager, System Technologies and Optimization, Intel.