NSW companies shine at CeBIT.AU Business Awards

12 May 2015

Me3D founders Fletcher Thompson and Matt Connelly with NSW Minister for Industry Anthony Roberts at the CeBIT.AU Awards.

NSW-based companies took out two of the four awards presented at the CeBIT.AU Business Awards, held in Sydney last week.

The prestigious CeBIT.AU Business Awards, which recognise excellence, innovation and achievement in ICT, are a highlight event of CeBIT Australia, the largest business technology exhibition in Australasia.

The Community Support category was won by Me3D. Started in Wollongong by Matt Connelly and Fletcher Thompson, Me3D aims to make 3D printing simpler, faster and more accessible to a wide range of audiences, both technical and non-technical, while getting youngsters interested from an earlier age.

Rackspace, a global leader in hybrid cloud systems, won the Service Distinction award. The company provides cloud computing, managed hosting and hosted email services. This allows companies to outsource their IT infrastructure, eliminating the need to make large up-front investments in IT hardware and data centres. Rackspace established a data centre in Sydney in March 2012.

WalkMe, a cloud based service designed to give guidance through an online experience, won the Top Business Solution award and the top accolade – the CeBIT Excellence Award. WalkMe's headquarters are in San Francisco, with offices in Melbourne and Tel Aviv.

The Innovation Category was won by Victorian company Loc8.com, a helpdesk and management system with mobile solutions.

The NSW Government was the Official Partner of CeBIT Australia, held at Sydney Olympic Park from 5-7 May.

Read more about NSW's ICT strengths and why international ICT companies have been attracted to NSW.