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IHS Markit to Judge Tech Innovators, Innovations at Global Industry Events Produced by ShowStoppers
Innovation Awards to be announced and presented at ShowStoppers events at IFA, MWC, CE Week, NAB Show and CES

LONDON, July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, today announced it will judge and host the IHS Markit Innovation Awards at ShowStoppers, the press and business events that organize news and new products around the world.

IHS begins the awards with ShowStoppers at IFA, the official press event at the global tradeshow beginning September 1, 2016 in Berlin. The awards will continue with ShowStoppers events at Mobile World Congress (MWC), NAB Show, CE Week and the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

"We are very pleased to support leadership, ingenuity, and innovation in front of the most influential audience of key decision makers from around the world who attend and follow Showstoppers events," said Ian Weightman, vice president of research and operations, IHS Markit. "These awards are designed to help technology companies promote their most innovative products throughout the year to their backers, partners, retailers, affiliates and consumers."

IHS Markit Innovation Awards showcase the most innovative products in the following technology categories:

  • Apps, platforms and ecosystems
  • Audio technology
  • Discoveries
  • Design and style
  • Green technology and energy
  • Health, fitness and wearables
  • Robotics and drones
  • Smart home and appliances
  • Video displays and devices
  • Virtual and augmented reality

Judges for the awards are drawn from technology industry research analysts at IHS Markit who cover the gamut of technology sectors related to each Showstoppers event. These analysts will judge the awards at the IFA conference in Berlin:

  • Ben Keen, vice president, consumer, media, telecoms and displays;
  • Tom Morrod, senior director, consumer electronics;
  • Piers Harding-Rolls, director, games;
  • Paul Gray, principal analyst, consumer devices;
  • Dinesh Kithany, principal analyst, home appliances;
  • Alastair Hayfield, senior director, automotive technology;
  • Ken Park, senior analyst, consumer devices

"ShowStoppers events around the world are where companies break new ground in technologies for work, home and play," said Dave Leon, partner, ShowStoppers. "It is exciting to have the world-renowned analysts at IHS Markit debate and recognize the new gear, gadgets, tools, apps, and devices from startups and global industry leaders that are driving digital innovations for consumers and business users."

Exhibitors may submit up to three candidate products, technologies, or services for IHS Markit Innovation awards. IHS Markit and ShowStoppers have agreed to an embargo on any announcements that should not be made public prior to the awards. For more detailed information, visit

About IHS Markit (

IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 key business and government customers, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world's leading financial institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.

About Showstoppers

Now in its 23rd year, ShowStoppers is the global leader in producing press and business events spanning the US, Europe and Asia. Each event organizes product introductions, sneak previews and demonstrations for selected journalists, bloggers, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives. Industry leaders, innovators and startups exhibit to help generate news coverage and product reviews, make new connections, promote brand, and open new markets. ShowStoppers produces events at CES and Mobile World Congress, among others; the official press events at IFA and NAB; and partners with CES, CE Week and CTIA.

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