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FULL VIDEOS: 5 innovation technologies win the 2018 Consensus Awards Featured

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Five deserving winners across the Consensus Software Awards and Consensus Innovation Awards were unveiled at the 2018 Consensus Awards, with full videos of the event recorded.

Federal Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation, Senator Zed Seselja, presented the 2018 Consensus Awards on Wednesday at PricewaterhouseCoopers’ offices at the Barangaroo International Towers in Sydney.

As Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull recently said, “The Consensus Awards have a history of celebrating some of the most cutting-edge and innovative Australian tech companies, counting world-famous firms Atlassian and WiseTech Global as former recipients. I have no doubt that this year’s recipients will follow in their success.”

The winners receive global recognition, with a past winner speaking at the event, as seen in the videos below, explaining how winning a Consensus Award made a tremendous difference to the visibility and success of their business.

Of great value is the fact each winner also "receives assistance from Consensus to promote their win to their specific target market".

Indeed, Consensus quite rightly claims to be "the world’s most successful awards program with 90% of the winners of Consensus Awards since 2000 going on to be extremely successful world-wide".

Julian Day, founder and chief executive, said: “We can confidently predict that nearly all of this year’s winners will be world-wide winners. Our 160+ judges get it right, year after year, after year, after year."

So, which companies were deserving winners in both categories presented on Wednesday night?

The awards presented and the winners were:

Consensus Software Awards:

AirShare by Systema AI Pty Ltd 

The platform impressed the judges. Supported by a very healthy 27 patents, the industry leading solution provides value to the consumer and seller alike.

Rounded by Rounded Pty Ltd 

Rounded is the only Australian-built cloud accounting app specifically designed for Freelancers & Sole Traders in the market.

Consensus Innovation Awards:

Solo Cover by Solo Cover Pty Ltd

Solo Cover provides extensive and comprehensive insurance cover in the Freelance and Solo worker market (‘the gig economy’) providing cover in just 90 seconds.

UNIFYAdvantage by UNIFY Solutions Pty Ltd 

UNIFYAdvantage enable organisations, small and enormous, to scale and secure their digital channel interactions to allow participation in the world digital economy.

In addition, Ikabo Incubator by Ikabo was Highly Commended in the Consensus Innovation Awards.

It provides a cost-effective Digital Engagement Tool to allow organisations to engage with their staff and/or customers. 

The videos of the event in full are below: 

VIDEO 1/5: Here's the first video from the night, introducing the event and various speakers:

VIDEO 2/5: Here's the second video, featuring a great speech by Australia’s Federal Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs & Innovation, Senator Zed Seselja, as well as all of the finalists, winners and the winner's speeches:

VIDEO 3/5: Here's a third video showing the joy of the winners having their photographs taken Seselja and with each other:

VIDEO 4/5: Here's a 29-second time-lapse of the event from the left side of the room:

VIDEO 5/5: Here's a 7 minute and 23 second time-lapse of the event from the right side of the room:

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