Nine finalists out of 18 walked away winners at the Consensus Software Awards in Sydney last night. Collaborative software developer Vesereo took home the coveted IBM Global Potential award, which will see the company head over to Big Blue's DeveloperWorks Live conference in San Francisco later this year.
Senator Kate Lundy, shadow minister for information technology, and Peter Beckingham, consul general British Consulate, presented the finalists and winners with their awards.
The awards are designed to recognise innovative software products from emerging Australian developers. With delegates from the UK and Canada in attendance, the awards provide an opportunity for finalists to promote and further commercialise their products in the UK, Europe and North America.
The nine winners were Econsult Management Consultants, E-Easy, Ephox, Eurofield Information Solutions, My Virtual Accountant, Soprano Design, Think Software, Transcom and Vesereo.
The companies have developed a diverse range of software products, from accounting software and content management tools, through to an electronic dictionary publishing system and a parking application that allows individuals to pay meters using their mobile phone.