Watching the Grammys off and on last night, I couldn't help think of how Alec and Howard must feel getting this kind of a rush. Alec isn't quite Bono - now that he's a Demo God, that makes him a demi-god in the IP world. But when you see him at the next conference, don't expect to see him in leather and orange tinted wraparound sunglasses - he's not that kind of a guy! At least I think not.
Just a few things to pass on for reference about Iotum's win...
- Here's a full list of the 10 Demo God winners
- Alec Saunders' acceptance speech - well, this is what he would have said...
- Andy Abramson - more well-deserved kudos there - he has been a real driver behind Iotum's momentum, and he's gotta be a happy guy today too
- Jeff Pulver's congrats posting. Jeff had a very good day yesterday. Not only is he an advisor and investor in Iotum, but he's also the Von in Vonage.
- Mathew Ingram of our hometown Globe & Mail ran a nice piece about Iotum today. Unfortunately, it ran too early to include the news of their win, but I just love the fact that Iotum's story got more ink than Vonage's IPO news buried deeper in the business section. Here's a nice tie-in for anyone planning to attend VON Canada in early April. Mathew will be joining Alec, Mark Evans, myself and a few other local IP bloggers (and Jeff Pulver) on the Blogger Roundtable. This was a big hit at Fall VON in Boston, and it's great to see the session being reprised with a Canadian twist.
- it's early in the day, but I would expect to see posts from Mark Evans, Al Bredenberg and other Iotum watchers later on - it's a great story, esp for anyone following the Canadian tech sector
- finally - making it real. There actually is a product launch around all this. Iotum's initial offering is a conferencing application, called Pronto Conferencing - the news hit the wires late yesterday.