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Tech Innovation Network

October 10, 2011 08:30 ET

Anyck Turgeon Receives Two Industry Recognitions and Announces New Tech Innovation Radio Show Season

Texas-Based Executive Honored as Distinguished Honoree for Executive of the Year in Energy in 2011 Annual International Business Awards, Named Finalist in 2011 Golden Bridge Awards for Women Executives in America and Launching Our Next Radio Show Season

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Oct 10, 2011) - Tech Innovation Network, a global forum showcasing the latest innovation in areas such as high tech, cleantech, biotech, healthcare, agriculture and energy, today announced the appointment of two additional recognitions honoring founding principal Anyck Turgeon's extraordinary business successes.

Turgeon earned Distinguished Honoree recognition as Executive of the Year in Energy in the 2011 International Business Awards. She was also named a finalist in the 2011 Golden Bridge Awards in the Women Executives in America category.

2011 Executive of the Year in Energy - The International Business Awards (IBA) are the only global, all-encompassing business awards program honoring great performances in business. Nicknamed the Stevie® for the Greek word "crowned," the awards will be presented to honorees at a gala event on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 hosted by Tanya Beckett, presenter of BBC World News' World News Today: Business Edition. Honorees were selected from more than 3,000 entries received from organizations and individuals in more than 50 countries.

Turgeon is one of only four persons in the world to have ever received the Distinguished Honoree recognition as Executive of the Year in Energy by the Stevie Awards. Additionally, as one of nine leaders to ever receive the award as Executive of the Year in IT, Turgeon's track record of accomplishments clearly demonstrates extraordinary business mastery, outstanding turnaround skills, and impressive business results. Turgeon is the sole executive to have been honored by the Stevie Awards in two different industries in two consecutive years. Since several world visionaries such as Steve Jobs, Donald Trump and Richard Branson have also received similar prestigious Stevie awards, Turgeon has shown rare executive skills that underscore her stellar performance within the top 0.05 percent of professionals in her fields. In a nutshell, this particular appointment recognizes Turgeon's performance, knowledge, network of contacts and results in large to small, emerging and more complex business models.

Leaders such as Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman Fujio Cho, Samsung Electronics CEO Yun Jong-Yong, The Coca-Cola Company Senior VP Ingrid Saunders-Jones, Hewlett-Packard CEO and Executive VP Catherine A. Lesjak, Wellpoint Chair of the Board, President & CEO Angela Braly, and OCBC Bank CEO David Conner are among the group of business executives being recognized in the 2011 International Business Awards.

"Entries to The International Business Awards grew by more than 80 percent this year, and that illustrates the increasing importance of the IBAs worldwide," said Michael Gallagher, President of the Stevie Awards, presenters of the IBAs. "We congratulate all of the honorees, and we look forward to recognizing them for their achievements at our gala event on October 11 in the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate."

Honorees were determined through two rounds of judging by nearly 200 professionals worldwide. Judges for the Management Category of International Business Awards were chaired by Yvonne Howie, CEO, NSW, The CEO Institute.

Location hosting patron for The 2011 International Business Awards is the Ministry of Foreign Trade of the United Arab Emirates. Premier sponsors include IBM Netezza and Smart Reader® Worldwide. Other sponsors of the event include The Korea Business Communicators Association, SDL, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Dana Gas, the Gemological Institute of America and The International Business Times.

About The Stevie Awards - Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com. A complete list of all 2011 International Business Award honorees is available at www.stevieawards.com/iba.

2011 Women Executives in America - Turgeon was named one of three finalists to be recognized in the Women Executives in America category of the Annual 2011 Golden Bridge Awards. The industry awards from Golden Bridge Awards are the world's premier business recognition program. Industry giants such as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Google CEO Larry Page, Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn of Cisco Systems, Vantage Communications CEO Irene Adler and John Forrest Ales of Hilton Hotels & Resorts are among the recipients recognized for their industry contributions.

An annual achievements and recognition awards program with active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices, the coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program encompasses the world's best in organizational performance, products and services, executives and management teams, innovations, case studies, product management, public relations and marketing campaigns, and customer satisfaction programs from every major industry worldwide.

"It's an honor to be named a finalist by Golden Bridge Awards for this esteemed industry and peers award," said Anyck Turgeon. "The Tech Innovation Network is poised to further grow its position as a valuable outlet for highlighting the deployment of outstanding technology innovations."

Upon the Tech Innovation Network's next interview scheduled for October 20, 2011, world industry expert will discuss the latest top security developments at three emerging leaders. To listen to the show, visit www.techinnovationnetwork.com/radio.

About the Golden Bridge Awards - Golden Bridge Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring Best Companies of all types and sizes in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America, Best Products, Innovations, Management and Teams, Women in Business and the Professions, and PR and Marketing Campaigns from all over the world. Learn more about The Golden Bridge Awards at www.goldenbridgeawards.com.

About the Tech Innovation Network - Founded in 2009, the Tech Innovation Network offers a forum for showcasing and discussing the latest technology innovation solutions. For more information, visit www.techinnovationnetwork.com.

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