SOURCE: Frost & Sullivan

September 08, 2011 10:23 ET

Frost & Sullivan to Recognize Visionaries, Innovators and Leaders at GIL 2011: Silicon Valley

Sony Pictures Digital Productions and Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) to Receive 2011 Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL) Awards

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 8, 2011) - Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, recognizes influential leaders making a significant impact in their own unique way addressing global challenges and contributing toward a better future. The GIL Awards will be presented by Frost & Sullivan Chairman, David Frigstad at Frost & Sullivan's annual GIL 2011: Silicon Valley, taking place September 11 to 14 at the Fairmont San Jose in San Jose, CA.

Sony Pictures Digital Productions and the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) will be recognized for driving new and innovative approaches within their respective industries.

Sony Pictures Digital Productions will be recognized as the recipient of the 2011 GIL Award for Creative Innovation as a result of their continued leadership in leveraging innovative technology to revolutionize the entertainment and film industry. Started in 1992 with two employees and what has now grown to approximately 800 employees across four offices, Sony Pictures Digital Productions has led the way to an industry-wide movement towards leveraging open source software development in producing motion picture films.

Walter Moore, President of POST, will be receiving the 2011 GIL Award on behalf of his organization who under his leadership has more than doubled the total open space land POST has protected, from just less than 30,000 acres to 64,000 acres. Moore's commitment, successful track record and passion for land protection, demonstrates why POST has been selected as this year's recipient of the 2011 GIL Award for Plant Health.

"Frost & Sullivan's Growth, Innovation and Leadership Awards are bestowed every year upon individuals that exhibit excellence in the areas of growth, innovation and leadership," said Frost & Sullivan's Vice President for Growth, Innovation and Leadership Brian Denker. "Sony Pictures Digital Productions and POST are extraordinary examples and we are proud to recognize and celebrate their achievements."

GIL 2011: Silicon Valley - The Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership provides executives with the necessary tools and tactics which will enable their organizations to more effectively leverage innovation as a resource to address global challenges and critical decision making.

Frost & Sullivan identifies leaders around the globe awarding a select few this prestigious award each year for their visionary innovation. Past GIL Award recipients include Richard Branson, Mitchell Baker, Judy Estrin, Jim Basille, Marc Benioff, Mark Shuttleworth, among others.

For more information on joining this unique global community, or to inquire about partnership opportunities for GIL Global, Frost & Sullivan, The Frost & Sullivan Institute or for speaker, sponsorship and media opportunities for GIL 2011: Silicon Valley or GIL Global, please email Brian Denker, Vice President-Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL), at

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