Intellitix, the world’s leading provider of RFID technology for live events, has been recognized within the Fast Company’s annual ranking of The World’s 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Live Events, honoring leading enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the best in business and innovation.
Serge Grimaux, CEO and Head Pilot states: “A central ethos to innovate drives our daily strategies and activities, as Intellitix continues to enhance live event experiences with cutting-edge technology and solutions. Being included alongside the most forward thinking businesses on the planet is a truly meaningful achievement.
“I created Intellitix with a mission to change the live entertainment landscape for the better, which includes developing greater efficiencies and improving patron experiences. I have worked in the entertainment world all my life, so it’s thrilling to know the company is recognized for being at the forefront of revolutionizing the way we interact and connect at live events. My colleagues are the talent behind making this vision come to fruition; this well-deserved accolade first belongs to them. I have never been more proud of my team and the work we have accomplished.”
Fast Company simultaneously released The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies list. Earning the number one spot on the list this year is the “first great made-on-the-Internet brand,” Warby Parker, with other notable well established 2015 honorees including Apple, Google, Netflix, Tesla Motors, Ikea, L’Oréal and Toyota.
Intellitix is one of the rising newcomers like WeWork, American Giant, and Line; creative upstarts like Anki and ColorOfChange.org; data analyzers including Next Big Sound and Mark43; and world-changing biotechnology companies like Gilead Sciences and Omada Health.
For the first time, six continents are represented on the lists, including Australian startup Catapult; India’s Perfint Healthcare; Rwanda’s Made in Kigali; and Chile’s Algramo.
“Most Innovative Companies” is one of Fast Company’s most significant and highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. The magazine’s editors spend months gathering and analyzing data on companies around the globe. The resulting package emphasizes the breadth of companies with progressive, nimble business models, an ethos of sustainability, and a culture of creativity.
“Our goal is to illuminate the state of innovation as it exists right now within the rapidly changing global landscape,” said Fast Company Editor, Robert Safian. “That’s why there are only five repeats on our Top 50 list from the list a year ago. In this economic environment, we all need to continually challenge our assumptions.”
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Intellitix is an event technology company and the leading global provider of RFID access control, brand amplification and cashless payment systems for festivals and live events. Since 2011, over seven million fans have interacted with the Intellitix platform. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, and with offices in the UK, Central Europe, Mexico, Australia and USA, Intellitix technology cuts queues to a minimum and elevates the overall event experience for festival organizers, sponsors and partners, and patrons. Intellitix’s proprietary software and fully integrated hardware has proved 100 per cent secure and reliable. The Intellitix platform more closely connects promoters and brands with their audience, and works with any existing ticketing system or partner. In 2014 alone, Intellitix deployed RFID solutions over 40 events across 10 countries including Coachella (US), Bonnaroo (US), TomorrowLand (Belgium), TomorrowWorld (US), Festival d’Été Quebec (Canada), the 2014 Ryder Cup (Scotland), and Taste Food Festivals (Canada and UK) among many other highly reputable live events. Intellitix has worked with many major brands including Ford, Spotify, HTC, Sony, Gazprom, PlayStation, UniCredit, Adidas and Red Bull.