On January 20, 2009 at the Microsoft in Mountain View, SDForum and Austrade held the fourth annual â€œAustralian Innovation â€“ A Shoot Outâ€. The keynote speaker was Dan’l Lewin of Microsoft. Mark Anderson of Strategic News Service moderated judges Allison Leopold Tilley of Pillsbury, Deborah Magid of IBM Venture Capital Group, Prashant Shah of Hummer Winblad and Chris Shipley of Guidewire. The six Australian State finalists presented were: Text from DJCline.com
Digisensory (www.digisensory.com), DigiSensory combine smart imaging devices with their web-based real-time distributed intelligence system to deliver an end-to-end security and surveillance solution.
Intelliguard (www.intelliguardit.net), a provider of DDoS protection for online enterprises and Internet service providers.
Mid-Comp International (www.midcomp.com.au), a supply chain management infrastructure provider.
MultiTrode (www.multitrode.com), a specialist in lift station control and monitoring for water and wastewater facilities around the world.
Solar Gem (www.solar-gem.asia), a creator of affordable off-grid energy based on clean solar technologies.
Synengco (www.synengco.com), a provider of technology that helps companies assess and reduce their greenhouse gas and other emissions.
Zarloc (www.rosterwithross.com), creator of the ROSS web-based employee scheduling software that brings sophisticated workforce management software to the small business owner.
There was also a drawing for a free trip for two to Australia. Text from DJCline.com
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