We are pleased to announce that Brightcove chairman and CEO, Jeremy Allaire, is the 2010 inductee into the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX) Innovation Hall of Fame. The Innovation Hall of Fame honors individuals who have introduced technological ideas, products or practices intended to better the world. Jeremy is being honored for his substantial contributions to Web technology and ongoing commitment to entrepreneurship in Massachusetts.
Jeremy also joins a prestigious group of past Innovation Hall of Fame inductees, including Sir Tim Berners Lee, Bob Metcalfe, Nicholas Negroponte, Ray Ozzie, Helen Greiner, Dr. Amar Bose, Ray Stata, Professor Ronald Rivest, George Conrades and Patti Maes.
Commenting on the news, MITX president, Kiki Mills, said:
“We are very excited to have Jeremy join this esteemed circle in the Innovation Hall of Fame. His foresight and contributions have been crucial to the advancement of Web technology. He is well-deserving and we are thrilled to honor his achievements.”
Jeremy will be honored at the MITX’s annual Technology Awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 6:00 pm at the Boston Copley Marriott. In the mean time, check out the MITX blog for a recent interview Jeremy did with the organization about his induction.
Established in 1996, MITX is the largest non-profit trade association in the country for the Internet business and marketing industry. The organization recognizes innovative technologies developed in New England, as well as the individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to advance technology and innovation in the region through its annual awards programs. As Jeremy notes in the press release, "It's critical that forums like MITX exist to celebrate the accomplishments of the industry and drive innovation in the region."
This is a truly exciting honor for Jeremy, and is a nice addition to his growing roster of awards recognition. In the past, Jeremy has been named to the Streaming Media All Star team, Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year in New England for 2008, Mass High Tech's All Star team in 2007, and Business 2.0 magazine's "Smartest Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2006, to name a few.