Cie Digital Labs Wins Best Digital Strategy in OCTANe’s 2017 High Tech Innovation Awards

Orange County’s Tech Accelerator Recognizes CDL for Digital Excellence

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OCTANe High Tech Innovation Awards

OCTANe High Tech Innovation Awards

CDL wins 2017 Best Digital Strategy Award

Cie Digital Labs

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cie Digital Labs (CDL), an innovation accelerator for large enterprises and a growth accelerator for emerging startups, today announced that it has won “Best Digital Strategy” from OCTANe, Orange County's technology and life sciences accelerator organization.

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"The award recognizes a company that demonstrates innovation in Digital Strategy, possesses strategic positioning, and has a sustainable growth strategy,” said Samantha McDermott, Senior Advisor at OCTANe. “Cie Digital Labs has shown true market leadership, and our judges were excited to name them this year’s award winner.”

Nearly 100 prestigious companies in the Orange County area were nominated for an award this year; 30 were finalists. Eleven awards were given to recognize innovations in the following categories: software, digital strategy, device and hardware, healthcare, medical technology, digital communications, intelligent data analytics, horizontal disruption, intrapreneurship, and corporate culture. A panel of 12 judges selected the winners who were honored at a gala at Balboa Bay Resort earlier in October. The judges felt Cie Digital gave a strong and compelling presentation and demonstrated market leadership in digital innovation.

“We are honored to be recognized for our innovative digital work,” said Cie Digital’s CEO Anderee Berengian. “Helping enterprise companies and rising startup stars tackle tough, complex problems is our passion. By introducing more modern solutions of commerce and customer engagement they become powerhouses that are set up for sustainable growth.”
CDL helps businesses across various industries such as retail, consumer products, automotive, and transportation solve a diverse range of operational and revenue-driven problems with digital technology solutions, oftentimes uncovering new business opportunities and ventures. Native advertising platform Nativo (which has grown to more than 150 employees in 3 years) and Cie Games (acquired by Glu Mobile for $100 million) are two examples of CDL's successes.

About Cie Digital Labs
Cie Digital Labs (CDL) is an innovation accelerator for large enterprises and a growth accelerator for emerging startups. CDL creates leading digital solutions, serves as an innovation lab for a variety of prominent global brands, and acts as a platform to develop and turn ground-breaking ideas into new technology ventures.

CDL blends Silicon Valley know-how, startup dynamism and speed with the business maturity of serial entrepreneurs, seasoned venture capitalists, and Fortune 500 executives. This proven combination drives cutting edge solutions for top enterprises' strategic and operational business challenges. CDL's leadership team has served key roles at various successful startups including Amazon, Yahoo!, Overture, Nativo and Internet Brands.

Visit www.ciedigital.com to learn more.

About OCTANe
OCTANe drives innovation and growth by connecting people, resources and capital to fuel technology growth in Southern California. Its members represent technology executive leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists, academicians, and strategic advisors, all working together to fuel innovation in the OC. The organization has helped more than 800 companies via the LaunchPad™ SBDC accelerator. LaunchPad™ companies have received more than $2.1 billion in investment and equity exits. OCTANe annually welcomes more than 7,000 people to its programs and events. More than 2,000 business leaders throughout the region are OCTANe members. For more information, visit www.octaneoc.org.

CONTACT
Nikki Reyes for Cie Digital Labs
nikki@threebearsmarketing.com
(408) 499-0033