The companies had 60 seconds on video to tell us about what they do and why they should win our pitching competition and receive a lead generation campaign or roundtable event from CBS Interactive.
We had more entries than we expected, but in the end we could only choose one. After long deliberation, we decided to present the prize to:
These companies' pitches were great and only beaten by a hair. So congratulations!
Thank you to all that took the time to chat about their companies on camera. There are some very interesting businesses outlined in the following pitches.
Aaron Bennett, senior account manager of Andor Systems, works with everything from datacentre applications to IP telephony installations.
Apps-House founder Gila Rakusin-Frankl explained how her company creates mobile applications at a reasonable cost for small to medium-sized businesses, while focusing on consumers.
Head of Aurecon's business development, data and telecommunications, Stephen Negus, told ZDNet Australia how his company is excited to be involved in the NBN and datacentres.
Australian Mobile Awards
Creative director Australian Mobile Awards, Mark Bergin, told ZDNet Australia how readers can win $5000 in the Mobile Awards.
AVAMS Productions producer, Bruce Ryan, talked about restoring video content to put in the National Archives.
BioDetectors chairman, William Horton, talked about how his company uses IT systems to detect infectious diseases.
Spokesperson for Digital Tasmania, Andrew Connor, outlined his organisation's lobbying efforts for Tasmanians.
General manager of technology, strategy and innovation for Hostworks, Adrian Britton, shared some of the hosting services his company provides.
IT consultant, Malcolm Bruce, described his plan to host a Chinese-built electric aircraft at the Oaks Airfield outside Sydney, which will be able to be booked online. Bruce is looking for investors, who should contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karma Currency Foundation
Ash Rosshandler, founder of the Karma Currency Foundation, described his start-up, which specialises in online charity gift vouchers.
LeadMaster Australia sales manager, Aurelie Cornu, talked about the company's web-based CRM offering.
Motion Computing Australia and New Zealand country manager, Brett Gross, displayed the company's new tablet product, the CL900.
NAS Australia products director, David Dargie, talked about a TangoTec product it sells, which allows old wiring to carry high-definition data applications by using a combination of telephone, coaxial cable and power lines.
Reclaim Your Game
Reclaim Your Game managing partner, Martin Pham, explained how his IT services company helps games publishers and DRM vendors create better products and services.
Sitecore Australia product evangelist, Greg Baxter, outlined how the content management system his company sells helps customers such as Linfox, Jetstar, Canon and Panasonic.
Conversation catalyst, Kathleen Gunther, from word-of-mouth marketing agency, Soup, spoke about how word-of-mouth marketing works.
South Eastern Centre for Sustainability
Ian Morrison, treasurer of the South Eastern Centre for Sustainability, talked about work in education and the environment.
Spin Your Web
Matthew Arraiza explained how the business he founded, Spin Your Web, helps small to medium businesses develop a global web presence through services like shopping carts and search engine optimisation.
Sydney Cash Registers
Jon Brewster, owner of Sydney Cash Registers, explained how he distributes point-of-sale technology.
Maarten Baay of System Partners dropped by the ZDNet Australia stand to talk about his company's work in software and platform development, as well as partner implementation.
AGM-Marketing Tata Realty and Infrastructure Limited, Sridhar Ramani, told ZDNet Australia how Tata Group is looking for Australian companies to set up offices in India.