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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 12, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Ian Aaron, CEO of Ubicquia was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Florida Award finalist. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed.
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Ian Aaron, CEO of Ubicquia (Photo: Business Wire)
Ian was selected by a panel of independent judges according to the following criteria – entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact – among other core contributions and attributes.
“I would like to thank EY for including me as an Entrepreneur of The Year® finalist. I am honored to be in the company of inspiring business leaders across Florida. I’m proud of the work we’ve done to develop platforms that challenge conventional deployment models by leveraging existing utility infrastructure powered by AI. That innovation is helping to reduce energy consumption, make the grid more resilient, improve public safety, and accelerate 5G deployments. We are making a real impact in cities and communities of all sizes – and that is what drives us.”
Regional award winners will be announced on June 23, 2022. The regional winners will then be considered by the National independent judging panel, and National awards will be presented in November at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2023.
For over 35 years, EY US has celebrated the unstoppable entrepreneurs who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all. The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 10,000 US executives since its inception in 1986. Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners have exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni and other members of the entrepreneurial community in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are presented by PNC Bank. In Florida, sponsors also include Cresa and DLA Piper.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind.
It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. National overall winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. ey.com/us/eoy
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Ubicquia offers municipalities, utilities, and communication service providers cost-effective and scalable platforms for deploying smart city, connectivity, and grid solutions. The Ubicquia® suite of streetlight-mounted smart city and connectivity platforms include UbiCell™, which enables smart streetlight control; UbiMetro™, a streetlight small cell that accelerates 4G and 5G network deployments; and UbiHub™, which delivers high speed wireless internet access and street level video and audio intelligence. Ubicquia’s smart grid platforms include UbiGrid™ DTM+, a platform to monitor a utility’s distribution transformers and network in real-time; and UbiSmart™ AQM+, a sensor that monitors a city’s air quality index, noise levels and environmental data. Ubicquia’s solutions install in minutes to help communities become smarter, safer, and more connected. To learn more about how Ubicquia can make your city simply connected and simply smart, visit www.ubicquia.com or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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