Telia awards prize for smart communications in 3 business categories

The first "Telia Communication Prize" was won in Sweden by the Travellink travel agency, the Wistrand Advokatbyrå law firm and the Liljewall Arkitekter architectural agency. The prize is awarded to companies that use communications as an integral part of their business operations in an effective and innovative way.
The winners come from three business categories in which effective IT and communication solutions are of major importance to their operations - law firms, travel agencies and technical consultants/architects. " We received many entries of high quality for the competition. We found it very educational to see how telecommunications and information technology are used in the day-to-day operations of business customers," says Erik Heilborn, chairman of the jury and head of the Business Segment at TeliaSonera Sweden. Erik Heilborn says that is important that players in the industry look beyond the pure technical aspects of their solutions. "A communications prize of this type focuses on how services are used, and not how they work from a technical standpoint. That´s why the prize fills an important function," he says. - Facts about the Telia Communication Prize The prize is a new award established by TeliaSonera Sweden. This is the first year it is being awarded. Three business categories were selected for this year?s award: law firms, travel agencies and technical consultants/architects. The prize is awarded primarily for communication solutions that develop a company´s business activities in a specific way. The creativity behind the company´s solution is judged secondarily. Both external and internal communication solutions are judged which are related to telephony and the Internet. These solutions can be both wireline and wireless. Three entries are nominated in each business category. From these entries, the jury chooses one winner in each business category. The jury for the Telia Communication Prize 2003 had the following members: Erik Heilborn, head of the Business Segment, TeliaSonera Sweden; Indra Åsander, head of the Consumer Segment, TeliaSonera Sweden; Jan Kallberg, lawyer for the IT industry and columnist; Susanne Krutrök, Communications Director, MyTravel; Erik Hovlin, President of the Nyrén architectural agency and Sven Lindmark, professor and Ph.D. in Mobile Communications at the Chalmers Institute of Technology. The prize is a crystal and aluminium sculpture designed by Jessica Faiss and My Andersson. A picture of the prize is available at www.teliasonera.se. Go to Press/Bildarkiv/Aktuellt.

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