Washington, DC, June 18, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, presented the third annual Peter Jackson Innovation Award to Webb Shaw, retired Vice President of Editorial Resources at J.J. Keller & Associates. The Peter Jackson Innovation Award honors the late Thomson Reuters Vice President and Chief Scientist, and his profound impact on the B2B publishing industry. The award was presented during the SIIA’s annual CODiE Awards Ceremony, held in conjunction with the ABM & Information Industry Summit.
“The Peter E. Jackson Innovation Award recognizes individuals who are an inspiration to the entire information industry,” said Michael Marchesano, Managing Director of CISD & ABM divisions at SIIA. "Webb Shaw is an innovator who has had a profound impact on the B2B publishing industry. He is someone who is generous and inspirational to the people around him, and has been a great contributor to SIIA and our community."
Shaw commented, "It is an honor to be selected - I can't think of a better way to cap off a career! It is also humbling, because I could not have accomplished what I have without the contributions of many others. I am especially grateful for the support and encouragement of my colleagues for over 22 years at J. J. Keller, as well as the staff and membership of SIIA."
The Peter Jackson Innovation Award was given to Shaw In addition to the award, a donation of $1,000 will be made in Shaw’s name to the Peter Jackson Fund for Keyboard and Guitar at the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis. The Peter Jackson Fund for Keyboard and Guitar recognizes the profound impact of music on Dr. Jackson’s life by providing music lessons for disadvantaged children.
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age. For more information, visit www.siia.net.
ABM/CISD represents the intersection of business information, media, and technology, and is now the home for nearly 300 member companies. These organizations reach an audience of more than 100 million professionals, and represent nearly 4,000 print and digital titles, over 1,000 conferences trade shows, and data products. The combination reflects an industry with more than $40 billion in annual revenue.
The Division formed as the result of a March 2015 merger of ABM, an industry association focused on the entire B2B business model, and CISD, a division of SIIA that serves the business information community. Together ABM/CISD delivers intelligence to industry professionals worldwide, including Madison Avenue, Wall Street and the Beltway.
For more information, visit www.siia.net/abm or www.siia.net/cisd.