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Second Annual DAMMY Award Winners Unveiled

DAMMY of the Year Goes to Thomas Schleu of Canto



Createasphere’s Digital Asset Management Conference

bestowed their DAMMY Awards this afternoon to a sold-out ballroom. The DAMMY Awards are the first honors specifically conceived to recognize excellence in innovative digital asset management technology. The DAMMY’s returned to New York and the New Yorker Hotel for the second DAMMY Awards gala luncheon.

The 2011 DAMMY Award winners are:

Best Storage, Archive and or Preservation Solution

ADAM Software

Best Example of Asset & Media Repurposing

Hallmark Cards

Best Strategy or Solution for Digital & Media Asset Management During the Acquisition of Content

5th Kind

Best strategy Ease of Use for End-User Interface

Showtime Networks

DAMMY of the Year:
Thomas Schleu –

Canto Software

Judges who are recognized professionals in Digital Asset Management select nominees and winners of the DAMMY. These years’ judges included Lisa McIntyre, GSD&M; David Riecks, Controlled Vocabulary; and Donna Slawsky, Columbia University School of Continuing Education.

The DAMMY Awards were launched in 2010 with a three-part goal: to raise awareness of the rapidly evolving, increasingly crucial role of digital asset management (DAM); to promote creative and technical excellence in the field; and to recognize the achievement in the DAM space. For further information about the DAMMY Awards, the Digital Asset Management Conference, or Createasphere, visit


DAMMY Award Winners and Createasphere Staff L-R: Mary Yurkovic, Createasphere
Derek McCracken and Barbara Roshcher, Hallmark Cards; Dagbert Sansen, ADAM Software (accepting on behalf of Pieter Casneuf); Steve Cronan, 5th Kind; Paul Nicholson, Showtime; David Diamond, CANTO Software (accepting on behalf of Thomas Schleu); Kristin Petrovich-Kennedy, Createasphere

About Createasphere

Createasphere is a global community builder for the entertainment technology industry, advancing technologies and careers through Expos, Conferences, and online offerings.

Createasphere was founded in 2001 as HD EXPO, and over the past decade has grown into a global company that develops and presents influential events for the content creation community, on line and face to face. Founded by Kristin Petrovich Kennedy in Los Angeles, Createasphere became part of Diversified Business Communications in 2009, now driving their entertainment strategies and properties division. Currently Createasphere is presenting the Entertainment Technology Expos in New York and LA; the Digital Asset Management Conference in New York, Los Angeles, and Europe; The DAMMY Awards in New York; Cinema India Expo in Mumbai; the online news and content portal; 3D Road Shows; and Post Production Master Classes.

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