Lifesize App Wins Best New B2B Cloud Service and Lifesize Icon 450 Wins Best New B2B Product

Lifesize®, a global innovator of video conferencing technology, was named the winner of two Gold Stevie® Awards in the categories Best New B2B Cloud Service and Best New B2B Product in the 2018 German Stevie Awards.

The German Stevie Awards are the most all-inclusive business awards in Germany and are now in their fourth edition since 2015. More than 400 nominations from organizations all across Germany were considered this year. The redesigned Lifesize app received a Gold Award in the Best New B2B Cloud Service category and the Lifesize® Icon 450 received a Gold Award in the Best New B2B Product category.

The Stevie Awards programs are widely considered to be the world’s premier business awards, conferring recognition for achievement in the workplace in programs such as The International Business Awards® for more than a decade. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the German Stevie Awards will be presented to winners at a gala banquet at the Hotel Adlon Kempinski in Berlin on April 27, 2018.

The jury in the New Products & IT segment was comprised of Dr. Jens Wohltorf (Blacklane), Hubert Strokosch (Deutsche Telekom), Dirk Lewandowski (DHL Express), Viola Tasch (Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin), Alexandra Montag (Deutsche Messe), Holger Wilke (Weber Shandwick), Erwin Pfuhler (EU Business School Munich), Frederik Bernard (Foresight Consulting) and Birgit Jordan (Integration Matters).

Jury comments for the new Lifesize app included: “Easy to use, flexible videoconferencing solution that caters to the individual needs and preferences of employees. A comprehensive collaboration solution that is very intuitive to use.”

Jury comments for the Lifesize Icon 450 included: “A comprehensive collaboration solution that is addressing the actual real-life needs of those relying on phone and video conferences for business. From my personal experience, I know how often call participants are not framed correctly and how tedious it is to have to manually readjust camera settings.”

“We are delighted that the German Stevie Awards are once again awarding outstanding and, above all, innovative winners,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “We look forward to celebrating the winners and presenting them their awards at the awards ceremony in Berlin on April 27. We extend our most heartfelt congratulations to all of this year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners.”

“We feel honored to be awarded with the two Gold Stevie Awards for our redesigned Lifesize app and the Lifesize Icon 450 conference room system. To solve customer needs is at the core of all our product development. We look at key requirements for the ‘workplace of the future’ and listen closely to what people are looking for in a video conferencing and collaboration solution. What we find is that it just has to work easily and intuitively without any fiddling around,” said Thomas Nicolaus, Vice President Central Europe, Lifesize. “The Lifesize app and the Lifesize Icon 450 system are direct outcomes of this approach. The awards recognize the dedication we’ve put into combining easy-to-use, smart HD camera and touchscreen phones with an innovative, cloud-based video conferencing service into one powerful collaboration solution.”

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, The Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at