Sybase SA has announced the call for entries from its South African customers and partners to participate in Sybase's eighth international annual Innovator Awards. The winners will be announced at TechWave 2008, Sybase's annual user conference, running from 4 to 8 August at Mandalay Bay, in Las Vegas.

According to Sybase SA CEO, Alan Cowley, the 2008 Innovator Awards are presented to select Sybase partners and customers who have demonstrated innovative use of Sybase technology as the foundation for cutting-edge applications that enable themselves, or their customers, to succeed on thefront lines of business, as well as in the areas of in data management, business intelligence and enterprise development and modeling.
Sybase and Sybase iAnywhere customers and partners who would like to nominate a company for the 2008 Innovator Awards, can The ballots will close on 18 July.
Registrations are also open for Sybase TechWave 2008, which brings together about 2 000 technology professionals from around the world. "By providing a wide variety of technical training sessions, education classes, networking opportunities and a tradeshow, TechWave helps customers and partners make the most of their technology investment," says Cowley.
Delegates get the opportunity to meet the experts, hear first hand what's new and network with thousands of industry professionals.
"This conference remains the most valuable tool for customers and partners to receive technical training and to further their Sybase relationship," he adds. "It is a global four-day user training and solutions conference bringing together IT professionals for in-depth training and product information. It is Sybase's largest annual event and the best opportunity to interact with customers, partners, and key Sybase employees."