I was amazed by the traction and attendance at ITU Telecom World event. Many VIPs in my market sector attended, giving me many opportunities to network and receive valuable feedback on my business. I was impressed by the Awards process and the quality of the international jury – it was a challenging but very positive experience presenting my ideas in the quick-fire pitching. Taking part in the Awards gave my company and my project much more visibility and credibility. Winning second place in the Global SME Award programme is a strong marketing argument for our product pitches. Our blockchain project has seen a significant increase in popularity as a result, and is now being referenced in various fora. The Awards programme has triggered a virtuous circle for our project. gnúbila’s anonymization and secure sharing product, FedEHR, is now in the process of being integrated into the be-ys group, an ambitious European leader in the digital trust market.