Pole Star’s PurpleTRAC Wins Dream Big Category at Shield in the Cloud Challenge

The challenge is aligned with Goal 16 of the United Nations’ global sustainable goal to promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies. This Goal seeks to hold institutions and governments accountable and transparent. It also aims to eliminate bribery and other forms of political and corporate corruption.

 

Pole Star are honoured to win in the Dream Big category for PurpleTRAC - a comprehensive sanctions compliance screening and vessel tracking solution for organisations that have exposures to shipping and cargoes and need to know who, what and where they are trading with at all times.

The Shield in the Cloud challenge has been launched by C5 to identify best-in-class technology that combats global, political and corporate corruption, and promotes good governance. The Challenge is supported by Amazon Web Services (AWS), PeaceTech Lab, and SAP NS2.

The challenge is aligned with Goal 16 of the United Nations’ global sustainable goal to promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies. This Goal seeks to hold institutions and governments accountable and transparent. It also aims to eliminate bribery and other forms of political and corporate corruption.

Receiving the award is Simon Ring, Head of Financial Markets at Pole Star, who said: “Winning this award means the world to the team at Pole Star, and to win in the Dream Big category is very apt. At Pole Star we dream big: with a vision to become the digital eyes and ears of the seas, making maritime trade safe, transparent and compliant."

The winners will be given AWS cloud credits and granted a place at the PeaceTech Accelerator in Washington D.C., where they will further develop their products under the guidance of C5, AWS, SAP NS2 and PeaceTech Lab mentors. As part of the eight-week accelerator program, they will be supported by a highly experienced group of prominent international technology entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors and peace innovators. Best-in-class technical training is delivered by AWS solutions architects.

Georgina Callander, Director, Cloud Leadership Centre, said: “The variety of ways in which companies, charities and governments are innovating to increase transparency and to combat corruption is fascinating, and each of these candidates showcase a cloud-based tech-led initiative which has the potential to become a benchmark among peers and across different industries.”

The winners of the first Shield in the Cloud challenge were announced at a Gala ceremony in Washington DC on 27th February 2018.

 

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