Piano announced today that The Globee® Awards, organizers of the world’s premier business awards programs and business ranking lists, have recognized Piano as a Grand Winner in the 9th Annual 2021 CEO World Awards. These awards recognize disruptive technologies and innovative solutions that are transforming consumer experiences.
Over the last year, Piano has significantly expanded its powerful end-to-end platform and its global footprint, marking a period of tremendous growth for the organization. Its 2021 acquisition of analytics leader AT Internet powered the integration of a world-class digital analytics solution with Piano’s existing customer journey orchestration and personalized commerce capabilities. This growth is a testament to Piano CEO Trevor Kaufman’s results-driven and compassionate leadership approach, even in the face of a pandemic that forced his global team to work remotely for more than a year.
“We are so proud of the progress we’ve made this year in supporting our clients through the COVID-19 pandemic and continuing to scale our global operation, so it’s an honor to be recognized with this Grand Globee award,” said Kaufman. “Launching Piano Analytics was the next step in our journey to help businesses truly understand how they are interacting with customers online, and we’re excited by the opportunities this product presents for our customers.”
In addition to Grand Winner, Piano was also recognized in the following categories:
Company of the Year | Cloud Computing/SaaS/Internet - Gold Globee
While the COVID-19 pandemic hit some businesses hard, Piano continued its rapid growth with an $88M fundraise, adding LinkedIn to its investor table. The organization provided a necessary and complementary solution for a market that experienced high growth and engagement as consumers flocked to support national and local media outlets.
CEO of the Year | Cloud Computing/SaaS/Internet - Silver Globee
CEO of the Year | The Result-Oriented - Silver Globee
Kaufman has led Piano through a tremendous period of growth, showing incredible gains in a $77B addressable market. During the initial onset of the COVID-19 pandemic as Piano teams worked remotely, he personally spoke to each of his then-300+ employees individually. He readily makes himself available to any employee who needs support, leading by example and providing genuine feedback and guidance.
White-Paper or Report of the Year - Gold Globee
Piano works with hundreds of organizations that collectively manage thousands of websites and billions of visitors. This vast network provides an unparalleled benchmark dataset equipped to understand digital engagement, conversion and retention trends. For the first time ever, the organization packaged up this data into an inaugural Subscription Performance Benchmark Report to showcase key metrics for subscription businesses navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.
Piano continues to be recognized for its growth and innovation by major organizations, including Inc., Red Herring, World Economic Forum and Deloitte. The organization has been named Data Management Solution of the Year by Data Breakthrough, MarTech Startup of the Year by MarTech Breakthrough and Organization of the Year by the Business Intelligence Group’s Sales and Marketing Technology Awards “The Sammys.” Piano has also been a finalist in the 2021 Digiday, INMA and Tech In Motion awards programs.