(Charlottesville, VA) January 18, 2012- Silverchair Information Systems will be awarded the 2012 Governor’s Award for Science Innovation tomorrow at the Science Museum of Virginia’s General Assembly Reception on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. The 2011 winner, Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc, will pass the honor to Silverchair Information Systems tomorrow evening as Governor Bob McDonnell and Science Museum of Virginia Chief Wonder Officer, Richard C. Conti present the award to Silverchair Chief Executive Officer, Thane Kerner. Three scientists will also be honored throughout the evening with Virginia’s 2012 Outstanding Scientists Award.
The Governor’s Award for Science Innovation is designed to recognize an emerging company or organization that has made a significant impact in the areas of science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The award celebrates diversity by recognizing a company or organization that inspires innovation and reinforces the global competitiveness of Virginia for businesses that have fewer than 250 employees with focus in the areas mentioned above. “We have been working vigorously to help our publisher clients embrace product development and innovation, and so it is a great honor for Silverchair to also be acknowledged for internal innovation,” said Silverchair CEO, Thane Kerner.
Silverchair Information Systems, founded in 1993 began as a small two person office that has grown to over 150 employees dedicated to delivering advanced semantic technologies, publishing platforms, and e-learning solutions to scientific, technical, and medical publishers, professional societies, and the federal government. In June 2011, Silverchair launched SCM6, the most substantial upgrade to its SCM web product development platform in company history. With that announcement, eight leading scientific societies simultaneously announced plans to migrate their digital publishing operations to, and develop new product lines on the new platform. Because SCM6 was built using a natively semantic architecture, these publishers have the capability to rapidly produce new product and features, embrace best-of-breed navigation, and receive support for myriad new business models to optimize their content portfolios. Since the release of SCM6, three additional STM publishers have decided to join the SCM6 platform.
With headquarters in Charlottesville, Virginia, Silverchair was recently featured as a fast-growing Job Creator on the Governor’s website as the company continues to expand and bring innovation to the STM & scholarly publishing market.