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365 Connect CEO Named to Silicon Bayou 100 List of Most Influential Technology Innovators

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- 365 Connect, the New Orleans based, award-winning online technology platform provider for the multifamily industry, announced today that its President and CEO, Kerry W. Kirby, was named in the Silicon Bayou 100 List as one of the most influential leaders in technology and entrepreneurship in Louisiana for a third year in a row.

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The Silicon Bayou 100 List, launched by Silicon Bayou News, is a list created to recognize the most active and influential entrepreneurs and technology innovators in Louisiana today. The list is created based on nominations submitted by the public. Judges were asked to consider 7 areas of possible nominee activity during judging. The 7 categorizations were: Entrepreneur, Mentor, Funder, Champion, Organizer, Technology Provider and Service Provider.

This prestigious accolade recognizes Kirby's commitment, creativity, personal compassion, professional contributions, dedication and determination to progress technology in the multifamily industry. His achievements in creating innovative technologies made him stand out in the Silicon Bayou 100 List. Kirby made the list alongside celebrities, entrepreneurs and technology innovators across the State.

Kirby is an entrepreneur and technology innovator with deep roots across the entire spectrum of multifamily housing. Driven by the need for more effective delivery of services to apartment dwellers, Kirby organized 365 Connect in 2003 to bring the benefits of the online marketplace to the multifamily housing industry. Today, 365 Connect is the leader in providing web-based technology platforms to the multifamily housing industry, with an array of platforms ranging from online marketing, leasing and interactive resident platforms. Kirby's focus on leading-edge technology solutions have brought several innovations to the multifamily industry, such as automated social media applications and marketing syndication platforms, both designed to reduce cost and increase efficiencies for multifamily housing operators.

Kirby's personal accolades also include being a contributor to several national publications, featured in the BBC Digital Planet program and publishing numerous technology articles and case studies. Kirby received the New Orleans City Business Innovator of the Year award in 2006 and has lead 365 Connect to a total of 15Technology Awards, including the 2012 Louisiana Governor's Technology Award. Kirby has been a guest lecturer at the University of Maryland and is a frequent contributor to MultifamilyBiz.com's Multifamily Conference Series Program. 

Louisiana, known as the Silicon Bayou, is rapidly becoming a place where entrepreneurs, technology developers, innovators, and venture capitalists are making great strides in modern technology. The state government, economic development groups, universities, start-up accelerators, and many more are supporting entrepreneurship and high growth companies here like never before. "We are proud to be a part of the technology community," stated Kirby. "As a local company, we want to set an example that great technology is being created right here in Louisiana. Being recognized for my leadership and technology innovations in my home state, is one of the highest honors I have achieved to date in my professional career."

About Silicon Bayou News: Silicon Bayou News is the leading technology media property in Louisiana reaching tens of thousands of visitors and drawing more than 145,000 page-views per month from all 50 states and over 100 countries. Our audience includes tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, brands and corporations, early adopters, social media enthusiasts, marketing, PR and advertising agencies, Web 2.0 fanatics and business and technology journalists. Our long term goal at Silicon Bayou News is to foster and support a connected and vibrant community of entrepreneurs and creatives on the Silicon Bayou – and shout about good things happening for the whole world to hear. For more information visit: www.SiliconBayouNews.com

About 365 Connect, LLC: Founded in 2003, award-winning 365 Connect is the industry leader in designing and delivering an array of online platforms that work in unison with each other to market, lease and retain residents in multifamily communities. The 365 Connect Platform interfaces with social media, management software, marketing platforms and a host of other third-party applications. It prides itself in being one of the most integration-friendly platforms in the industry and has proven to be so effective, that it has also gained acceptance with government programs in affordable housing. 365 Connect designs technology to enhance not only the user experience for property managers, but also prospects and residents that utilize its platforms to locate, lease and live in multifamily communities nationwide. Explore www.365connect.com

Media Contact: Media Relations, 365 Connect, LLC, 504.299.3444, [email protected]

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