Jud Bowman, president and chief executive officer of Pinpoint Networks, has been named to the 2003 list of the world’s 100 Top Young Innovators by MIT’s Technology Review (TR100).

The TR100, chosen by editors and a panel of judges, consists of 100 individuals under age 35 whose innovative work in technology has a profound impact on today’s world.

Nominees are recognized for their contributions in transforming the nature of technology in industries such as biotechnology, computing, energy, medicine, manufacturing, nanotechnology, telecommunications and transportation.

As president and CEO, Jud has led Durham-based Pinpoint to a leadership position in providing software and services to mobile operators for managing and delivering content to mobile devices.

Under his direction, Pinpoint has raised $20 million in venture capital and established strong customer relationships with some of the largest wireless carriers in the world.

Pinpoint’s product, Fuel, is currently licensed and deployed to operators representing over 50 million total subscribers, and delivers substantial top line data services revenues to customers in North America and Europe, including Verizon Wireless and mm02.

“This award holds special meaning to me,” Bowman said, “since I formed the initial idea to start Pinpoint while attending the international Research Science Institute at MIT.”

TR100’s panel of judges includes Vinton Cerf from WorldCom Corp., Intel’s David Tennenhouse, Gordon Bell from Microsoft, Christina Lampe-Onnerud of TIAX, Stephen Quake at the California Institute of Technology, MIT’s Rodney Brooks and George Whitesides from Harvard.

“Now, more than ever, it’s important to recognize that there is no one technology driving the next wave of success, but rather several that, when fused together, will create another era of significant change for our society,” said Robert Buderi, TR’s editor-in-chief. “The members of this year’s TR100 — each is actively developing the emerging technologies that we feel will profoundly impact our world in the century ahead.”

Bowman and others will be honored Sept. 24-25 at The Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT in Cambridge, MA.

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