RISMEDIA, March 12, 2010—Pat Giles, vice president of John L. Scott Real Estate’s marketing, interactive marketing and IS departments recently received the Microsoft Innovation Award for her leadership in driving John L. Scott’s Internet strategies and award-winning website.
According to Microsoft, the Innovation Award is given to customers who leverage new and innovative technologies from Microsoft to advance their business in creative, emergent and innovative ways. The description goes on to say that while this process is a ‘group’ effort, the award is meant to recognize one’s strategic thought, decision making and execution of specific ideas and initiatives.
“Pat is an impactful leader who has the unique ability to identify and apply influential and emergent technology to the business in a very relevant way,” said J. Lennox Scott, chairman and CEO of John L. Scott Real Estate. “Through her guidance and the expertise of her team, JohnLScott.com continues to push the technology envelope in an effort to provide consumers with the ultimate online real estate experience.”
John L. Scott Real Estate began partnering with Microsoft in 2006 when it became the first residential real estate company in the nation to feature Virtual Earth interactive mapping (now Bing Maps). This was followed by John L. Scott’s Neighborhood Wizard which uses Microsoft’s polygon drawing technology. The most recent product of John L. Scott’s relationship with Microsoft saw the launch of JLSconnect which utilizes Microsoft’s emerging technology Silverlight and Live Services as a gateway to the growing ecosystem of social networking services.
For more information, visit www.johnlscott.com.