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Digital Envoy Co-Founder To Be Honored September 24 - 25 at The Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - (Sept. 15, 2003) Digital Envoy, the leading provider of IP Intelligence technology, today announced that Sanjay Parekh, co-founder, executive vice president and chief strategy officer of the company, has been named to the 2003 list of the world's 100 Top Young Innovators by Technology Review, MIT's Magazine of Innovation.

The TR100, chosen by the editors of Technology Review and an elite 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.

Parekh was selected by the TR100 committee as a result of his pioneering work in the development of IP Intelligence technology, which applies intelligence factors to the four billion plus universe of IP addresses. This patent-pending technology has transformed the once boundaryless Internet, allowing enterprises to apply IP-based factors such as geographic location, connection speed, domain name, and SIC code to otherwise anonymous online users based solely on their IP address.

The first version of Digital Envoy's IP Intelligence technology is now commonly referred to as "geo-intelligence," or the ability to non-invasively uncover geographic information about an Internet user based solely on the user's IP address. Over the past four years, Parekh has evolved this technology to include other IP address-based attributes such as connection speed, domain name, SIC code, and a host of other parameters that allow online enterprises to conduct business in much the same way as in the offline world. With the knowledge uncovered by IP intelligence, leading enterprises, networks and Web sites can more effectively target content to unknown users; control access to content based on user location; enhance analytical capabilities for online surfers; and more effectively route network traffic.

TR100's unparalleled panel of judges includes:

  1. Vinton Cerf, WorldCom Corporation
  2. David Tennenhouse , Intel
  3. Dr. Gordon Bell, Microsoft
  4. Christina Lampe-Onnerud, TIAX
  5. Stephen Quake, California Institute of Technology
  6. Rodney Brooks, MIT CSAIL
  7. George Whitesides, Harvard University

"Innovation and technological change are essential to worldwide economic growth. 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. The members of this year's TR100 hail from fields such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, wireless, energy, computing and medicine. Each is actively developing the emerging technologies that we feel will profoundly impact our world in the century ahead," said Robert Buderi, editor-in-chief of Technology Review.

Parekh will be honored September 24-25 at The Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT. The event features keynotes, panels and breakout discussions on the transformative technological innovations that have the potential to fuel new economic growth and dramatically change the future. Speakers include Michael Dell, Founder and CEO of Dell Computer Corporation; Jeffrey R. Immelt, Chairman of the Board and CEO of General Electric; Bob Metcalfe, Founder of 3Com Corporation and General Partner at Polaris Venture Partners; and Nathan Myhrvold, Ph.D., Managing Director of Intellectual Ventures and former CTO of Microsoft Corporation. More information on ETC2003 can be found at

About Technology Review, Inc

Technology Review Inc., an MIT Enterprise, delivers essential information about emerging technologies on the verge of commercialization. Since 1998, paid circulation for the company's magazine, Technology Review, has more than tripled, climbing from 92,000 to 315,000. Combined with its signature events, newsletters, and online businesses, Technology Review reaches over a million senior technology thinkers and influencers - including venture capitalists, chief scientists, MIT alumni and students, researchers, senior corporate executives, investors, and innovators - throughout the world each month.

About Digital Envoy

Digital Envoy is the leading provider of IP Intelligence technologies. Leading enterprises, networks, and Web sites including AOL Time Warner, AT&T, Cable and Wireless,, Google, McAfee, Microsoft, Omniture and Verisign utilize our technologies to more effectively target, control and analyze the way in which they deliver content to their online audiences. For more information please visit

Media Contacts:

For Sanjay Parekh:
Susan Daw
Digital Envoy, Inc

For TR100 and Technology Review:
Kristen Collins
Technology Review