Awards Presentation / Tuesday / December 5, 2023 / 5:00 PM

Automation & Self-Service Awards

The Automation & Self-Service Awards (formerly Self-Service Innovation Awards) are the official awards of the Self-Service Innovation Summit and The awards honor innovators who are leading the way in the advancement of automation and self-service technologies, including vending, kiosks, robotics and AI.

The annual Automation & Self-Service Awards program aims to inspire and educate companies on how automation and self-service technologies can enhance productivity and profitability while optimizing both the customer and employee experience.

Categories include:

  • Best Vending Solution
  • Best Kiosk Solution
  • Best Mobile Solution
  • Best Use of Robotics
  • Best Use of AI
  • Accessibility Award
  • Influencer of the Year


Cherryh Cansler | VP of Events | Networld Media Group
Before joining Networld Media Group as Vice President of Events, Cherryh Cansler spent several years as VP of Editorial managing the Networld’s nine B2B publications. Throughout her 20-year career as a journalist, she’s written about a variety of topics, ranging from the restaurant industry and technology to health and fitness news. Her byline has appeared in a plethora of newspapers, magazines and websites, including Forbes, The Kansas City Star and American Fitness magazine. She also serves as the managing editor for
Dave Wurm | Chief Sales Officer | Networld Media Group
Dave Wurm, Chief Sales Officer at Networld Media Group (NMG), leads the entire sales team with an impressive 21-year journey, starting from an AE to now overseeing 10 online news sites and in-person and virtual summits. His fervor lies in customer-facing technologies like ATMs, Self-Service Kiosks, Digital Signage, Vending Machines, Automation, Robotics, and Restaurant Tech, all falling under NMG's diverse media umbrella. Dave takes immense pride in forging true partnerships with vendors and helping them grow their businesses. Collaborating for the betterment of each industry, NMG serves as your extended marketing team, offering unparalleled marketing and PR support without being on your payroll. With dedication and passion, Dave Wurm drives NMG's success and amplifies the potential of the media landscape.