Annual award will recognize individuals making a significant impact in workplace transformation through the modernization and mobilization of enterprise applications

SAN FRANCISCO, October 17, 2017 /PRWeb/ — PowWow Mobile, the leader in enabling enterprises to simplify and extend business apps to mobile, today announced Mary Shamouel, CIO of Social Services Agency, County of Santa Clara, California as the inaugural recipient of the Mobile Transformer Award. The newly formed award, which will be voted on annually by PowWow Mobile employees and stakeholders, will recognize customers making a significant impact in their workplace transformation initiatives through the modernization and mobilization of key applications used to support their business.

“On behalf of our agency, I am proud and honored to be the first recipient of the Mobile Transformer Award,” said Shamouel. “Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, we are always looking for innovative solutions to support our mission as we believe that technology can help transform public sector services by maximizing quality and efficiency.”

The Social Services Agency is tasked to address the wide variety of needs among the county’s 1.7 million residents. Despite servicing the tech epicenter that is Silicon Valley, the agency’s employees were handcuffed by inefficient processes and outdated technology that required workers to input and access information only by returning to their desks, reducing the amount of time they spent with their clients in the field. In partnership with PowWow Mobile, Shamouel and her team spearheaded the digital transformation of their complex legacy applications into a modern native mobile app that could be deployed across a wide range of Android-based smartphones and tablets, empowering employees to work on critical cases from anywhere at anytime, enabling a true mobile workforce.

“In partnership with PowWow Mobile, we’ve transformed the way in which we deliver critical services to the most vulnerable parts of our population, ensuring our case workers leverage the latest technology to be productive and efficient,” said Mäkan Borhanjoo, Child Welfare Services, Senior IT Manager, County of Santa Clara. “PowWow Mobile’s SmartUX Platform allowed us to simplify, modernize, and extend our critical case management systems thereby creating a new mobile experience for our social workers, when and where they need it.”

PowWow Mobile disrupts the speed, complexity and economics commonly associated with delivering productivity-enhancing apps to an increasingly mobile-first workforce. The PowWow SmartUX Platform simplifies and extends business apps to mobile, delivering modern omni-channel experiences that transform how work is done in the digital era. With SmartUX, users can easily connect to any application or data source, and rapidly design and deploy personalized, intelligent and secure apps that run anywhere, on any device (PC, laptop, tablet, phone or watch), and any OS (iOS, Android, Windows 10 or HTML5).

“We are thrilled to be apart of the digital transformation initiatives for an agency that provides so many critical services to the community,” said Kia Behnia, CEO of PowWow Mobile. “Mary’s vision for a more innovative social services can be used as a model for other public-sector organizations throughout the country that are in desperate need of application modernization and mobile enablement. There is no one more deserving of the inaugural Mobile Transformer Award than Mary Shamouel.”

To learn more about Santa Clara’s path to digital transformation, click here for the full case study.

About PowWow Mobile

PowWow Mobile is redefining the mobile enterprise. Our rapid mobile app solution, SmartUX™, enables organizations to simplify and extend business apps to mobile by modernizing and streamlining existing processes to deliver new and intelligent “enterprise to edge” experiences. Built on best of breed open technology, SmartUX provides a low-code, drag and drop environment for rapidly creating and deploying secure cross-platform mobile apps. With unmatched accessibility and ease-of-use, our solution facilitates collaboration between IT and the business, significantly reducing backlogs and accelerating time to value. Enterprises in the financial services, manufacturing, telecom, software, transportation, consulting and the public-sector industries trust PowWow Mobile to empower their anytime, anywhere workforce; increase agility and competitive advantage, and drive innovation and productivity through smart business mobile apps. Based in San Francisco, PowWow Mobile has garnered prestigious awards and recognition from AOTMP, Compass Intelligence, Gartner and more. Learn more about how PowWow Mobile is redefining the mobile enterprise at, on Twitter @powwowmobile or on Linkedin.