CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwired - Jul 20, 2016) - Leaders of the Massachusetts innovation community gathered last night at the Microsoft NERD Center for a reception at which the group announced finalists for the 2016 MassTLC Technology Leadership Awards. The awards shines a spotlight on the best of the region's internationally respected tech industry in 16 categories.
"The Massachusetts tech community continues to be at the forefront of solving the world's most vexing problems and creating businesses and technologies that are helping industries succeed and people thrive each day. The list of finalists for the 19th annual MassTLC Leadership Awards is proof that our region continues to produce industry leaders in important sectors such as healthcare, robotics, security and the Internet of Things. Each year I grow more impressed at the breadth and depth of talent, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit Massachusetts continues to generate," said MassTLC President Tom Hopcroft.
Finalists were selected from hundreds of nominations, as judged by panels of industry leaders in each of the 16 categories who participated in the selection process. The pool of finalists will be further narrowed during the coming weeks. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 14, at the MassTLC Leadership Awards Gala at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. More details, advance registration and sponsorship information are available at http://masstlcawards.org/.
Finalists in each of the 16 categories include:
CEO of the Year
Aron Ain, Kronos
Tom Ebling, Demandware
Udi Mokady, CyberArk
Niraj Shah, Wayfair
Gil Zimmerman, CloudLock
CTO of the Year
Greg Hinkle, Evergage
Joe Kinsella, CloudHealth Technologies
Michael Schmidt, Nutonian
Andy Smith, Curriculum Associates
Ron Zalkind, CloudLock
Emerging Executive of the Year
Scott Bailey, MassChallenge
Josh Feinblum, Rapid7
Aman Narang, Toast
Mike Festa, Wayfair
Julie Yoo, Kyruus
Emerging Company of the Year
Black Duck Software
Company of the Year
Best Use of Technology - Big Data
Best Use of Technology - Cloud
Best Use of Technology - Internet of Things (IoT)
Innovative Technology of the Year - Ed Tech
Innovative Technology of the Year - Healthcare
Innovative Technology of the Year - Mobile
Street Info Tech
Innovative Technology of the Year - Financial
Innovative Technology of the Year - Robotics
Innovative Technology of the Year - Sales & Marketing
High Start Group
Innovative Technology of the Year - Security
Innovative Technology of the Year - Consumer
Click here to view the full list of finalists online, or go to http://masstlcawards.org.
Awards Program Platinum Sponsors: Century Link, CHEN PR, Cisco, Marsh & McLennan Agency, Microsoft, PwC and Unosquare.
Gold Sponsors: CoreSite, K Square Law and Raytheon.
About The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc.
With 500+ member companies, the Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) is the region's leading technology association and the premier network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders. MassTLC's purpose is to accelerate innovation by connecting people from across the technology landscape, providing access to industry-leading content and ideas and offering a platform for visibility for member companies and their interests. More at www.masstlc.org