We’re so thrilled to accept the Nashville Technology Council’s awards for Innovator of the Year and Early Stage Company of the Year. Here’stheNashville Post’scoverage of the awards.
More than 650 members of the area technology community gathered Thursday night at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for the 7th Annual Nashville Technology Council Awards.
Software development firm LeanKit was honored as Technology Company of the Year, while two companies were recognized in more than one category.
Asurion’s Scott Mackelprang won the award for Chief Information Security Officer of the Year, while Barry Vandevier, also of Asurion, was awarded CIO of the Year.
Medalogix, a health care technology company providing analytics, workflows and business intelligence solutions to home health providers, took the award for Early Stage Company of the Year. CEO Dan Hogan was named Innovator of the Year.
Russ Deaton, executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, was the evening’s keynote speaker and talked about the need for technology companies to keep evolving, specifically targeting post-secondary education policy.
“Inertia is the most powerful force in public policy,” said Deaton. He referenced Gov.Bill Haslam’s “Drive to 55” plan, geared to equip 55 percent of more Tennesseans with a college degree by 2025 as a mold-breaking program.
Other awards went to the following:
•Cognizant – Technology Team of the Year
• Haden McWhorter, Premise Health – CTO of the Year
• John Farkas, Golden Spiral Marketing – Marketing Innovator of the Year
•Alan Scott, HCA – Software Developer/Architect/IT Engineer of the Year
• Damian Mingle, WPC Healthcare – Data Scientist of the Year
• Stacey Kizer, Williamson County Schools – Technology Educator of the Year
• Steven Bell, Belmont University – Technology Student of the Year
• Meg Chamblee, CTS – Volunteer of the Year
For more info on the winners and finalists,click here.