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2016 Tech Titans Award Finalists & Winners

Read a news story about the winners of the 2016 Tech Titans Awards

The Tech Titans Awards were launched in 2001 by Tech Titans, North Texas’ most comprehensive organization supporting technology. The prestigious annual contest recognizes outstanding technology companies and individuals in the North Texas area who have made contributions during the past year locally, as well as to the technology industry overall. The Tech Titans Gala committee is a group of dedicated volunteers who organize the awards ceremony each year, and judges for the contest are drawn from a variety of disciplines in technology, leaders in the DFW area and past winners.

The finalists for this year's Tech Titans Awards Gala, sponsored by AT&T, have been announced. Thank you for what you've accomplished for the North Texas tech community. Winners are in red.

Corporate CEO winner
Chris MacFarland, Masergy Communications       DBJ story

Emerging Company CEO
Greg Fasullo, EnTouch Controls     DBJ story
Chris Grottenthaler, True Health Diagnostics
Neil Smiley, Loopback Analytics
Pranav Tyagi Tango Analytics

Corporate Innovation
Martin Marietta
Masergy Communications
Nokia               DBJ story

Emerging Company Innovation
Bottle Rocket
Brainspace Corp.     DBJ story
Tango Analytics

Technology inventors
Dr. Sandy Dasgupta, UT Arlington DBJ story
Richard Margolin, Robokind
David Sym-Smith, IndoTraq
Dr. Liping Tang, UT Arlington

Corporate CTO
Merlin Bise, GIACT Systems
Matt Clark, Valify
Mathew Glover, Le-Vel
Andrew Olowu, Axxess   DBJ story

Corporate CIO
Gowton Achaibar, Ericsson
Ellen Barker, Texas Instruments
Maya Leibman, American Airlines   DBJ story
Leah Miller, HCA North Texas

Investment Catalyst
Dallas Innovation Alliance
Frontier Capital
Hangar Ventures   DBJ story
Teakwood Capital

Technology Adopter
Children's Health   DBJ story
Martin Marietta
Property Damage Appraisers
Rehab Synergies

Technology Advocate
Mike Crawford, M/C/C
Marilyn Kibler-Colon, DFW*ATW Alliance of Technology and Women   DBJ story
Deborah Sawyer, ZRG
Jason Story, Hangar Ventures

Community Hero
Lymari Ames, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Bruce Ballengee, Pariveda Solutions
Melissa Brown, GIACT Systems
Heidi Means, Texas Instruments   DBJ story
Juan Valencia, Ericsson

Tech Titan of the Future - University
Texas A&M University - Commerce Middle School Girls
University of North Texas CeCERA
University of Texas at Arlington ASSURE read story
University of Texas at Dallas - Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Tech Titan of the Future - High School
Graham Gadd, Allen ISD
Candice Lawrence, Wylie ISD
Kayla Olivas, Plano ISD
Allia Shelby, Richardson ISD