Corporate Innovation Award
Recognizes outstanding innovation and unique accomplishments through recent or potential breakthrough technology or approach within the technology and communications industry.
- Insight Enterprises
- PepsiCo Inc.
Emerging Company Innovation Award
Recognizes outstanding innovation and unique accomplishments through potential breakthrough technology, processes or services within the technology and communications industry.
- GIACT Systems
- Nexeon Medsystems
- Razberi Technologies
Emerging Company CEO Award
Recognizes CEO leadership for an emerging company within the technology and communications industry.
- Calvin Carter | Bottle Rocket
- Curtis Hite | Improving
- Will Rosellini | Nexeon Medsystems
- Andrew Schaap | Aligned Energy
Corporate CIO Award
Recognizes the Chief Information Officer for exceptional technical leadership that fosters the deployment of IT resulting in significant value for the company.
- Pamela Arora | Children’s Health
- Sherif Mityas | TGI Fridays
- Neelu Sethi | Reddy Ice
- Gertrude Van Horn | NCH Corporation
Corporate CTO Award
Recognizes technical leadership, team building, creation and maintenance of a creative environment, and market awareness skills.
- Arjun Dugal | Capital One
- Mark Haney | Alkami Technology
- Kate Hopkins | AT&T
- Bill Lowrey | Istation
Technology Adopter Award
Recognizes a company whose core business is not technology products/services for outstanding adoption and application of innovative technologies to successfully change and impact its business results.
- Cinemark Theatres
- Rebel Athletic
- Signature Pointe
- TGI Fridays
Technology Inventor Award
The Technology Inventors Award recognizes the pioneering accomplishments of a person, team or group responsible for the creation of breakthrough ideas, processes or products which have advanced the discipline(s) of the arts, education, electronics, energy, engineering, environment, medicine, and/or science.
- Corey Clark, Ph.D., BALANCED Media | Technology
- Ken Moore | Spark Connected
- Rym Zalila-Wenkstern, Ph.D. | The University of Texas at Dallas
- Muthu Wijesundara, Ph.D. | The University of Texas at Arlington
Technology Advocate Award
Recognizes a technology advocate/champion for their outstanding leadership in assisting, advancing or accelerating the performance of technology companies and/or the technology community.
- Kedreon Cole | Scoreboard Ventures
- Tom Edwards | BlackFin360
- Hilda Galvan | Jones Day
- Hope Shimabuku | Texas U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Investment Catalyst Award
Recognizes a significant investment transaction occurring since January 2018 that impacts and delivers significant long-term economic prosperity and sustainable economic results for the Metroplex and improves the technology innovation investment climate of the region.
- Blue Star Innovation Partners
- Dumb Money
- Perot Jain
- TWV Capital
Community Hero Award
This award recognizes an individual within the technology industry for their outstanding achievements in community involvement.
- Jorge Corral | Accenture
- Shanthi Rajaram | Amazech Solutions
- Bob Sawler | The Realtime Group
- Chris Skaggs | TSP
Tech Titans of the Future - High School Math/Science Teacher Award
Recognizes a high school math or science teacher for the development and implementation of an innovative teaching technique or program that inspires student interest in math and/or science.
- Morris Goldade | Wylie High
- Leigh Ann Mitchell | Lewisville High
- Jared Stites | Hebron High
- Lisa Wong | Trinity Christian Academy
Tech Titans of the Future - University Level Award
Recognizes educational institutions that encourage and support students in choosing engineering and technology-related disciplines as a preferred path. This award category spotlights DFW area higher educational institutions' tech-related curricula and incentives to perpetuate tech-related knowledge transfer.
- Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship | The University of Texas at Dallas
- M.S. Physics with Teaching Emphasis | Texas A&M University-Commerce
- Reconfigurable Computing Lab | University of North Texas
- UTDesign EPICS | The University of Texas at Dallas