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Award finalists announced (Tech Titans) Read

Tech Titans announces 2018 finalists (Dallas Business Journal) Read

Winners of Community Hero and Investment Catalyst categories awarded (DBJ). Watch the presentation.

Hall of Fame

Romelia Flores, IBM (Tech Titans) DBJ read

Corporate CEO

Steve Winn, RealPage

Steve Winn, DBJ

Corporate Innovation

FirstNet by AT&T

AT&T Fujitsu


Tyler Technologies

Emerging Innovation

Bottle Rocket


Pieces Technology

Seven Tablets

Emerging Company CEO

Ruben Amarasingham, Pieces Technology

Christopher Godfrey, Bloodbuy

Vanessa Ogle, Enseo

Toni Portmann, DHISCO

Corporate CIO

Pamela Arora, Children's Health of Texas

Leah Miller, Medical City Healthcare

Sherif Mityas, TGI Friday's

Barry Shurkey, NTT DATA Services

Corporate CTO

Matt Clark - Valify

Javier Garcia-Gomez, Ericsson

Anthony Goonetilleke - Amdocs

Kim Keating - AT&T

Technology Adopter

Anderson Merchandisers

Callbox Storage

Property Damage Appraisers

TGI Fridays

Technology Inventor

Ali Abolmaali, The University of Texas at Arlington

Patrick Antaki, Evergaze Technology LLC

Robert Atkins/Corey Clark,  BALANCED Media/Technology

Rahul Saini, Zyvex Labs

Technology Advocate

Jennifer Bartkowski - Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

Will Long - Children's Health Center

Russ Medina - NPower

David Sym-Smith, Mobility Ventures

Community Hero

Tresia Eaves - CGI

Bob Sawler, The Realtime Group

Chris Skaggs, TSP

Bill Warren, Reflect System

Investment Catalyst

Bryan Chambers, the University of Texas at Dallas; Blackstone LaunchPad

LaunchPad City, Kedreon Cole

REVTECH, David Matthews

Perot Jain

Tech Titans of the Future - High School

Jerry Grizzle - Plano West Senior High

Morris Goldade - Wylie Independent School District

Douglas Lee, Dallas International School

Kristin Shapiro, Plano East Senior High

Tech Titans of the Future - University

Texas A&M University - Commerce, Data Analytics Faceoff

The University of Texas at Dallas - Connect-Inspire-Guide Women in Technology Program

University of North Texas - Bug Catchers

University of Texas at Arlington - EpICMavs

Fast Tech

See a slide show of all the companies in order of growth on the Dallas Business Journal

Top 5 Fast Tech companies announced


2017 news

Hall of Fame Inductee

Charlie Feld (read more) - How this Tech Titans HOF inductee built a retreat for tech leaders modeled on the Aspen Institute (DBJ)

Corporate CEO Award

Brian Peccarelli, Thomson Reuters: This award does not announce finalists, only the winner. (read more)

DBJ  This DFW CEO almost didn't go into tech. Here's why his plans changed

Top 5 Fast Tech

View a slide show with rankings of all Fast Tech

Corporate Innovation

Capital One How an innovation at Capital One “turbo-charged” the organization

Fujitsu With innovation, Fujitsu brings clients closer to small business

AT&T  More than 168 petabytes cross AT&T's network every day, and the company is putting it to use

Citi Citi finds an innovative way to listen to customers

Emerging Company Innovation

Bloodbuy  How Super Bowl 45 led to a life-saving health care technology

Axxess How this CEO is 'Uberizing' the home health care industry

Bottle Rocket How Bottle Rocket grew from 7 financial failures to a prominent app developer

FPX  This DFW tech company is the Amazon of B2B sales

Emerging Company CEO

Dave Copps, Brainspace  Private equity investments are helping this firm track down terrorists

John Olajide, Axxess  How this CEO is 'Uberizing' the home health care industry

Christopher Godfrey, Bloodbuy   How Super Bowl 45 led to a life-saving health care technology

Vanessa Ogle, Enseo, Inc. This $44M North Texas tech company allows you to Netflix binge as you travel

Corporate CIO

Suja Chandrasekaran, Kimberly-Clark Corporation   This CIO is leading a transformation at Dallas-based Kimberly-Clark

Robert Warden, Epsilon Before Robert Walden became CIO at Epsilon, he thought his days in corporate America were over

Ellen Barker, Texas Instruments  How CIO Ellen Barker helped Texas Instruments bridge the IT language barrier

Janet DeBerardinis - Caliber Collision Centers   For Caliber CIO, technology is about the chase

Corporate CTO

Arun Bhikshesvaran Ericsson    The sale that changed everything for Ericsson and CTO

Matthew Glover, LeVel "How this North Texas CTO is helping his booming company scale toward $1 billion" DBJ

Michael Boren, Beck Technology  "How Beck Technology’s CTO is powering software into a reluctant industry" DBJ

Pradeep Govindasamy, Cigniti Technologies  Meet the CTO Cigniti tapped to lead a serious transformation

Tech Adopter

For Caliber CIO, technology is about the chase

David Michel, Catapult Health  This Dallas company has invested $25M in technology, and it's not done

Zack Hicks, Toyota  Toyota Connected CEO has a knack for creating a long-term vision

John Schliessman, Bell Helicopter  IT manager for Bell Helicopter on the balance of customization and vendor reliance

Tech Inventor

RoboKind  This Dallas company makes robots with faces, and is priming for growth

UT Dallas Locomotor Control Systems Laboratory  How drones and consumer electronics help amputees walk DBJ

Nanoscope Technologies  Dallas company specializing in biomedical research shares exit strategy

The University of North Texas  This UNT professor is training the next generation of cybersecurity talent

Investment Catalyst

Dallas Entrepreneur Center  DFW startup ecosystem 'exceptionally strong,' still in growth stage

Bios Partners   This venture capitalist wants to bring resources to medical startups in Texas DBJ

Teakwood  Why this investor sees North Texas as a 'hotbed' for entrepreneurs

Deep Space Ventures  Next milestone for DFW's startup scene? Great founders and ideas, says Deep Space Ventures partner

Tech Advocate

Trey Bowles, Dallas Entrepreneur Center   DFW startup ecosystem 'exceptionally strong,' still in growth stage

Jennifer Bartkowski, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, "CEO tailors science, tech for more than 26,000 North Texas girls" DBJ

Jerry Beers - Five Pack Creative   This DFW exec isn't afraid to share training tips (even if it creates competitors)

Valmiki Mukherjee,  Cyber Future Foundation, Co-founder of DFW nonprofit pushes for collaboration to fight cybercrime

Tech Titan of the Future-High School

Richardson, Henry Vo  All this Richardson teacher needs is five minutes of your time

Frisco, Kenric Davies  In this teacher's classroom, Frisco students do more than use technology

Alcuin School, Edward Downes  Dallas teacher lets students put own stamp of creativity on tech

Wylie, Candice Lawrence   Wylie teacher focuses on translating tech into workforce tools

Tech Titan of the Future-University

The University of Texas at Dallas - Magaly Spector   This DFW mentor has spent a decade connecting women, minorities to STEM

Texas A&M University-Commerce - Robynne Lock   Texas A&M-Commerce assistant professor wants more students involved in STEM careers

SMU Continuing & Professional Education - Lea Worth   Here's how SMU is filling the need for app developers in North Texas

The University of Texas at Dallas - Bryan Chambers  Former entrepreneur investing skills in next generation's founders of companies