Awards Winners

2017 Tech Titan Award Winners

Read a news story about the winners of the 2017 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.

DSC_4671 - CopyHall of Fame inductee: Charlie Feld    DBJ story
This award recognizes a visionary from the metroplex known for outstanding leadership in assisting, advancing and accelerating the performance of the technology industry and/or adoption of technology in North Texas.
Charlie is considered a mentor and leader to CIOs not only in DFW, but around the world. After being head of IT at Frito-Lay in the 1990s, he founded the Feld Group in 1992, which was acquired by EDS in 2008 in an $89 million deal. He has been a top advisor to Delta Air Lines, Burlington Northern Railroad, First Data Resources, WellPoint and FedEx. He continues to serve and advise the tech community through the Feld Group Institute.
Presented by Joanne Moretti, GM of Radius Innovation & Development, CMO of Jabil

 


peccarelliCorporate CEO winner: Brian Peccarelli, Thomson Reuters      DBJ story
Brian leads a division that provides technology and information solutions to multi-national corporations, accounting firms, governments and other organizations. Under his leadership, the Thomson Reuters Tax and Accounting business has tripled its revenue from 485-million dollars in 2005 to 1.4-billion dollars in 2016. And he has executed 43 company acquisitions in over ten countries across the globe. Brian has a recurring column on CFO.com and participates annually in the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. He has been recognized six times as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Tax and Accounting Today.
with Keith Hatley, General Manager and Vice President of Sales from award sponsor, Masergy


coppsEmerging Company CEO
Dave Copps, Brainspace Corporation
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Recognizes CEO leadership for an emerging company within the technology and communications industry.
Dave has led Brainspace through 90 global installations of its breakthrough machine learning software in the E-discovery/Investigations space. His unique level of understanding and commitment to leadership has not only built the company to what it has become today, but shaped the industry it serves.
with Deborah Sawyer, Managing Director of ZRG Partners and the Chair of the 2017 Tech Titans Awards Gala


Capital OneCorporate Innovation
Capital One

Recognizes outstanding innovation and unique accomplishments through recent or potential breakthrough technology or approach within the technology and communications industry.
Capital One has simplified the car buying process with their online Auto Navigator financing product.
Presented by Barbara Baffer, Vice President, Government and Industry Relations from Innovation Sponsor, Ericsson, and the Vice Chair of Tech Titans and Advocacy Team Chair on the Tech Titans Executive Committee
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BloodbuyEmerging Company Innovation
Bloodbuy

Recognizes outstanding innovation and unique accomplishments through potential breakthrough technology, processes or services within the technology and communications industry.
Bloodbuy's revolutionary systems are addressing the needs of the nations’ blood supply through it’s cloud based platform.
Presented by Arjun Dugal, Chief Technology Officer for Capital One Financial Services
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richard margolinTechnology Inventors
Richard Margolin, RoboKind LLC

Recognizes a technology advocate/champion for their outstanding leadership in assisting, advancing or accelerating the performance of technology companies and/or the technology community.
Richard Margolin's work in social robotics at RoboKind is disrupting traditional therapeutic treatment for children with autism. He has designed a humanoid robot named Milo that is fully capable of teaching social and behavioral skills that improve the educational experience for these special needs students.
Presented by Steven Madge, Vice President, Global Affairs from award sponsor Dassault Systemes
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broadjumpFast Tech
BroadJump
The Fast Tech awards recognize the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
In 2017, our #1 fastest growing technology company in Dallas-Fort Worth with growth of over 7000% is BroadJump, LLC. BroadJump delivers supply chain analytics that drive greater efficiency and enable hospitals and health systems to manage their supply costs on-demand.
Presented by Managing Director of Comerica Bank’s Technology and Life Sciences Group Tim Klitch; Partner in the CPA firm of Crowe Horwath Vance McCollough and Publisher of the Dallas Business Journal Tracy Merzi


michael borenCorporate CTO
Michael Boren, Beck Technology

Recognizes technical leadership, team building, creation and maintenance of a creative environment, and market awareness skills.
Michael leads the development of advanced estimating software for the commercial construction industry, including 5-D Building Information Modeling. His innovative approach to product development combines in-house expertise with a crowd-sourcing development model, incorporating input from industry practitioners.
with John Lanius, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Fujitsu Network Communications and member of the Tech Titans Board of Directors
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chandrasekaranCorporate CIO
Suja Chandrasekaran, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Recognizes the Chief Information Officer for exceptional technical leadership that fosters the deployment of IT resulting in significant value for the company.
As it’s CIO and Digital Office, Suja transformed Kimberly-Clark’s technology organization from simply an order-taker into a true thought partner. She restructured technology by integrating systems, instilling a consumer-centered mindset and developing strong partnerships with company business units to enable a data-driven culture on a global scale.
Presented by Santosh Anoo, Partner in the Media and Telecom Practice with award sponsor Deloitte
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bios partnersInvestment Catalyst
Les Kreis, Bios Partners

Recognizes a significant investment transaction occurring since January 2011 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.
Bios Partners is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in early seed and later stage growth companies in biotech, bio-pharmaceutical, and medical devices companies. With its experienced team of professionals, the firm is currently beginning to raise Bios Fund Two after seven new investments were made with its Bios Fund One.
Presented by Robert Jackson, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for CyrusOne
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caliber collision centersTechnology Adopter
Janet DeBerardinis, Caliber Collision Centers

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.
Lewisville-based Caliber Collision fundamentally changed their industry by embracing technology as a mission-critical business enabler. Implementation of cloud-based technology solutions drove rapid expansion, continuous cycle time reductions and improved customer and client satisfaction.
Presented by Tim Rendulic, Vice President of Technology for Knowledge Solutions with award sponsor Thomson Reuters
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trey bowlesTechnology Advocate
Trey Bowles, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center

Recognizes a technology advocate/champion for their outstanding leadership in assisting, advancing or accelerating the performance of technology companies and/or the technology community.
Drawing on his experience as an entrepreneur, Trey Bowles launched the Dallas Entrepreneur Center three years ago. Trey understands the importance of providing a cutting-edge ecosystem at The DEC that gives entrepreneurs and innovators the resources to succeed: education, training and community.
Presented by Rick Corker, President of North America Nokia
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uniTech Titan of the Future - University Level Award
The University of Texas at Dallas Young Women in Science and Engineering Investigators Program, Magaly Spector
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.
The Young Women in Science and Engineering Investigators Program provides low-income students high school students with university training in scientific inquiry, exposure to STEM career paths and intensive mentoring by UTD graduate students. Ninety percent of the girls that finish this program enter college to major in a STEM-related field.
Presented by Senior Vice President of Solutions and Marketing from Huawei Technologies, George Reed
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henry voTech Titan of the Future - High School Math/Science Teacher Award
Henry Vo, Richardson ISD

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.
For ten years Henry has taught math classes in Richardson High School and sponsored the after-school club. Students participating in his “RHS-Comp-Sci,” program has actively competed in programming contests, cyber-security competitions, and hackathons. Every senior graduating from the program has gone on to pursue a STEM-related degree at a major university.
Peter Hanish VP from VLSIP Technologies Inc

Past winners

HALL OF FAME:

2015 - David E. Daniel, University of Texas System
2014 - Jim Donald, DSC, retired
2013 - Dr. Rolf Haberecht, VLSIP Technologies, Inc.
2012 - Krish Prabhu, CTO, AT&T
2011 - Jon Bayless, Sevin Rosen Funds
2010 - Bill Sproull, President & CEO,Metroplex Technology Business Council

CORPORATE CEO AWARD:
2016 - Chris MacFarland, Masergy Communications
2015 - Beatriz Manetta, Argent Associates
2013 - Lance Crosby, SoftLayer, an IBM Company
2012 - Angel Ruiz, Ericsson
2011 - Roger D. Linquist, MetroPCS

2010 - Charles Vogt, Genband
2009 - Bruce Ballangee, Pariveda Solutions, Inc.
2008 - Patrick Brandt, Skywire Software

2007 - Rashid Skaf, AMX

EMERGING COMPANY CEO AWARD:
2016 - Greg Fasullo, EnTouch Controls
2015 - Anuj Jain, Orchestra Technologies
2014 - Pardeep Kohli, Mavenir
2013 - Chris Drake, FireHost
2012 - Steven W. White, ImageVision
2011 - Jack Thompson, Tango Management Consulting

2010 - Shama Kabani, The Marketing Zen Group
2009 - Nina Vaca, Pinnacle Technical Resources, Inc.
2008 - Greg Smith, Accudata Technologies
2007 - Douglas Bartek, Tango Networks

CORPORATE INNOVATION AWARD:
2016 - Nokia
2015 - Qorvo, Inc.
2014 - Texas Instruments
2013 - Nokia Solutions and Networks
2012 - AT&T Foundry
2011 - Alcatel-Lucent

2010 - D4D Technologies LLC
2009 - Electronic Transaction Consultants
2008 - Samsung Telecommunications America
2007 - Nortel, 4GBusiness & Ecosystem Development

EMERGING COMPANY INNOVATION AWARD:
2016 - Brainspace Corp.
2015 - Ziosk
2014 - Triune Systems
2013 - Optisense Network, LLC
2012 - 4G Biometrics, LLC
2011- Encore Vision, Inc.
2010 - MicroTransponder, Inc.
2009 - Sipera Systems
2008 - RipCode, Inc.

2007 - Oryon Technologies

TECHNOLOGY INVENTORS AWARD:
2016 - Dr. Sandy Dasgupta, The University of Texas at Arlington
2015 - Ray Baughman, The Univeristy of Texas at Dallas - NanoTech Institute
2014 - Ampcare, LLC
2013 - Larry Hornbeck, Texas Instruments
2012 - Dr. Mario Romero-Ortega, The University of Texas at Arlington
2011 - J.C. Chiao, The University of Texas at Arlington
2010 -Yves Chabal, Professor, UT Dallas, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
2009 - Dr. Bruce Li, 21st Century Silicon, Inc.
2008 - Dr. Bill Krenik, Jeff Bellay and the LoCosto Development Team, Texas Instruments

TECHNOLOGY ADOPTER AWARD:
2016 - Children's Health
2015 - Artizone
2014 - BenefitMall
2013 - Baylor Health Care System
2012 - Methodist Richardson Medical Center
2011 - BNSF Railway
2010 - The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano
2009 - North Texas Tollway Authority
2008 - American Airlines
2007 - Dallas Ft. Worth International Airport

TECHNOLOGY ADVOCATE AWARD:
2016 - DFW*ATW Alliance of Technology and Women
2015 - Tad McIntosh, HumCap
2014 - Rep. Angie Chen Button, Texas House of Representatives
2013 - Dr. David E. Daniel, The University of Texas at Dallas
2012 - Robert Robb, Office of Tech Commercialization, The University of Texas at Dallas
2011 - TECH Fort Worth

2010 - North Texas Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization
2009 - Rep. Dan Branch, Texas House of Representatives
2008 - The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UT Dallas
2007 - Silicon Valley Bank

COMMUNITY HERO AWARD:
2016 - Heidi Means, Texas Instruments
2015 - Gil Lee, Intellichoice Inc./UT Dallas
2014 - Gayle Anderson, Digiworks 
2013 - Valerie Freeman, BravoTech
2012 - Michael DohertyHewlett Packard

2011 - Wanda Gass, TI Fellow, Texas Instruments
2010 - Gurvendra Suri, CEO, Optimal Solutions Integration Inc.
2009 - Corey Kirkendoll, CISCO Systems

2008 - Shaunna Black, Vice President and Manager of Worldwide Facilities, Texas Instruments & Kevin Lofgren, Founder and CEO, Farstar
2007 - Tegwin Pulley, Texas Instruments, Inc.

INVESTMENT CATALYST:
2016 - Hangar Ventures
2015 - Texas Women Ventures
2014 - Health Wildcatters
2013 - Frontier Capital
2012 - Tech Wildcatters

CORPORATE CTO:
2016 - Andrew Olowu - Axxess
2015 - Mamie Jones, Intuit
2014 - Monica Martino, Accudata Technologies
2013 - Shailin Sehgal, GENBAND
2012 - John P. Volpi, Lone Star Aerospace

TECH TITAN OF THE FUTURE - UNIVERSITY LEVEL:
2016 - University of Texas at Arlington ASSURE
2015 - Yan Wan & Shengli Fu, University of North Texas
2014 - Engineering and Technology Departments, Collin College
2013 - UTDesign, The University of Texas at Dallas
2012 - Net-Centric, IUCRC, University of North Texas

2011 - George A. Jeffrey, NanoExplorers Program, The University of Texas at Dallas, Alan G. MacDiarmid Nanotech Institute 2010 - UNT Summer Robocamp for Girls
2009 - UTeach Dallas, UT Dallas
2008 - Richland Collegiate High School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering, Richland College, DCCCD

2007 - ATEC Arts & Technology – UT Dallas

TECH TITAN OF THE FUTURE - HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL:
2016 - Kayla Olivas, Plano ISD
2015 - Michael Yakubovsky, Coppell High School
2014 - Daniel Brown, Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School, Dallas ISD 
2013 - Chad Gilliland, Richardson High School, RISD
2012 - Janine Amy, WT White High School, DISD
2011 - Kim Wolff, Plano Senior High School, Plano ISD

2010 - Alisa Salvans, Richardson High School
2009 - Dr. George J. Hademenos, Richardson High School
2008 - Rebecca McGowan Jensen, Ph.D., School for the Talented and Gifted, Dallas Independent School District
2007 - Barbara Flickinger, J.J. Pearce High School

FAST TECH
2016 - Newline
2015 – 4WEB Medical
2014 – Azpen Innovation, Inc.
2013 – Prism Microwave, Inc.
2012 – OneSource Virtual
2011 – Mavenir Systems
2010 – OraMetrix, Inc.
2009 – One Technologies LP
2008 – SoftLayer Technologies

2016 Tech Titan Award Winners

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


12 masergyCorporate CEO winner: Chris MacFarland, Masergy Communications      DBJ story
Recognizes CEO leadership within the technology and communications industry During MacFarland’s time at Masergy, the company has expanded its employee base by 380 percent, and is currently poised to add 120 to 150 employees this year. Under MacFarland’s leadership, Masergy’s annual sales have also grown by 300 percent and its profitability by more than 1,200 percent. Last year the company reached about 20 percent growth, and has achieved more than $1 billion in cumulative revenue. MacFarland’s work has allowed Masergy to become the largest independent global network platform provider.
with Alan Hartmann, Senior Manager, Moss Adams (sponsor)


1entouchEmerging Company CEO
Greg Fasullo, EnTouch Controls
     DBJ story
Recognizes CEO leadership for an emerging company within the technology and communications industry.
Greg is a serial entrepreneur who has been the market and technology visionary and the face of this software-enabled services company which helps more than 4,000 North American facilities optimize energy usage and reduce consumption.
with Brenda Boehm, Vice President Cross Portfolio Marketing, Nokia (sponsor)


2 nokiaCorporate Innovation
Nokia

Recognizes outstanding innovation and unique accomplishments through recent or potential breakthrough technology or approach within the technology and communications industry.
Nokia offers Fast Power Amplifier Switching which is the simple, lower cost solution to the problem of mobile device stations consuming power 100 percent of the time even when there is no traffic on the base station.
Partner PwC Caroline Gagliardi presents to Darrell Barabash, Nokia, chief engineer for radio access
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3 brainspaceEmerging Company Innovation
Brainspace Corp.

Recognizes outstanding innovation and unique accomplishments through potential breakthrough technology, processes or services within the technology and communications industry.
Brainspace excels at driving the value of big data for Fortune 500 companies with its patented technology that evaluates natural language and reviews up to two million documents per hour.
Garrett Long and Dave Camp from Brainspace with Deborah Sawyer from ZRG Partners, LLC (sponsor)
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8 utaTechnology inventors
Dr. Sandy Dasgupta, UT Arlington

Recognizes a technology advocate/champion for their outstanding leadership in assisting, advancing or accelerating the performance of technology companies and/or the technology community.
Dasgupta invented a means to simplify chemical analysis with separation of individual components by chromatography. Applications are wide, environment to health care, semiconductor fabrication and law enforcement.
Mr. Zhenhua Yao ZTE USA and winner of Tech Innovator, Dr. Sandy Dasgupta of The University of Texas at Arlington
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11 newlineFast Tech
Newline
Vance McCollough, partner, Crowe Horwath; Newline Interactive, Chris Bradford, president;  Kevin Wang, CEO (middle); Tim Klitch, managing director, Comerica Bank Tech & Life Sciences; Tracy Merzi, publisher, Dallas Business Journal
The Fast Tech awards recognize the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. This ranking is compiled from nominations submitted directly to Tech Titans, and independent research using publicly available information conducted by TravisWolff LLP and Comerica Bank.
Fast Tech award winners for 2016 are determined based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2013 to 2015. This year’s Fast Tech list is comprised of 25 North Texas technology companies, with Newline Interactive winning the coveted prize of fastest-growing company in North Texas, with a revenue growth of 570% during the last 3 years.


7 axxessCorporate CTO
Andrew Olowu, Axxess

Recognizes technical leadership, team building, creation and maintenance of a creative environment, and market awareness skills.
Olowu’s collaborative team approach web-based and mobile applications are used by thousands of home health care organizations nationwide, allowing them to more effectively treat more than one million patients daily.
with Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Fujitsu Network Communications, John Lanius (sponsor)
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5 aaCorporate CIO
Maya Leibman, American Airlines

Recognizes the Chief Information Officer for exceptional technical leadership that fosters the deployment of IT resulting in significant value for the company.
With the merger of American and US Airways, led the most complex, visible and ultimately seamless migration to one loyalty program in airline history, making sure customers were confident that their miles were safe and well-managed.
with Senior Client Partner John Levis from Deloitte (sponsor)
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6 hangarInvestment Catalyst
Hangar Ventures

Recognizes a significant investment transaction occurring since January 2011 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.
Hangar Ventures is a newly established Dallas-based venture capital fund focused on making early stage investments in North Texas technology companies. Its new $50 million fund bridges the gap in the region’s venture capital industry.
Hangar Ventures Jason Story, partner, with Shannon Ulmer, Senior Vice President, Technology Global IT Services, Thomson Reuters
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9 childrensTechnology Adopter
Children's Health

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.
Children’s Health uses predictive modeling and virtual health tools to highlight individual child health risks. Children’s Health reaches more children to provide needed care using tech.
Kathy Allen, Chief Operating Officer, Americas, Dassault Systèmes; Children's Health, Julie Hall Barrow
DBJ story


4 ATWTechnology Advocate
DFW*ATW Alliance of Technology and Women

Recognizes a technology advocate/champion for their outstanding leadership in assisting, advancing or accelerating the performance of technology companies and/or the technology community.
DFW*ATW, applies a three-pillar approach - educate, connect and mentor –to help women pursue and advance technology careers.
Tech Titans President Bill Sproull with ATW's Marilyn Kibler-Colon
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10 tiCommunity Hero
Heidi Means, Texas Instruments

Recognizes an individual within the technology industry for their outstanding achievements in community involvement.
Means is TI’s chair for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women and co-president of High-Tech High Heels, which helps close the gender gap in STEM efforts.
with Executive Vice President and General Counsel of CyrusOne, Robert Jackson, sponsor
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14 uta ttfTech Titan of the Future - University
University of Texas at Arlington ASSURE

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.
ASSURE involves undergraduate students who create experiments with peer mentoring. The majority of ASSURE students – 87 percent – remain in sciences programs, exceeding national averages.
Kevin Schug, professor and Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry; Jim McGee, Senior Director Government Relations, Huawei Technologies (middle); along with Laura Mydlarz, associate professor and associate chair of biology.
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13 pisdTech Titan of the Future - High School
Kayla Olivas, Plano ISD

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.
Olivas, a science teacher, recognizes students learn at different paces and from different methods and has incorporated different learning stations. Her instruction and questions reflect individual student differences, too.
Robert Gilbert VP from VLSIP Technologies Inc

2015 Tech Titan Award Winners

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 winners for this year's Tech Titans Awards Gala, sponsored by AT&T, have been honored. Thank you for what you've accomplished for the North Texas tech community.


David_copy2_copyHall of Fame          David E. Daniel from the University of Texas System
DBJ Article: http://ow.ly/SfT5g

Honors a visionary from the Metroplex for outstanding leadership in assisting, advancing and accelerating the performance of the technology industry and/or adoption of technology in North Texas.

During his tenure at UTD, the university saw unprecedented growth in acadamic curriculum, the building of campus facilities and raising resources toward earning top-tier university research status. The university doubled its research expenditures to $100 million annually, adding 17 new degree programs, raised 360 million dollars in private funds, and won two national collegiate championships in chess. These accomplishments and his vision for UTD increased the student population from 14,000 to 24,000 students.


betty_copyCorporate Company CEO      Beatriz Manetta, Argent Associates
Article: http://bit.ly/1Klp8Vw

Recognizes CEO leadership within the technology and communications industry

Argent has facilities in eight states and two foreign countries with 105 employees and annual revenue of $230 million. Argent holds position 1025 in the Inc. 5000 list. It also ranked #1 in SMU Cox's top 100 fastest growing privately held companies in Dallas in 2014.


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Emerging Company CEO      Anuj Jain, Orchestra Technologies
DBJ Article: http://bit.ly/1USVuSM

Recognizes CEO leadership for an emerging company within the technology and communications industry.
Orchestra Technology combined a compelling product portfolio with scalable operations to build a leading telecom company. Anuj’s innovation and vision have built a platform and suite of products that increased operating efficiency, improved quality of service and improved customer experience to meet people’s insatiable desire for improved connectivity.

 


Mamie_copyCorporate CTO      Mamie Jones, Intuit
DBJ Article: http://ow.ly/SfSqI

Recognizes technical leadership, team building, creation and maintenance of a creative environment, and market awareness skills.

Under her leadership, the team has built a robust ecosystem of tax and small business products for consumers, small businesses and accountants. These new products are being built using the latest technologies that are secure, seamless and deliver near-perfect experiences for the customer.

 


Pam_copyCIO Award    Pam Parisian, AT&T
DBJ Article: http://bit.ly/1NuXieU

Recognizes the Chief Information Officer for exceptional technical leadership that fosters the deployment of IT resulting in significant value for the company.

Pam was one of the first to shift the company’s focus from what technology ENABLES to the value technology PROVIDES in transforming the automation of business processes. She has harnessed the power of technology through a series of innovative solutions that redefine the way customers interact with AT&T and the speed in which products and services are delivered.


Qurvo_copy1Corporate Innovation           Qorvo, Inc.
DBJ Article: http://bit.ly/1FLbnhX

Recognizes outstanding innovation and unique accomplishments through recent or potential breakthrough technology or approach within the technology and communications industry.

Qorvo is building the network of the future with its mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defense applications enabling people to connect around the globe. Qorvo uses innovative technology and products to greatly improve power efficiency in today's data networks and battery-powered mobile devices.


ziosk_copy_copyEmerging Company Innovation       Ziosk
DBJ Article: http://bit.ly/1F12whx

Recognizes outstanding innovation and unique accomplishments through potential breakthrough technology, processes or services within the technology and communications industry.

Ziosk® is the first entertainment, ordering and pay-at-the-table tablet for the restaurant market. The technology has given casual dining an edge by providing a streamlined experience of ordering meals while providing restaurant owners with a way to gain access to powerful consumer data that can be used to help influence operations, marketing and menu decisions.


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Technology Inventor        Ray Baughman, UT Dallas-NanoTech Institute
DBJ Article: http://bit.ly/1Jaz3fT
UTD Article: http://bit.ly/1Kp4Mec

Recognizes a technology advocate/champion for their outstanding leadership in assisting, advancing or accelerating the performance of technology companies and/or the technology community.

Ray co-invented the technology for making transparent, electrically conducting carbon nano tube sheets that have practical applications in the aerospace, electronic, and robotic industries.

 


Tad_copyTechnology Advocate     Tad McIntosh, HumCap
DBJ Article: http://bit.ly/1KQE1Wt

Recognizes a technology advocate/champion for their outstanding leadership in assisting, advancing or accelerating the performance of technology companies and/or the technology community.

From working with local incubators to mentoring business start ups, Humcap has combined this outreach in organizations with client recruiting and human resource services to become a recognized leader in helping build a thriving tech industry in North Texas.


TWV_copyInvestment Catalyst       Texas Women Ventures
DBJ Article: http://bit.ly/1W0Rqgs

Recognizes a significant investment transaction occurring since January 2011 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.

Texas Women Ventures was created by a group of women business owners and investors to narrow the gap in capital funding for women-owned businesses. During 2014 TWV invested 8 million dollars in emerging North Texas companies. All told, TWV has raised three funds and created a community of women investors that did not previously exist while offering a new source of capital to both new and existing technology companies.


Artizone_copyTechnology Adopter       Alex Zeltcer, Artizone
DBJ Article: http://bit.ly/1FLbJVZ

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.

Artizone Dallas is an online farmer’s market and delivery service for customers seeking local products for their dinner table. Using a homegrown application suite, local farms, food shops and artisans manage inventory and sell their products on an online channel.
In turn, clients can order and have fresh food delivered directly to their doorstep 24/7 in less than 48 hours.


Gil_copyCommunity Hero        Gil Lee, Intellichoice Inc./UT Dallas
DBJ Article: http://bit.ly/1itquaZ
UTD Article: http://bit.ly/1Kp4Mec

Recognizes an individual within the technology industry for their outstanding achievements in community involvement.

Intellichoice teaches math skills in libraries and neighborhood centers to underprivileged kindergarten through 12th grade students across North Texas. More than 217 IntelliChoice volunteers have opened up the fascinating world of mathematics to over 300 students.


 

UniversityLevelTech Titan of the Future, University  Yan Wan & Shengli Fu, University of North Texas
DBJ Article: http://bit.ly/1FLbTwu

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.

The team created a drone-carried Wi-Fi communication network that supports emergency response missions. This on-demand infrastructure can quickly recover communications in the disaster area where traditional forms of communication often fail.


HighSchool_copyTech Titan of the Future, High School       Michael Yakubovsky, Coppell High School
DBJ Article: http://bit.ly/1KoDGrQ

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.

In Michael's pre-college engineering program, Students work on design based projects with after school teams, guest speakers, college admissions presentations and a senior capstone project. 100 percent of his high school graduates have gone on to post-secondary educational programs with 90% entering a STEM field.

 


4web_copy_copyPart of the Tech Titans Awards Gala is the Fast Tech awards. The Fast Tech awards recognize the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. This ranking is compiled from nominations submitted directly to Tech Titans, and independent research using publicly available information conducted by TravisWolff LLP and Comerica Bank.

Fast Tech award winners for 2015 are determined based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2012 to 2014. This year’s Fast Tech list is comprised of 25 North Texas technology companies, with 4WEB Medical winning the coveted prize of fastest-growing company in North Texas, with a revenue growth of 2190% during the last 3 years.
Besides the MTBC and title sponsor AT&T, other supporters of the Tech Titans Awards event include Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Fujitsu Network Communications, Huawei, VLSIP Technologies, HumCap, Deloitte, Pearson Partners, Consolidated Communications, Cisco, Amdocs, ZTE, CyrusOne, TopGolf, Freeman, Masergy and the Dallas Business Journal. Travis Wolff and Comerica Bank Life Science are sponsors for Fast Tech.