MTBC announces finalists for 2013 Tech Titans awards
12 of 48 will be crowned Tech Titans at August gala
Forty-eight individuals and organizations are one step closer to joining an elite group of people known as the best of the best in the North Texas technology industry. The Metroplex Technology Business Council has announced the finalists for the 2013 Tech Titans award. Four finalists were selected in each of 12 categories. One in each category will be crowned a Tech Titan at the Tech Titans gala, Friday, Aug. 23 at the Hotel InterContinental Dallas.
The Tech Titans awards gala is a black-tie event celebrating the achievements of cutting-edge leaders whose ideas have elevated technology in North Texas. The prestigious annual contest recognizes outstanding information technology companies and individuals in the North Texas area who have made significant contributions locally during the past year locally, as well as to the technology industry overall.
“Tech Titans is the premier recognition of innovative technology companies and individuals who contribute to the vibrancy and success of North Texas,” said Bill Sproull, president and CEO of the MTBC. “These pioneers are impacting tomorrow's technology today with their innovation, leadership and advocacy. We look forward to showcasing their groundbreaking advancements that are being made in right here in North Texas.”
For more information, visit the Tech Titans website at www.techtitans.org
The 2013 Tech Titans finalists are:
Tony Aquila Solera Holdings, Inc.
Lance Crosby SoftLayer Technologies
Ron Hill Goodman Networks
Gary Wojtaszek CyrusOne
Emerging Company CEO
Chris Drake FireHost
Chris MacFarland Masergy Communications, Inc.
James MacLean Geoforce, Inc.
Stephen Prince Optisense Network, LLC
Fujitsu Network Communications (Flashwave CDS)
Nokia Siemens Networks
Emerging Company Innovation
Estill Medical Technologies, Inc.
Optisense Network, LLC
VEX Robotics, Inc.
Kevin Hamlen The University of Texas at Dallas
Larry Hornbeck Texas Instruments
Ross Teggatz and Team Triune Systems, LLC
Yseop Team Yseop
Monica Martino Accudata Technologies
Vish Nandlall Ericsson
Shailin Sehgal GENBAND
Duke Skarda SoftLayer Technologies
Optisense Network, LLC
Trailblazer Capital GP, LLC
Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas
Angie Chen Button TX House of Representatives
Dr. David E. Daniel The University of Texas at Dallas
Jason Taylor Code Authority
Baylor Heath Care System
Careington International Corporation
Wingspan Portfolio Advisors
Valerie Freeman BravoTECH
Gail Houston Intuit
Sean Huurman GENBAND
Steve Steinheimer SSG Limited
Tech Titans of the Future – University Level
Bachelor of Information Systems Texas Christian University
Department of Mathematics The University of Texas at Arlington
STEM Teacher Development Texas A&M University-Commerce
UTDesign The University of Texas at Dallas
Tech Titans of the Future – High School Level
Chad Gilliland Richardson High School, Richardson ISD
Clark Good Berkner High School, Richardson ISD
Jose Guerrero R.L. Turner High School, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
Ramy Mahmoud Williams High School, Plano ISD
Besides the MTBC and Title Sponsor Ericsson, other supporters of the Tech Titans Awards event include Fujitsu Network Communications, Huawei, GENBAND, Deloitte, AT&T, BKD LLP, Alcatel-Lucent, Korn Ferry, Cisco, and the Dallas Business Journal. Travis Wolff and Comerica Bank Life Science are sponsors for Fast Tech.
About Metroplex Technology Business Council
The Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC) is the largest technology trade association in Texas, representing a quarter million employees through its 300 member companies. The MTBC strengthens the North Texas’ technology community and its reputation by acting as the innovation hub for entrepreneurs, universities and corporations. The MTBC continues to prove that 'Technology lives here' by growing future tech leaders with its talent and workforce development initiative, advocating technology's advancement in governmental arenas, and connecting people and inspiring ideas through its programs and special interest groups. More information about MTBC and its annual Tech Titans awards gala can be found online by visiting www.metroplextbc.org.