(PRWEB) December 09, 2014
Last night, the Northern Virginia technology community gathered at TechCelebration, the annual banquet of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the largest technology council in the nation. The event featured the presentation of the inaugural 2014 NVTC Tech Awards, a new awards program honoring groundbreaking companies, leaders and innovations in our region's technology community.
The event also featured Northrop Grumman Chairman, CEO and President Wes Bush, who made remarks in accepting the new Pinnacle Award for his outstanding leadership and contributions to the Northern Virginia technology community. Since moving Northrop Grumman’s headquarters to Northern Virginia in 2010, Bush and the company have assumed an important leadership role in the Northern Virginia business community. Bush spearheaded the fight against sequestration for the industry and leads Northrop’s philanthropic contributions to area initiatives, including STEM education and veterans employment, among many other contributions to the area. Earlier this year, Northrop Grumman committed $250,000 over two years as the lead sponsor of the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative.
In addition, NVTC honored Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) President Bob Templin, who accepted the Earle C. Williams Lifetime Achievement Award, which is presented to a person whose lifetime personal and professional endeavors have made a significant impact on the Northern Virginia technology community. Templin, who is retiring in early 2015, has made contributions to the health and vibrancy of the region’s technology community. Throughout his 20 years in Northern Virginia, Templin has distinguished himself as a leader in education, workforce training, and economic development through his tenures as president of Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), senior fellow at the Morino Institute, and, since 2002, president of NOVA.
The 2014 NVTC Tech Awards finalists and winners are listed below. Click here to read descriptions of the five winners. The winners in the two Tech Company of the Year categories were chosen through online voting leading up to the event.
Finalists for the 2014 NVTC Tech Awards:
NVTC Associate Member of the Year
- Consumer Electronics Association (Winner)
- Cooley LLP
- Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
- Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
- W2 Communications
Tech Executive of the Year
- Stephen Canton, iCore Networks
- Teresa Carlson, Amazon Web Services (Winner)
- Al Grasso, The MITRE Corporation
- Ron Gula, Tenable Network Security
- Paul Leslie, Dovel Technologies
- Pete Stevenson, Latisys
Innovative Use of Technology
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- CSC (Winner)
- The MITRE Corporation
- Monster Government Solutions (Winner)
- TRX Systems
Tech Company of the Year Under $50 Million in Revenue
- 3Pillar Global
- Ingenicomm Inc.
- Zoomdata Inc. (Winner)
Tech Company of the Year Over $50 Million in Revenue
- Blackboard Inc.
- K2M Inc.
- Vencore (Winner)