NVTC Announces 2016 Hot Ticket Awards Finalists and Winners

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Annual Event Puts the Spotlight on the Region's Most Exciting Technology Companies

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) announced today the winners of the 15th Annual NVTC Hot Ticket Awards, honoring the region’s best and brightest technology companies. Hundreds of members of the Greater Washington technology community were in attendance to celebrate the nominees poolside at the home of NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg.

The awards program was emceed by Mark Anderson from BDO and David Gagliano from General Dynamics IT. The judges for the 2016 Hot Ticket Awards consisted of Ollen Douglass of The Motley Fool; Steve Graubart of 1776; Rodney Lusk of Fairfax County Economic Development Authority; Todd McDonald of ORIX; Dean Sara Nutter of George Mason University School of Business; Jen O'Daniel of CIT GAP Funds; Brian Park of Startup Grind; Darren Stauffer of Arlington Economic Development; and Tien Wong of Tech 2000.

For the first time this year, NVTC incorporated online voting in four new categories: Hottest Cybersecurity and Safety Innovation; Hottest Big Data and Analytics Innovation; Hottest Health IT and Wearables Innovation; and Hottest Consumer and Enterprise Innovation. Competitors submitted videos and were selected to compete on The Washington Post website, where visitors could view nominees’ videos and vote for their favorite innovations. The online voting accounted for 25 percent of each company’s final score. In addition to the four new categories, nominations were collected for three categories: Hottest Company Culture; Hottest Startup; and Hottest Exit.

Congratulations to the following finalists and winners:

Hottest Cybersecurity and Safety Innovation
Assured Enterprises
LookingGlass Cyber Solutions
Social SafeGuard
Terbium Labs
ThreatQuotient **WINNER**

Hottest Big Data and Analytics Innovation
Zoomdata **WINNER**

Hottest Health IT and Wearables Innovation
Alexys Corporation
Cyber Timez
LifeFuels **WINNER**
Linked Senior
Qore Performance
Vorbeck Materials

Hottest Consumer and Enterprise Innovation
Entigence Corporation
LiveSafe **WINNER**

Hottest Company Culture
Canvas ** WINNER **

Hottest Startup
Avizia **WINNER**
Social Tables

Hottest Exit
Ellucian **WINNER**

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The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. As the largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves about 1,000 companies from all sectors of the technology industry, as well as service providers, universities, foreign embassies, nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies. Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 300,000 employees in the region. NVTC is recognized as the nation's leader in providing its technology community with networking and educational events; specialized services and benefits; public policy advocacy; branding of its region as a major global technology center; initiatives in targeted business sectors and in the international, entrepreneurship, workforce and education arenas; and the NVTC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that supports the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative and other priorities within Virginia's technology community. Visit NVTC at http://www.nvtc.org.

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