2017 Tech Awards Winners Announced at TechCelebration: NVTC’s Annual Banquet

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Sen. John McCain also honored at Dec. 11 event

Last night, over 700 members of the Northern Virginia technology community gathered at TechCelebration, the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s (NVTC), annual banquet. The event honored Senator John McCain for his outstanding leadership and service to our country with the Pinnacle Award. Senator John Barrasso accepted the award on behalf of Sen. McCain and made remarks. Virginia Governor-elect Ralph Northam also addressed the TechCelebration audience, sharing his vision for the Commonwealth just one month before being sworn in as Virginia’s 73rd governor.

In addition, the event featured the presentation of the 2017 NVTC Tech Awards, honoring groundbreaking companies, leaders and innovations in our region's technology community, and the Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI) Veteran Service Award, recognizing NVTC member companies who have demonstrated a superlative level of engagement with the VEI and support for the Veteran community.

Congratulations to the following winners: The MITRE Corporation, Tech Patent of the Year; Larry Prior, Tech Executive of the Year; REAN Cloud, Tech Company of the Year (Under $50 Million in Revenue); Appian, Tech Company of the Year (Over $50 Million in Revenue); and PRISM Inc., VEI Veteran Service Award.

Finalists and winners for the 2017 NVTC Tech Awards and VEI Veteran Service Award:

Tech Patent of the Year:
Deque Systems
The MITRE Corporation (WINNER)

Tech Executive of the Year:
Matt Calkins, Appian
Tom Davidson, EVERFI
Kim Hayes, The Ambit Group
Larry Prior, CSRA (WINNER)
Grant Verstandig, Rally Health

Tech Company of the Year Under $50 Million in Revenue:
Mobile Posse

Tech Company of the Year Over $50 Million in Revenue:
Appian (WINNER)
Excella Consulting
GuidePoint Security

VEI Veteran Service Award:
CACI International Inc.
IntelliDyne LLC
Micron Technology

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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