Announcing the 22nd Annual rvatech/Gala Award Winners!
May 11, 2017
Richmond’s 22nd Annual “Academy Awards” of Technology!
RICHMOND, Va. (May 11, 2017) – The Richmond Technology Council, central Virginia’s catalyst for technology, held its 22nd Annual Technology Awards show and gala last night, celebrating the many breakthroughs, advancements, and outstanding technologists who are driving our technology-based economy.
Nearly 800 Richmond business leaders attended the award show held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. The awards are structured in a way that recognizes individual accomplishments, corporate wins, non-profit success stories, innovators in their field, and small businesses.
“Technology no longer supports business. Technology and technologists drive it. We must prepare our future workforce to be digitally-literate and the Richmond technology community is rising to that challenge. The players in the technology space have evolved over the years, but our region continues to produce outstanding technologists, innovators, and entrepreneurs”, said Robby Demeria, Executive Director of the Richmond Technology Council. “This year’s award recipients personify the best of the best.”
The award name, its description, and the winners are:
Innovation in Community Award sponsored by ImpactMakers, is awarded to an individual or team from a nonprofit or civic organization in central Virginia that displays the most innovative use(s) of technology to deliver services, advance their mission, or impact our community.
Innovation in Education Award sponsored by Computer Resource Team, is awarded to the educator or program that provides exceptional technology leadership and encourages students to pursue higher education or training in science, technology, engineering and math.
Lauren Matthews, Henrico County Schools,
Emerging Small Business Award Sponsored by Dixon Hughes Goodman, is awarded to a local small business or start-up technology company that has demonstrated the ability to achieve commercial success.
Innovation in Technology Builder Award sponsored by SLAIT Consulting, is awarded to the local technology company delivering technology solutions and/or services to external clients that build capacity and increase operational efficiency.
Innovation in Utilization Award is awarded to the company or organization whose creative use of existing technology enhances processes, methodologies and/or services for their own or others’ benefit.
Public sponsored by Vaco – Capital One, Small Business Tech, Private sponsored by Carmax – Virginia Department of Education,
Innovation in Development the Auzville Jackson Jr. Award is awarded to the company or organization whose development of new technology applications and/or systems creates new processes, methodologies, and/or services for their own or others’ benefit.
Private sponsored by Comcast Business – Kova Digital,
Public sponsored by SingleStone – Virginia Department of Transportation,
The RichTech Chairman’s Award sponsored by Altria Client Services, is presented annually to an individual or organization that has made a significant impact on the growth of technology in the Richmond Region, and/or the advancement of Greater Richmond as a center for technology innovation.
Glenn Davis, Brancore Technologies,
The RichTech Legislator of the Year sponsored by Lumos Networks is presented annually to an elected official for their distinguished service to our community, commonwealth, and tech industry.
Delegate Kirk Cox