Mass Technology Leadership Council - UMassOnline Chosen Award Finalist

Mass Technology Leadership Council - UMassOnline Chosen Award Finalist

Mass Technology Leadership Council Announces First Group of Finalists for the 2008 Technology Leadership Awards

 

Boston, Mass., – June 26, 2008 – The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc. announced the first group of finalists of the Council’s annual Technology Leadership Awards honoring Massachusetts companies and individuals who best exemplify leadership and excellence in business and technology.  Unlike most technology awards, The Technology Leadership Awards recognize outstanding achievement in both the development and deployment of information technologies that address critical business issues.  
 
The first group of Finalists for the Awards program, announced June 26, 2008, were in the following categories: CEO; CXO; Innovator; Private Sector Company and Public Sector Organization of the year.
 
CEO
Walter Scott, Acronis Inc.
Diane Hessan, Communispace
Mark Shirman, Glasshouse Technologies
Christopher von Alt, Hydroid, LLC
Robert Keane, VistaPrint
 
CXO                                          
Stephan Thieringer, Giunti Labs
Jon Pilkington, Metatomix, Inc.
Jeff Brown, Raytheon
Eric Hansen, SiteSpect, Inc.
                      
Innovator
Jay Bhatt, Autodesk
Nicholas Carr, Author
Paul Graham, Y Combinator
Paul Zavracky, Northeastern University
 
Private Sector Company of the year
Constant Contact
Egenera
EMC
Endeca
Virtual Iron
 
Public Sector Organization     
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
BostonFIRST
City of Boston
UMassOnline
“The Mass Technology Leadership Council is committed to fostering entrepreneurship and promoting the success of companies that develop and deploy technology across industry sectors, and these awards are an important part of this effort,” said Tom Hopcroft, executive director of the Mass Technology Leadership Council. “These honorees represent the spirit of innovation, the history of accomplishment and the future promise that define the Massachusetts technology community.”
 
The next group of finalists will be announced on July 17, 2008, in the following categories: Emerging Innovative Company of the year, CTO, CIO and VC/ Investor of the year.
 
More than 160 submissions were received during the open nomination process. The Council’s Board of Trustees selected the finalists and a separate group of judges will determine the final winners. The winners will be announced at the Fall Awards Gala, October 23, 2008, at the Sheraton Boston.
 
About The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc.
The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc. is the only association that addresses the critical leadership issues of innovative software and technology-enabled companies. Formed by the combination of Massachusetts Software Council and New England Business and Technology Association, Inc., the organization is dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship and promoting the success of companies that develop and deploy technology across industry sectors. The Mass Technology Leadership Council conducts educational programs, hosts industry events, facilitates networking, sponsors research, advocates in favor of technology policies that promote innovation, entrepreneurship and competition, and recognizes industry-leading companies and people. For more information, visit www.masstechleaders.org.

Date: 06/27/08

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