The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) finalists for its 2005 “NCTA 21 Awards” reads like a who’s who list of emerging and established firms across North Carolina.
The awards selection process, in collaboration with past and present NCTA chairpersons, was conducted by Grant Thornton for the third consecutive year.
The winners will be presented at the 11th annual awards ceremony on Nov. 17 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Cary.
Jeff Barber of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Raleigh will be honored as NCTA’s volunteer of the year.
This year’s theme is “A Sea of Opportunity”.
(To register for the event, see: www.nc-tech.org/news/21awards.asp )
Communications Company of the Year:
Hatteras Networks, Inc., JPS Communications, Tekelec and Time Warner Telecom
Consumer Technology Company of the Year:
Batanga, goodmortgage.com and Summus
Corporate Citizenship of the Year:
EMC Corporation, Duke Energy and Progress Energy
Cisco Systems, Inc., EMC Corporation and SAS
Early Stage Company of the Year:
Cyberlux Corporation, Inlet Technologies, Rural Sourcing and TransLoc, Inc.
Electronics Company of the Year:
Cree, Inc., Flextronics and RF Micro Devices
Healthcare/Pharmaceutical Company of the Year:
GSK, Icagen, MercuryMD and Misys Healthcare Systems
IT Support Services Award:
CapStrat, Peak 10 and RBC Centura
Large Company of the Year:
Constella Group, Red Hat and SAS
Business North Carolina, News 14 Carolina and the Triangle Business Journal
Mid Size Company of the Year:
LVL7 Systems, Inc., MercuryMD, Peak 10 and Raindrop Geomagic
NCTA Volunteer: Jeff Barber of PricewaterhouseCoopers
Private Company of the Year:
A4 Health Solutions, ChannelAdvisor, Constella Group, Motricity and Peopleclick
Public Company of the Year:
Bank of America, BB&T, Duke Energy, Nucor and Wachovia
Public Leadership in Technology:
North Carolina State Senator Tony Rand
Software Company of the Year:
Misys Healthcare Systems, Peopleclick, SAS and Ultimus
Top Customer Service Company of the Year:
goodmortgage.com, SAS, Schooldude.com, Time Warner Telecom and US LEC
Top Government / Non-Profit Technology of the Year:
Donors Choose, Futures 4 Kids and Triangle United Way
Top Growth Company of the Year:
CommScope, Inc., LVL7 Systems, Inc., Schooldude.com and Tekelec
Top VC Invested Company of the Year:
Cellective Therapeutics, Motricity, SciQuest and Targacept
In addition, an Outstanding Achievement Award will be presented. The awards are grouped in five different categories: technology industry awards, stage of development awards, functional awards, leadership awards and excellence awards.