Some 70 companies – including 10 “startups to watch” and a number that are eligible in multiple categories – from across North Carolina are among the finalists for the NC Tech Awards from the North Carolina Technology Association.

“There is another great mix of finalists this year from across the state, so we expect an exciting evening celebrating North Carolina’s vibrant tech sector,” said Brooks Raiford, NCTA’s president.

Finalists were determine through a two-stage review process. Winners will be announced at an awards banquet on Nov. 10.

The finalists by category:

Technology Corporate Awards

  • Software: Impact Financial Systems, Jackrabbit Technologies, MobileSmith, Red Hat, SignUpGenius
  • Communications: A3 Communications, CommScope, NeoNova Network Services, TeleHealth Services, WebAssign
  • New Media/ Digital Marketing: iContact, MobileSmith, rFactr, Stealz, UGoTour
  • Industry Driven: CommScope, FoodLogiQ, nCino, Railinc Corp, TeleHealth Services
  • Innovative Product: Atom Power, FoodLogiQ, Fusion3, MapAnything, Practichem, Undercover Colors
  • Corporate Impact: Cisco Systems, Citrix, CommScope, Itron, RadixBay, Secure Design
  • Small: ecomdash, Jackrabbit Technologies, MapAnything, Pendo, SignUpGenius, Stealz
  • Mid-size: Avalara, AvidXchange, nCino, NeoNova Network Services, Netsertive, SoftPro
  • Large: ARCA, Ctirix, CommScope, Itron, SciQuest

10 Startups to Watch:

  • EmployUs
  • Forecast Health
  • Lapetus Solutions
  • Lea(R)n
  • Likelt
  • Performance Culture
  • Smart Metals Recycling
  • Stealz
  • SZL.IT
  • Undercover Colors

Use of Technology Awards

  • Analytics: Cisco, Martin Marietta, National Collaborative for BioPreparedness, NeoNova Network Services, NC Dept. of Administration, Red Ventures
  • Business Value: Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Cisco Systems, Martin Marietta, SciQuest, Skookum
  • Customer Service: LPL Financial, MCNC, Peak 10, PointSource, Sageworks
  • eCommerce: ecomdash, Jackrabbit Technologies, KWIPPED, SciQuest, SoftPro, WebAssign
  • Innovative Workplace: Cisco Systems, Citrix, Inmar, Martin Marietta, Performance Culture

Individual award winners also have been announced:

  • Private Sector CIO : Steve Ermish, ScentAir
  • Public Sector CIO: Nicole Raimundo, Town of Cary
  • Tech Educator: Fay Cobb Payton, NCSU
  • Tech Woman: Fran O’Sullivan, IBM
  • Public Leader: Speaker Tim Moore
  • Outstanding Achievement: Michael Capps, Epic Games

Tech Executive of the Year,

This award will be chosen through online voting, which is now udnerway. Voting ends Sept. 30, 2016.

Finalists for Tech Executive of the Year are:

  • Eddie Edwards – CommScope
  • Joe Epperson – MaxPoint
  • Mark Mahoney – Jackrabbit Technologies
  • Brendan Morrissey – Netsertive
  • Mort O’Sullivan – ARCA

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