RALEIGH – Seven executives from a variety of firms and the public sector have been named the winners of top individual honors for the 2019 NC Tech Awards by the NC Technology Association.

The winners:

Tech Exec of the Year

Matthew Zielinski
SVP + President, Lenovo North America

Private Sector CIO

Jeff Hughes
Chief Information Officer
Brighthouse Financial

Public Sector CIO

Eric Boyette
Secretary + State CIO
NC Department of IT

Tech Woman of the Year

Joy Parr Drach
President & CEO
Advanced Animal Diagnostics

Tech Educator of the Year

Laura Bottomley
Director of Women in Engineering and The Engineering Place – NC State University

CISO of the Year

Emily Larkin

Public Leader of the Year

Representative John Torbett
NC General Assembly

The winners will be honored at the NC Tech Awards Gala on Thursday, November 21 at the Raleigh Convention Center.

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