Recognizing the best and the brightest from the Massachusetts tech ecosystem 

2017 MassTLC Leadership Awards

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  • Nominations Open: Mon, April 24th
  • Nominations Close: Mon, June 5th
  • Judging Night: Tues, June 27th
  • Summer Reception/Finalists Announced:  Wed, July 19th
  • 2017 Awards Gala: Thursday, Sept 14th

CEO of the Year CEO who has demonstrated significant leadership resulting in the success of their company, employees and community. This CEO has also proven to promote a strong and diverse culture.   CTO of the Year CTO who has served as an outstanding leader and team-builder, developed innovative technologies resulting in measured successes for their company, and has provided continued support to clients and partners ensuring their technological needs are met.   Emerging Executive of the Year This category recognizes an executive on track to be a senior leader in the technology sector through their extraordinary operational leadership and achievement in bottom-line business results.   Company of the Year This award recognizes the company that has realized significant growth in revenue and local workforce in the past 12 months and has also proven to have a strong and diverse culture.   Emerging Company of the Year Company founded approx. 3-7 years ago and has demonstrated significant growth, positive change to its market or industry, & has promoted a strong and diverse corporate culture. This category is for companies who have achieved less than $100m in revenue.   Building a Better Workforce Company that is building a better workforce & implementing strong core values. They provide unique opportunities for its workforce through talent development strategies, employment for underrepresented or under-served groups, and commitment to giving back.   Innovative Tech of the Year: Consumer This award recognizes a technology or manufactured solution for consumers that has had a significant impact on the company, customer and/or market in the category of consumer technologies.     Innovative Tech of the Year: Financial This award recognizes an innovative technology that has had a significant impact on the company, customer and/or market in the category of fin tech (technologies that make financial services more effective either internally or externally.   Innovative Tech of the Year: IoT Product or product suite that, through instrumenting or enabling the instrumentation of the physical world, has had a significant impact on business process, customer service, and product development.   Innovative Tech of the Year: Robotics Innovative technology that has had a significant impact on the company, customer and/or market in the category of robotics, including: sensors, manipulators, & systems for applications in domains including civilian, military, healthcare, automation, transportation, & education.   Innovative Tech of the Year: Security Innovative technology that has had a significant impact on the company, customer and/or market in the category of security.   Innovative Tech of the Year: Sales & Marketing Innovative technology that has had a significant impact on the company, customer and/or market in the category of sales & marketing.   Cutting Edge Technology of the Year Forward-thinking technology that is pushing the boundaries of technology or application of technology and/or fundamentally altering an existing industry. This technology must offer substantially different or improved value, impact, and customer behavior.   Technology for a Better Tomorrow Innovative technology that enables users to give back to the community, creates awareness on important issues, or effects positive change in the world.

The Massachusetts Technology Leadership Awards is the Commonwealth’s most prestigious tech awards program, dubbed the “Academy Awards” of tech. The program kicks off each April with a nomination period and culminates in September with an annual Awards Gala that draws top executives and teams from companies throughout the Commonwealth. The Awards Gala brings together more than 800 of the region’s top tech leaders and innovators to network and celebrate the region’s top leaders, companies, and technologies.

CEO of the Year: Aron Ain, Kronos

CTO of the Year: Greg Hinkle, Evergage

Emerging Executive of the Year: Mike Festa, Wayfair

Best Use of Technology – Big Data: Progress Software

Best Use of Technology – Cloud: Fuze

Best Use of Technology – Internet of Things: Powerhouse Dynamics

Innovative Tech of the Year – Ed Tech: Cognii

Innovative Tech of the Year – Consumer Tech: Mini Mole

Innovative Tech of the Year – Fin Tech: Mineral Tree

Innovative Tech of the Year – Healthcare Tech: Wellist

Innovative Tech of the Year – Mobile: Toast

Innovative Tech of the Year – Sales & Marketing: Allego

Innovative Tech of the Year – Security: Pwnie Express

Innovative Tech of the Year – Robotics: Symbotic

Company of the Year: Wayfair

Emerging Company of the Year: Fuze

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