MassTLC Announces 2018 Leadership Awards Winners

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Last night, October 3rd, MassTLC announced the winners of the region’s most prestigious technology awards at our 21st annual Mass Technology Leadership Awards Gala. Hundreds gathered to celebrate the people and companies shaping the Massachusetts technology economy in 15 categories.

In addition to the 15 industry-nominated awards, MassTLC highlighted the stories of three special leaders who’ve made significant contributions to the technology community. Technology pioneer, entrepreneur, investor and mentor, John Landry, received the Commonwealth Award, the Council’s highest honor, for a lifetime of contributions to tech. First-generation immigrant and former Global Chief Diversity officer for EMC, Jackie Glenn was honored with the Mosaic Award for inclusion. And, Technical Fellow and Director of Microsoft Research New England, New York and Montreal, Jennifer Chayes received the Council’s Distinguished Leadership Award for her contributions to the field of machine learning.

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“The Mass Technology Leadership Awards celebrate the extraordinary leaders and innovators whose work is at the heart of our innovation economy,” said Tom Hopcroft, CEO, MassTLC. “Each year, I am honored to recognize the hardworking visionaries that are leading this state and the world, towards a better future.”

2018 Mosaic Award Winner Jackie Glen, Distinguished Leadership Award Recipient Jennifer Chayes, Commonwealth Award Winner John Landry, CEO of the Year Mohamad Ali of Carbonite, CMO of the Year Winner Monique Bonner of Akamai, CTO of the Year David Lakatos of Formlabs, Emerging Executive of the Year Sunanda Parthasarathy of Wayfair

Selected from hundreds of nominations, and evaluated by peer-review panels that together totaled close to 60 executives, investors, analysts, and thought leaders, the 2018 Mass Technology Leadership Award winners are:

CEO of the Year – Mohamad Ali, Carbonite

 CMO of the Year – Monique Bonner, Akamai

CTO of the Year – David Lakatos, Formlabs

Emerging Executive of the Year – Sunanda Parthasarathy, Wayfair

Massachusetts Company of the Year – CarGurus

 Emerging Massachusetts Company of the Year – Flywire

 Building a Better Workforce – Mimecast

Cutting Edge Technology of the Year – iZotope

Tech for a Better Tomorrow – The Learning Corp

Connected Product of the Year – Vesper

Machine Learning in Action – Spotify

Influential Consumer Tech of the Year – Root Robotics

Innovative Tech of the Year: Robotics – Ori

Innovative Tech of the Year: Sales & Marketing – WEVO

Innovative Tech of the Year: Security – Edgewise

The Mass Technology Leadership Award sponsors include: Platinum Sponsors Marsh & McLennan Agency, Microsoft, Morgan Lewis, PwC, and Salesforce Commerce Cloud. Gold Sponsors Cisco and WeWork. And, Wine Bar Sponsor Coravin.