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.
“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.”
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.