For the past twenty-two years, the MassTLC Leadership Awards have celebrated the best and the brightest of the Massachusetts technology ecosystem. The sixteen award categories, including a newly added category for the Massachusetts Growth Company of the Year, highlight the vitality, innovation and importance of the region’s internationally respected technology industry. In addition, for the first time, MassTLC will honor the visionary organizations that are pioneering digital transformations to innovate and re-imagine the future of the Commonwealth’s leading industries in the form of the newly created Digital Transformation awards category.
The finalists in all sixteen categories were revealed during a reception at PTC’s Boston headquarters on September 10.
Winners will be announced at the All Stars of Tech Winners’ Celebration on November 6 at Fenway Park.
In the meantime, let us introduce you to the finalists and the incredible work that they are doing here in Massachusetts – and how they are changing the world.
In the words of their nominators, meet the 2019 “Massachusetts Company of the Year” finalists.
Akamai’s mission is to make digital experiences fast, intelligent and secure. The company’s intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud. It keeps apps and experiences closer to users — and attacks and threats far away.
Top brands globally rely on Akamai as their competitive edge. Akamai helps them win in the market through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud world.
A quarter of a million edge servers, deployed in thousands of locations around the world ingest 2.5 exabytes of data per year and interact with 1.3 billion devices and 100 million IP addresses every day. Residing within one network hop of over 90% of the world’s Internet users — it is the only global, massively distributed, intelligent edge platform, with the scale, resilience, and security that businesses demand.
Akamai is ranked as one of the Forbes Just 100 companies for treating workers and customers well, protecting privacy, producing quality products, minimizing our environmental impact, giving back to communities, and for providing ethical leadership. The Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index recently named the company one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
Akamai has maintained its headquarters in Cambridge’s Kendall Square since its founding 20 years ago and recommitted to the Boston area by building a new HQ building in Kendall Square. The approximately 486,000 sq. foot building at 145 Broadway is expected to include approximately 9,500 square feet of street level retail space and a sub-surface parking garage.
Kronos is a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos industry-centric workforce applications are purpose-built for businesses, healthcare providers, educational institutions, and government agencies of all sizes. Tens of thousands of organizations – including half of the Fortune 1000 – and more than 40 million people in over 100 countries use Kronos every day.
Because workforce needs are constantly changing, Kronos solutions are designed to evolve to help meet the challenges you face every day — regardless of industry or where you do business.
Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, Kronos employs nearly 5,600 people worldwide.
LogMeIn simplifies how people connect with each other and the world around them to drive meaningful interactions, deepen relationships, and create better outcomes for individuals and businesses. With millions of users worldwide, the company’s cloud-based solutions make it possible for people and companies to connect and engage with their workplace, colleagues, customers and products anywhere, anytime.
As one of the world’s top 10 public SaaS companies, LogMeIn is a market leader in communication and conferencing, identity and access, and customer engagement and support solutions with the scale, resources, and world-class talent required to accelerate innovation.
Over the last 5 years, LogMeIn has grown from a startup to become the largest Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company in Boston and one of the top globally. With a leading position in every market in which it competes, LogMeIn is redefining the way people work, leading to deeper connections and better outcomes for all.
Just as LogMeIn works to deliver connectivity and collaboration for its customers, the company applies that same focus internally, emphasizing the importance of human connection and meaningful relationships to ensure all employees feel engaged, valued and motivated. Employees run several clubs such as LogHerIn, a women’s leadership group, Pride at LogMeIn, a group for the LGBTQ+ community and their allies, and BE @ LogMeIn, a group for black employees and friends with a mission to promote diversity, celebrate our intersecting identities.
PTC unleashes industrial innovation with award-winning, market-proven solutions that enable companies to differentiate their products and services, improve operational excellence, and increase workforce productivity. With PTC, and its partner ecosystem, manufacturers can capitalize on the promise of today’s new technology to drive digital transformation.
PTC is focused on the opportunity created at the convergence of the physical and digital worlds. The physical digital convergence impacts the products, processes, and people across industrial companies and creates opportunities across the industrial enterprise. The company offers software platforms to industrial companies, helping these companies improve their engineering, manufacturing and service functions.
In early 2019, PTC moved its global headquarters to Boston’s Innovation District.
In April 2019, PTC was recognized as a leader in workplace diversity and inclusion, with Hillary Ashton, EVP and GM of Augmented Reality, recently named to the National Diversity Council’s annual list of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology.
PTC offers significant funding, mentorship and leadership for the program and competition FIRST robotics. PTC also sponsors high school robotics teams around the country, encouraging employees to build relationships with the teams and provide technical guidance. A long standing supporter of City Year Boston, PTC provides both funding and employee involvement at regional events.