TAMPA, Fla. (August 24, 2015) – The Tampa Bay Technology Forum (TBTF) is proud to announce their 13th Annual Industry Achievement Awards finalists. Awards will be presented at an evening ceremony on Friday, October 14, 2016 at Busch Garden’s Howl-O-Scream in Tampa, Florida.
TBTF’s annual industry achievement awards are given to promote and celebrate corporate excellence, individual achievement and programmatic execution in the Greater Tampa Bay area.
“We are unbelievably proud to sponsor this annual celebration of our tech community, said Nicole Guemmer, Director of Enterprise Sales, Bright House Networks. “This event truly highlights the caliber of companies and talent that continue to propel Tampa Bay’s technology ecosystem.”
With over 150 nominations spanning 12 categories, these finalists represent the best and the brightest within the technology community. Daniel James Scott, Executive Director of TBTF, adds that “Tampa Bay, collectively, is making incredibly significant strides in technology. It is important to reflect on our successes and reward those companies, people and programs that make our region shine.”
Excellence in Service
Recognizes a Tampa Bay organization committed to advancing our region’s technology community and able to demonstrate excellence in the quality, innovation, or results of the work with at least one local technology firm.
Technology Company of the Year
Recognizes a Tampa Bay headquartered company committed to advancing our region’s technology community and able to demonstrate excellence in their people, programs and projects within their industry.
Technology Project of the Year
Recognizes a technology project – developed and lead by an in-house team in Tampa Bay – that created regional, national and/or international impact through visibility for our region, disruption within your industry, or transformative effect on your business.
“The Intelligent Factory”
“Corporate Quick Pay”
JPMorganChase & Co.
CIO of the Year
Recognizes a CIO or CTO who has made a significant and positive impact on their firm and the technology industry. Nominees must hold the title of CIO or CTO and have direct oversight of at least 10 subordinates on their staff.
Albertelli Law & Oversite Data Services
CISO of the Year
Recognizes a CISO or CSO who has made a significant and positive impact on their firm and the technology industry. Nominees must hold the title of CISO or CSO and have direct oversight of at least 10 subordinates on their staff.
Tampa General Hospital
Emerging Technology Leader of the Year (30 and under)
Recognizes an up and coming professional (Must be no older than 30 on or before December 31, 2016) who has made a positive impact on their firm and the technology industry regardless of title.
Director Technology – International Audience Measurement & Call Centers
Mallory Tai Taylor
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
Emerging Technology Leader of the Year (31 to 40)
Recognizes an up and coming professional (Must be no older than 40 on or before December 31, 2016) who has made a positive impact on their firm and the technology industry regardless of title.
Sr. Manager, Smart IoT Solutions
Tech Data Corporation
Richard Grant Baxley
Technologist of the Year
Recognizes a technologist who has demonstrated excellence in their field through significant and positive impact on their firm and innovation and/or leadership in their field.
Director of Technology
Tampa Preparatory School
Senior Project Architect
Technology Leader of the Year
Recognizes a demonstrated leader who has made a significant and positive impact on their firm, their technology field, and our local region’s technology community.
Founder & President
Founder & CEO
Senior Director of Enterprise Agility & Digital Product Leadership
Cox Target Media
Student Program of the Year
Recognizes a company or organization that developed an innovative and effective student training, apprenticeship, or internship program.
Veteran Program of the Year
Recognizes a company or organization that developed an innovative and effective veteran transition, training, or hiring program.
The judges decided to make a unique bench ruling for the Veteran Program of the Year award, naming two JPMorganChase & Co. sponsored programs the winners, demonstrating the power of both creating and embracing a veteran talent pool.
New Skills for a New Fight, a program of the Florida Center for Cybersecurity at the University of South Florida, is a pilot cybersecurity training and certification program that focuses on preparing veterans for a specific, high-demand job role. This intensive 40-week, full-time, on-campus program offers free tuition, fees, books and certification vouchers. By leveraging the Center’s partnerships with Florida’s state universities and military installations, New Skills for a New Fight provides a model for increasing the pipeline of cyber talent on a statewide level and beyond. The program was founded in 2014 through a grant from JPMorganChase & Co. For additional information, visit http://thefc2.org/education/forveterans.aspx or watch their video at https://vimeo.com/179326782.
VETS (Voices for Employees that Served), a program of JPMorganChase & Co., is an inclusive group of employees who voluntarily work together to highlight the importance of the military and Veteran communities to JPMorgan Chase. VETS members of the Tampa Chapter engage in community outreach programs and collaborate with the JPMorgan Chase Office of Military and Veterans Affairs (MVA) to support and advocate the Veteran Jobs Mission, Chase Home Award Program, community events and ongoing employee education and mentoring initiatives. The MVA was established in 2011 to drive firm-wide Veteran-focused efforts around employment and training, empowering Veteran small business ownership and improving the financial security of our Veterans, service members and their families. For additional information, visit https://www.jpmorganchase.com/corporate/Corporate-Responsibility/military-veterans.htm or watch their video at https://www.jpmorganchase.com/corporate/Corporate-Responsibility/military-veterans.htm.
Workplace Culture Program of the Year
Recognizes a company or organization that developed an innovative and effective workplace culture program.
Cox Target Media / Valpak
The 13th Annual TBTF Industry Achievement Awards are presented by Bright House Networks Enterprise Solutions. Signature sponsors include Check Point, Forsythe, ReliaQuest and Tech Data. Annual sponsors include AgileThought, Florida Blue, JPMorganChase, Kobie Marketing, Peak 10, RIDG, Soaring Eagle Consulting, Triad Retail Media, Tribridge, Valpak and Vology. Event sponsors include Accenture, Busch Gardens and Nitro Solutions.
The Tampa Bay Technology Forum, or TBTF, is the unifying voice of Tampa Bay Technology. TBTF is dedicated to growing and promoting Tampa Bay’s technology ecosystem, the largest in Florida. http://tbtf.org
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