Tampa Bay, FL — October 12, 2023 — The Tampa Bay Tech community is gearing up for an electrifying celebration as we proudly announce the finalists for the 20th Annual Tampa Bay Tech Awards. With immense pride, we unveil 15 exceptional finalists across six prestigious award categories, marking two decades of innovation, dedication, and unparalleled excellence in the tech industry.
The 20th Annual Tampa Bay Tech Awards ceremony, set to take place on November 10, promises an unforgettable night where 450 of Tampa Bay’s most influential tech leaders will come together to recognize the outstanding achievements of our region. This event, hosted at Armature Works, will not just honor the finalists; it will serve as a testament to the remarkable growth and evolution of the Tampa Bay tech community over the past 20 years. With a record-breaking 160 nominations received, this event underscores the enthusiasm surrounding the flourishing tech scene in Tampa Bay, reflecting its rapid growth and expansion the region.
The award finalists include:
Tech Leader of the Year
- Paul Maglionico – VP, Software Engineering & Tampa Development Center Leader at Penske Truck Leasing
- Andrew McIntyre – SVP, Technology & Innovation at Vinik Sports Group | Tampa Bay Lightning
- Stephen Gorham- COO at OPSWAT
Tech Company of the Year
- Geographic Solutions
- Abacode Cybersecurity & Compliance
Tech Project of the Year
- 911 Alert by PikMyKid
- The Children’s Trust’s Integrated Data Repository & Visualization by System Soft Technologies
- The Dream Tapestry by The Dalí Museum
Emerging Tech Leader of the Year
- Aaron White – CEO & Co-Founder at Outbound.com
- Amit Agrawal – Director, Investor Relations & Platform Operations at Tampa Bay Wave
- Samantha Ramos – Founder & CEO at Tampa Bay Techies
Emerging Tech Company of the Year
- Maya AI
And the winner of the Community Dedication and Leadership award will be announced the night of the event.
“As we reach this historic milestone, we acknowledge the pioneers, visionaries, and trailblazers who have shaped the Tampa Bay tech landscape. The 20th Annual Tampa Bay Tech Awards is not just an awards ceremony; it’s a tribute to the resilience, creativity, and unwavering spirit of our community. It’s a testament to what we can achieve when we come together to innovate and inspire as a community,” said Meghan O’Keefe, Executive Director of Tampa Bay Tech.
Date: November 10, 2023
Location: Armature Works
Time: Doors open at 6:00 PM to 11pm
This will be a fun night of heart-pounding drum rolls and exhilarating moments, this event promises to be an unforgettable experience. DJ Fresh will help welcome and co-host the night filled with a 3-course dinner, open bar, live entertainment and plenty of networking. We extend a warm invitation to the Tampa Bay community to register for this incredible event and help us raise a glass and celebrate together, as we all deserve the recognition for a year’s worth of hard work and dedication.
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