We would like to announce the awards winners from our Seventh Annual Awards Dinner, sponsored by Adecco, Chico’s FAS and Zuora, CenturyLink and 21st Century Oncology on March 25th. This year at Southwest Florida’s longest running, “Excellence in Technology” event there was record breaking attendance to congratulate the finalists and hear David Trimm, former CIO at The Hertz Corporation, speak to “The Five Technology Trends You Can’t Ignore.” Thank you everyone for supporting the continued growth of our organization as we celebrate technology in the SWFL region.
Winner of the inaugural Women in Technology Award to recognize contributions made by women in technology through professional expertise and leadership is Denise Spence with Dunbar High School. Spence runs the information technology program and teaches there, as well as serving as an adjunct professor at FGCU. Other finalists were Jodi Harrison with Interactyx and Tracey Lanham with Hodges University.
For the Transformation Award, for a business that has achieved success through implementation of IT to overcome a challenge, the winner is Ted Todd Insurance for the work they did developing customized applications for automated quote responses. Other finalists were the Canterbury School and DeAngelis Diamond Construction.
The Innovention Award is given to a company that has invented or demonstrated an innovative and creative technology solution and MassiveU has created a whole new way for teachers and students to interact, learn and develop online. Arthrex and SkyLink Data Centers were the other finalists.
Another new element to the dinner was a $500 scholarship given to freshman Christian Irving for higher education. Christian won the Thomas Alva Edison Regional Science and Inventor’s Fair for his device that is built into the sole of a shoe to charge mobile devices.
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2009 Harvey Software
2010 4what Interactive
2011 Arthrex ( for SOS web-based solution)
2009 City of Cape Coral
2010 Dunbar High Academy for Technology Excellence
2012 Lee Memorial Health System
2013 Polygon Solutions
Nominations are now open for the Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership Seventh Annual Awards Dinner. The deadline for nominations is 5:00pm, Friday, January 9, 2015. Nominations – including self-nominations – can be submitted by individuals, organizations and companies to firstname.lastname@example.org
The awards are for Innovention, Transformation and Women in Technology:
The Innovention Award. Awarded to a Southwest Florida organization that has invented, improved or demonstrated an innovative and creative technology solution or product that created business worth by saving money, improving efficiency, reworking a business process or generated a completely new way of doing business.
The Transformation Award. Awarded to a Southwest Florida organization that has achieved success through the application or implementation of an existing technology in an innovative manner to overcome a business challenge.
Woman in Technology Award. Recognizes the success and contributions of a woman to the technology industry of Southwest Florida through professional expertise and leadership. The recipient will exemplify the commitment of the partnership to a vibrant community of technology professionals and opportunity for all.