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Winners of the 2014 Tech Awards Announced at TechCelebration: NVTC's Annual Banquet

On Monday, Dec. 8 at TechCelebration: NVTC’s annual banquet, NVTC announced the winners of the 2014 Tech Awards, a new awards program honoring groundbreaking companies, leaders and innovations in our region's technology community. The award finalists and winners of the NVTC Associate Member of the Year Award, Tech Executive of the Year Award and Innovative Use of Technology Award were chosen by an independent panel of judges. The two Technology Company of the Year Awards finalists were chosen by an independent panel of judges and the winners of those two awards were selected by online voting leading up to and during the event.

Congratulations to the winners:

NVTC Associate Member of the Year
Consumer Electronics Association

Gary Shapiro of CEA.
From left, NVTC Vice Chair Todd Stottlemyer of Acentia, presenter Teresa Carlson of Amazon Web Services, Gary Shapiro of NVTC Associate Member of the Year Consumer Electronics Association and NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg.

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the nonprofit technology trade association representing and promoting growth in the $211 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. Earlier this year, CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro spearheaded the creation of U.S. Tech Vets, the national expansion of the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative online community and job board. Through CEA’s support, U.S. Tech Vets is connecting thousands of veterans with employment opportunities across the technology sector. CEA actively supports the Entrepreneur Center @NVTC and sponsors most of NVTC’s major programs throughout the year. CEA is also a vocal advocate for policies that make Northern Virginia and the Commonwealth more business-friendly and to help attract the best and brightest to the area.

Tech Executive of the Year
Teresa Carlson, Amazon Web Services

Teresa Carlson.
From left, NVTC Vice Chair Todd Stottlemyer of Acentia, presenter Dave Zolet from CSC, NVTC Tech Executive of the Year Teresa Carlson of Amazon Web Services and NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg.

As Vice President, Teresa Carlson heads Amazon Web Services Worldwide Public Sector, which provides cloud computing to over 800 government entities, over 3,000 educational institutions and over 10,000 nonprofit organizations. She is responsible for strategy, sales and business development, charged with driving both revenue and partnership strategy across Public Sector in all geographies. Teresa has a long history of engagement in the technology community, championing programs that build the talent pool in Northern Virginia and help to create a new generation of leaders.

Innovative Use of Technology
Tie: CSC and Monster Government Solutions

Most Innovative Use of Technology.
From left, presenter Jim Morris of Harris, Steve Cooker of Innovative Use of Technology Winner Monster Government Solutions, NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg, Hank Tseu of Most Innovative Technology Winner CSC and NVTC Vice Chair Todd Stottlemyer of Acentia.

CSC, for its “DECKSTER” live dashboard displays:
Deckster by CSC is a lightweight web-based visualization framework that displays dynamic infographics to meet customers’ most complex visualization needs. Users interact with cards that display complex data in a quick, easily digestible format such as charts, graphs, maps, and tables. Cards are tiled in the user’s screen in a dashboard layout, and can be sequenced or organized depending on user preference or the user’s role. Deckster’s cards, which dynamically refresh to show live data, can interact with each other in an unlimited number of ways including expanding other cards, highlighting data in other cards, or even scrolling to a specific location in another card.

Monster Government Solutions, for its Military Skills translator:
Monster’s Military.com Military Skills Translator leverages Military.com’s deep institutional knowledge of military and veteran affairs and Monster’s award-winning talent recruitment and management software to provide veterans with an in-depth, comprehensive, multifaceted picture of how their service skills can be applied in the corporate world. Veterans can input information about their military service and job titles, education, as well as secondary, tertiary and civilian skills. The Monster tool then automatically presents a list of current job openings that match the veterans’ skills on the very same page. The tool has a proven record of enabling more transitioning veteran service members to be matched with careers that align with their unique skills sets.

Tech Company of the Year Under $50 Million in Revenue
Zoomdata Inc.

Zoomdata.
From left, NVTC Vice Chair Todd Stottlemyer of Acentia, representatives from Tech Company of the Year (Under $50 Million in Revenue) Winner Zoomdata and NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg.

Zoomdata, developers of a fast big data exploration, visualization and analytics platform, lets business users see and interact with data in all new ways. Designed as a mobile and touch first experience, its patented micro-query architecture delivers results on billions of records in seconds and gives users a single plane of glass for bridging old data and new data. Zoomdata’s technology architecture is designed to work with any existing data source and it doesn’t store data or force users to push/pull data into yet another existing system.

Tech Company of the Year Over $50 Million in Revenue
Vencore

Vencore.
From left, NVTC Vice Chair Todd Stottlemyer of Acentia, presenter Steve Cooker of Monster Government Solutions, Mac Curtis of Tech Company of the Year (Over $50 Million in Revenue) Winner Vencore and NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg.

Vencore is a proven information solutions, engineering and analytics company that helps customers across government solve their most complex challenges. The company’s innovations in cyber security, data analysis and technology, and its focus on research, ensure it remains ahead of the ever changing demands in the market. Vencore has positioned itself for growth, and, through a series of acquisitions, has not only doubled in size – both personnel and revenue – but also nearly doubled its portfolio of offerings, allowing the company to expand its reach into a broader range of markets.

Tech Award Finalists:

NVTC Associate Member of the Year

  • Consumer Electronics Association (Winner)
  • Cooley LLP
  • Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • W2 Communications

    Tech Executive of the Year

  • Stephen Canton, iCore Networks
  • Teresa Carlson, Amazon Web Services (Winner)
  • l Grasso, The MITRE Corporation
  • Ron Gula, Tenable Network Security
  • Paul Leslie, Dovel Technologies
  • Pete Stevenson, Latisys

    Innovative Use of Technology

  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • CSC (Winner)
  • Hopecam
  • The MITRE Corporation
  • Monster Government Solutions (Winner)
  • Optoro
  • TRX Systems

    Tech Company of the Year Under $50 Million in Revenue

  • 3Pillar Global
  • Clarabridge
  • HelloWallet
  • Ingenicomm Inc.
  • ScienceLogic
  • Zoomdata Inc. (Winner)

    Tech Company of the Year Over $50 Million in Revenue

  • Blackboard Inc.
  • Cvent
  • K2M Inc.
  • Opower
  • Vencore (Winner)
  • Virtustream