2017 Tech Awards Winners Announced at TechCelebration: NVTC’s Annual Banquet

Sen. John McCain also honored at Dec. 11 event

December 12, 2017 — Last night, over 700 members of the Northern Virginia technology community gathered at TechCelebration, the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s (NVTC), annual banquet. The event honored Senator John McCain for his outstanding leadership and service to our country with the Pinnacle Award. Senator John Barrasso accepted the award on behalf of Sen. McCain and made remarks. Virginia Governor-elect Ralph Northam also addressed the TechCelebration audience, sharing his vision for the Commonwealth just one month before being sworn in as Virginia’s 73rd governor.

In addition, the event featured the presentation of the 2017 NVTC Tech Awards, honoring groundbreaking companies, leaders and innovations in our region's technology community, and the Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI) Veteran Service Award, recognizing NVTC member companies who have demonstrated a superlative level of engagement with the VEI and support for the Veteran community.

Congratulations to the following winners: The MITRE Corporation, Tech Patent of the Year; Larry Prior, Tech Executive of the Year; REAN Cloud, Tech Company of the Year (Under $50 Million in Revenue); Appian, Tech Company of the Year (Over $50 Million in Revenue); and PRISM Inc., VEI Veteran Service Award.

Finalists and winners for the 2017 NVTC Tech Awards and VEI Veteran Service Award:

Tech Patent of the Year:
Deque Systems
The MITRE Corporation (WINNER)

Tech Executive of the Year:
Matt Calkins, Appian
Tom Davidson, EVERFI
Kim Hayes, The Ambit Group
Larry Prior, CSRA (WINNER)
Grant Verstandig, Rally Health

Tech Company of the Year Under $50 Million in Revenue:
Mobile Posse

Tech Company of the Year Over $50 Million in Revenue:
Appian (WINNER)
Excella Consulting
GuidePoint Security

VEI Veteran Service Award:
CACI International Inc.
IntelliDyne LLC
Micron Technology