Nominate notable Tampa Bay techies and tech companies for the 14th Annual Tampa Bay tech Awards!

by Joey deVilla on August 2, 2017

It’s that time of the year in Tampa Bay: time to nominate the people and organizations that help make the Tampa Bay tech scene great! The 14th Annual Tampa Bay Tech Awards, organized by Tampa Bay Technology Forum, will take place later this year, and we need you to nominate this year’s Tampa Bay tech rock stars and supergroups!

The deadline for nominations is Friday, August 18th at 5:00 p.m., and the award categories are:

  • People awards:
    • Technology Executive of the Year: This award recognizes a C-level technology executive who has made a significant and positive impact on their firm and the technology industry. Nominees must hold the title of CIO, CTO, CISO (or a variation thereof) and have direct oversight of at least 10 subordinates on their staff.
    • 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.
    • Emerging Technology Leader of the Year: Recognizes an up-and-coming young professional (must be no older than 40 on or before December 31, 2017) who has made a positive impact on their firm and the technology industry regardless of title.
  • Company awards:
    • Excellence in Service: This award 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.
    • Workplace Culture Program of the Year: Recognizes a company or organization that developed an innovative and effective workplace culture program. Emerging Technology Company of the Year Recognizes a Tampa Bay headquartered company creating an impact through innovation, fast growth, and giving back to our community.
  • “Technical” Honors: This year, they’re soliciting suggestions for ‘technical’ awards. You can provide your thoughts for an award, and justify it in the form!

Want to help grow Tampa Bay into a major tech hub? One way to help is by participating in events like this, which bring together the local community, connect techies to opportunities, and show to the world beyond the Sun Coast that tech happens in Tampa Bay. If you know someone or some company in the Tampa Bay tech scene that should be recognized for their efforts, achievements, and contributions, go and nominate them!

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