2017 RI Tech10 Award Winners Announced

The Tech10 Awards honor individuals and companies driving innovation, education, and growth; to be recognized at celebration event on Nov. 16th

Providence, Rhode Island – October 23, 2017 – Tech Collective, Rhode Island’s premier tech hub, in partnership with Rhode Island Monthly, announces its 2017 Tech10 Award recipients. The program will honor fifteen Rhode Island individuals and companies within ten technology related categories. In addition to the ten categories, the award ceremony will also recognize Tech10 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Rick Norberg – CEO of Vertikal6, and the Next Tech Generation Award recipients, presented by Cox Business, who are being recognized as future leaders at their companies and within the tech community.

This year’s Tech10 continues to distinguish Rhode Island’s brightest entrepreneurs and technology professionals as well as showcasing organizations who are driving innovation and education across Rhode Island. Honorees will be recognized at a celebration event on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Squantum Association in East Providence, RI. This year’s recipients are also profiled in the November issue of Rhode Island Monthly, which is on newsstands now.

2017 Tech10 Award Recipients:

Community Partner:
Bobby DiPetrillo,
 Solutions Consultant, Carousel Industries
Brian Jepson, Co-Founder, Providence Geeks and RI Mini Maker Faire

Company Innovation:
Theresa Moore, 
President and Founder, T-Time Productions

Entrepreneurship/ Startups:
Jarrid Hall, 
Co-Founder, Dinner-x-Change
Rite Solutions

Rose Muller,
 Technology Director, Bristol Warren Regional School District

Tech Educator:
Erin Flynn, 
Director of Enrollment Management Outreach, New England Institute of Technology
Academy for Career Exploration

Tech Leadership:
Owen Buckley, 
Director of Engineering, Kenzan
Tara Ebsworth, Mechanical Engineer, Ximedica

Techies to watch:
Annette Niemczyk, Senior Systems Engineer, Envision Technology Advisors

Women in Tech
Cate Burlington, 
IT Instructor, Year Up

Workforce Development Champion:
Deb Ricci, 
Business Readiness Champion, Carousel Industries

Youth Engagement:
Aislinn Walters, 
Software Engineer, FM Global

The Next Tech Generation Recipients:
Keith Lee, Manager of Desktop Engineering, Care New England
Steven Mooney, Technology Manager, IGT
Eduardo Lessa, Agile Practice Lead, Gurnet Consulting

Carlos Samayoa, Manager of IT Infrastructure Systems, Bryant University

“Congratulations 2017 Tech10 Award winners! We are honored to recognize these influential individuals and innovative companies”, said John Smithers, CEO of Tech Collective. “As engines of change, participants’ enthusiasm and dedication contribute to the state’s economic growth. We look forward to their continued successes!”

The 2017 Tech10 Awards are sponsored by Cox BusinessAmica Insurance, Carousel Industries, OSHEANBryant University’s Executive Development Center, and eMoney. Tech10 recipients were chosen by this year’s Tech10 Judging Committee based on application submissions collected June – August 2017.

“We are pleased to highlight the talents of these individuals and all that they do for their businesses and the community,” said John Palumbo, publisher of Rhode Island Monthly. “Our partnership with the Tech Collective is an important one as we celebrate the importance of the work of this group of industry leaders and the key role technology plays as a driver of the Rhode Island economy.”

To learn more about the event and to register, go to www.tech10awards.com or contact Tech10 Program Manager, Amanda Roman at Amanda.roman@tech-collective.org

Rhode Island Monthly Communications, Inc. is a locally owned multi-platform publisher of magazines and specialty publications, including custom publishing projects. Products include several lifestyle and tourism publications serving residents of – and visitors to – Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.

About Tech Collective
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