2019 RI Tech10 Award Winners Announced

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Tech Collective
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Tech10 Awards honor individuals and companies driving innovation, education, and growth; to be recognized at celebration event on Nov. 13th

Providence, Rhode Island –October 30, 2019 – Tech Collective, Rhode Island’s foremost Information Technology Association, in partnership with Rhode Island Monthly, announces its 2019 Tech10 Award recipients. The program will honor ten Tech10 winners that have been innovators and champions in pioneering technology development in the state of Rhode Island. In addition to the Tech10 Award winners, the award ceremony will also honor five Next Tech Generation winners as well as this year’s Tech10 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, David Marble, CEO of OSHEAN.

This year’s Tech10 Awards continue to distinguish Rhode Island’s brightest entrepreneurs and technology professionals as well as showcasing organizations who are driving innovation across Rhode Island. Honorees will be recognized at a celebration event on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 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 November 4, 2019.

Life Time Achievement Recipient: sponsored by Amica Insurance

David Marble, CEO of OSHEAN

2019 Tech10 Award Recipients:

Brian Sousa, Sr. Application Analyst at Lifespan
Paul V. Fontaine, Associate VP and CIO of Providence College
Vincent DiPippo, CTO of Brave River Solutions
Hugh Bui, Software Engineer at IGT
Peter Haas, Associate Director at Brown Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative
Thomas Chase,
CTO of Delta Dental
Joe Mazzone, Computer and Software Engineering Instructor at William M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High School
Scott Pullano,
Director of Engineering Delivery at Kenzan
Barry Silver, Director of Information Technology of Pet Food Experts
Lori Perrault,
Director of Global Operations at. itSM Solutions

Next Tech Generation; sponsored by Cox Business

Paola Reyes, Data Analyst at AAA
Kim Paull, Director of Data and Analytics, EOHHS RI Executive Office of Health and Human Services
Elioenai Diaz, Systems/Network Engineer at KVH Industries, Inc. 
Joseph LeFrancois, Senior Network Engineer at Vertikal6
Brandon McDole, Application Analyst at Lifespan

“Congratulations 2019 Tech10 Award winners! We are honored to recognize these influential individuals and innovative companies”, said Joe Devine, Executive Director at Tech Collective. “The honorees contributions to their organizations and the communities they serve have contributed greatly to the state’s economic growth. We look forward to their continued successes!”

The 2019 Tech10 Awards are recognized by platinum sponsor Cox Business and elite sponsor Amica Insurance, as well as Supporting Sponsors, OSHEAN and Freedman Healthcare. Tech10 recipients were chosen by this year’s Tech10 Judging Committee based on application submissions collected June – August 2019.

“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.

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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.

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