Applications will be accepted June 15- July 30, 2021

What are the Tech10 Awards?

Tech10 is the opportunity for Rhode Island’s business and technology community to nominate its exceptional champions: employees, colleagues, clients, and partners. All are fostering Rhode Island’s technology innovation, passion, and success. The Tech10 Awards are presented in partnership with Rhode Island Monthly. As Rhode Island’s tech industry continues to grow economically and culturally, Rhode Island Monthly is shining the spotlight on our Tech10 recipients for all Rhode Islanders to see.

The 2021 Tech10 Awards recognize the individuals and companies driving innovation and growth across Rhode Island’s technology ecosystem. These are the innovators, software developers, engineers, technicians, tech leaders and the ones inspiring the next tech generation. These individuals harness vision and leadership to bring leading technologies into common place use. Our annual Tech10 Awards celebrate 10 individuals who are making an impact in the Rhode Island technology community, one Lifetime Achievement Award winner and several individuals who we honor as Next Tech Generation winners.

Last year we hosted this event online and had over 300 attendees. It was wonderful to see colleagues congratulating winners on their accomplishments. Rhode Island Monthly and the Tech Collective worked hand in hand to provide these winners with a fabulous and exciting experience. This year, we are excited to be planning for an in person event December 1, to be held at District Hall Providence. This gathering space, located in the Jewelry District, was designed as a space for innovators to get together, and share ideas. The ideal location to showcase the accomplishments of our Tech10 and Next Tech Generation

Nominations are now open to those who live or work in Rhode Island. Please take the time to think about those you work or volunteer with who would be worthy of receiving this award. We are often asked if you can self-nominate. The answer is of course. The application process is simple and quick. Winners are showcased in Rhode Island Monthly’s December issue. What a great way to share about your colleague and your company.

We are pleased to have Cox Business return as our Platinum Sponsor and Amica as our Elite Sponsor. The New England Institute of Technology is also on board this year as our Video Sponsor. Interested in a sponsorship of this year's awards program? Contact Monica.Kwarta@tech-collective.org for more information.

Candidates

The Tech10 Awards are awarded to 10 individuals who are having a positive impact in the Rhode Island technical community. From introducing innovative technologies into the workplace to building data-driven cultures to constantly up-leveling tech credentials, these are the individuals who are committed to transformation, self-development and community engagement.

Do you know a technology professional who has made a significant impact within the technology field? For example…

  • Have they improved their customers’ user experience?
  • Found a way to automate a manual task?
  • Reduce the development time or cost of a product or service?
  • Used technology to add a new revenue stream for their company?
  • Done a great job of making technology to their non-technical associates?
  • Developed a new app, security protocol, or data visualization that helps management make better decisions?

Technology is about connecting people, empowering business, and creating change in a global world. The Tech10 Awards celebrate those who have both a strong technical ability and make a significant impact. Our awardees are found in all levels of an organization, from practitioners to CIOs.

Ready to nominate someone? Click on the nomination form and submit your nominee by July 30th. We can’t wait to learn about this leader!

What is the Next Tech Generation Award?

The Next Tech Generation Award, presented by Cox Business, recognizes those that are new to the industry and are already leading the next generation of innovators and pioneering forward thinking in technology. Individuals will be honored alongside our 2021 Tech10 recipients at the award ceremony

Benefits of Awards

Tech10 and Next Tech Generation honorees will be featured in the December 2021 issue of Rhode Island Monthly magazine and social media channels.

  • Tech10 and Next Tech Generation recipients will be recognized at an awards celebration in December 2021.
  • Tech10 recipients receive a framed Rhode Island Monthly magazine cover to display at your location.
  • Logo of award for social media promotion.
  • Featured in Tech Collective press releases and social media promotion
  • Valuable networking ability at award celebration.
  • Increased value of brand recognition in the tech industry.
  • Positive influence on employee retention/recruiting and company morale.
  • Being a part of Tech10 Alumni of recognized Tech leaders.
  • Awesome bragging rights and to confirm that you are doing amazing work in the tech community!

Join us in celebrating our tech leaders with this great honor!

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The Honorees

Aditya Arora, Brandon Casey, Caitlin Floskis, Christine Bigwood, Damian Costantino, Jorge E. Garcia, Juan J. Rodriguez, Kevin Ricci, Manuel Lobao

Next Tech Generation

Betty Tavares, Bryant Phillips, Leah Del Giudice, Ray Nuñez, Richard Fontaine

Next Tech Generation

Todd Knapp