Statewide Technology Winners Announced

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) hosted the NC Tech Awards on November 12, 2015 at the Raleigh Convention Center, recognizing organizations and individuals that have demonstrated excellence in technology and business.  The annual event, presented with Title Sponsor Cherry Bekaert, drew a capacity crowd of more than 800.

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“Year after year we continue to see a high level of excellence and innovation from the technology community in North Carolina,” said Brooks Raiford, NCTA’s president and CEO. “We’re pleased to highlight such a diverse mix of companies and leaders at this year’s Awards event.”  Each award recognizes those who have made significant contributions, over the past year, to the tech sector, community and state.

The 2015 winners are:

Software Company – nCino
Communications Technology Company – CommScope
Industry Driven Company – WebAssign
Innovative Product – Phononic
Best Consumer Web Company – Next Glass
New Media/Digital Company – Bronto
Best Place to Work – Lenovo
Fast Growth Small Company – Impact Financial Systems
Fast Growth Large Company – Netsertive
Use of Analytics – Cisco
Business Value – LPL Financial
Customer Service – Martin Marietta
eCommerce – BCBSNC
Education – The Science House
Energy & The Environment – Greenteknology Recycling
Health & Wellness – TouchCare
Tech Exec of the Year – Robbie Allen, President & CEO of Automated Insights
Outstanding Achievement – Bob Hawkins, former VP of NC Operations for EMC, and Bob Greenberg, former RTP site leader for IBM
Public Leader – Representative Craig Horn
Private Sector CIO of the Year – Victor Fetter, CIO of LPL Financial
Public Sector CIO of the Year – Chris Estes, CIO, State of NC
Technology Educator of the Year – Marie Hopper, Exec. Director of NCFIRST Robotics
Tech Woman of the Year – Saundra Williams, Sr. VP and CIO of NC Community Colleges

In addition, NCTA named the Top Ten Startups to Watch.  Companies recognized included:  Adwerx, CoreCompete, Ecomdash, Koolbridge Solar, Pendo, PredictifyMe, Reveal Mobile, Surgilum, Tiger Eye Sensor, Tourpedo

About NCTA
The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is a not-for-profit, membership-driven trade association and the primary voice of the technology industry in North Carolina. NCTA is the intersection of leadership and technology, fueling the growth of North Carolina through Executive Engagement, Public Affairs, and a Knowledge Workforce. For more information, visit our website at