Updated 4/21/11, 7:45 PM
The NewVa Corridor Technology Council (NCTC) is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2011 TechNite Awards. Winners in five categories – Rising Star, Entrepreneur, NewVa Leadership, Innovation, and Educator – will be recognized at the 12th annual TechNite Awards Banquet on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center in Roanoke, Virginia.
Each year, the NCTC membership honors technology and industry leaders from the NewVa region through the TechNite awards banquet. Members of the community nominate the individuals and companies they feel have achieved noteworthy milestones or have made significant contributions through leadership and innovation.
The 2011 TechNite Nominees are:
Rising Star Award
This award recognizes a local technology company whose "star is rising." It may not be a household name yet, but it could soon be another local success story in the NewVa Region. The nominees are:
Entrepreneurs are a different breed. Sometimes it takes nerves of steel to blaze a new path. This award
recognizes someone in our community who exemplifies what it means to be a risk-taker in the technology field.
NewVa Leadership Award
This award recognizes one of our own who not only succeeds in the workplace, but also leads by example by contributing significantly to the community in which we live.
Frank Dees, Experi-Ed Learning Concepts
Sam English, CIE Partners
Jim Flowers, VT KnowledgeWorks
Ryan Hagan, currently with Rackspace, to be joining Qualtrax, a subsidiary of CCS-Inc.
Jonathan Hagmaier, Interactive Achievement
ITT Night Vision & Imaging
Doug Juanarena, Rackspace
Rick Pevarski, Virginia Utility Protection Service
Minnis Ridenour, Virginia Tech
Bob Summers, 460Angels
This award recognizes an individual, a group of individuals, a company, or other organization that sets the standard for thought leadership and innovation in their respective fields. By definition, they are doing something new or different, and they are doing it well. Their innovation represents a significant technological breakthrough or addresses a great market opportunity or both. (Alphabetized by company name.)
This award recognizes a K-12 educator in the NewVa Region that promotes math, science and/or the use of
technology in creative ways to transfer knowledge and help develop future technology leaders. (Alphabetized by educator's last name.)
Sara Coleman, Indian Valley Elementary School
Jessica Cromer, Check Elementary School
Michael French, Burton Center for Arts and Technology
Mike Kaylor, Montgomery County Public Schools
Donna Ralph, Narrows Elementary Middle School
Michael Walton, Willis Elementary School
Here is the complete list of nominees and sponsors for the NCTC's 2011 Nominees for TechNite Awards.
TechNite is an annual celebration of the NewVa Region’s technology community, providing an opportunity to network with more than 300 leaders in business and innovation. This year’s Master of Ceremonies will be Ted Melnik, President, Melnik Consulting. Ted is the former President of Novozymes Biologicals and also a former President of the NCTC.
TechNite event information
Thursday, May 12, 2011
5:30 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner & Awards Ceremony
The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
For more information, please visit www.TheTechnologyCouncil.com or call 540-443-9232.