May 12, 2016
Last night, we held our 21st Annual Technology Awards show and gala, honoring several local organizations and individuals that are actively helping advance central Virginia’s technology-based economy.
Over 700 of Richmond Tech Business leaders attended the award show held at the Convention Center. The awards are structured in a way that recognizes individual accomplishments, corporate wins, non- profit success stories, innovators in their field, and small businesses.
“Much has changed during the last two decades, but our region continues to sprout outstanding technologists, innovators, and entrepreneurs”, said Robby Demeria, our Executive Director. “It’s because of these finalists tonight that central Virginia continues to attract new businesses. Our area has become a desired location for young technologists to live, work, and play.”
The award name, its description, and the winners are:
Innovation in Community Award sponsored by ImpactMakers : Science Matters
awarded to an individual or team from a nonprofit or civic organization in central Virginia that displays the most innovative use(s) of technology to deliver services, advance their mission, or impact our community.
Science Matters, a multi-media educational initiative of the Community Idea Stations, Central Virginia’s PBS & NPR stations, using the power of media to inspire our community to value science and understand its importance to our future.
Innovation in Education Award sponsored by Computer Resource Team : Dr. James Lane
awarded to the educator that provides exceptional technology leadership and encourages students to pursue higher education or training in science, technology, engineering and math.
Dr. James Lane, currently Superintendent of Goochland County and chair of the regional public schools partnership. Dr. Lane’s schools have a reputation for innovation and always being focused on maximizing their student’s potential.
Emerging Technology Business Award Sponsored by Dixon Hughes Goodman : MAXX Potential
awarded to a local technology company that has demonstrated the ability to achieve commercial success.
MAXX Potential, a unique approach toward workforce development, MAXX Potential is filling a much-needed void in our ecosystem. The company finds and invests in aspiring technologists, by giving them a debt-free way to achieve their career goals while also instilling the values of continuous learning and hard work.
Innovation in Technology Builder Award sponsored by SLAIT Consulting : Lumiary
awarded to the local technology company delivering technology solutions and/or services to external clients that build capacity and increase operational efficiency.
Lumiary helps consumer-focused companies lower acquisition costs and increase retention through the use of big data. Their software-as-a-service platform acts as a customer intelligence hub, unifying data from across their business tools to drive smarter, more personalized customer engagement.
Innovation in Utilization Award is awarded to the company or organization whose creative use of existing technology enhances processes, methodologies and/or services for their own or others’ benefit.
Large Capital Projects sponsored by Vaco : Carmax
the Offsite Buying mobile solution (OBW Mobile) is a new tool that helps drive efficient execution and effective decision-making for CarMax buyers at auctions. Providing real-time access to vehicle run lists and company specific vehicle sourcing guidance.
Small Capital Projects sponsored by Carmax : Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
The DMV’s “other government services” technology leverages an extensible customer service application developed in-house in conjunction with custom web services to enable delivery of other agency transactions in 79 DMV offices statewide.
Innovation in Development the Auzville Jackson Jr. Award is awarded to the company or organization whose development of new technology applications and/or systems creates new processes, methodologies, and/or services for their own or others’ benefit.
Large Capital Projects sponsored by Comcast Business : United Network of Organ Sharing
the UNOS Data Portal is built using a combination of open source, commercial, and custom software. At its core is Hadoop, an open source big data engine and file system that allows UNOS to build data views that pivot the transactional data used in organ matching into customized views.
Small Capital Projects sponsored by Singlestone : Nudge
The Nudge Coach System allows health and wellness industries to better manage their patients or clients using health tracking tools. The system aggregates real-time data from roughly 100 health tracking apps and devices to provide a single health living score.
The RichTech Chairman’s Award sponsored by Altria Client Services : Kimberly Mahan
presented annually to an individual or organization that has made a significant impact on the growth of technology in the Richmond Region, and/or the advancement of Greater Richmond as a center for technology innovation.
Kimberly Mahan, Chief Executive Officer, MAXX Potential
People’s Choice Award went to C1 Coders!
Congratulations to all of our winners!!