Tonight in Washington, D.C., TechAmerica will hold the inaugural American Technology Awards (ATAs) Showcase at incubator and co-working space, 1776, where the 40 finalists will demo some of their new products. It was announced a few days ago that HelloWallet CEO Matt Fellowes will keynote tonight's event.
Fellowes founded HelloWallet in 2009 as a way to improve the consumer financial services market through game-changing, strategic innovations. The company's cloud-based products provide companies with a data platform that allows them to make better-informed decisions regarding workforce compensation and benefits. The company won a Webby in 2013 for “Best Financial Services Website.”
Prior to his role as CEO of HelloWallet, Fellowes was a Fellow at the Brookings Institution working on consumer finance research. In addition, he has previously taught public policy at Georgetown University and George Washington University, and published in various academic journals and media, including stories in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and TechCrunch.
“We’re thrilled to be hosting this one-of-a-kind showcase to honor excellence in technology, particularly at 1776, which in DC has become synonymous with tech innovation and industry trendsetting,” said CompTIA President and CEO, Todd Thibodeaux.
The American Technology Awards is organized by TechAmerica, the public sector and public policy division of CompTIA, which advocates on behalf of tech companies before decision-makers at the state, federal, and international levels of government. CompTIA recently acquired TechAmerica, and the ATAs mark the first major event following the transaction. The event tonight is aimed at bringing together various tech companies with customers and political leaders.
The finalists at tonight's showcase will represent categories of advanced manufacturing/technology manufacturing; aerospace and defense; big data; clean tech/green tech; cloud computing/software as a service; consumer electronics/computers and peripherals; cybersecurity; health and medical technologies; Internet services, e-commerce and mobility; IT services and consulting; semiconductors and electronic components; server and storage technology; smart grid and smart instruments; software; and telecommunications. To learn more about the finalists, visit TechAmerica's policy blog.
Registration for tonight's event is still open. Price of attendance is $25, free for those in government or academia. The event starts at 7pm and will be held at 1776 (1133 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C.).