May 18, 2015
The Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) sold out its 31st annual Oregon Technology Awards ceremony at the Portland Art Museum this year. The event drew more than 600 attendees which included entrepreneurs and tech professionals from across the region. The annual Oregon Technology Awards program celebrates excellence and achievement in the region’s technology industry.
Excellence and achievement in the region’s technology industry are celebrated at this event, and this year, the association added two new categories to reflect emerging industries and give a nod to those industries outside of Oregon which still provide an influence on local innovation.
Oregon Technology Award Winners:
- Technology Company of the Year, Pre-‐revenue -‐ Skyward.io, an information management platform that powers the global aerial robotics network.
- Technology Company of the Year, Emerging -‐ Cloudability, a cloud cost and usage data management and analytics platform.
- Technology Company of the Year, Rising Star -‐ Cedexis, a service that optimizes web performance across data centers, content delivery networks (CDNs) and clouds.
- Technology Company of the Year, Growth – Puppet Labs, an IT automation service that automates configuration and management of machines and the software running on them.
- Technology Company of the Year, Enterprise – Qorvo, providing scalable and dynamic RF solutions on mobile, infrastructure, and defense markets.
- Most Influential Technology Company Not Headquartered in Oregon – Salesforce, one of the leading Customer Relationship Management platforms.
- Most Disruptive Technology – Lumen Learning, a solution to make education more affordable through open educational resources.
During the event, other individual awards were also given. Equilibrium Capital Group, LLC is a global asset management platform that drives sustainability in real assets such as crop farms and LEED-certified properties, wastewater treatment and other water management issues, and other important global management concerns. The company’s Head of Sustainability and Structuring, Bill Campbell, was awarded the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Technology Executive of the Year award honored Sam Blackman, CEO and founder of Elemental Technologies. Elemental Technologies helps pay TV operators, content programmers, film studios, and sports broadcasters bring video to any screen.
“This year’s awards program demonstrates the strength of the tech community in Oregon and SW Washington. The TAO would like to congratulate all of the winners and thank the many volunteers and event sponsors,” said Skip Newberry, President of the Technology Association of Oregon.
Image Credit: Flickr/Aaron Hockley
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