March 19, 2015 — Portland, Ore. — The Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) announced today the finalists for the 2015 Oregon Technology Awards (OTAs), the annual program celebrates excellence and achievement in the region’s technology industry. Which companies will be awarded this year? Find out as the winners are revealed at the Oregon Technology Awards Ceremony on April 30, 2015 at the Portland Art Museum. The annual show connects its members with thought leaders, executives, entrepreneurs and investors from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
The 31st annual OTAs will include awards for Technology Company of the Year (based on five size categories) as well as two new award categories: Influential Technology Company Not Headquartered in Oregon and Most Disruptive Technology. The event will also honor two outstanding leaders in our tech community, Sam Blackman of Elemental Technologies as the 2015 Technology Executive of the Year, and Bill Campbell of Equilibrium Capital Group as the recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.
"The Oregon tech community is thriving and you can really tell by the turnout and quality of the Technology Awards program," TAO President, Skip Newberry, says. "It is a huge networking opportunity and brings together everyone from the startup entrepreneur to the seasoned executive."
The Oregon Technology Award finalists were selected from a wide spectrum of industries within the various award categories. The TAO is proud to announce the 2015 Oregon Technology Award finalists, as follows:
Technology Company of the Year – Pre-Revenue
- Skyward Inc.
Technology Company of the Year – Emerging
Technology Company of the Year – Rising Star
Technology Company of the Year – Growth
- iovation Inc.
- Peak Hosting
- Puppet Labs
Technology Company of the Year – Enterprise
- Cascade Microtech Inc.
- Qorvo Inc.
- Tripwire Inc.
Influential Technology Company Not Headquartered in Oregon
- CrowdCompass by Cvent
- New Relic, Inc.
Most Disruptive Technology of the Year
- Lumen Learning LLC
- Vacasa LLC
The 2015 Awards program is presented by Jones Lang LaSalle and UnitedHealthcare. Additional sponsors include 24Notion, Comcast Business, First Tech Federal Credit Union, KPMG LLP, Metal Toad, Planar, R&H Construction, Sincerely Truman, USI and Woodruff Sawyer. To learn more, visit the OTAs webpage.
Last year’s ceremony featured a surprise appearance by a flying drone that delivered an important message. Anything could happen this year, and media coverage is welcome. The TAO invites all interested journalists, bloggers and even tech startups to join the 31st annual Awards. No matter where you’re representing – Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco or New York – the 2015 OTA is open to all interested. There will be a VIP press party prior to the event that you don’t want to miss. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get invited to these exclusive VIP media events and behind the scene activities.
More than 550 tech leaders from across the state will gather at the Portland Art Museum on April 30, 2015 for the 2015 Oregon Technology Awards. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn about Oregon’s tech community - learn more about OTA and purchase tickets at the event page.
About the Technology Association of Oregon
The Technology Association of Oregon believes that technology is the driving force for change that leads to better businesses, communities and a better world. Our mission is to inspire groundbreaking technology ideas, products and companies. Our awards set a new standard of excellence and our annual show connects its members to thought leaders, executives, public officials, entrepreneurs, service providers and investors in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Read the original press release from TechOregon.com.