Tech Nite - Details
Tech Nite is the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council's annual premier gathering, highlighting the Valley's technology achievement and innovation in 8 award categories. On May 3, 2017 attendees will gather at JMU's Festival Center for Tech Nite 17 to recognize and highlight the successes of technology firms, organizations and programs in the region and the entrepreneurs and innovators behind those successes.
What were the accomplishments of previous nominees and winners? Read the details of 2016: SVTC Tech Nite 2016 program incl. summaries (pdf)
Award categories and nominees:
JMU CISE's Innovation in Community Impact Award
Sponsored by JMU College of Integrated Science & Engineering
The Community Impact Award is given to an individual, team, nonprofit/civic organization, or company in the Shenandoah Valley that aspires to use its capabilities to help solve a social or environmental issue in a local community while using technology to amplify the impact of a service, mission, or project.
Explore More Discovery Museum & JMU Debate Club
Harrisonburg Gift and Thrift, Inc. & Secure Futures, LLC
Wildlife Center of Virginia
JMU CoB's Innovation in Emerging Business Award
Sponsored by JMU College of Business.
Awarded to a Shenandoah Valley start-up technology company, or entrepreneur, that has proven the ability to achieve commercial success.
Blue Vigil, LLC
The Chiedo Companies
Innovation in Education K-12 Award
(sponsorship available) (Tech Nite 17 sponsorship opportunities, pdf)
Awarded to the educator or program in K-12 that provides exceptional technology leadership, innovative use and/or development of technology while encouraging students to pursue higher education or training in science, technology, engineering or math.
Lucas C. Conner | Alleghany County Public Schools
Matt Goss | Blue Ridge Community College
SGT Kenneth Glass | Fishburne Military School
Amy Sabarre & Jeremy Aldrich | Harrisonburg City Public Schools
Remy Pangle | The KidWind Challenge/JMU Wind Energy
Chris Dalton | Massanutten Technical Center
Dr. Oskar Scheikl | Rockingham County Public Schools
Eric Johnston, Patrick Graybeal, Kathy Chrisman | SD Solutions LLC et al
Matthew T. Britton | Shenandoah County Public Schools
Jessica Herr | Staunton City Public Schools
Cadence's Innovation In Higher Education Award
Sponsored by Cadence, Inc.
Awarded to the educator or program in higher education that provides exceptional technology leadership, innovative use and/or development of technology while encouraging students to pursue higher education or training in science, technology, engineering or math.
"Knowledge to Work" / Lord Fairfax Community College
Software Development and Implementation
University of Virginia, School of Medicine
COL Stacey Vargas, PhD | VMI / VMI Research Laboratory
CIT's Innovation in Development Award
Sponsored by the Center for Innovative Technology
Awarded to a 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.
Dr. Sven A. Brueckner | Axon AI
The Center for International Stabilization and Recovery's
CAST Project Team
(Paul Rittenhouse, Lindsay Aldrich, Heather Holsinger)
Ben Hanson | Serco, Inc.
WAW's Innovation in Utilization Award
Sponsored by Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC
This award recognizes outstanding commercial growth and achievement by an established company that either produces or markets high tech products or services, or an established company or organization that produces/offers more traditional products and services (where technology itself is not the core business purpose).
Shenandoah Computer Center
Total Technology Management
Shentel's Dr. John Noftsinger Leadership Award
Sponsored by Shentel
Recipient’s leadership has served as a catalyst for
positive technology-related activity in the Shenandoah Valley.
(Only one nominee is publicized, even if several nominations were received)
Dr. Harry Reif/ JMU College of Business
Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics
Serco's People's Choice Award
Sponsored by Serco
Awarded to one nominee from the other categories. All nominees are candidates — and the company, organization, or individual with the most votes through social media *before* and *during* the event will win. Voting starts the day all nominees are publicized and continues during the gala.
(Instructions on how to participate,
incl. what the hashtag will be, will be given early April)