Tech Nite - Details
Tech Nite is the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council's annual gathering highlighting Valley technology achievement and innovation in 6 categories. On May 4, 2016 attendees will gather at JMU's Festival Center for Tech Nite 16 to recognize and highlight the successes of technology firms, organizations and programs in the region and the entrepreneurs and innovators behind those successes. Winners are announced live at the event.
Who were last year's nominees and what exactly were they highlighted for -- what did they accomplish? Read all about them in detail: SVTC Tech Nite 2015 nominees (pdf).
Congratulations to the nominees of 2016:
High Tech Entrepreneur Award
This award honors an individual who has demonstrated outstanding entrepreneurial success in the development of a technology-based, commercial enterprise. The individual shall have been instrumental in the key technology development, commercialization, and subsequent demonstration of marketing success of related products and services.
- Sven Brueckner, AXON AI
- Darren W. Smith, Traipse
- Will Strickland, BrilliantBlaze, Coda Global
High Tech Company Award
Sponsored by Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC
This award recognizes outstanding commercial growth and achievement by an established company that produces and markets predominantly high tech products or services.
- DASCOM Americas
Dr. John Noftsinger Leadership Award
Sponsored by Shentel
This award honors an individual in a high tech organization whose personal leadership and efforts in the community have resulted in outstanding benefits to the region, or an individual outside a high tech organization whose personal leadership and example have resulted in outstanding, positive technology-related activity in the region. The individual shall be a resident of the Shenandoah Valley Region.
- Dr. Ken Rutherford, JMU Center for International Stabilization and Recovery
Innovation In Higher Education Award
Sponsored by Cadence, Inc.
This award honors the innovative use and/or development of technology within the region's higher educational system or other technology-training program.
- Dr. Tom Richardson, University of Virginia
- Nick Swayne, 4 - VA
- Drs. Heydari, Tjaden, and Wang, JMU
Innovation in K-12 Education
Sponsored by Virigina Robotics
This award honors the innovative use and/or development of technology within the region's K-12 educational system or other K-12 technology training program.
- Stephanie Failes, Rockingham County Public Schools
- JMU ISTE Standards for Teachers Certification Program
- Dr. Michael Ormsmith, Brenda Lovekamp, Staunton City Schools
- John Woods, North Fork MS, Shenandoah County Public Schools
Innovative Technology Application Award
Sponsored by the Center for Innovative Technology
This award honors the innovative use of technology in more traditional Shenandoah Valley based industries such as agriculture and manufacturing.
- Rockingham Group
- Shenandoah Growers
Sponsored by JMU College of Integrated Science & Engineering
This award honors a S.V. technology company, university, individual or organization, who is making an impact on our region through top-notch green practices.
- Dairy Queen