Lt. Gov Dan Forest Named ‘Public Leader of the Year’ by NCTA

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    Lt. Governor Dan Forest NCTA 2017 Beacon Awards

    North Carolina Lt. Governor Dan Forest was recently named “Public Leader of the Year” at the NC Tech Awards gala hosted by the NC Technology Association (NCTA).

    Around 700 people attended the awards gala that honored “The Beacons” in NC technology business. The gala was held on November 9th.

    The 2017 NCTA winner categories encompassed individuals, corporations and best new startups. Lt. Governor Dan Forest’s award came under the heading of Individual Award Winners.

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    Lt. Governor Dan Forest Accepts “Public Leader of the Year” award.
    Image via NCTA Tech Awards website

    Outstanding Achievement: David Jones, Peak 10 + ViaWest
    Private Sector Chief Information Officer: Jerry Traynham, Railinc
    Public Sector Chief Information Officer: Jeff Stovall, City of Charlotte
    Chief Information Security Officer (CISO): Craig Froelich, Bank of America
    Public Leader of the Year: Lt. Gov. Dan Forest
    Tech Educator of the Year: Robert Gotwals, NC School of Science & Math
    Tech Executive of the Year: Chris Chuang, Republic Wireless
    Tech Woman of the Year: Melissa Wittner, Inmar

    Top 10 Startups to Watch Winners included Brilliant Sole, BruVue, CloudGenera, Cultivate, Ekos Brewmaster, Kingsmen Software, ProAxion, Quantworks, Reveal Mobile and Voxelight.

    The list of Corporate Award Winners included two wins for Pendo.

    AvidXchange: Software Company
    SoftPro: Mid-Size Company
    Bandwidth: Large Company
    Brady Services: Use of Technology – Innovative Workplace
    Citrix: Industry Driven
    Cree: Internet of Things
    Duke University: Use of Technology – Analytics
    ecomdash: Use of Technology – e-commerce
    ERC Broadband: Corporate Impact
    Medfusion: Innovative Product
    Netsertive: New Media/Digital Marketing
    Pendo: Use of Technology – Customer Service
    Pendo: Small Company
    Railinc: Use of Technology – Business Value

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