These nine award categories celebrate Charlotte’s technology ecosystem from the student innovator to business impact.
The individual or company that demonstrates the best example of creativity, execution and applied invention, which addresses a new approach to an old problem that may make lasting and far reaching changes in the way we work with each other. Value + Creativity + Execution = Cool Innovation.
The individual or group that has made major contributions in the development or recruitment of IT talent to the Charlotte area.
The non-profit that achieves the greatest business value via the deployment and use of nominated information technology solutions.
The organization that achieves the greatest value through the use of analytics and big data.
The individual IT practitioner, student(s), or organization that has demonstrated value through a volunteer non-fee based community support outreach program.
The individual student that has created new and innovative technology or has demonstrated the innovative use of existing technology to drive value.
The entrepreneurial individual that has turned a creative vision into a profitable and enduring business through the direct application of information technology.