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Saturday, May 18, 2024

NC TECH and Business North Carolina: Next Tech Award winners

NC TECH and Business North Carolina announce the winners of the Next Tech Awards, which celebrates the state’s rising tech stars. The 30 award winners are critical performers in the state’s tech and tech-enabled companies and hold job responsibilities ranging from innovation, to professional and marketing.

The award honors contributors who are not C-suite executives, but who go the extra mile, build products, grow revenue, support operations and manage projects that propel businesses forward.

This is the second year NC TECH and Business North Carolina have collaborated in giving out these awards. The winners will be featured in the June edition of Business North Carolina, and receive their awards at a May 22 celebration at the Durham Convention Center as part of NC TECH’s State of Technology Exponential.

Here are the winners:

Tech and Innovation

  • Greg Bronzert, director of engineering, Jackrabbit Technologies
  • Kevin Kulp, senior manager, technology management software engineering, Fidelity Investmnets
  • Ruthy Mabe, director of security services, MCNC
  • Manda Miller, senior manager, strategy and business development, Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions
  • Smita Patil, vice president, Deutsche Bank
  • Bobby Radford, software engineer, Rownd
  • Justin Sherwood, assistant IT director, town of Cary
  • Jenell Stewart, assistant director, health analytics and external services, NC Health Information Exchange Authority
  • Robin Thomas, director of digital foundations, NC Department of Health and Human Services
  • Chris Wolford, managing director, media and event technology, NASCAR

Tech Professional Category

  • Taylor Boone, business development director – IT Solutions, Experis
  • Samantha Burks, learning and development lead, WorkSmart
  • Ashley Everett, vice president of operations and advancement, RevTech Labs Foundation
  • Bill Goodwin, audio visual engineer, Wake County Government
  • Rahim Islam, director of operations, MAXX Potential
  • Kari Kalgren, executive director, strategy and innovation, Premier Inc.
  • Courtney Keiper, controller, Netsertive
  • Lopamudra Mahapatra, senior director, global alliances, Infosys Limited
  • Yasemin Rodriguez, senior talent acquisition specialist, Project Kitty Hawk
  • Susie Silver, director of client success, The Diversity Movement

Sales and Marketing

  • Matthew Alberts, vice president, global solution consulting, Commercetools
  • Brittany Barnwell, multimedia designer, Research Triangle Foundation of NC
  • Carlos Bautista, marketing specialist, TARGAN
  • Sarah Clark, marketing strategist, Ablr
  • Jordan Crowther, managing partner, Axiom Path
  • Meghan Doligalski, director, revenue operations, Relias
  • Jennifer Jernigan, senior manager, client education, Abrigo
  • Mallorie Moore, director of market development, Michael Best & Friedrich
  • Mark Parisi, executive vice president, corporate strategy and strategic programs, Genesis10
  • Shannon Parker, director of industry engagement and impact strategy, Circ

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