The North Carolina Technology Association handed out 25 NC Tech Awards to individuals and organizations from across the state at its annual awards dinner Thursday evening at the Raleigh Convention Center.
The awards recognize "excellence in technology and business," according to NCTA.
This year's winners:
Software Company – Netsertive, which is based in Morrisville
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Communications Technology Company – ERC Broadband, Asheville
Industry Driven Company – Jackrabbit Technologies, Huntersville
Innovative Product – Cree, Durham
Best Consumer Web Company – Stealz, Raleigh
Digital Marketing Company – Bronto Software, Durham
New Media/Digital Company – Automated Insights, Durham
Best Place to Work – Skookum Digital Works, Charlotte
Fast Growth Small Company – Windsor Circle, Durham
Fast Growth Large Company – AvidXchange, Charlotte
Business Value – Cisco, which has an office in Morrisville
Civic Good – Small Footprint, Winston-Salem
Customer Service – Sageworks, Raleigh
eCommerce – ChannelAdvisor, Morrisville
Education – Lea(R)n, Chapel Hill
Energy & The Environment – Infosense, Charlotte
Finance & Banking – nCino, Wilmington
Health & Wellness – Valencell, Raleigh
Tech Exec of the Year – Brett Martin, CEO of CastleBranch, Wilmington
Outstanding Achievement – Cecil Smith, chief information officer of the North Carolina Electric Cooperatives
Public Leader – Sen. Ralph Hise
Private Sector Chief Information Officer of the Year – A.R. Mullinax, Duke Energy, Charlotte
Public Sector Chief Information Officer of the Year – Jeff Stovall, City of Charlotte
Technology Educator of the Year – Mark Edwards, Superintendent of Mooresville School District
Tech Woman of the Year – Jennifer Minella, Carolina Advanced Digital of Cary
NCTA also recognized Top Ten Startups to Watch. They are: bioMason, Blue Gas Marine, Boss Key Productions, DocsInk, nCino, Next Glass, Organic Transit, Tapity, Validic and Windsor Circle.