Robbie Allen, the founder and CEO of Automated Insights in Durham, has been named “Tech Exec of the Year” by the N.C. Technology Association.
Founded in 2007, Automated Insights’ patented Wordsmith technology converts raw data into narrative content. That technology enables it to produce thousands of corporate earnings reports each quarter for The Associated Press.
Other customers include Allstate, Edmonds.com, Yahoo! and Comcast.
Automated Insights is a subsidiary of Chicago-based STATS. STATS, a sports data company, and a private equity firm acquired Automated Insights for an undisclosed price in February.
Other winners of NCTA’s annual NC Tech Awards, which were presented Thursday evening at the Raleigh Convention Center, include:
▪ Software Company – nCino
▪ Communications Technology Company – CommScope
▪ Industry Driven Company – WebAssign
▪ Innovative Product – Phononic
▪ Best Consumer Web Company – Next Glass
▪ New Media/Digital Company – Bronto
▪ Best Place to Work – Lenovo
▪ Fast Growth Small Company – Impact Financial Systems
▪ Fast Growth Large Company – Netsertive
▪ Use of Analytics – Cisco
▪ Business Value – LPL Financial
▪ Customer Service – Martin Marietta
▪ eCommerce – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
▪ Education – The Science House
▪ Energy and The Environment – Greenteknology Recycling
▪ Health and Wellness – TouchCare
▪ Outstanding Achievement – Bob Hawkins, former vice president of North Carolina operations for EMC, and Bob Greenberg, former Research Triangle Park site leader for IBM
NCTA also named the “Top Ten Startups to Watch.” They are: Adwerx, CoreCompete, Ecomdash, Koolbridge Solar, Pendo, PredictifyMe, Reveal Mobile, Surgilum, Tiger Eye Sensor and Tourpedo.