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2014 MassTLC Leadership Awards Gala

Top Individual Awards to David Aldrich
of Skyworks Solutions, Inc. for CEO, Naomi Fried of Boston
Children’s Hospital for Emerging Exec, and Dries Buytaert of
Acquia for CTO; Company of the Year Awarded to HubSpot (Private)
andathenahealth (Public)
Governor Deval Patrick, Hugh Herr, Perkins
School for the Blind, and Winchester High Computer Science Teacher Given
Special Recognition for Contributions to Massachusetts’ Innovation Economy

Established leaders and promising newcomers to
the Massachusetts innovation economy were recognized at the MassTLC Annual
Leadership Awards Gala on September 11, 2014. The main ballroom at Boston’s Westin
Waterfront hotel played host to hundreds of the region’s top tech executives,
community leaders, media members and business luminaries as the winners in 16
categories were announced. Four additional honors were also given for growing,
changing, and inspiring lives through developing and promoting technology in
the region. They included: 

The 2014 Commonwealth Award: Governor
Deval L. Patrick. MassTLC recognized Governor Patrick for his leadership
in refocusing the priorities and brand of Massachusetts around an
“innovation agenda” for the future.
Distinguished Leadership Awards:
  • Hugh
    Herr, Director, Biomechatronics Research Group, MIT Media Lab
  • The
    Perkins School for the Blind
  • David
    Petty, Computer Science Teacher, Winchester High School
The 17th annual MassTLC Leadership Awards
shines a spotlight on the vibrancy of the state’s position as both pioneer and
leader in technologies that are fueling Massachusetts’ economy and changing the
world. Other Leadership Award winners were selected from hundreds of
nominations, as judged by panels of executives, investors, analysts, media
and thought leaders in each of the 16 categories.  
Winners in each of the 16 categories were:
  • CEO
    of the Year: 
    David Aldrich, Skyworks Solutions,
  • CTO
    of the Year: 
    Dries Buytaert, Acquia
  • Emerging
    Executive of the Year: 
    Naomi Fried, Boston
    Children’s Hospital
  • Private
    Company of the Year: 
  • Public
    Company of the Year: 
  • Start-up
    to Watch: 
  • Innovative
    Technology of the Year – Big Data: 
    Pixability, Inc. for
    their data software
  • Innovative
    Technology of the Year – Cloud: 
    Content Raven for
    their cloud-based content distribution platform
  • Innovative
    Technology of the Year – Education Technology: 
    Listen Current for
    their custom lesson plans
  • Innovative
    Technology of the Year – Healthcare and Life Sciences: 
    MC10 for
    Biostamp sensing systems
  • Innovative
    Technology of the Year – Internet of Things: 
    Axeda for
    Axeda Private Cloud
  • Innovative
    Technology of the Year – Mobile Applications: 
    Openbay for
    Openbay’s mobile app
  • Innovative
    Technology of the Year – Mobile Technology: 
    Globoforce for
    Globoforce mobile
  • Innovative
    Technology of the Year – Robotics: 
    CyPhy Works, Inc. for
  • Innovative
    Technology of the Year – Sales & Marketing: 
    Jebbit for
    the Jebbit platform
  • Innovative
    Technology of the Year – Security: 
    CloudLock for
Click here to view the full list of finalists online.
Click here to
view the press release.
Click here to view the photo gallery from the
night [Photos by Pretty Instant]. 

Click here to
view the Commonwealth and Distinguished Leadership Awards videos.

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