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Which Leadership Awards Finalists Will Win on Sept. 14th?

Each year for the past 20 years, MassTLC has recognized the individuals, technologies, and companies that are driving innovation in the region. The annual MassTLC Leadership Awards Program starts in April with a nominations period and culminates in September with the Awards Gala where winners are announced.

This year’s finalists in the 14 categories were selected from hundreds of nominations judged by panels of industry leaders and represent over 50 companies. They also span a wide range of tech sectors, including security, consumer tech, sales and marketing tech, robotics, healthcare, EdTech, FinTech, cloud, machine learning, IoT, and more

The finalists in each of the 14 categories include:

CEO of the Year
Mohamad Ali, Carbonite
Udi Mokady, CyberArk
Jaime Ellertson, Everbridge
Peter Bauer, Mimecast
Niraj Shah, Wayfair

CTO of the Year
Wayne Whitcomb, Salesforce
Kevin Riley, Sonus Networks
Rob Sullivan, Symbotic
Daniel Thoebald, Vecna
Bobby Littrell, Vesper

Emerging Executive of the Year
Mike Volpe, Cybereason
Elizabeth Barno, Greentown Labs
Katie Burke, HubSpot
Sasha Hoffman, Piaggio Fast Forward
Lindsey Bleimes, Wayfair

Company of the Year
Carbon Black
Curriculum Associates
LogMeIn, Inc.

Emerging Company of the Year
ClouldHealth Technologies

Building a Better Workforce
EF Education First
General Assembly Boston
SmartBear Software

Innovative Tech of the Year: Consumer
Agero, MileUp
Franklin Robotics, Tertill
iZotope, Inc., Neutron
Rally Point Networks, RallyPoint
Sheprd, Sheprd

Innovative Tech of the Year: Financial
AnchorOps, Inc., AnchorOps ePay Politica
Cantina, Empower Retirement Apple Watch App
Elsen Inc., Elsen nPlatform
Flywire, Flywire B2B
Rate Gravity, Rate Gravity

Innovative Tech of the Year: IoT
Acquia, Acquia Platform
Attunity, Attunity Replicate
Benu Networks, Virtual Service Edge (VSE)
Elemental Machines, Elemental Machines Sensory Network
PTC, ThingWorx Studio

Innovative Tech of the Year: Robotics
6 River Systems, Automation Solution
Piaggio Fast Forward, Gita
Riptide, Underwater Vehicle
Soft Robotics, Grippers and Control Systems
Veo Robotics, Veo System

Innovative Tech of the Year: Sales & Marketing
Clypd, Clypd
Crayon, Crayon
SlapFive, Customer Voice Engine
Yottaa, Yottaa
ZoomInfo, ReachOut 2.1

Innovative Tech of the Year: Security
Arbor Networks, Arbor Networks Spectrum
Cybereason, RansomFree
GreatHorn, GreatHorn
Lexumo, Inc., Lexumo
Veridium, VeridiumAD

Cutting Edge Technology of the Year
Analog Devices, Inc., ADXL1002 series
Desktop Metal, DM Studio System
Interactions, Interactions Voice Biometric
Neurala, Neurala Brain
Sea-Machine Robotics, Sea Machine

Technology for a Better Tomorrow
IBM Watson Health, IBM Watson for Drug Discovery (WDD)
Neuromotion, Neuromotion
Sterilis, Sterilis
Toast, Toast
WeSpire, WeSpire Campaign Builder

Winners will be announced at the MassTLC Leadership Awards Gala on September 14 at Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center. More details, advance registration, and sponsorship information are available at


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