The PA Tech Awards Celebration: Bigger and Better than Ever

Technology is something to celebrate. It enriches our lives, and changes the way business is conducted. This year, the PA Tech awards is going all-out. The event has been running strong for 20 years now but, this year, it’s getting bigger. Now in its 21st year, there will be more than 300 C-level executives, academia, and other professionals.

The PA Tech Awards

The Categories

There are several categories this year:

  • Technology Leader of the YearThis award is presented to the individual who has demonstrated a prolonged commitment to advancing the growth and development of the tech industry in PA.
  • Technology Company of the YearThis award is presented to a company that has demonstrated an ability to succeed in the sales and marketing of its technology product or services. The company must also have achieved significant success in the marketplace in the last 12 months.
  • Technology Provider of the YearThis award is for public and private sector entities that have improved the operations and productivity of its clients through technology applications, equipment, solutions, and resources.
  • Innovation Company of the YearThis award goes to a company that has a unique product or service that is breaking new ground in the tech industry.
  • Start-up Company of the YearThis award is given to a company that distinguishes itself through growth and development in its early stages of commercialization.
  • Public Service Innovator of the YearThis award is given to an individual or company that utilized technology to improve the delivery of government services.
  • Technology Educator of the Year: K-12This award is given to members of K-12 academia who inspire students to pursue a career in technology.
  • Technology Educator of the Year: Post-SecondaryThis award is given to members of post-secondary academia who inspire students to pursue technology careers.

The Nominees

This year, there are many nominees in each category. While no Pennsylvania Internet providers made the cut, there is a wide diversity in the types of companies that did. For example, All Traffic Solutions (a road sign company) is being nominated for tech leader of the year along with 14 other companies.

There are 39 nominees for technology company of the year, including WebpageFX, Global Data Consultants, and Fiberlink. Chuck Davis, corporate faculty at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and Government Technology Institute are both being nominated for technology educator of the year – K-12.

Technology provider of the year is very competitive this year with 47 different nominees while start-up company of the year has only 12 nominees – with the Vinyard at Hershey being nominated 5 times. Company of the year is divided among 16 different nominees and include DataForma Inc, Fraser Advanced Information Systems, Learning Breaks, GL Noble Denton, QBC Diagnostics and The Drucker Company, Hartman Executive Advisors, Applied Cognitive Systems, and WorkXpress, among others.

Tickets and Pricing

The event is held on Tuesday, April 9th, starting at 4:00PM at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey PA. Tickets for the event are $175 for TechQuest members and $250 for nonmembers and can be purchased in advance.

Rob Gallagher is a computer technician from Pennsylvania who loves to keep up with the latest technology and Internet news. In his spare time, he likes to share what he finds by blogging on various websites.