Nashville Tech Champions Announced at 7th Annual Nashville Technology Council Awards
Written by: Alex Curtis | Posted Jan 29, 2016

The Nashville Technology Council announced the winners of the 7th Annual NTC Awards at a packed Country Music Hall of Fame Thursday night. 586 attendees — representing 140 technology companies, IT departments, and supporting organizations — were present for the celebration of this year’s technology champions in thirteen categories.

“The NTC Awards shines a light on leaders for the work they’ve done in the tech community,” said Bryan Huddleston, NTC President and CEO. “Whether they’re a volunteer, teacher, developer, an innovative company or team, or a member of the ‘C-Suite,’ we recognize them for not just building the next great innovative product and service, but for their role in making Nashville a prosperous community for business, for technology professionals, and for our families.”

The winners include (organized by award include):

Company of the Year

CIO of the Year
Barry Vandevier, Asurion

CISO of the Year
Scott Mackelprang, Asurion

CTO of the Year
Haden McWhorter, Premise Health

Team of the Year
HPA – Trizetto

Volunteer of the Year
Meg Chamblee, CTS

Technology Educator of the Year
Stacey Kizer, Williamson County Schools

Technology Student of the Year
Steven Bell, Belmont University

Innovator of the Year
Dan Hogan, Medalogix

Data Scientist of the Year
Damian Mingle, WPC Healthcare

Software Developer/Architect of the Year
Alan Scott, HCA Healthcare

Marketing Innovator of the Year
John Farkas, Golden Spiral Marketing

Early Stage Company of the Year

The NTC Awards is presented by Vaco, Inc. and Dell Nashville provided support as the Platinum Sponsor.  The design of the champion theme of this year’s award ceremony was produced by HCA’s IT&S team and the Push Focus Productions produced the intro video showcasing Huddleston and radio and television personality Chip Hoback training the NTC team in preparation of the awards.

More details about each award, its sponsor, and finalists can be found on the NTC Awards website,

Nashville Technology Council exists to be a catalyst for the growth and influence of Middle Tennessee’s technology industry. Founded in 1999, The Nashville Technology Council is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit association on advancing the region’s technology industry. The NTC connects, unites, develops, and promotes the Middle Tennessee technology community. It drives an innovative and connected regional economy for technology-based growth.