The 8th Annual Nashville Technology Council Awards Finalists Announced
Written by: Alex Curtis | Posted Dec 9, 2016

The Nashville Technology Council announced the finalists for the NTC Awards. Nominees in 14 categories were submitted by the Nashville technology community and finalists were selected by a panel of peers and tech industry leaders. This event is dedicated to connecting, uniting, developing and promoting Middle Tennessee’s rich community of developers and technology entrepreneurs, enthusiasts and institutions with awards in 14 categories. We accepted nominations to recognize outstanding do-ers, movers and shakers.

Winners will be announced at the 8th annual NTC Awards ceremony, held January 26, 2017 at the Wildhorse Saloon.

The finalists include:

Company of the Year
Concept TechnologyCIO of the Year
Rik Reitmaier, Genesco
Kent Petty, HCA Healthtrust
William Orange, Nissan

CISO of the Year
Jacob Arthur, Corizon Health
Joey Johnson, Premise Health

CTO of the Year
Brian Dailey, Stratasan
Matt Russell, Digitial Reasoning
Jerome Oglesby, Deloitte

Team of the Year

Technology Student of the Year
Lauren Gardiner, Lipscomb University
Mary Denise, Williamson County Schools
Cameron Davidson, Lipscomb University

Early Stage Company
Utilize Health

Emerging Leader Award
Ray Ritz, Navihealth
Bryan Mayes, Eventbrite
Tom Waddell, Premise Health

Community Leader of the Year
Daniel Glenn, InfoWorks
Joumana Rahime, My1stCode
Charles Apigian, MTSU

Data Scientist of the Year
Faker Zouaoui, Asurion
Jason King, XSOLIS
John Liu, Digital Reasoning

Software Developer/Architect of the Year
Scott Burns, Stratasan
Andria Jensen, HCA IT&S
Justin Clymer, HCA Healthtrust

Innovator of the Year
Rob Watkins, Tennessee Justice Center
Brian Fox,
Mark Cleveland, Hytch

Infrastructure Award
Ardent Health Services
Education Networks of America
Tractor Supply

Growth Stage Company
Built Technologies

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

Tickets are available! Preferred Member Tables (12 seats), Member Tables (8 seats), individual member tickets and non-member tickets can be purchased through Please contact Colleen Hoy for sponsorship opportunities.


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.