Nashville Tech Leaders Announced at 8th Annual Nashville Technology Council Awards
Written by: Alex Curtis | Posted Jan 27, 2017

The Nashville Technology Council announced the winners of the 8th Annual NTC Awards at a packed Wildhorse Saloon on Thursday night. Mayor Megan Barry presented the keynote to over 600 attendees — representing more than 137 Nashville technology companies and cross-industry tech departments. All were present to celebrate this year’s technology champions in fourteen categories.

“The NTC Awards is an opportunity to celebrate our region’s tech leaders for the work they’ve done in Nashville’s technology community,” said Brian Moyer, NTC President and CEO. “Whether it’s a company, a team, or an individual; a member of the ‘C-Suite,’ a developer, or a community volunteer, the NTC Awards recognize the people that are making Nashville the destination for creative and innovative technology, and contributing to Middle Tennessee’s growth and prosperity.”

The winners include:

Technology Company of the Year
Confirmation.comCIO of the Year
William Orange – Nissan North AmericaCISO of the Year
Joey Johnson – Premise HealthCTO of the Year
Matthew Russell – Digital Reasoning

Technology Team of the Year
Soluto Connect Team – Asurion

Data Scientist of the Year
John Liu – Digital Reasoning

Community Leader of the Year
Joumana Rahime – MyFirst Code

Early Stage Company of the Year
Utilize HealthGrowth Stage Company of the Year
Built TechnologiesSoftware Developer / Architect / IT Engineer of the Year
Andria Jensen – HCA IT&SInnovator of the Year
Brian Fox –

Infrastructure Group of the Year
Michael McKerley – ENA

Emerging Leader of the Year Award
Bryan Mayes – Eventbrite

Technology Student of the Year
Lauren Gardiner – Lipscomb University

The NTC Awards is presented by Tierpoint, and Dell Nashville provided support as the Platinum Sponsor. Jerry Bostelman, Founding Partner at Vaco, emceed the evening’s festivities. The design of the western theme of this year’s award ceremony was produced by HCA’s IT&S team and Push Focus Productions led the event’s video production.

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.