Top 3 Finalists Announced for the 10th Annual NTC Awards
Written by: Alex Curtis | Posted Dec 6, 2018

The Greater Nashville Technology Council announced tonight the top three finalists in each category for the NTC Awards at the annual holiday party. Nominees in 14 categories were submitted over six weeks by the Middle Tennessee technology community and finalists were selected by a panel of peers and tech industry leaders.

Winners will be announced at the 10th annual NTC Awards ceremony, presented by C-Spire Business, to an expected 700+ person audience, held January 24, 2019 at the Wildhorse Saloon in Downtown Nashville.

The finalists organized by award include:


CIO of the Year

    1. Joe Degati – axialHealthcare
    1. Haden McWhorter – Premise Health
  1. Jonathon Harbin – Frost-Arnett

Community Leader of the Year

    1. Beth McCart – Ramsey Solutions
    1. Marla Lamont – HCA  
  1. John Liu – Digital Reasoning

CTO of the Year

    1. Cody King – InVivoLink
    1. Brian Dailey – Stratasan
  1. Michelle Miller – Centauri

Data Scientist of the Year

    1. Christi French – Digital Reasoning
    1. Lindsey Morris  – axialHealthcare
  1. Peter Mancini – Citizens Bank

Emerging Leader of the Year

    1. Nic Dugger – TNDV: Television, LLC
    1. Justin Mooneyhan – LifePoint Health
  1. Loretta Stokes – EventBrite

Infrastructure Leader of the Year

    1. Brian Ethington – Data Blue
    1. Phil Herrera – Asurion
  1. Cesar Cayetano – Qualifacts

Innovator of the Year

    1. Chase Spurlock, PhD – IQuity, Inc
    1. Philip Hardin – YouScience
  1. Shashank Purighalla – BOS Framework, Inc.

Security Leader of the Year

    1. Brian Lucy – CKE Restaurants
    1. Mark Geeslin – Asurion
  1. Dirk Maxwell – LKQ

Software Developer of the Year

    1. Jeff Meeks – HCA / Healthtrust
    1. Katy Ratka – axialHealthcare
  1. Satish Viswanathan – Geodis

Tech Student of the Year

    1. Beth Grace Kinser – MTSU
    1. Holly Yasui – MTSU
  1. Tom Wilson – Lipscomb University


Company of the Year

    1. Trinisys
    1. Black Box Realties
  1. Eventbrite

Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year

    1. Dell Inc
    1. PwC
  1. Middle Tennessee State University Women In STEM Center

Team of the Year

    1. Premise Health
    1. Sarah Cannon IT Applications Services Team
  1. YouScience

Tech Start Up of the Year

    1. GreenLight Medical
    1. BlackBox Realities
  1. BOS Framework, Inc

More details about each award, its sponsor, and finalists can be found on the NTC Awards website, Tickets for the January 24th event are on sale now and sponsorships are still available.