Nashville Tech Leaders Announced at 10th Annual NTC Awards
Written by: Alex Curtis | Posted Jan 25, 2019

The Nashville Technology Council announced the winners of the 10th Annual NTC Awards at a packed Wildhorse Saloon on Thursday night, presented by C Spire.

The event, co-hosted by Markeith Braden, Founder & CEO of Markeith Braden & Company, and Karen H. Thompson, MBA, Vice President for HCA Healthcare’s Strategy & Innovation Group, brought together more than 630 attendees — representing more than 135 Middle Tennessee technology companies and related organizations. Governor Bill Lee provided introductory remarks. All were present to celebrate this year’s technology champions in fourteen categories.  Dell Nashville provided support as the Platinum Sponsor.

“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’ or a developer; or a community leader or a diversity game changer, 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.”

And the winners of the 10th Annual NTC Awards are:

Tech Start Up of the Year
BOS Framework, Inc

Emerging Leader of the Year
Loretta Stokes

Software Developer of the Year
Katy Ratka

Innovator of the Year
Shashank Purighalla
BOS Framework, Inc.

Infrastructure Leader of the Year
Brian Ethington
Data Blue

Tech Student of the Year
Holly Yasui

Community Leader of the Year
Marla Lamont
Women in Technology of Tennessee

Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year
Dell Inc

Data Scientist of the Year
Lindsey Morris

Team of the Year

CTO of the Year
Michelle Miller

Security Leader of the Year
Mark Geeslin

CIO of the Year
Haden McWhorter
Premise Health

Company of the Year

The design of the year book theme for this year’s award ceremony was produced by Lauren Rives at Lifeway Christian Resources and Partner Shop Digital led the event’s video production.

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