2020 NTC Awards

The 11th Annual NTC Awards

january 23, 2020

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The 11th Annual Awards will be held January 23, 2020 at the Wildhorse Saloon. 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 accept nominations to recognize outstanding do-ers, movers and shakers. The winners will be announced live at the awards ceremony.

The 11th Annual NTC Awards celebrates the best in our region in 14 categories, including:

  • CIO of the Year
  • CTO of the Year
  • Community Leader of the Year
  • Data Scientist of the Year
  • Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year
  • Emerging Leader of the Year
  • Infrastructure Engineer of the Year
  • Innovator of the Year
  • Security Leader of the Year
  • Software Developer of the Year
  • Technology Company of the Year
  • Technology Start-Up Company of the Year
  • Technology Student of the Year
  • Technology Team of the Year

Selection process

The NTC is committed to celebrating the innovation, leadership, and technical expertise across our entire community. To ensure that our honorees are selected in a fair and unbiased manner, NTC staff is not involved during any portion of the selection process for neither finalists nor Award winners.


The Awards Planning Committee meets monthly leading up to the main event. This Committee is comprised of members of the NTC community that generously volunteer their time and expertise in planning Middle Tennessee’s signature celebration for the tech community. Two members of that Planning Committee oversee nominations from the time they are submitted until the time the winners are announced at the final event. These two volunteers coordinate a pool of over 70 judges from across the Middle Tennessee community and oversee the collection and tallying of all voting. Once all the judges’ votes have been submitted, accounting firm Cherry Bekaert audits and certifies the results – for both finalists and then again for Award winners.


For logistic purposes, one person at the NTC is informed of the Award winners about 1-3 days before the event. The rest of the NTC team enjoys the reveal of the honorees along with the rest of the community.

Selection timeline:

  • September 18, 2019: Nominations Open
  • October 27, 2019: Nominations Close
  • Week of October 28, 2019: Nominees contacted with instructions on submitting responses to additional questions
  • November 11, 2019: Nominee applications are due to judges.
  • December 5, 2019: Finalists announced at the NTC’s Holiday Party

Tickets & Company Tables

  • Member Table (seats 8): $2,000
  • Non-Member Table (seats 8): $3,000
  • Member Individual Ticket (Balcony Level): $150
  • Non-Member Individual Ticket (Balcony Level): $200


Interested in sponsoring? Click here to download the PDF and contact Jacqui Logan for more information.