2016 Tech Impact Awards

Longtime University of Washington computer science professor Ed Lazowska was named the 2016 Tech Champion at the annual Tech Impact Awards event presented by Seattle Business magazine. Lazowska joined 20 other honorees celebrated for outstanding achievement in Washington’s tech industry during a ceremony September 21 at Showbox SoDo in Seattle.

Lazowska was honored for his long commitment to technological innovation and expanding its reach within the university community and in the community at large. Other honorees represent businesses that were nominated in 10 categories. A judging panel of tech-industry experts narrowed them down to winners and silver award recipients. Honorees received their awards from representatives of presenting sponsor AristaPoint.

“Technologies such as machine learning, virtual reality and data analytics are beginning to have huge impacts around the globe,” says Leslie Helm, executive editor of Seattle Business. “We present the Tech Impact Awards to recognize and encourage this kind of startling and groundbreaking innovation. Honoring Ed Lazowska for his magnificent contributions to the tech sector adds a perfect exclamation point to our celebration.”

The award winners are:

TECH IMPACT CHAMPION
Ed Lazowska, Ph.D., Bill & Melinda Gates chair in computer science & engineering, University of Washington

SAAS
Winner: Apptio Inc., Bellevue
Silver Awards: Acumatica, Bellevue; Vertafore, Bothell

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY/PRODUCTIVITY
Winner: Impinj, Seattle
Silver Award: Kymeta Corporation, Redmond 

ENTERPRISE
Winner: Chef Software, Seattle
Silver Award: Qumulo, Seattle

VIRTUAL REALITY/AUGMENTED REALITY
Winner: Microsoft HoloLens, Redmond
Silver Awards: Valve Corporation, Bellevue; Envelop VR, Seattle

INTERFACE
Winner: Amazon Alexa, Seattle
Silver Award: Skype Translator, Redmond

CONSUMER/RETAIL
Winner: Avvo, Seattle
Silver Award: OfferUp, Seattle

MARKETING ANALYSIS
Winner: QuoteWizard, Seattle

CLOUD/BIG DATA
Winner: BitTitan, Kirkland
Silver Award: SkyKick, Seattle

INTELLIGENT APPS
Winner: Turi, Seattle
Silver Awards: Inrix Inc., Kirkland; Indix Corporation, Seattle

Questions? Contact Miranda Scheitzach at miranda.scheitzach@tigeroak.com

2016 Tech Impact Awards Highlight Reel

2016 Tech Impact Awards Tech Champion

See the Tech Impact Award Winners of 2016 here 
Check out the photos from the 2016 Tech Impact Awards Party

 

See the Tech Impact Award Winners of 2015 here 
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