The Tech Impact Awards program honors leading Washington technology companies for outstanding innovation and achievement in various industry sectors. Categories for recognition include enterprise, cloud, IT services, mobile applications, construction, education, consumer/retail, games and health. The judging panel also chose to name a technology Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, who will be recognized on September 25, 2012, at the Tech Impact Awards banquet in the Skybridge at the Washington State Convention Center.
This year's Tech Impact Awards finalists are Amazon Web Services, Apptio, Big Fish Games, Decide, Eagleview Technologies, Edifecs, ExtraHop, F5 Networks, Jackson Fish Market, Livemocha, Mammography Reporting System, Microsoft, Panopto, PopCap, RealSelf, Redfin, SEOmoz, Skanska, Starbucks, Synapse Product Development, TechSteps, Zillow, Zipline Games, Zulily.
Finalists were determined by a panel of eight technology leaders: Benjamin Beberness, CIO, Snohomish PUD; Patti Brooke, former assistant director, Washington State Department of Commerce; Elon Gasper, director of research, Corum Group; Ed Lazowska, chair, UW Department of Computer Science and Engineering; Matt McIlwain, managing director, Madrona Venture Group; Sujal Patel, cofounder, Isilon Systems; Bharat Shyam, CIO, state of Washington; Peter Wilson, engineering director, Facebook Seattle.
Winners will be announced at the awards dinner in September and in the October issue of Seattle Business.