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2016 Tech Impact Awards: The List

All the winners and Silver Award honorees.

By Gianni Truzzi with additional reporting by Patrick Marshall September 16, 2016

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This article originally appeared in the October 2016 issue of Seattle Magazine.

Faster. Leaner. Smarter. These are the watchwords of the regions tech sector as more companies move to the cloud and more services spring up to help them do so. The speed of development, the economies of central management and the constant raising of the bar are fueling a tech impact of impressive proportions.

Seattles growing dominance in the cloud and the emergence of big data analytics make the Puget Sound region an exciting place to be. On the pages that follow, we shine a spotlight on 21 honorees whose efforts and accomplishments have been instrumental in this growth.

Congratulations to the recipients of Seattle Business magazines 2016 Tech Impact Awards!

Cloud
Winner: BitTitan
Silver Award: SkyKick


Intelligent Applications
Winner: Turi
Silver Awards: Inrix, Inc. and Indix Corporation


SaaS (Software as a Service)

Winner: Apptio
Silver Awards: Acumatica and Vertafore

Enterprise
Winner: Chef Software
Silver Award: Qumulo

Consumer/Retail
Winner: Avvo
Silver Award: OfferUp

User Interface
Winner: Amazon.com
Silver Award: Skype Translator


Virtual/Augmented Reality

Winner: Microsoft Hololens
Silver Awards: Envelop VR and Valve Corporation

Emerging Technology/Productivity
Winner: Impinj
Silver Award: Kymeta Corporation

Marketing/Analytics
Winner: QuoteWizard


Tech Champion
Winner: Ed Lazowska

Judges for the 2016 Tech Impact Awards*
Timothy Goddard, senior vice president of marketing, Corum Group Ltd. | Tom Hull, CEO, CloudCoreo
Ed Lazowska, Bill & Melinda Gates chair in computer science & engineering, University of Washington
Matt McIlwain, managing director, Madrona Venture Group | Ken Myer, interim executive
Heather Redman, vice president of business operations and general counsel, Indix Corporation
* Judges do not vote on nominations that might present a conflict of interest.

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