NCTA Honors Technology Winners Capacity Crowd Attends Annual 21 Awards Gala



RALEIGH, N.C.--()--The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) hosted its prestigious NCTA 21 Awards on November 8, 2012 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham, NC, and recognized companies and individuals who demonstrated excellence in technology and business. The annual event, with Title Sponsor Grant Thornton, drew a capacity crowd of nearly 800.

"Year after year we continue to see a high level of excellence and innovation from the technology community in North Carolina," said Brooks Raiford, NCTA's president and CEO. "We're pleased to highlight such a diverse mix of companies and leaders at the NCTA 21 Awards." Each award recognizes those who have made significant contributions, over the past year, to the tech sector, community and state.

NCTA is once again pleased to congratulate this year's winners:

  • Best Customer Service Company: APEX Analytix
  • Best Internal Implementation of Technology: Carolinas HealthCare System
  • Best Product or Service Company: Epic Games
  • Best Workplace Culture: LexisNexis
  • Clean Technology Award: Semprius
  • Corporate Impact Company: Time Warner Cable
  • Emerging Company: TearScience
  • Environmental Steward Company: SAS
  • Fastest Growing Company: SilkRoad Technology
  • Healthcare and Life Sciences Company: Medicago
  • Industry Driven Technology Company: ChannelAdvisor
  • Large Company: Lenovo
  • Mid-Size Company: RegEd
  • Most Innovative Company: Valencell
  • Private Company: Bandwidth
  • Public Company: SciQuest
  • Small Company: Netsertive
  • Software Company: Red Hat
  • Public Leadership: Former Senator Richard Stevens
  • Tech Exec of the Year – People's Choice: Jessie Lipson, VP & GM of Data Sharing – Citrix
  • Outstanding Achievement: John McConnell

About NCTA

The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is a not-for-profit, membership-driven trade association and the primary voice of the technology industry in North Carolina. NCTA is the intersection of leadership and technology, fueling the growth of North Carolina through Executive Engagement, Public Affairs, and a Knowledge Workforce. For more information, visit our website at



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Cindy Akus, 919-414-6082


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