OFFICIAL RESULTS – The 2011 Pennsylvania Technology Awards Gala

Harrisburg, PA – Hundreds of Pennsylvania’s technology leaders celebrated at the 2011 Pennsylvania Technology Awards Gala as TechQuest Pennsylvania recognized this year’s advanced technology awards and honors. The Gala, now in its 19th year, showcases Pennsylvania’s leading technology and innovations. This year, using a unique, interactive program, each of the 120 nominations got global visibility from the moment they were nominated at www.techquestawards.com.

Then throughout the event results were posted live on FaceBook and Twitter creating a globally visible platform. Because the Gala was live on FaceBook and Twitter, anyone in the audience or anywhere in the world could follow along and also post comments, notes and Tweets.

Leigh Hurst, founder of Feel Your Boobies Foundation and winner of the 2011 Public Service Innovation Award passionately energized the audience saying, “From tiny Middletown, Pennsylvania, to the world, technology enables change that is reaching millions in our fight against breast cancer.” www.feelyourboobies.com., www.leighhurst.com.

State CIO George White provided welcome remarks on behalf of the new Corbett administration. “I am very pleased to be here tonight and, on behalf of Governor Corbett and his administration, to join in the celebration of Pennsylvania’s technology industry.”

In one of the several touching moments of the evening, CIO White ended his remarks poignantly, taking a personal moment to thank his wife of 30 years for her support especially over the last year.

The 2011 Award Winners and the Finalists:

2011 Outstanding Leadership in Technology, presented by Comcast Business Class Services
* John Manzetti, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Finalists were: Eric Darr, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, and Randy Eckels, Horizon Software International
www.pittsburghlifesciences.com

2011 Technology Educator of the Year, presented by Gannett Fleming
*Commonwealth Connections Academy, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Finalists were: Empowered Municipality, and Greg Ganger, Carnegie Mellon University
www.connectionsacademy.com/pennsylvania-school/home.aspx

2011 Technology Provider of the Year, presented by PSECU
* IMR, of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Finalists were: Concurrent Technologies Corporation, and Computer Aid, Incorporated
www.imrdigital.com

2011 Best Application of Technology, presented by JPL
* Navy Supply Information Systems Activity (NAVSISA) of Mechanicsburg, PA
Finalists: Capital Blue Cross and GeoDecisions
www.navsup.navy.mil/navsup/ourteam/navsisa

2011 Public Service Innovation Award, presented by Momentum
* Feel Your Boobies Foundation of Middletown, Pennsylvania
Finalists were: Navy Supply Information Systems Activity (NAVSISA), InnerLink, Incorporated, and Capital Blue Cross
www.feelyourboobies.com

2011 Technology Product of the Year, presented by the Hewlett Packard Company
*Concurrent Technologies Corporation
Finalists were: Lehigh Valley Health Network’s TeleBurn initiative, Linear Acoustic, Incorporated, and Navy Supply Information Systems Activity, (NAVSISA)
www.ctc.com

2011 Growth Company of the Year, presented by Ben Franklin Technology Partnership
*Mission Critical Partners
Finalists were: PCN Networks and Z-Band
www.missioncriticalpartners.com

2011 Technology Company of the Year, presented by CenturyLink
*Linear Acoustic, Incorporated
Finalists were: TelKore and Mudbrick Creative
www.linearacoustic.com

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