Annual Awards Event Recognizes Outstanding Contributions of Iowa’s Technology Leaders
TAI Announces Finalists for 2007 Prometheus Awards
Des Moines, Iowa (February 6, 2007). The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI), the voice of Iowa’s technology industry, today announced the finalists for the 2007 Prometheus Awards. Winners will be revealed at the annual awards event on Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at the Hotel Fort Des Moines in Des Moines, Iowa.
The awards are presented by the Iowa Department of Economic Development, with major sponsorship support from: Applied Art and Technology; LWBJ; McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC; and Oracle. The Des Moines Business Record is the official medial sponsor.
The finalists and award recipients were selected by the following panel of distinguished judges:
Steve Carter, director, Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship
Debra Christopher, chief information officer, City of Des Moines
Clare Fairfield, founding general partner and executive managing director, Concerto Venture Partners
Curt Nelson, president and CEO, Entrepreneurial Development Center
Steve Ringlee, managing partner, Cimarron Capital Partners
Dr. Eugene Wallingford, associate professor and head, University of Northern Iowa Department of Computer Science
Pamela York, executive director, University of Iowa Research Foundation
“Selecting finalists from what was the largest and most impressive list of nominees in the Prometheus Awards program’s history was challenging for the judges,” said Leann Jacobson, president of TAI. “The awards event will provide the opportunity to celebrate not only the finalists but all the companies and individuals who are driving Iowa’s information economy.”
The Prometheus Awards recognize outstanding contributions that companies and individuals in Iowa have made over the past year to the industry, community and state.
Software Company of the Year: Geonetric; Hershey Systems; MediNotes Corporation
IT Service Provider of the Year: Alliance Technologies; Innovative Software Engineering; SecurityCoverage
Top Growth Company of the Year: CIVCO Medical Solutions; GeoLearning; Integrated DNA Technologies
Top Government Technology of the Year: College of Education ePortfolio, University of Iowa; Virtual Soldier Research Program, University of Iowa
Technology User of the Year: Integrated DNA Technologies; Kingland Systems; Principal Financial Group
Educator of the Year: Bergus and Franklin, University of Iowa College of Medicine; Dr. Doug Jacobson, Iowa State University; Louisa-Muscatine Elementary School
Innovator of the Year: Rockwell Collins; Dr. Tom Schnell, University of Iowa
CIO of the Year: Lee Carmen, University of Iowa; Gary Scholten, Principal Financial Group
CEO of the Year (Small/Medium): Jim Brandl, Alliance Technologies; Atul Gupta, Advanced Technologies Group; Donald Schoen, MediNotes Corporation
CEO of the Year (Large/Enterprise): Bill Adamowski, Mortgage Hub; Dr. Joseph Walder, Integrated DNA Technologies
Woman In Technology of the Year: Dawn Ainger, Genova Technologies; Susie Thomann, Principal Financial Group
Technology Leader of the Year: Robert Chiusano, Rockwell Collins
Outstanding Startup Company of the Year: Catchwind, LLC; VIDA Diagnostics
Technology Company of the Year: Caleris; Innovative Software Engineering; MediNotes Corporation
Winners will be profiled in the Des Moines Business Record available on newsstands March 19, 2007.
The 2007 awards event will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at the Hotel Fort Des Moines and will be attended by more than 300 technology executives and thought-leaders from across the state.
Individual tickets and table sponsorships are still available. For additional information or to register, visit www.technologyiowa.org or call 515.280.7700.
About TAI. TAI is a member-based association driving the success of the tech industry. Now in its tenth year, TAI works to create and sustain a positive IT environment for economic growth and job creation through innovation, advocacy, and leadership. Its members include business, academia, and government organizations.