2019 OREGON TECHNOLOGY AWARDS
Wednesday, April 17th
Oregon Convention Center
5 pm - Welcome Reception
6:30 pm - Dinner and Awards Ceremony
8:30 pm - After Party - CENTRL Office Eastside
The Oregon Technology Awards celebrates excellence and achievement in the region's technology industry and honors outstanding individuals with prestigious Lifetime Achievement, Sam Blackman, and Tech Champion awards and eight companies are recognized for their accomplishments, leadership, and commitment to the industry and community.
Celebrating 35 years the 2019 Oregon Technology Awards will draw more than 600 attendees including entrepreneurs and tech professionals from across the region and around the globe.
SAM BLACKMAN AWARD WINNER
Headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, nLIGHT is a leading provider of high-power semiconductor and fiber lasers for industrial, microfabrication, aerospace and defense applications. Since its founding in 2000, the company has grown to over 1,000 employees with operations in the U.S., Asia and Europe. In 2018, nLIGHT completed a successful IPO, the first technology company to do so in the Portland metro area since 2004.
“I’m honored to be recognized by the Technology Association of Oregon and proud of what our team at nLIGHT has achieved over the past two decades,” said Keeney. “I remember Sam for his commitment to both the technology sector and the community. His work remains an enduring example that should continue to inspire all of us.”
Don Domes is involved with a range of programs including the Oregon Robotics Tournament Outreach Program (ORTOP), the Oregon Computer Science Teachers Association (OCSTA), the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Program, Washington County Kids, TechStart, the Digital Literacy Professional Development Grant and Hillsboro School District’s Outside School Time STEAM program. He spent over 35 years in technology classrooms and has served in leadership roles, technology-related board positions and as a Master Teacher for the national L-MIT InvenTeams program. Domes has spearheaded fundraising and legislative efforts garnering millions of dollars to create and enhance tech related career technical education (CTE) and science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) opportunities for students and teachers.
“I’m thrilled to be honored with the Tech Champion Award,” said Domes. “Oregon’s opportunity to grow the next generation of technologists has never been greater. I am excited to have a spotlight on our work with youth and educators and to promote some of the great things that are happening in Oregon.
2019 OREGON TECHNOLOGY AWARDS FINALISTS
The Tech Academy
Bullard has more than 15 years of leadership experience at high-growth technology and data businesses. At DiscoverOrg, she leads global growth functions, including product, engineering, marketing, customer experience, and strategic partnerships. Before joining DiscoverOrg in 2016, Bullard held senior leadership roles at D&B Hoover’s, Accruent and Mitratech. She joined the TAO Board in June 2018.
|Hightower is a nationally-known cloud supporter and proponent of the Oregon tech community and the broader tech industry. During his speech, he will offer insight into the drivers of technological advancement with a focus on cloud technology. He’ll share observations about the evolution of the Oregon technology community and how it can better position itself to lead the drive on change and innovation.|
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