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Oregon Tech Awards

The 38th annual 2022 Oregon Technology Awards will be held on Tuesday, May 3rd at the Oregon Convention Center

The Oregon Technology Awards celebrates excellence and achievement in the region’s technology industry and honors outstanding individuals with prestigious the Sam Blackman Award (formerly Technology Executive of the Year), Lifetime Achievement, and Tech Champion awards.

Nomination Deadlines
December 6, 2021: Award nominations open
February 11, 2022: Sam Blackman Award nomination deadline
February 25, 2022: Company nomination deadline
March 14, 2022: Sam Blackman Award announcement
April 5, 2022:
Company finalists announcement
May 3, 2022: Winners announced at the 2022 Oregon Technology Awards

Any questions about the Sam Blackman Award Process, or the Oregon Technology Awards, can be directed to Rylee O’Brien, Vice President, Events & Experiences.

Celebrate our region.

2019 Sam Blackman Award

Sam Blackman Award​

The Sam Blackman Award, named for AWS Elemental Founder & CEO and 2015 Technology Executive of the Year Sam Blackman, recognizes executives of Oregon and SW Washington based technology companies for excellence in industry leadership as well as an individual’s positive impact in the greater community.

The process for nomination and selection has changed for 2022.

Monday, January 3rd, 2022: First round nominations accepted through the nomination form until 5:00 pm.
Friday, January 14, 2022: The Decision Committee, consisting of past Technology Executives of the Year, Lifetime Achievement and Tech Champion Award winners, will determine finalists for the Sam Blackman Award.

Friday, February 18th, 2022: Sam Blackman Award finalists will then need to submit their responses to the second round questions by 5:00 pm.

February 25, 2022: The Decision Committee will make the selection on the winner.
2019 Company Awards

Company of the Year

Presented to companies headquartered in Oregon or SW Washington, who have had a significant impact on Oregon’s technology industry in the past year including financial, employment and community factors.


  • Pre-Revenue
  • Emerging ($1 to $2,999,999)
  • Rising Star ($3M – $9,999,999)
  • Accelerate ($10M – $19,999,999)
  • Growth ($20M – $49,999,999)
  • Momentum ($50M – $99,999,999
  • Enterprise ($100M+)
2019 Non Headquartered Winner

Non Headquartered

Presented to the company that has a presence in Oregon via division and/or wholly-owned subsidiary that has had a significant impact on Oregon’s technology industry in the past year including financial, employment and community factors.

2019 Most Disruptive Award

Most Disruptive

Presented to the company that has been a true catalyst within their industry and proven their ability to disrupt the established way of doing things.

2019 People's Choice Award

People's Choice

Presented to an individual, company, project or program that best exemplifies the spirit of the Oregon & SW Washington technology community.