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.
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.
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.
Friday, February 18th, 2022: Sam Blackman Award finalists will then need to submit their responses to the second round questions by 5:00 pm.
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.
- 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+)
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.
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.
Presented to an individual, company, project or program that best exemplifies the spirit of the Oregon & SW Washington technology community.