Oregon Tech Awards
The 36th annual 2020 Oregon Technology Awards will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 23rd from 3:30-5:30 PM.
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.
November 8, 2019: Award nominations open
January 17, 2020: Sam Blackman Award nomination deadline
February 14, 2020: Company nomination deadline
March 9th: Finalists balloon delivery
September 23rd: Winners announced virtually at 2020 Oregon Technology Awards
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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.
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)
- NEW IN 2020: Accelerate ($10M – $19,999,999)
- Growth ($20M – $49,999,999)
- NEW IN 2020: 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.
Most Disruptive Technology
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.