Mass Technology Leadership Council Announces 2008 Mass Technology Leadership Award...

Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:34am EDT

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Mass Technology Leadership Council Announces 2008 Mass Technology Leadership Award Winners

     Awards Recognize Outstanding Individuals and Corporations in
         Technology Development, Implementation and Leadership
BOSTON--(Business Wire)--
The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc. announced the winners
of the 2008 Mass Technology Leadership Awards at its annual Awards
Gala yesterday evening at the Boston Sheraton Hotel. These awards
recognize the best and brightest technology innovators and leaders.
Awards are also bestowed upon companies that either develop or
implement innovative technology solutions. The recognition highlights
recent and significant contributions to companies or the broader
industry.

   "The winners of our 2008 Mass Technology Leadership Awards
highlight the creativity and success of companies and individuals that
define and exemplify our technology community," said Joyce Plotkin,
president of the Mass Technology Leadership Council. "The awards are
an important part of our continued efforts to raise awareness of the
incredible innovation and leadership of our local industry."

   The 2008 Mass Technology Leadership Award winners include:

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CORPORATE CATEGORIES:                      WINNER:

Commonwealth Award                         Massachusetts Institute of
                                            Technology

Emerging Innovative Company of the Year    ZINK Imaging

Company of the Year                        Constant Contact

Public Sector Organization of the Year     UMass Online

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES:                     WINNER:

Commonwealth Award                         Paul Maeder

CEO of the Year                            Robert Keane, VistaPrint

CIO of the Year                            Rebecca Rhoads, Raytheon
                                            Company

CTO of the Year                            Paul English, Kayak.com

CXO of the Year                            Jon Pilkington, Metatomix,
                                            Inc.

Innovator of the Year                      Paul Graham, Y Combinator

Investor of the Year (co winners)          John Simon, General
                                            Catalyst Partners
                                           Jim Matheson, Flagship
                                            Ventures
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   More than 180 high-quality nominations were submitted this year.
The Council's Board of Trustees reviewed the nominations and narrowed
the field to 57 finalists. Over the summer, the Council held two
executive networking sessions to give Council members, Trustees and
the Selection Committee the opportunity to get to know the finalists.
The selection committee, comprised of leaders and influencers in the
Massachusetts technology community, narrowed the slate to the final 12
winners.

   The Council's 2008 Awards Program Selection Committee included Dan
Allred, Silicon Valley Bank; Gary Beach, CIO Magazine; Cynthia
Boutout, British Consulate; Martin Bradley, Invest Northern Ireland;
Tim Connolly, UBS; Don Dodge, Microsoft; Council Trustee Mike Kinkead
of Urban Wallace Associates; Hal Liebowitz of Wilmer Hale; Eric
Lundquist of eWeek; Gary McAuliffe of Hosted Solutions; and Peter
Rosenblum of Foley Hoag.

   Premier sponsors included Silicon Valley Bank,
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Invest Northern Ireland, Jefferies Broadview,
and Microsoft. Other event sponsors for 2008 included: Business Wire,
Raytheon, and Akamai.

   For more information about the Council or the Awards, visit
www.masstlc.org.

   About The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc.

   The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc. is the only
association that addresses the critical leadership issues of
innovative software and technology-enabled companies. It is dedicated
to fostering entrepreneurship and promoting the success of companies
that develop and deploy technology. The Council conducts educational
programs; hosts industry events; facilitates networking; sponsors
research; advocates in favor of technology policies that promote
innovation, entrepreneurship and competition; and recognizes
industry-leading companies and people.

Mass Technology Leadership Council PR Contact:
Topaz Partners
Amy Krigman, 781-404-2437
akrigman@topazpartners.com

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