CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwired - Jul 16, 2015) - Hundreds of Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) members joined other leaders of the state's innovation economy last night at the Microsoft NERD Center for a cocktail reception at which the group announced the slate of finalists for its 2015 Technology Leadership Awards. The hotly contested awards represent the best of the region's internationally respected tech industry in 16 categories.

"Massachusetts continues to be a world innovation leader, and the 18th annual MassTLC Leadership Awards recognizes our tech industry's best-of-the-best -- established leaders, high-growth companies and startups alike all blazing trails in important categories such as security, robotics and the Internet of Things. The people and organizations named as finalists for Technology Leadership Awards only scratch the surface of the breadth and depth of talent and innovative spirit here in the Bay State," said MassTLC President Tom Hopcroft.

Finalists were selected from hundreds of nominations, as judged by panels of executives, investors, analysts, media and thought leaders in each of the 16 categories who participated in the selection process. The pool of finalists will be further narrowed during the coming weeks. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 16, at the MassTLC Leadership Awards Gala at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. More details, advance registration and sponsorship information are available at

Finalists in each of the 16 categories include:

CEO of the Year
Brian Halligan, HubSpot
Jim Hepplemann, PTC
Steve Kaufer, Tripadvisor
Jason Robins, DraftKings
Niraj Shah, Wayfair

CTO of the Year
Cynthia Breazeal, Jibo
Steve Conine, Wayfair
Peter Gammel, Skyworks Solutions
Joe Kinsella, CloudHealth Technologies
Daniel Theobald, Vecna

Emerging Executive of the Year
Jonathan Lacoste, Jebbit
Jennifer McClain, CloudLock
Michael Schmidt, Nutonian
Lawrence Schwartz, Attunity
Amanda Wilson, Qvidian

Private Company of the Year
Curriculum Associates

Public Company of the Year

Start-up to Watch
Crowd Comfort

Innovative Technology of the Year - Big Data
Deep Information Sciences for Deep Engine
HP for HP Haven Predictive Analytics
Localytics for their app marketing and analytics platform
Nutonian for Eureqa
Podium Data for Podium

Innovative Technology of the Year - Cloud
CloudHealth Technologies for CloudHealth
CloudLock for CloudLock Security Fabric
Progress for Progress OpenEdge
TraceLink for the TraceLink Life Science Cloud
Zerto for Zerto Virtual Replication 4.0

Innovative Technology of the Year - Ed Tech
CueThink for CueThink
iRobot for iRobot Create 2
Muzzy Lane Software for Practice Medical Office
Muzzy Lane Software for Practice Spanish Study Abroad

Innovative Technology of the Year - Healthcare/Life Sciences
Admetsys for Admetsys Smart Pancreas
Constant Therapy for Constant Therapy
Empatica for the Embrace
InterSystems for the InterSystems HealthShare suite
SHYFT Analytics for the SHYFT Platform

Innovative Technology of the Year - Internet of Things (IoT)
Ecovent for Ecovent
LogMeIn for Xively by LogMeIn
Openbay for OpenbayConnect
Powerhouse Dynamics for SiteSage
PTC for ThingWorx

Innovative Technology of the Year - Mobile Applications
Vivoom for Vivoom
TripAdvisor for The TripAdvisor App
Mustbin for Mustbin
Digital Wavefront for TravelTag

Innovative Technology of the Year - Mobile Technology
Apperian for the Apperian enterprise app store
HeyWire for HeyWire LiveText
LogMeIn for Rescue Lens
Scratch Wireless for Scratch
Swirl Networks for the Swirl Platform

Innovative Technology of the Year - Robotics
Artaic Health for Personalized Wellness Portfolio
Energid for Actin
iRobot Corporation for the uPoint Multi Robot Control system
MathWorks for Robotics System Toolbox™
Vgo Communications for VGo Audi Robotic Telepresence

Innovative Technology of the Year - Sales & Marketing
Acquia for ContextDB
Curata for Curata CMP Content Marketing Platform
Mavcrk for Mavrck
Qstream for Qstream
Visible Measures for True Reach

Innovative Technology of the Year - Security
Black Duck Software for Black Duck Hub
Promisec for Promisec Endpoint Manager
Pwnie Express for Pwn Pulse
Rapid7 for UserInsight
Sqrrl for Sqrrl Enterprise

Click here to view the full list of finalists online, or go to

Awards Program Platinum Sponsors: Aericon, Heidrick & Struggles, Invest Northern Ireland, Invest Hong Kong, Marsh & McLennan Agency, Microsoft, PwC and Skyscope

Gold Sponsors: Century Link, CHEN PR, Cisco, kSquare Law and Raytheon

About The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc.
With more than 550 member companies, the Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) is the region's leading technology association and the premier network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders. MassTLC's purpose is to accelerate innovation by connecting people from across the technology landscape, providing access to industry-leading content and ideas and offering a platform for visibility for member companies and their interests. More at

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