21 Awards Finalists

A review committee, comprised of economic development, education, media, non-profit and technology leaders across the state, selected the finalists and winners for the NCTA 21 Awards.  NCTA would like to congratulate this year's finalists.  

Winners will be announced at the NCTA 21 Awards Gala, held on November 7.  Visit the event page to learn more about sponsorship opportunities and/or register today!


Technology Industry Awards

Most Innovative Internet/New Media Company – sponsored by Smith Anderson
Automated Insights • Gather Digital • Lolly Wolly Doodle • New Kind • PopUp • WedPics

Software Company – sponsored by LexisNexis
AvidXchange • ChannelAdvisor • Citrix • SciQuest • WebAssign

Best Product or Service Company – sponsored by Wyrick Robbins
AvidXchange • Bandwidth • Epic Games • Freudenberg IT • Truphone 

Industry Driven Company – sponsored by Nexsen Pruet
ARCA CivaTech Oncology • Epic Games • Parata • Quanta Technology

Best Internal Implementation of Technology – sponsored by CCCi
City of Raleigh • NC Department of Health and Human Services • NC Office State Budget & Management
ReCommunity • Stop Hunger Now

Clean Technology Award – sponsored by Cisco
Cree • GEEP • Phononic Devices • PlotWatt • Power Analytics

Healthcare and Life Sciences Company – sponsored by DukeNet Communciations
Can-Diag • CivaTech Oncology • Liquidia • Medicago  TearScience


Stage of Development Awards

Most Innovative Large Company – sponsored by WebAssign
Cisco Cree • Epic Games • Parata • Red Hat 

Most Innovative Small Company – sponsored by Varrow
CloudWyze  Odigia • PopUp • Power Analytics • Truphone

Emerging Company – sponsored by Vaco
AffinityAnalytics • DealCloud • Next Glass • Odigia • Validic

Small Company
ArchiveSocial • Automated Insights • Cloudbilt • Protochips • StepLeader

Mid-Size Company – sponsored by Balfour Beatty Mission Critical
AvidXchange • Internetwork Engineering • LendingTree • SciQuest • Varrow • WebAssign

Large Company – sponsored by Resolvit
Accenture • Cisco • EMC • Freudenberg IT • Windstream Communications

Fast Growing Small Company
Appia • Automated Insights • Cloudbilt • JB Media • PointSource • Samanage

Fast Growing Large Company – sponsored by Time Warner Cable Business Class
AvidXchange • Bronto Software • Netsertive • SciQuest  Varrow


Excellence Awards

Best Customer Service Company - sponsored by Freudenberg IT
Accenture • C5 Insight • Lenovo • SAS • Technology Associates

Corporate Impact Company – sponsored by PwC
Citrix • EMC Google • Lenovo • LexisNexis • SAS

Best Workplace Culture – sponsored by TPS
Bandwidth • BioAgilytix Labs • Jackrabbit Technologies • Red Hat  WebAssign

Public Leadership – sponsored by Brooks Pierce
Awarded to a public sector individual who has provided leadership in the use of technology to advance North Carolina

Tech Exec of the Year – sponsored by Cherry Bekaert
Jud Bowman (Appia) • Nick Kottyan (DataChambers) • Doug Lebda (LendingTree)
Chuck Swoboda (Cree) • Scot Wingo (ChannelAdvisor)

Outstanding Achievement – sponsored by Accenture
Presented to an individual who, over their career, has helped advance the technology industry.



Visit the NCTA 21 Awards Gala Page to register to attend or learn more about sponsorship opportunities.