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Excellence in Technology

2020 Excellence in Technology Award Winners

On February 27, Biz 417 and AITP of the Ozarks celebrated six winners in the fourth annual Excellence in Technology award ceremony. The event recognizes a small pool of stars launching southwest Missouri’s tech industry into the next decade.

By Rae Snobl

May 2020

Biz 417's Excellence in Technology Award 2020
Photo by Brandon AlmsWinners were announced at an awards ceremony on February 27 at The Old Glass Place in downtown Springfield. Purchase Photo

Technology is the backbone of business, and 417-land’s tech industry is more robust than ever before. Biz 417 and AITP of the Ozarks have partnered for the fourth annual Excellence in Technology Awards to commemorate the leaders who are finding solutions and collaborating to elevate the local industry’s reach and impact. Nominations were judged by both an outside panel of judges from the Chicago chapter of AITP and a panel of local judges. Together, these judges determined winners and finalists based on overall accomplishments, the relevance of accomplishments to the technology sector, their scope of impact and involvement in the greater IT industry and community. Three individual winners and three corporate winners were announced at a ceremony on February 27 at The Old Glass Place.

Meet Our Winners

MOST INNOVATIVE STARTUP Splitverse

MOST INNOVATIVE STARTUP
Splitverse

MOST INNOVATIVE SOLUTION MyCarRecall, made by CellARide

MOST INNOVATIVE SOLUTION
MyCarRecall, made by CellARide

COMMUNITY IMPACT The Ozarks SySTEAMic Coalition (O-STEAM)

COMMUNITY IMPACT
The Ozarks SySTEAMic Coalition (O-STEAM)

Dr. Joshua M. Davis, Professor and Department Head: Department of Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Missouri State university

TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Dr. Joshua M. Davis, Professor and Department Head: Department of Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Missouri State university

RISING STAR Levi Zitting, Developer, Hearo Technologies

RISING STAR
Levi Zitting, Developer,
Hearo Technologies

SOLUTION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR Justin Cardoza, CEO/Lead Designer at ModBox

SOLUTION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Justin Cardoza, CEO/Lead Designer at ModBox

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See pictures from Biz 417's 2020 Excellence in Technology Awards presented by Total Highspeed Internet Solutions in partnership with the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) of the Ozarks. The ceremony took place on February 27, 2020 at The Old Glass Place.