Six winners were honored at the annual Excellence in Technology Awards on February 27. The contest, coordinated by Biz 417 and AITP of the Ozarks, is in its fourth year recognizing IT and technology professionals in southwest Missouri. Among the winners were three organizations and three individuals, who were celebrated at an upscale award ceremony complete with live music, a plated dinner, cocktails and networking.
In the corporate category, Splitverse won the Most Innovative Startup Award. MyCarRecall, created by CellARide, won the Most Innovative Solution Award and the Ozarks SySTEAMic Coalition (O-STEAM) won the Community Impact Award. The individual awards honored Joshua Davis, professor and department head of information technology and cybersecurity at Missouri State University, as the Technology Executive of the Year. Levi Zitting, developer at Hearo Technologies, won the Rising Star Award, and Justin Cardoza, CEO and founder of ModBox, accepted the Solution Designer of the Year Award.