Celebrate with Us!
May 19th, 2021

The Chattanooga Technology Council recognizes and celebrates our talented community of technology leaders, entrepreneurs, developers, and professionals in all specialties at all levels with awards in 11 categories. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on May 19th at 12:00 pm.

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Award Categories



CxO of the Year
Honors a senior technology executive, such as a VP or C-Suite, for their innovation and creativity in planning and deploying enterprise systems, future technology goals, management philosophies, and service to the industry and community. 

Data Analyst or Data Analytics Leader of the Year
Celebrates an individual who has executed a data or analytics implementation to enhance organizational decision making and operations. Includes Data Science, Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Engineers, Database Developer, ETL, or similar professionals. 

Early Innovator Award
Honors a technology-based innovation from an existing or emerging company. The innovation will be a prototype product, a new process, or early-stage software application with the potential for a significant competitive advantage or groundbreaking disruption in its field. 

Infrastructure Leader/Engineer of the Year
Recognizes an IT Infrastructure professional who has led unparalleled business transformation using infrastructure technologies. Includes Network Admin, Server Admin, Firewall Admin, or similar professional. 

IT Champion for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Recognizes an individual, manager level or above, who demonstrates outstanding effort to foster a climate of diversity, equity and inclusion. This professional actively works to mitigate biases and proactively recruits and retains diverse talent at all levels of the department or company, with proven positive results. 

IT Team of the Year
Celebrates an IT team that has made outstanding contributions to its organization using technology to improve operations, deliver new capabilities or demonstrate significant creativity/innovation in the strategic delivery of solutions. 

Most Impactful Project of the Year
Recognizes a technology project that had a transformative impact on the company, its customers, or a community. The winning project will have responded to a business problem, met customer needs, or impacted the broader community in a significant way. 

Security Leader of the Year
Recognizes a security leader, manager level or above, who demonstrates excellence, innovation, and leadership in information security. 

Software Developer/Engineer or Leader of the Year
Celebrates an innovative individual who has made outstanding contributions to the advancement of software development or demonstrated significant creativity in building applications. 

Technology Company of the Year 
Recognizes a service provider company that has demonstrated exceptional insight and innovation using technological strategies to improve productivity, enhance organizational performance, and/or develop new markets. 

Unsung Tech Hero of the Year
Distinguishes an unheralded individual who is a technology superstar, in the trenches, paving the way for a successful implementation, a smooth business day, or a working desktop device.