Tech10 RI Technology Awards Open for Nominations, Applications

PROVIDENCE, R.I.Tech Collective, Rhode Island’s industry association for Information Technology and Bioscience today announces it is now accepting nominations and applications for its 2014 Tech10 awards program. Established in 2010, the Tech10 Awards recognize the ten most accomplished professionals in the state’s IT, digital media, and entrepreneurial arenas.

Individually, Tech10 recognizes Rhode Island IT practitioners and entrepreneurs who excel in their practice, demonstrate a passion for contributing to the success of others, and are pioneering in their technological and career achievements. For the technology community, Tech10 is the opportunity for Rhode Island business and industry to identify its exceptional participants and its future leaders.

“Since 2010, Tech10 has recognized 30 of Rhode Island’s top technology professionals and up-and-coming leaders,” said Kathie Shields, executive director of Tech Collective. “More than just their outstanding technical expertise, these are industry movers and shakers, volunteers, mentors, and influencers. They are doing extraordinary things to enable their companies and their clients. And they are our state’s next set of leaders driving Rhode Island’s IT community and economy forward. We are proud of the Tech10 alum we’ve honored to date, and we look forward to honoring our 2014 Tech10 Award winners.”

Individuals can apply for the awards themselves or submit nominations or applications for colleagues, employees, clients, partners, etc. at The deadline for all nominations and applications is Monday, October 6, 2014. Tech10 honorees will be announced in mid-October and showcased at an awards celebration to be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln, RI. Three Tech10 recipients will additionally be honored with special recognitions announced at the event.

Nominate, apply, view past Tech10 Award winners, and learn more at, or by following Tech10 on Twitter with hashtag #Tech10RI. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Giselle Mahoney at 401-829-8321 /

About Tech Collective:
Tech Collective is Rhode Island’s Information Technology and Bioscience Industry Association. Uniting industry, government and academic stakeholders, our mission is to inspire, engage, educate and employ a high-skill, high-wage Knowledge Economy in Rhode Island. Since its transition from the Rhode Island Technology Council (RITEC) in 2004, Tech Collective has received more than $8M in federal, state and private grant funding to foster industry collaboration, awareness and development through events and initiatives including: the Tech10 awards, the Rhode Island Bioscience Awards, GRRL Tech, Women in Technology, Bio-Ed, and STEM-based education and training programs for K-16 students as well as incumbent and transitioning workers. Get connected to Tech Collective at, on LinkedIn (Tech-Collective), on Twitter (@Tech_Collective), and on Facebook (TechCollectiveRI).

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