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Mass Technology Leadership Council Announces Second Group of Finalists for the 2009 Technology Leadership Awards
[July 17, 2009]

Mass Technology Leadership Council Announces Second Group of Finalists for the 2009 Technology Leadership Awards

BURLINGTON, Mass. --(Business Wire)-- The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc. has announced the second group of finalists for the Council's annual Technology Leadership Awards. Honoring Massachusetts companies and individuals who best exemplify leadership and excellence in business and technology, the Technology Leadership Awards recognize outstanding achievement in both the development and deployment of technologies.

The second group of Finalists for the Awards program, announced on July 17, 2009, were in the following categories: Emerging Executive; Chief Technology Officer; Investor; and Emerging Innovative Company of the year.

2009 Emerging Executive Finalists Alex Chriss, Business Leader, Intuit Partner Platform, Intuit Patricia Cotter, Vice President Worldwide Operations, Netezza Corporation Joel Curry, Chief Operating Officer, Experian QAS Lesley Dickie, Senior Director, Raytheon Company Justin Steinman, Vice President, Solution & Product Marketing, Novell (News - Alert), Inc.

2009 Chief Technology Officer Finalists Seth Coe-Sullivan, Chief Technology Officer, QD Vision Alexei Erchak, Chief Technology Officer & Founder, Luminus Devices Jeff Flowers, Chief Technology Officer, Carbonite Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Chief Technology Officer, Blue State Digital Rob Malan, Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer, Arbor Networks 2009 Investor Finalists Ajay Agarwal, Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures David Barrett, General Partner, Polaris Ventures Joel Cutler, Managing Director, General Catalyst James Geshwiler, Managing Director, Common Angels Bijan Sabet, Partner, Spark Capital 2009 Emerging Innovative Company Finalists American Well CloudSwitch Ksplice uTest WiTricity "We are very excited to announce this year's second set of nominees, who have set themselves apart by exemplifying the spirit of innovation and the future promise that define the Massachusetts technology community," said Tom Hopcroft, president of the Mass Technology Leadership Council.

The first group of Finalists for the Awards program, announced on June 25, 2009, were in the following categories: Private Sector Company; Public Sector Organization; CEO; Innovator; and CIO of the year.

2009 Private Sector Company Finalists Glasshouse Technologies Pegasystems Phase Forward Starent Networks (News - Alert) Turbine 2009 Public Sector Organization Finalists Babson College City of Boston - MIS Department Town of Brookline WBUR 2009 CEO Finalists Colin Angle, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, iRobot Brian Halligan, CEO and Co-Founder, HubSpot David Patrick, President and CEO, xkoto Michael Simon, CEO, LogMeIn (News - Alert) Brian Zanghi, CEO, Kadient 2009 Innovator Award Finalists danah boyd, Microsoft Research and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society atHarvard University Rich Miner, Managing Director, Google (News - Alert) Ventures Timothy Rowe, CEO, Cambridge Innovation Center Dharmesh Shah, Chief Technology Officer and Founder, HubSpot 2009 CIO Finalists George Brenckle, CIO, UMass Memorial Health Center Bill Fandrich, CIO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Jay Leader, CIO, iRobot Anne Margulies, CIO, Commonwealth of Massachusetts John Polizzi, CIO, BJ's Wholesale Club More than 160 submissions were received during the open nomination process. Council Trustees, local thought leaders and media were involved with the selection process. The winners will be announced at the Fall Awards Gala, Thursday, November 5 at the Copley Marriott.

Awards Program Sponsors: Invest Northern Ireland (News - Alert), Microsoft, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ropes & Gray and Silicon Valley Bank.

Summer Session Sponsor: UKTI For more information, visit

About The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc.

The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc. is the only association that addresses the critical leadership issues of innovative software and technology-enabled companies. Formed by the combination of Massachusetts Software Council and New England Business and Technology Association, Inc., the organization is dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship and promoting the success of companies that develop and deploy technology across industry sectors. The Mass Technology Leadership Council conducts educational programs, hosts industry events, facilitates networking, sponsors research, advocates in favor of technology policies that promote innovation, entrepreneurship and competition, and recognizes industry-leading companies and people.

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