The 2020 Annual Awards event to be held virtually on August 6, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Applications are being accepted in the following categories: Innovation Award, recognizing technical achievement by a Southwest Florida technology company. Transformation Award, highlighting the use of technology in government, nonprofit, or companies outside the technology sector to address a business or operational challenge. Leaders in Technology Award, recognizing the leading figures at the forefront of disruption and innovation, playing a central role in helping organizations use technology to its full potential, as well as in the public, STEM programs, sector for the benefit of the SWFL community. Technology Student Award, recognizing a high school or college student pursuing higher education or a career in technology. Startup of the Year Award, recognizing a local startup business with an entrepreneurial spirit that employs forward-thinking leaders, possesses a great work environment, and produces an innovative product that aims to disrupt the market. Leader in adversity of Covid-19 Award, recognizes a business professional in the field of technology that took a leadership role and made significant accomplishments for technology, community and or business during COVID-19 uncertainty. This is a unique award to be acknowledged only in 2020. Applications can be submitted at swfrtp.org by completing the designated form. The deadline for application is Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. This year’s Award ceremony will highlight keynote speaker, Jeffery Hayzlett. Hayzlett is a Primetime TV & Podcast Host, Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author and Global Business Celebrity. Event and corporate sponsorships are available.