The Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership (SWFRTP) has announced the finalists for the 12th annual Technology Awards. A Virtual Event with Real Deserved Awards.
The finalists for the Innovation Award given to a company that has invented or demonstrated an innovative and creative technology solution are My Under-Cover Agent, The Tailored Co., and Golf Life Navigator.
The finalists for the Transformation Award for a business highlighting the use of technology in government, nonprofit, or companies outside the technology sector to address a business or operational challenge are Prime Medical, Golf Life Navigator and Cypress Living.
The finalists for the Leaders in Technology Award which 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 are Aisha Reed of D and A, LLC, Felix Lluberes of The Ignite Partners, Mike Long of SWFL Sec, and Zarela Graves or SWFL Coders.
The finalists for the Technology Student Award recognizing a high school or college student pursuing higher education or a career in technology are Ava Vellozzi and Autumn Pepper Rhodes for High School category, and Juliene Zappulla and Jesus Paz in the College division.
The SWFRTP will present an inaugural award with the Start Up of the Year 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. Finalists include Fieldr Inc, and Two39 Group.
A Leader in Adversity Award recognizes a business professional 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 honors Connie Ramos- Williams of Conric PR, Dr. Jim Liu, MD of Prime Medical and Jordan Azio of Emerge.
The awards will be held on Facebook Live on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Jeffery Hayzlett is keynote speaker. Hayzlett is a Primetime TV & Podcast Host, Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author and Global Business Celebrity Jeffrey Hayzlett is a primetime television host of C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett and Executive Perspectives on C-Suite TV, and business podcast host The HERO Factor Podcast on C-Suite Radio. He is a global business celebrity, speaker, best-selling author, and Chairman of C-Suite Network, home of the world’s most trusted network of C-Suite leaders. Hayzlett is a well-traveled public speaker, former Fortune 100 CMO, and author of numerous best-selling business books including: The Hero Factor; How Great Leaders Transform Organizations and Create Winning Cultures, Think Big, Act Bigger: The Rewards of Being Relentless, Gauntlet and The Mirror Test. Hayzlett is one of the most compelling figures in business today and is in five business hall of fames including Speaker Hall of Fame, Sales and Marketing Executives, Business Marketing Hall of Fame, Direct Marketing Hall of Fame, and the Industry Award of Distinction from the National Association of Quick Printers.
As a leading business expert, Hayzlett is frequently cited in Forbes, SUCCESS, Mashable, Marketing Week and Chief Executive, among many others. He shares his executive insight and commentary on television networks like Bloomberg, MSNBC, Fox Business, and C-Suite TV. Hayzlett is a former Bloomberg contributing editor and primetime host and has appeared as a guest celebrity judge on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump for three seasons. He is a turnaround architect of the highest order, a maverick marketer and c-suite executive who delivers scalable campaigns, embraces traditional modes of customer engagement, and possesses a remarkable cachet of mentorship, corporate governance, and brand building. Tickets are available at www.swfrtp.org