Dallas Innovates and D CEO are proud to announce the finalists for its second annual Innovation Awards. The program honors companies, CEOs, CIOS, CTOs, entrepreneurs, and other leaders who are helping to make Dallas-Fort Worth a hub for innovation.
All finalists will be recognized in the January/February issue of D CEO magazine and online at DallasInnovates.com; winners will be revealed at an exclusive awards event in January.
Here is the complete list of finalists for the 2021 program (along with links for extra information):
2021 Innovation Awards Finalists
CIO/CTO of the Year
Chris Akeroyd, Children’s Health
Bill Lowrey, Istation
Prasanna Singaraju, Qentelli
Matt Winn, Dallas Baptist University
Corporate Innovator of the Year
Elyse Dickerson, Eosera
Will McClay, Dallas Cowboys
John Olajide, Axxess
Sanjiv Yajnik, Capital One
Innovation Advocate of the Year
Danny Chavez, McKinney Economic Development Corp.
Duane Dankesreiter, Dallas Regional Chamber
Dr. Hubert Zajicek, Health Wildcatters
Startup Innovator of the Year
Robert Atkins, BALANCED Media|Technology
Tony Goodman, PeopleFun
Rex Kurzius, Asset Panda
Kumar Narala, aBIa
Tom White, Phynd Technologies
Innovation in Cybersecurity
Innovation in Finance
Boruch Greenberg, Payrix
W. Alexander Holmes, MoneyGram
Javier Martinez, Zirtue
Frank Santoni, ImpactX Partners
Craig Scheef, Texas Security Bank
Innovation in Food and Beverage
Chad Houser, Momentum Advisory Collective
Merrilee Kick, BuzzBallz/Southern Champion
Tyler Shin, Revolving Kitchen
Jim Stevens, Golden Chick
Innovation in Healthcare
Innovation in Manufacturing and Consumer Goods
Bravis Brown, BPS Technology
Michael Hsu, Kimberly-Clark Corp.
Jason McCann, Vari
Phil O’Neill, Swiss American CDMO
Innovation in Real Estate
Stephen Lewis, Homematchx
Farrukh Malik, Roomored
Ryan Turner, RefineRE
Kyle Waldrep, Dottid
Innovation in Talent and Diversity
Russ Medina, NPower and AT&T
Jared Pope, Work Shield
Mandy Price, Kanarys
Innovation in Technology
Shar Dubey, Match Group
John Harlan, CrateBind
Aaron Fullen, K2View
Evelyn Torres-Gomez, Solaris Technologies Services
Innovation in Transportation
Will Coleman, Alto
Roger Raley, Alpine Advanced Materials
Rock Robinson, eCarra
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