We're excited to present Silicon Valley's 1st Annual Timmy Awards (http://blogs.techinmotionevents.com/sv-timmy-awards/) in an effort to recognize the best places for technology professionals to work. We asked the Silicon Valley tech community to weigh in by nominating companies they believe deserve to win and then voting for the finalists!
Organizations and individuals will be crowned the winners of each of the categories below on September 22nd. The evening will begin with cocktails, hor d'oeuvres, music and product demos from the best of the best in Silicon Valley tech.
Silicon Valley's Best Technology Manager
• Bill Hu – CEO of Kika Tech
• Erik Kostelnik - Founder & CEO of TextRecruit
• Han Jin - CEO of LucidCam
• Venkatachalam Rangasamy – Principal Software Architect at Equinix
• Waqaas Al-Siddiq - CEO of Biotricity
Silicon Valley's Best Technology Startup
• Blue River Technology
• Datos IO
• Liquid Robotics
• Loop Commerce
• Primary Data
Silicon Valley's Best Technology Work Culture
• Identity Guard
• MATRIXX Software Inc.
• Peloton Technology
• Pinger, Inc.
• Retail Solutions Inc. (RSi)
• Whipsaw, Industrial Design and Engineering
Voting is now closed! Join us Thursday, September 22nd to find out the winners of Silicon Valley's 1st Annual Timmy Awards!
Details on what to expect for the event - The Timmy Awards winners and nominees will be recognized at our free event, September 22nd. The evening will begin with cocktails, hor d'oeuvres, music and product demos from past Tech in Motion "Audience Favorites." This is going to be another great networking event, don't forget to reserve your spot today!
Katie Roof / Senior Writer and Video Host at TechCrunch
Katie Roof (https://techcrunch.com/author/katie-roof/) is a senior writer and video host at TechCrunch, where she is focused on the business side of tech. She has an interest in late stage venture capital, and is especially enthusiastic about commerce, social media and wearable tech. Previously, Roof was a tech reporter for FOXBusiness.com and has been a contributor at Forbes, TheStreet and Reuters. She has held television production roles at CNN and Bloomberg TV.
Kerry Davis / Producer, Writer and Host at Engadget
Kerry Davis (https://www.engadget.com/about/editors/kerry-davis/) is a producer, writer and host for Engadget.com, hosting the site's daily show, In Case You Missed It (http://www.engadget.com/icymi), which aims to highlight the interesting science and technology news of the day. She's lived in San Francisco five years now but loves telling Californians she hails from North Dakota because of the faces she gets back.
She joined the tech news world at IDG News Service as a one-man band five years ago, shooting and editing her own video pieces, then produced videos for TechHive, Macworld and PCWorld. She was a local TV reporter before getting her master's degree and diving into tech and loves hiking and sailing with her husband on the weekends. Sometimes the cat comes along too.
Marc Acton / Midday DJ at Mix 106.5
Marc (http://www.mymix1065.com/shows/workdays-with-marc/) grew up in the Bay Area and started his radio career in 2006 at Energy 92.7 in San Francisco. Marc immediately fell in love with radio and found his passion in broadcasting. He joined the Mix 106.5 family in 2011. Marc has been hosting the Mix Midday's for the past 4 years. He currently lives in South San Francisco with his wife and their 2 little ones.
Jeff Pope / Morning Host at Mix 106.5
Pope has been the male half of the San Jose-based "Pope and Marla Show" on Mix 106.5 for three years. Before making the move to the South Bay, he was a also a morning show radio DJ, as well as a traffic reporter and public address announcer in Southern California. His passion for radio began in middle school, when he would use his cassette player to record "shows" of him telling jokes in between songs. He has also sung the national anthem at sold out hockey games and for the San Jose Earthquakes. Pope lives in San Jose with his wife and 8-year-old dog.
EHang (http://www.ehang.com/), founded in 2014, is a Chinese aerial technology company with offices in California, Beijing, and Guangzhou and a mission to help shape the way we connect with the sky. EHang makes the world’s most easily-flown UAV, the Ghostdrone 2.0, which uses proprietary tilt control and the EHang Play app to make drone flight fun and accessible for the masses. EHang's Ghostdrone products have been sold in over 70 countries, opening the skies to both new and seasoned fliers around the world. In January 2016, the company set its ambitions one step further and launched the EHang 184 Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (AAV), the first vehicle ever to offer autonomous human flight over short-to-medium distances. With $52 million in funding and a nearly 200-person team led by executives from Microsoft and Lenovo, EHang has established itself as a leader in the competitive drone market and is on the fast track to mass-market success. Visit http://www.ehang.com/en/ for more information.
LucidCam (http://lucidcam.com/) is a stereoscopic 3D camera which captures the world as you see and hear it. 180° wide-angle lenses enable an active view, and spacial audio enhances the experience.
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