2013 ITA CityLIGHTS Awards Categories
ITA celebrated its 14th Year on May 9, 2013. While the CityLIGHTS name remains the same, there are some big changes to the awards and gala this year. With a focus on the growth-stage companies who are helping fuel our local economy, the awards this year will include two new categories Trailblazing Award & Outstanding Technology Development Award.
The CityLIGHTS Awards recognized excellence in the following categories:
: Presented to the company that has
developed and/or introduced an ingenious, non-traditional and innovative
way of doing business or creating culture that has produced significant
value and growth for the company.
Presented to the company or individual who actively and consistently
supports the growth of the Illinois technology industry through
leadership and/or collaboration that brings the spotlight to the
CEO of the Year Award
Presented to the Company CEO who has led successful company growth
through leadership, ability to attract and retain talented resources,
financial accomplishments and strategy for continued company growth.
Technologist of the Year Award
Presented to the individual whose talent has championed true technology
innovation, either through new applications of existing technology or
the development of technology to achieve a truly unique product or
Prominent Woman in Tech Award:
Presented to a preeminent female in the local industry who has
championed a leading role for women by supporting their growth and
prominence in the industry.
Rising Star Award
Presented to the company that has the strongest potential to emerge to
become a leader in the technology industry ($5 to $25 million in
Presented to the growth-stage company, which through innovation in
products, services or business approach, has grown to become a serious
competitor in the marketplace (greater than $25 million in revenue). Outstanding Technology Development Award
Presented to the company or organization that utilizes or developed a
technology tool, process or service that made a substantial improvement
on business metrics.