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Shining a spotlight on the contributions of information technology students and professionals, the Leadership Award recognizes individuals and teams exemplifying Technology First Values: Creating a community to share knowledge, grow business, and build for the future. The Technology First Leadership Awards work to ensure a vibrant Southwest Ohio IT community. 

The annual event is sponsored by many local organizations, including SOCHE, Dayton Development Coalition, Montgomery County Business Solution Center, and Project Management Institute – Dayton/Miami Valley Ohio.


9th Annual Technology First Leadership Awards

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

The Leadership Awards serve to recognize individuals and teams exemplifying Technology First values: Creating a Community to Share Knowledge, Grow Business, and Build for the Future

Registration is OPEN


Technology First is proud to recognize

Our Legacy of Leaders!

Outstanding/Innovative Technology Team

CareSource IT Team - 2021

Sinclair College, Application Administration Team - 2020

Midmark Corporation, Technical Integration Team - 2019

Speedway - Team Insight - 2018

University of Dayton - UDit – Safe Computing Project - 2017

Speedway - Speedy Rewards Agile Project - 2016

Midmark Customer Tracking System Project - 2016

Hobart Service - 2015

University of Dayton Information Technologies - 2015 Academic

Lion Protects – 2014

Midmark - 2015 Enterprise

Best IT Services Company

Cincinnati Bell - 2021

TEKsystems - 2020

Smart Data - 2019

Expedient Technology Solutions - 2018

Netdemics - 2017

Afidence - 2016

Mafazo: Digital Solutions - 2015

Lighthouse Technologies – 2014

IT Executive of the Year

Christopher Kuhl, Dayton Children's - 2021

David Goodwin, ATC - 2020

Karl Konsdorf, Sinclair College - 2019

Tina Bustillo, Pi-Tech, Inc. - 2018

James Alford, Montgomery County Data Processing - 2018

Monique McGlinch, Midmark - 2017

John Huelsman, Director of IT, Hobart Service - 2016

Mark Human, Booze Allen - 2015

Steve Hangen, Mikesell's - 2014

Tim Hull - 2014 Community Advocate

Emerging Technology Leader

Christina Sease, CareSource - 2021

Nick Enger, ATC - 2020

Nicole Robbins, Midmark Corporation - 2019

Jon Scruggs, Hobart Service - 2018

James Keating, DataYard – 2017

IT Project of the Year

Kettering Health - 2021

Hobart Service - 2020

Most Promising Startup

Mile Two - 2021

Recless Tech - 2020

Ascend Innovations - 2019

Global Flyte, LLC - 2018

Volunteer of the Year

Paul Moorman - 2021

Career Champion

Expedient Technology Solutions - 2021

Award of Excellence - Student Project

Wright State University - Pet Adoption Speed Prediction: A Data Mining Approach - 2021

Timothy Haas, Wright State University - 2020

Cedarville University - IoT Laundry Monitoring System Team - 2019

University of Dayton - Whirlpool Corporation Team - 2018

Cedarville University/SIL International – Bible Story Producer App - 2017

University of Dayton MIS/Mikesell's Intranet Project - 2016

Clark State Community College - 2015

Hanen Alkhafaji, PQ Systems – 2014

Award of Excellence - High School Student

Qiancong Li (John), Miami Valley CTC - 2021

















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