The following article was initially posted on April 12, 2019 via Silicon Prairie News.
The Prometheus Awards took place last night in downtown Des Moines at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. It is the biggest event of the year for the TAI, a statewide membership organization that promotes and celebrates the technology industry in Iowa. The sold-out event welcomed guests to the venue in the same manner as other popular awards banquets – with a red carpet.
In fact, the format for the event was very similar to the format for the Oscars with some obvious differences. Torches were handed out as awards and there was a distinct lack of movie stars. The nominee videos were a highlight of the evening and very well done. The energy in the room was high as evidenced by cheers from company employees each time the presenters mentioned them by name. The event was a sellout and a strong reflection of a developing tech ecosystem across multiple communities in Iowa.
Several companies and individuals were nominated across multiple categories of awards. The list of winners includes Dwolla, Renewable energy Group, Vermeer Corporation, Scientific Games, Performance Livestock Analytics, and many others.
Check out the full list of award winners below.
2019 Prometheus Award Winners
FinTech and Insurtech Company of the Year:
AgTech and Biotech Company of the Year:
Manufacturing Technology Company of the Year:
Software Development Technology Company of the Year:
IT Service Provider Technology Company of the Year:
Startup Technology Company of the Year:
Creative Technology Solution of the Year:
Best Technology Company Culture:
CEO of the Year:
Jim Masterson, LightEdge
CIO/CTO/CiSO of the Year:
Casey Decker, FBL Financial Group
Emerging Technology Leader of the Year:
Tiffany Williamson, Collins Aerospace
Technology Community of the Year:
Greater Des Moines
Technology Company of the Year – Small/Medium:
Workiva Large Technology Company of the Year:
The Prometheus 2019 Awards Sponsors:
The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) is a statewide, member-based organization uniting Iowa’s technology community by driving public policy, fostering inclusion, developing talent and connecting leaders. TAI’s members work together to support the industry and advance Iowa’s reputation as a technology state. The organization is a collection of leaders who have come together as Iowa’s statewide voice for technology. To learn more, visit: www.technologyiowa.org
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