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January 10, 2011 at 11:34 AM

WTIA tech award finalists named

Finalists for the Industry Achievement Awards given annually by the WTIA were announced today. Winners will be revealed at a Feb. 24 event at the Showbox Sodo.

“These finalists represent the most creative and innovative companies and individuals in our industry and deserve the highest congratulations,” Susan Sigl, WTIA president and chief executive, said in the release.

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Here are the finalists in different categories, chosen by a group of 31 judges from the tech, government and education sectors:

Commercial Product or Service of the Year: DocuSign; Isilon Systems; thePlatform for Media, Inc.

Consumer Product or Service of the Year: Bonanza; Logos Bible Software; Swype

Service Provider of the Year: Concur; HasOffers; Hubspan

Best Early Stage Company of the Year: Ground Truth; Lockerz; Off & Away

Best Seed Stage Company of the Year: Sparkbuy; SparqCode.com; WhoCanHelp.com

Innovative Manufactured Product of the Year: Intermec Technologies; Precor; XKL

Best use of Technology in the Government, Non-profit or Educational Sector: CityClub – Living Voters Guide; OpenDataKit.org (part of University of Washington’s computer science school); Washington State Ferries

Technology Leader of Tomorrow: Gizan Gando of Asa Mercer Middle School (sixth grade), Tyler Wong of Asa Mercer Middle School (sixth grade), Mariah Fernandez of South Shore K-8 (seventh grade)

Award for Excellence in Teaching: Barbara Franz, Moses Lake School District (math); Nancy Pfaff, Lake Washington School District (math); Debra Strong, Everett School District (science); Dawn Sparks, Thorp School District (science)

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