The WSA today announced 21 finalists in seven categories for the 13th annual Industry Achievement Awards..
The winners will be announced at a gala taking place Feb. 7 at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. Suzie Reider, YouTube’s chief marketing officer, will be the keynote speaker.
This year there was a record number of entries, said Ken Myer, the WSA’s president and CEO. Also new to this year’s awards is a category called “Technology Leader of Tomorrow,” which honors middle school students participating in a technology program at the Technology Access Foundation.
Here’s the complete list of finalists:
Breakthrough Technology of the Year: Next IT, Travelling Wave and Zumobi (formerly ZenZui).
Business Product of the Year: BioPassword, Tableau Software and Formotus.
Consumer Product or Service of the Year: Picnik.com, Redfin and Yapta.
Service Provider of the Year: Slalom Consulting, GrapeCity, and Ramp Group.
Technology Innovator of the Year: Fred Brown, Next IT founder; Bryan Mistele, Inrix co-founder; Brian Roundtree, SNAPin Software’s co-founder.
Best Use of Technology in the Government, Non-Profit or Education Sector: eCityGov Alliance; King County District Court; Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Technology Leader of Tomorrow: Jennifer Chen, Washington Middle School; William Yip, Washington Middle School; and Travis Duell, Madison Middle School.