DES MOINES, Iowa – (December 16, 2015) The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) and Title Sponsor, LWBJ Financial, are pleased to announce the nomination period is now open for the 2016 LWBJ Prometheus Awards on Thursday, April 14th at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
“The Prometheus Awards is the most prestigious recognition for high-tech excellence in Iowa, as shown by last year’s record attendance,” stated Brian Waller, TAI President. “As enthusiasm for technology innovation grows around the state, so too will the Prometheus Awards. We are excited to add two new categories in 2016: ‘Ag Technology Company of the Year’ and ‘Technology Community of the Year.’”
Ag Technology Company of the Year
Ag Technology Company of the Year recognizes an organization demonstrating leadership in the development and deployment of hardware and software technologies. Nominated companies must create and deploy technology that contributes to more efficient and sustainable agriculture, as well as offer an innovative portfolio of products or services which results in significant market advantage for customers and/or partners.
Technology Community of the Year
Technology Community of the Year honors Iowa cities and regions that make great strides in preparing their community’s competitiveness for the 21st Century by using information and communication technology to improve quality of life, business, education and workforce. Nominated communities must demonstrate investments in infrastructure, support of local tech companies and large users of technology, unique partnerships, and support of an entrepreneurial ecosystem.
2016 Prometheus Awards Categories
- Software Company of the Year
- Mobile App of the Year (Internal/Corporate Application)
- Mobile App of the Year (Stand-alone/Consumer Application)
- IT Service Provider of the Year
- Top Growth Company of the Year
- Best User of Technology
- CIO/CTO/CSO of the Year
- CEO of the Year
- Student Innovation of the Year
- Outstanding Startup Company of the Year
- Life Sciences Company of the Year
- Ag Technology Company of the Year
- Technology Community of the Year
- Technology Company of the Year (Small/Medium)
- Technology Company of the Year (Large/Enterprise)
Finalists will be recognized and winners announced at the Prometheus Awards celebration on Thursday, April 14, 2016, at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Downtown Des Moines.
The nomination period is open now through Tuesday, January 19, 2016. To submit a nomination, please visit http://www.technologyiowa.org/.
About the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI)
TAI is a member-based, not-for-profit organization accelerating the success of Iowa’s technology industry. TAI works to create and sustain a positive environment for technology-based economic growth and job creation through innovation, advocacy, and leadership. TAI members include organizations of every size – involved in virtually every aspect of technology creation, production, application and education in Iowa. More information about TAI can be found at www.technologyiowa.org