The Top Tech Awards honor outstanding information technology executives, as nominated by their peers and clients. Nominees and honorees who meet the specified criteria, as determined by an independent panel of judges, are recognized at the Top Tech Awards each year.

The Top Tech Awards began in San Diego, CA in 2008. The brainchild of Cox Business VP, Larry Coval, it was launched to honor and acknowledge the work of the oft unsung heroes of business – the I.T. Leaders. While it started as comparatively small event, within three years it grew to be one of the best attended corporate award events in the region.

2011 saw the expansion of the Top Tech Awards to Las Vegas, where it has taken hold and is a favorite event for Las Vegas’ burgeoning tech sector.

To date, more than 2000 Tech Leaders have been honored, and over 20,000 people have attended the events. In both cities a Top Tech Award is regarded as mark of superlative creativity, planning, and execution in Technology.

FAQs

The Top Tech Awards FAQs are intended to provide a better understanding of this event, the nomination process, judging information, and sponsorship opportunities. If you have additional questions, please email info@toptechawards.com.

Nomination

Q. WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT FOR THE NOMINATION PROCESS?

A.  It takes approximately 30 min to one hour to thoroughly complete a nomination form.

Q. WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO BE NOMINATED?

A. All nominees must be an information technology executive whose primary function is to carry the ultimate responsibility for their organization’s information technology. Examples include Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, or Director of Technology. In smaller companies, however, the function is likely more important than the title. This award is specifically targeting those behind-the-scenes “unsung heroes” who make it possible for their business to do business. Consultants, vendors, and system integrators are not eligible, unless the work for which they are being nominated was solely for their own company.

Q. WHO IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO BE NOMINATED?

A. Technology executives at sponsor companies and companies where the judges are employed are not eligible to be nominated, or to receive the specialty awards. Technology executives must live within the respective San Diego or Las Vegas region.

Q. HOW ARE FINALISTS SELECTED?

A. Finalists are actually the Qualified Nominees. Selection as a qualified nominee means that the nominee has met the criteria set by our judges of being an information technology leader, and specifically a person who has enhanced the organization’s IT Department and accelerates business through astounding uses of technology. Nominees are notified if they qualified or not.

Q. WHAT DOES THIS AWARD PROGRAM ENTAIL FOR THE QUALIFIED NOMINEES?

A. All qualified nominees receive recognition in local media news publications and are announced on the evening of the Top Tech Awards. All nominees receive two free tickets to the event- for them and a guest to attend. All honorees receive the above-mentioned, along with an award.

Q. IS THERE A FEE ASSOCIATED WITH BEING NOMINATED?

A. There is no fee to submit a nomination.

Q. IS THERE A FEE TO ATTEND THE EVENT?

A. For 2021, the San Diego event is limited to Nominees, their guests, and sponsors of the event. No tickets will be sold this year. But you can view it for free by registering here.
For the Las Vegas event, tickets are available online here to attend the event. The price is $50 for early bird until 5pm on November 1st. After that, the price for tickets will be $65. The event is open to the public, so all are welcome to attend.

Judging

Q. WHO ARE THE JUDGES?

A. The judges consist of past honorees of the award and are experts in his or her field.

Q. HOW MANY AWARD RECIPIENTS ARE SELECTED?

A. The number of honorees varies, with at least one in each category.

Sponsorship

Q. HOW DOES MY COMPANY BECOME A SPONSOR OF THE TOP TECH EXEC AWARDS?

A. If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities of the Top Tech Exec Awards, please email info@toptechawards.com.