INDIANAPOLIS (APRIL 12, 2009) — Five independent panels of judges have chosen 60 finalists to compete for the state’s top technology honors — the TechPoint Mira Awards presented by BKD.
Judges chose from a record number of nominations in 15 categories this year, including the new “Excellence and Innovation in New Media” category. Now in its 11th year, TechPoint’s Mira Awards recognize the achievements of Indiana’s outstanding technology performers and contributors, and focuses attention on the broader issue of the important role technology plays in Indiana’s economy.
Jim Jay, president and CEO of TechPoint, said that more people are participating in the Mira Awards this year than ever before. He attributes the program growth to a new “Excellence and Innovation in New Media” category, the states thriving health care information technology community, and Indiana’s robust tech industry at large.
“More than 1,500 technology companies are operating in the state of Indiana and no other state can reasonably claim to have the leadership positions in new media “measured marketing” or health care IT that we do,” Jim Jay said. “Tech companies based in Indiana realize greater overall business value than those located on the coasts because of our superior tech workforce, educational resources and lower infrastructure costs. I think that’s reflected in receiving a record number of nominations for Mira Awards following the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.”
Mira Awards judges evaluated and scored each submitted nomination, and the scoring determined which nominees became finalists. Finalists will deliver presentations and answer questions in person before one of the five independent panels of judges during the next few weeks.
The winners will be announced at the Mira Awards Gala, an “Oscars-style” award ceremony being held Saturday, May 15, at The Westin Indianapolis. TechPoint will again honor past Mira Award winners and finalists attending the ceremony with a special “Winner’s Circle” reception. Visit http://www.techpoint.org/Mira/Pastwinners.htm for a complete list of previous Mira Awards winners and finalists.
Nominees, finalists and the general public can purchase Individual tickets for the gala at the event’s website — www.techpoint.org/mira. Ticket packages and some sponsorship opportunities are also available.
Visit http://www.techpoint.org/Mira for more information about the 2010 TechPoint Mira Awards presented by BKD.
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TechPoint is Indiana’s only statewide technology initiative, representing industry stakeholders including publicly-traded companies, private businesses, colleges and research universities, and local economic development organizations. The mission of TechPoint is to accelerate Indiana’s emerging and vibrant information technology sector by: promoting the successes of IT companies and professionals; supporting the formation, expansion, and attraction of IT companies; and advocating appropriate public policy. Visit www.techpoint.org.About IMAVEX, LLC
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