SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds of New Jersey's leaders in technology and life sciences gathered to celebrate the New Jersey Tech Council's 21st Anniversary Awards Celebration, at the Palace of Somerset, Thursday night. 

Statewide and regional companies were recognized and honored for their contributions to the communities they serve. 

"On this stage, we’ll honor some of the state and region’s most amazing people and companies," President and CEO, of the NJ Tech Council James C. Barrood said. "And, all around this room, we’ll connect you with each other. By the time you go home, you are going to be very proud of this state, your colleagues, your community, your ecosystem."

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Attendees networked during the cocktail reception, awards presentation, dinner, and dessert buffet. With more than half a million workers in the technology sector in New Jersey, Barrood feels the NJ Tech Council will continue to serve as a resource to local, county, statewide, and national officials.

"In addition to being the cheerleader of our ecosystem, whether in the air above Seattle or across the globe, we’re also continuing to be a resource to our elected officials and look forward to collaborating with the new Governor," Barrood said. 

The following is a list of all of the companies awarded:

Winner Acceptor
Pershing Ram Nagappan 
Workwave Chris Sullens 
Adare Pharma  Peter Richardson, MD, CMO, VP of R&D
Boxed Rick Zumpano
Wylei Meg Columbia Walsh
Sphere Rita Gurevich
Kaizen Tech  Ashok Krish
Hackensack  Tony delCampo 
Teligent Martin Wilson 
Judith Sheft, NJIT Judith Sheft
Epam Systems  Jason Peterson
Radiant Systems  Venu Myneni
ECI Technology Marianna Rabinovitch
Artech Info. Tech Mary Gable
Johnson&Johnson   Troy Sarich
D&B Rich Kulesa
Skip Braun, Grant Thornton Skip Braun

About the NJ Tech Council

Membership in the New Jersey Tech Council is open to tech, life sciences, and tech-enabled companies and organizations as well as tech-related professional providers/advisors. The Council's programs are designed to help you and your company grow.

Financing and potential strategic partners for the vibrant and growing technology community. We've launched the Jumpstart Angel Network and two venture funds to help ensure adequate funding of new and growing ventures.

We've launched the Jumpstart Angel Network and two venture funds to help ensure adequate funding of new and growing ventures.

The New Jersey Tech Council is dedicated to helping you and your business or organization grow while supporting the tech, innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Explore these top 6 reasons to join the Council:

  1. Networking/Business Development
  2. Resources
  3. Education/Talent Opportunities
  4. Recognition + Exposure
  5. Advocacy/PR
  6. Discounts

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More events this year from the NJ Tech Council:

What's Next in Medical Research

2018 CFO Technology Economic & Financial Outlook

Tech Day 2017

CEO Forum - Use of Technology in Sales and Marketing

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