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2009 Technology Award Winners

The winners of the Technology Awards were announced on April 16 at the Chamber’s Technology Luncheon. More than 100 people attended the luncheon, which was held at the Baker Conference Center on the campus of Lubbock Christian University. Awards were presented in two categories: Innovation in Technology and CyberPresence (Web site) for both for-profit and non-profit companies.

Winners included:

Innovation in Technology, non-profit: The Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University, for their nonwoven decontamination wipe. This wipe is a platform technology and it feeds to the important requirement of the U.S. military. It has military and homeland security applications such as protective suit and face mask liners. This technology has been developed in Lubbock and provides an opportunity to use West Texas cotton.

L-R: Carmon McCain, High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No. 1; Samantha Hoover, Lubbock Apartment Association; Russ Horn, Brady Cook and Neil Baldridge, all with CoNetrix; Ryan Bounds, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, Texas Tech University; Stan Robertson, Gone Virtual Studios.

Innovation in Technology, for-profit: CoNetrix, for their online service which includes a tool to help create your own Identity Theft Prevention Program, Information Security Risk Assessment, and Business Continuity Plan. Subscribers to the service can simply log-in, complete a series of questions and download their customized Program document in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat format.

CyberPresence, non-profit: Lubbock Apartment Association and the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No. 1

            CyberPresence, for-profit: Gone Virtual Studios

The Innovation in Technology award recognizes innovative and strategic application of technology that positively impacts the region, and the CyberPresence award recognizes innovative, friendly, and strategic use of Web technology to positively contribute to the area and community.

The luncheon also highlighted current trends in technology, with three local panelists discussing products, security, and training. The panelists were Thomas Mandry with Mandry Technology Solutions/Texas Data Vault, Russ Horn with CoNetrix, and Michele Moskos with the College of Outreach and Distance Education at Texas Tech.

            Sponsors included TTU Office of the CIO-Safe Computing Practices Campaign, CoNetrix, Lubbock Christian University, Mandry Technology Solutions/Texas Data Vault, Cisco Systems, Texas Tech University's College of Outreach and Distance Education, Lubbock County District Attorney’s Office, TG Trees, and Action Printing.


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