The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) revealed the winners of the 2022 Prometheus Awards last night at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines. The annual Prometheus Awards unites innovators and leaders from technology, business, education, and government organizations across the state to gather to celebrate the year’s most momentous achievements in technology.
This year’s awards were highlighted by a special honor recognizing the inspiring work of five computer science educators who were awarded $2,000 each. “The future of Iowa technology begins in the classroom, and we are so happy to honor these amazing educators that work tirelessly to equip the next generation with future-ready skills and prepare them for successful careers,” said Brian Waller, President of TAI.
The awards were judged by a panel of distinguished technology leaders from across the state.
Here are the 2021 Prometheus Awards winners:
Startup Technology Company of the Year: S5G Therapeutics, Inc.
Emerging Technology Leader of the Year: Katie Jones, EMC Insurance
IT Service Provider Technology Company of the Year: Lean TECHniques Inc.
Software Development Technology Company of the Year: OpenLoop
Agtech & BioTech Company of the Year: SwineTech
Manufacturing Technology Company of the Year: MākuSafe Corp.
FinTech & InsurTech Company of the Year: iEmergent
Creative Technology Solution of the Year: UnityPoint Health
UHY Impact Award: Dave Tucker, Next Level Ventures
Best Technology Company Culture: John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group
Technology Community of Year Award: West Des Moines
Computer Science Educators of the Year (All Winners)
- Dominic Audia, Iowa City Community School District
- Joel Bundt, MOC-Floyd Valley
- Kyle Kuhlers, Waterloo School District
- Sarah Diesburg, University of Northern Iowa
- Susan Wilson, Indian Hills Community College
CIO/CTO/CISO of the Year: Joe Riesberg, EMC Insurance
CEO of the Year: Austin Mac Nab, VizyPay
Small/Medium Iowa Technology Company of the Year: ProCircular
Principal Large Technology Company of the Year: General Dynamics Information Technology