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Mirsad Hadzikadic, Award-winner From The North Carolina Technology Association

UNC – Charlotte’s information leader, SciQuest CEO receive top honors from NCTA

Mirsad Hadzikadic, dean of the College of Computing and Informatics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Stephen Wiehe, chief executive officer at SciQuest, are tops on the list of award-winners from the North Carolina Technology Association.

Hadzikadic received the 2008 Outstanding Achievement award from NCTA at its annual “21 Awards” on Thursday night in Cary.

Wiehe, meanwhile, was selected as Technology Executive of the Year. SciQuest, which provides a wide variety of online procurement services, is based in the Triangle.

Other winners were:

  • Top Customer Service Co – Lenovo
  • Top Growth Co – Red Ventures
    Top Venture Capital – SilkRoad Technology
  • Green Co of the Year – SAS
  • Early Stage Co – NanoVector
  • Mid-Size Co – Oak Grove Technologies
    Large Co – Microsoft
  • SW Company – SciQuest
    Life Sciences/Biotech/Med-tech Company – Sicel Technologies
  • Consumer Technology Company – TapRoot Systems
  • Most Innovative Use of Technology of the Year – RadarFind
  • Top Industry Driven Technology Company – Epic Games
  • Corporate Citizenship Award – CarQuest
  • NCTA Voluteer of the Year – Cal Hackeman, National Managing Partner, US Technology Industry Group Practice, Grant Thornton
  • Technology Support Services – Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton
  • Corporate Education – EMC Corp.
  • Technology Executive of the Year – Stephen Wiehe, SciQuest
  • Private Company of the Year – USfalcon
  • Public Company of the Year – Red Hat
  • 2008 Outstanding Achievement – Mirsad Hadzikadic

Cited for public leadership were:

  • Jane Patterson, e-NC Authority
  • Joe Freddoso, MCNC
  • Phil Emer, NC State University
  • Peter Asmar, Department of Public Instruction, State of North Carolina
  • George Bakolia, Information Technology Services, State of North Carolina
  • Myra Best, Executive Business Education Technology Alliance, E-Learning Commission
  • Senator Vernon Malone, State of North Carolina
  • Representative Joe Tolson, State of North Carolina
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