Motion Recruitment's Event Series Announces North America's Best in Tech
11/12/20 by Motion Recruitment
After a fierce competition that included tens of thousands of votes from the tech community to select regional winners and a final round judged by an expert panel of industry leaders – including Founder of Siri, Adam Cheyer and Netflix’s Director of Engineering Bruce Wang – the first North American Timmy Award winners, sponsored by Motion Recruitment, were announced to a live audience of regional winners, judges and technologists.
The North American Timmy Award winners recognized are: Valqari, Best Tech Startup; Ro, Best Tech for Good; Cetaris, Best Tech Work Culture; Slalom Build, Best Tech Enterprise Employer; Nielson Canada, Best Tech Workplace for Diversity: Strategic Innovation Principal Lauren Neal, of Booz Allen Hamilton, Best Tech Manager.
BOSTON (11/12/20)- In the first ever North American and virtual ceremony, Motion Recruitment’s event series, Tech in Motion, has revealed all the winners of the 2020 Timmy Awards as the best in tech.
Even digitally, the evening was filled with well-renowned companies, hosts and presenters including Hall of Fame Speaker, Stephen Shapiro, the Founder of Siri, Adam Cheyer, the Engineering Director at Netflix Bruce Wang, and many others. Shapiro opened the evening with a discussion on finding innovation in all places. "Even during these very challenging times, these companies have been focused on innovation and making amazing things happen," said 2020 Timmy's host Stephen Shapiro during his keynote address.
Amid this year’s uncertainties, Motion and Tech in Motion made the decision to move forward with the annual Timmy Awards to highlight those doing great things for their employees and communities, but to pivot the Timmy Awards to an all virtual event. Motion and Tech in Motion’s goal was to digitally recognize those companies and individuals who exemplified resilience, agility and leadership throughout the evolving landscape.
“For five years, Motion Recruitment’s event series has recognized tech companies and managers that make an extraordinary effort to not only provide an encouraging work environment but continue to modernize,” said Motion Recruitment President, Matt Milano. “It is because of companies and leaders like these that Motion Recruitment develops alongside the tech industry, expanding our technology market specializations to better serve these high performing industries. We are excited to continue supporting Tech in Motion’s ongoing events and annual award ceremony, as it continues to highlight and enhance top companies, leaders and tech trends across North America.”
Our North American Winner's awarded and recognized during the live ceremony included: Valqari, Ro, Cetaris, Slalom Build, Neilson Canada, and Lauren Neal from Booz Allen Hamilton.
The complete list of awards and 2020 Timmy Awards Regional Winners can be found here.
Along with the pivot to a digital award ceremony, the Timmy Awards added a new addition to the program for 2020, an impressive group of expert judges who selected our North American winners. In addition to the award presenters mentioned, a few notable judges included:
- Nirmal Srinivasan, Software Engineering Director at PayPal
- Kapil Agarwal, Engineering Director at Salesforce
- Erin Liao, VP, Head of E2E 5G Systems at Ericsson
- Abdul Munda, Head of Engineering at Slack
- Freddy Rivera, Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager, Oracle
- Michael Kinnavy, Head of Global 5G R&D at Nokia
- Anastasia Simon, Managing Director of Shadow Ventures
- Harry Hurst, CEO of Pipe
- Erica Van, Venture Capitalist from Charles River Ventures.
Overcoming adversity throughout this last year has been challenging for these companies and leaders, like all of us in 2020. Motion Recruitment is honored to have had the opportunity to highlight their successes during unprecedented times. Erin Liao, VP at Ericsson said it best, "Every day I’m so amazed by the enthusiasm, creativity, and determination to disrupt- with fearless energy- coming from all the talent around me."
Motion Recruitment is eager to continue providing events and insights through Tech in Motion and want to invite you to join Tech in Motion as they close out 2020 by featuring the North American Timmy Award Winners as they discuss challenges, solutions and successes throughout this unparalleled year.
To relive the ceremony or if you missed the live premiere, you can catch the regional winner montages, keynote by Stephen Shapiro, and presentations by other judges from Netflix, Google and more on Tech in Motion’s YouTube channel. For more information, visit https://motionrecruitment.com/events.