Tech Collective Announces Tech Laureates Night 2010 Award Winners

Six R.I. IT and Bioscience leaders were honored for innovation, mentorship and vision at the annual fundraiser and awards celebration.

Providence, RI, June 16, 2010 --( Tech Collective, Rhode Island’s IT and Bioscience industry association, today announces the winners of its Tech Laureates Night 2010 awards. The honorees were recognized at Tech Collective’s annual fundraiser and awards celebration, Tech Laureates Night 2010: Tech in Motion, on June 3rd, from 5:30 - 8:00 pm at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet.

Tech Laureates Night awards honor leading technology individuals and companies in Rhode Island who are driving the technology industries forward through both technological and community excellence, including: innovation, mentorship and volunteerism, dedication to the technology workforce, the enablement of women in the technology fields, and alignment with that of the Tech Collective’s mission and vision.

The 2010 Tech Laureates Night award winners are:

Mover and Shaker – InQuest Technologies

Mover and Shaker – Isis Biopolymer

Mentor in Motion – Hasbro, Inc.

Workforce Driver – GTECH

Women in Technology – Amgen Women’s Interactive Network (AWIN

Visionary Partner – FM Global

“Tech Laureates Night is one of Rhode Island’s premier technology award programs,” said Kathie Shields, executive director of Tech Collective, “Throughout the years, it has honored not only the best and brightest in our technology fields, but those who are unequivocally dedicated to the advancement of their industry, workforce and community. These are the companies who are leading Rhode Island to success and prosperity in the Knowledge Economy. Tech Collective is proud to serve these leaders through our organization on a daily basis, and we are honored to award them as 2010 Tech Laureates Night winners.”

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Tech Laureates Night 2010 is sponsored by: FM Global, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Atrion Networking Corporation, CVS Caremark, Amgen, Cisco, Fibertech Networks, Gilbane Building Company, GTECH, Hasbro, Nimsoft, and Frey Florist.

About Tech Collective:
Tech Collective is Rhode Island’s Information Technology and Bioscience Industry Association. Uniting industry, government and academic stakeholders, our mission is to inspire, engage, educate and employ a high-skill, high-wage Knowledge Economy in Rhode Island. Since its transition from the Rhode Island Technology Council (RITEC) in 2004, Tech Collective has received more than $6M in federal, state and private grant funding to foster industry collaboration, awareness and development through events and initiatives including: GRRL Tech, Women in Technology, BIO ED, Tech Laureates’ Night and STEM-based education and training programs for K-16 students as well as incumbent and transitioning workers. For more information about Tech Collective, please visit

Contact: Giselle LaFrance
Manager of Media Relations
Tech Collective

Tech Collective
Giselle LaFrance, Manager of Media Relations