MassTLC Annual Celebration of Innovation Shines Spotlight on Game-changing Executives, Companies and Technologies Across 14 Categories
Boston, MA – Leaders of the Massachusetts innovation community gathered last night at Boston’s Federal Reserve Building for a reception where the state’s leading technology trade association announced finalists for the 2017 MassTLC Technology Leadership Awards. At this reception, Symbotic’s Rob Sullivan was honored as a finalist for the CTO of the Year category.
As Chief Development Officer and Co-Founder of Symbotic, Rob leads the company towards continuous improvements in warehouse innovation. His in-depth knowledge of robotics, automation and operations has driven him to become an accomplished co-inventor for 33 granted patents, spanning the disciplines of mechanical, structural, controls and manufacturing engineering. This nomination is a testament to his vision, ingenuity, and drive for excellence.
“Massachusetts is among the world’s top regions engaged in creating whole new industries and markets while redefining existing ones,” said MassTLC President Tom Hopcroft. “We produce visionary leaders and exciting, high-growth companies and startups that propel the state’s economy. Ranging from robotics and the internet of things to products for financial or security operations, our 20th annual Technology Leadership Awards draws attention to the deep pool of talent, innovative spirit and determination that thrives in the Bay State.”
Finalists were selected from hundreds of nominations, as judged by panels of industry leaders in each of the 14 categories. The pool of finalists will be further narrowed during the coming weeks. Winners will be announced at the MassTLC Leadership Awards Gala on September 14 at Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center. More details, advance registration and sponsorship information are available at http://masstlcawards.org/.
Finalists in the CTO of the Year category include:
- Wayne Whitcomb, Salesforce
- Kevin Riley, Sonus Networks
- Rob Sullivan, Symbotic
- Daniel Thoebald, Vecna
- Bobby Littrell, Vesper
Symbotic is a leading provider of proprietary, autonomous robotics and innovative software based solutions that reinvent distribution centers. The Symbotic System uses a flexible and modular framework, autonomous robots and an integrated software system to reduce costs, simplify operations, and increase storage density within existing infrastructures. The result is an automated material handling and storage solution that is fast and affordable to setup, inexpensive to operate and flexible to change. The Symbotic System can be installed with minimal disruption to the conventional operating warehouse and is built to reimagine future growth.
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With 500+ member companies, the Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) is the region’s leading technology association and the premier network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders. MassTLC’s purpose is to accelerate innovation by connecting people from across the technology landscape, providing access to industry-leading content and ideas and offering a platform for visibility for member companies and their interests. More at www.masstlc.org
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