AIM Celebrates Technology Leaders, Innovators

By 
Scott Stewart
The Daily Record

The nonprofit AIM Institute recently recognized several technology innovators and leaders from across the region.

The Nov. 14 AIM Tech Celebration awards presentation drew more than 500 people to the Metro Community College Center for Advance and Emerging Technology. The event featured live music, circus performers and technology demos by the AIM Brain Exchange, iExcel and Naners.

Werner Logistics received the Enterprise Business of the Year. Werner Logistics has boosted its users’ productivity by nearly 60% by using machine learning algorithms and developing a strategic partnership with business and information technology leaders to increase accountability.

Matey Kirilov received the Tech Leader of the Year award. Kirilov has help organize several agile development and professional coaching meetups, including OmahAgile and Leancoln.

David Giuliani received the Tech Innovator of the Year award. As manager of the Kiewit Innovation Center, he introduces thousands of people to new construction practices and technology such as drones, virtual and augment reality, and robots.

Marina D. Brown received the Tech Champion of the Year award. Brown is a tech evangelizer who speaks publicly about the continuous engagement and encouragement of young women entering the technology industry.

Visio Health and Technical Solutions Inc. received the Best Technology Product of the Year award. Visio is the provider for The Working Clinic, which uses high definition video conferencing to connect medical doctors to employees in the workplace.

Ocuvera received the Startup of the Year award. Ocuvera offers a monitoring system using a 3D camera and artificial intelligence to monitor hospital patients for behaviors indicating risk of a fall.

Douglas Rausch received the Tech College Educator of the Year award. Rausch is a cybersecurity assistant professor at Bellevue University who teaches courses in security architecture, cryptography, risk and compliance, and penetration testing.

Lynn M. Spady received the Tech K-12 Educator of the Year award. Spady teaches K-6 enrichment with the Westside Community School District and is the sixith grade accelerated math teacher across the district.

Amanda Crone received the Tech Student of the Year award. Crone is a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School in Council Bluffs and is a leader in the AIM TRIO Upward Bound program.

Nebraska Tech Collaborative received the Community Builder of the Year award. The collaborative is a workforce development initiative created by the Aksarben Foundation, its leadership network and partner businesses.

For more information, visit techcelebration.org. Find photos at bit.ly/TechCelebration2019.

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