2016 Best Software of the year winner, MRI Software

I had the opportunity to speak with CEO Patrick Ghilani about the success of MRI Software and what propelled them to this year’s 2016 Best of Tech Software of the Year win. He filled me in on why he thinks MRI is what it is today and where it will continue in the coming years.

I had the opportunity to speak with CEO Patrick Ghilani about the success of MRI Software and what propelled them to this year’s 2016 Best of Tech Software of the Year win. He filled me in on why he thinks MRI is what it is today and where it will continue in the coming years. Please congratulate them again on their win and listen to our conversation here.

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  • Next up: 2016 BoT Award Winner for Best Startup, Essex Digital Platform, won’t be small for long
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  • 2016 BoT Award Winner for Best Startup, Essex Digital Platform, won’t be small for long

    Essex Digital Platform was stunned when they heard their named called this year at the Best of Tech Awards. But after spending some time with Tom and the team, I can’t understand why. They are poised to continue to grow as evidenced by them already adding new space in their current building and as you continue to listen, they really have the right mindset around culture.

    Essex Digital Platform was stunned when they heard their named called this year at the Best of Tech Awards. But after spending some time with Tom and the team, I can’t understand why. They are poised to continue to grow as evidenced by them already adding new space in their current building and as you continue to listen, they really have the right mindset around culture.

    Click here to listen to the podcast, and enjoy!

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  • Next up: 2016 Tech Company of the Year (Large), Hyland Software
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  • 2016 Tech Company of the Year (Large), Hyland Software

    They are growing and they keep on winning. It’s hard to imagine that this organization with its growth over the past five years continues to win awards, but they do because they keep the same small feel that their employees and customers love. It’s been a great model for them and I was happy to get to hear more about what keeps driving them to be the best.

    They are growing and they keep on winning. It’s hard to imagine that this organization with its growth over the past five years continues to win awards, but they do because they keep the same small feel that their employees and customers love. It’s been a great model for them and I was happy to get to hear more about what keeps driving them to be the best. Take a listen here and congratulate Hyland Software on Tech Company of the Year (large)!

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  • 2018 COSE Day at the Capitol

    On March 13, COSE/GCP members and staff participated in another successful edition of COSE Day at the Capitol in Columbus, a signature GCP advocacy annual event. The day’s agenda provided entrepreneurs and the region’s small business community an exclusive opportunity to connect with elected leaders and key decision-makers on the issues—ranging from cybersecurity to crowdfunding to workforce development—that are of primary importance to so many of our members. 

    The timing of this year’s event allowed our membership to share their experiences and meet directly with fourteen members of the legislature and their policy advisors. Each moment allowed attendees to influence the legislature’s deliberations on key public policy issues that directly impact small businesses ability to succeed. 

    Featured speakers at COSE Day at the Capitol included:

    • Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives Cliff Rosenberger
    • Representative Ryan Smith
    • Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko
    • Senator Bob Hackett
    • Senator Sandra Williams
    • Asim Haque - Chair, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

    Senator Bob Hackett was recognized with a Small Business Advocate of the Year Award for introducing legislation last year that incentivizes data protection and provides a safe harbor to businesses that implement a specified cybersecurity program.  COSE/GCP small businesses also presented an award to Representative Ryan Smith for the pivotal role he played in ensuring proposed modifications to Ohio’s tax structure were averted in 2017 that would have shifted the state tax burden to other businesses.


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  • Next up: 2019 Best of Tech Finalists Announced
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  • 2019 Best of Tech Finalists Announced

    The Best of Tech Awards is more than just the biggest awards show for Northeast Ohio’s leading tech companies. It’s a night to get out and make new connections with IT leaders from across the region – and have a lot of fun doing it! You’ll be making these new connections inside a former airplane hangar at Signature Flight while dining at the celebrity chef food stations set up for you to dig into. We’re also pleased to welcome our local celebrity and broadcast personality Mark Nolan, who will be the MC for the night’s proceedings. So, come take in our 13th annual awards show in style and show your support for the region’s tech industry.

    2019 BEST OF TECH FINALISTS:
    Most Promising Startup
    • Drips
    • Indago
    • Ownum
    • Pandata
     
    Best Tech Services Company
    • 121eCommerce
    • Briteskies
    • Elite Business Solutions
    • Krish Services Group
    • TrellisPoint, LLC
     
    Best Technology Solution, Product or Device
    • Dolbey Systems
    • GE Lighting
    • n2y LLC
    • OEC
    • OverDrive
     
    Tech Company of the Year - Small
    • COTSWORKS
    • Dolbey Systems
    • Foundation Software, Inc
    • Futuri Media
    • Vizion Solutions
     
    Tech Company of the Year - Large
    • MRI Software
    • OnShift
    • Park Place Technologies

    Special guest
    We are excited to announce that Mark Nolan will be joining us as our MC for the night. Mark  started his broadcast career doing weather for WMJI, which led to filling in on air shifts on WGAR and WMJI, which then resulted in him officially joining the Majic morning show Nolan, Malone, Kullik and Tracey in 2014, which broadcasts weekdays 5 a.m. – 10 a.m. Mark is a 1991 graduate of Kent State University. His presence on the air and his ability to create and convey discussion on numerous topics of interest strongly connects Mark with his listeners.  

    Registration Information - Ticket includes two drink tickets, appetizers, dinner and dessert.

    $85 - Individual Member Ticket
    $150 - Individual Non-Member Ticket
    $625 - Table of 10 Member
    $1250 - Table of 10 Non-Member

    REGISTER HERE


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  • Next up: 2019 Best of Tech Winners Revealed
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  • 2019 Best of Tech Winners Revealed

    Six innovative organizations from across Northeast Ohio took home awards during the 13th annual Best of Tech Awards hosted by OHTec on April 11.

     

    A crowd that numbered in the hundreds inside Signature Flight’s hangar at Burke Lakefront Airport watched as awards were handed out in the categories of: Most Promising Start-Up; Best Tech Services Company; Tech Company of the Year – Large; Tech Company of the Year – Small; and Best Technology Solution, Product or Device. In addition, a special award honoring Best Community Collaboration & Innovation was also presented. 

     

    Honoring the region’s most innovative companies and leaders and hosted by noted radio and TV personality Mark Nolan, the Best of Tech Awards promote Northeast Ohio as a remarkable place to work at savvy companies that are doing great things. The Best of Tech Awards are a staple of OHTec’s Tech Week—an annual weeklong initiative to support, celebrate and engage the local tech community through a series of events hosted by OHTec as well as a number of community partners.  

     

    A list of the organizations honored as winners and finalists during the 2019 Best of Tech Awards are below.

     

    Most Promising Start-Up

    Award winner: Indago—A next-generation medical device company seeking to revolutionize the operating the room via the use of smart surgical tools.

     

    Best Tech Services Company

    Award winner: 121eCommerce—From quick fixes to site rescues to migrations, 121eCommerce’s team of Magento-certified developers help companies get their eCommerce site up to peak performance.

     

    Large Tech Company of the Year

    Award winner: OnShift—OnShift provides intuitive software and proactive services to solve workforce challenges in healthcare.

     

    Small Tech Company of the Year

    Award winner: Vizion Solutions—Vizion works with companies of all sizes to overcome the struggle of finding and using data companies need to make important decisions.

     

    Best Technology Solution, Product or DeviceAward

    Award winner: n2y, LLC—n2y has changed the way special education is taught and is proud to help teachers and families inspire moments of discovery and wonder.

     

    In addition to these awards, special recognition was also given to the Cleveland Museum of Art, which was honored with the Best Community Collaboration & Innovation Award for its work creating a museum experience that leverages cutting-edge technology while also aligning and partnering with a number of technology companies across the region.

     

    A number of future tech leaders were also recognized as part of RITE's 11th annual CoolTech Challenge sponsored by MCPc, which gives high school students the opportunity to solve a community, business or school problem through tech.

     

    The 2019 winners of the CoolTech Challenge are:

    • Best Mobile Application—Track My Mood, Brunswick High School

    • Best Concept—The Balls Out App, University School

    • Best Website—CSE Analytics, Mayfield Excel T.E.C.C.

    • MCPc Challenge Winner—Unsafe Smart Toys, Padua Franciscan High School

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