Eleven of San Diego County’s technology innovators were recognized at the 15th annual Top Tech Awards held at the newly constructed Snapdragon Stadium in Mission Valley.

The awards celebration honored the region’s “unsung heroes of business”—the information technology (IT) leaders — in the areas of business, education, government, and nonprofit organizations. Since 2008, Cox Business has been the event’s presenting sponsor. 

Cox Business Vice President Duane Cameron and Director, Enterprise Sales Tiffany Markus delivered opening remarks for the event. They were joined by Chris Petersen, Chief Technology Officer, Scientist.com, and Judging Chair of Top Tech Awards 2022. 

Will Moses, vice president of enterprise services for ResMed, received the Top Tech Executive of the Year Award, and Ray Chan, vice president of information technology for the San Diego Padres, received the Cox Business Exemplary Award. 

The 11 category honorees, selected from more than 160 nominations, include:

Category Honoree Company

Education Ken Wall Poway Unified School District

Future of Tech Award Sanjiv Prabhakaran Bytes Inc.

Government Sara Diaz             City of El Cajon 

Nonprofit Joe McNertney The Arc of San Diego

Private Small (51-149 employees) Nathan Chavez Alarms Unlimited Professional Security Solutions

Private Large (150+ employees) Matt Putman H.G. Fenton Company

Public Large (301+ employees) Julie Westcott NuVasive Inc. 

Startup Joel Abitan Verse.io

Top Tech Executive of the Year Will Moses ResMed

Cox Business Exemplary Award Ray Chan San Diego Padres

“This year, it was especially meaningful getting to celebrate the Top Tech Awards in person for our milestone 15th anniversary,” said Duane Cameron, vice president of Cox Business, which has recognized local technology leaders with the awards since 2008. “The 2022 honorees have made incredible impacts in technology in our region, and it’s an honor to recognize their contributions and give them the celebration they deserve.”

Honorees for the Top Tech Awards were nominated by their peers and customers and selected by an independent judging panel.

For more information, visit www.toptechawards.com.