At a downtown gala on Thursday night, Seattle Business magazine presented its 2013 Tech Impact Awards – celebrating the accomplishments of the region’s technology companies and their leaders.
UW CSE alumnus Jeremy Jaech received the premier award of the night – the Lifetime Achievement Award. Jeremy co-founded Aldus (invented desktop publishing – sold to Adobe), Visio (constraint-based drawing – sold to Microsoft), and Trumba (calendar integration), served for several years as CEO of Verdiem (building energy management), and now is co-founder and CEO of the UW CSE startup SNUPI Technologies – the result of spending a year in UW CSE after his exit from Verdiem. UW President Michael Young, his wife Marti Young, and many UW Regents and friends were present to honor Jeremy.
UW CSE spinoff Skytap received the Gold Award in the “Cloud” category.
UW CSE professor Ed Lazowska delivered the (blessedly brief) keynote address for the evening.
Read the Seattle Business awards article here. Read Lazowska’s keynote here.