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Cox Business and VEGAS INC Host the 2023 Top Tech Awards at Allegiant Stadium

Cox Business and VEGAS INC Host the 2023 Top Tech Awards at Allegiant Stadium

Last week, in the heart of the premier, technologically advanced Allegiant Stadium, Cox Business, and VEGAS INC came together to host the prestigious 2023 Top Tech Awards. This event, held at the Coors Light Landing inside the Stadium, was a celebration of the brightest minds and most innovative leaders in Southern Nevada’s tech industry.

The partnership with Cox Communications and the state-of-the-art facilities at Allegiant Stadium provided the perfect backdrop for an evening dedicated to honoring those who have made significant contributions to the tech sector and the broader business community.

The event commenced with an exclusive VIP pre-reception at 5 p.m., offering a unique opportunity for nominees, guests, sponsors, and judges to interact and network. As the clock struck 6 p.m., the atmosphere buzzed with excitement as more attendees joined in, enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Cox Business. The gathering was not just a ceremony but a vibrant hub for engaging and networking with the city’s top tech innovators.

Las Vegas TV personality Krystal Allen initiated the ceremony with an inspiring speech, setting the stage for the announcement of the night’s winners.

The 2023 Top Tech Awards recognized a diverse group of IT leaders across various sectors and are as follows:

  • Top Tech of the Year Award: Bob Leek, Chief Information Officer for Clark County, NV.
  • Community Exemplary Award: Alyssa Rodriguez, Director of Information Technology, City of Henderson.
  • Cox Innovation Award: Christopher Conrad, Sr Analytics Engineer, HCA Healthcare – Far West Division.
  • Education: Mugunth Vaithylingam, Chief Information Officer, College of Southern Nevada.
  • Government: Doug Neumann, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Nevada National Security Sites.
  • Health Care: Jennifer Aguilar, Manager of Information Systems, HCA Healthcare.
  • Hotel/Gaming: Ramesh Srinivasan, CEO, Agilysys.
  • Nonprofit: Al Prendergast, Chief Information Officer, Las Vegas Clark County Library.
  • Private Small/Medium Businesses: Jimmy Jacobson, Chief Technology Officer, Codingscape.
  • Private Large Businesses: Brittany Rodriguez, Systems Security Administrator, Vegas Golden Knights/Foley Entertainment Group.
  • Public Company: Joshua Bellendir, Chief Information Officer, WH Smith North America.
  • Startup Company: Anand Nandakumar, Founder and CEO, Halo.Car.

These honorees will be featured in a special publication of VEGAS INC inside Las Vegas Weekly on November 16th. The event at Allegiant Stadium, renowned for its advanced technology and partnership with Cox Communications, was not just a venue but a testament to the innovative spirit celebrated that evening. Cox Business, in collaboration with VEGAS INC, proudly acknowledges the achievements of these technology leaders, who continue to shape the future of Southern Nevada’s tech landscape.

About Cox Business

The commercial division of Cox Communications, Cox Business provides voice, data, and video services for more than 355,000 small and regional businesses nationwide, including health care providers; K−12 and higher education; financial institutions; and federal, state, and local government organizations. The organization also serves most of the top-tier wireless and wireline telecommunications carriers in the U.S. through its wholesale division. For more information, please visit


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