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Silicon Slopes

Hall of Fame and Awards

The new Silicon Slopes Hall of Fame & Awards features both the best of the best, while also serving as a return to the past with the rebirth of the Hall of Fame program.

Launched in 1999 by the then Utah Technology Council, the Silicon Slopes Hall of Fame identifies and applauds the technology pioneers and breakthrough leaders who have contributed to the ongoing and growing success of Utah and Silicon Slopes.


Award Winners

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Company Awards

Individual Awards

Award Categories

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Company Award Finalists

Advertising 2021

The most creative ads in print, digital, and other media.

Pura Scents
Harmon Brothers

Physical Product 2021

The best hardware, industrial design or widget geared toward mass consumers and niche markets

Laced Hair Extensions
Rio Tinto Kennecott

Space & Places 2021

Innovative buildings, structures, and interior designs that delight and excite.

Ezra Lee Design + Build
Thanksgiving Point
Texas Instruments
Nu Skin Enterprises

Branding 2021

Innovative approaches to creating or growing a brand

Traeger Grills

Health & Wellness 2021

Consumer products, services, and environments that use innovative techniques to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Impact Suite
Sword Health

Software 2021

Innovative proprietary software solutions in service and entertainment.

Motorola Solutions
Lucid Software

Services 2021

The absolute best in class service or services based company.

Thanksgiving Point
Humanitarian Experience, Inc

Aerospace & Defense 2021

Inventive community outreach, hardware or software engineering solutions, for Aerospace & Defense development.

Catalyst Campus
Fortem Technologies
Weber State University
Defense Unicorns
Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI)

Media & Entertainment 2021

The most exciting and creative media including live attractions, gaming, TV shows, podcasts, short films, and movies.

Limitless Flight
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
Future House Studios

Web3 2021

The best in blockchain/decentralized applications or entertainment.


Individual Award Finalists

CEO of the Year 2021

Knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way to the top with dignity and love to enrich the lives of both customer and employee.

Roy Banks
Dave Petersen
Melanie Cox
Jonathan Johnson
Karl Sun

CMO of the Year 2021

Good marketing makes the company look smart. Great marketing makes the customer feel smart. The CMO of the year makes all of us feel awe at their ability to do both.

Karen Peterson
Stephen Kirlew
Sarah Crockett
Todd Smith
Meagen Johnson

CXO of the Year 2021

A brand is defined by the customer’s experience. The experience is delivered by the employees who are led by the CXO of the year.

Pauline Ploquin
Kat Kennedy
Jake Christensen

COO of the Year 2021

The man or woman who has created the exact opposite of a Rube Goldberg system and elevated their company to new heights and efficiencies.

Harris Clarke
Stephan Jacob
Michael Palmer

CTO of the Year 2021

Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination and the CTO of the year is the quintessential artist of tech.

Cesar Olea
Derek Adams
Brandon Dewitt
Scott Boecker
Rob Wise

Chief People Officer of the Year 2021

Of the people and for the people. CPO of the year can smell talent from a mile away and binds the company culture together like a bucket of superglue.

Starr Fowler
Benjamin Gross
Jeff Weber
Steve Bartholomew
Brady Haider

CFO of the Year 2021

Unlike Scrooge McDuck, the CFO of the year doesn’t just swim in stagnant earnings. They meticulously maneuver earnings toward escalator-like company growth.

Gary Bowen
Howard Hochhauser
Robert Simmons

CRO of the Year 2021

The maestro with the uncanny ability to turn a cacophony of sales and marketing into Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.

Charlie Besecker
Jay Hampton
Sterling Snow
Mark Spencer
Jed Beck

Chief Product Officer of the Year 2021

As Steve Jobs said, 'people don’t know what they want until you show them'. The CPO of the year knows what we all want.

Matthew Thurgood
Karyn McKenna
Skip Lei

Intern of the Year 2021

A maven of coffee orders and someone who burns the midnight oil long after the C Suite heads to the golf course. The intern of the year is the diamond in the rough.

Samantha Loveland
Katelyn Bledsoe
Alex Kelleher

Business Influencer of the Year 2021

In a world full of too many influencers the Business Influencer of the year is that person that we all truly want to be friends with.

Earl Foote
Levi Lindsay
Travis Anna Hallstrom


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