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Announcing the Best in Silicon Valley Tech for 2017


Tech in Motion names top local companies in tech in front of hundreds of the Silicon Valley community


Silicon Valley (September 29, 2017) Tech in Motion Silicon Valley declared the winners for its 2nd Annual Timmy Awards, which recognizes the top workplaces for tech professionals. Winners were first unveiled live during a ceremony at SAP last week, hosted by Chief Operating Officer of SAP Labs US, Scott Leatherman. The local community and a panel of expert judges chose winners from an initial field of over 100 nominees in four award categories, Best Tech Startup, Manager, Work Culture and Workplace for Diversity.

Winners for Tech in Motion Silicon Valley’s 2017 Timmy Awards include:

  • Best Tech Work Culture: Cisco

    • Runner-up: Mojio



  • Best Tech Startup: NIO U.S.

    • Runner-up: Knightscope



  • Best Tech Workplace for Diversity: SAP

    • Runner-up: Branch



  • Best Tech Manager: Henry Chen, Director of Infrastructure, Drawbridge

    • Runner-up: Darren Chinen, Senior Director of Data Science & Engineering, Malwarebytes




This year’s Timmy Awards differed from past by incorporating a panel of expert judges including Katie Roof, Tech Reporter at TechCrunch, Tanya Soman, Venture Partner at 500 Startups, and Jennifer Elias, Tech Reporter at the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Tech in Motion also recognized companies in a new award category this year, Best Tech Workplace for Diversity.

“Diversity is not only a trending topic in tech but across all industries,” said Mandy Walker, Director of Marketing at Tech in Motion and Motion Recruitment Partners. “Adding the Workplace for Diversity award recognizes and celebrates the companies who know that diversity isn’t just a trending term or requirement but a key ingredient to the creativity and success of a company.”

A complete list of 2017 Silicon Valley winners for the Timmys can be found here for all four award categories, highlighting tech work culture, workplace diversity and management as well as startups. Previous winners have included innovators such as LearnVest, Venmo, Trip Advisor and many more. For details on the event, past winners, or the Timmy Awards in all 10 cities they take place in, click here.

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About Tech in Motion Events & The Timmy Awards

Tech in Motion is a North American events series that brings local tech community professionals together to connect, learn, and innovate. What started as a collaborative project between IT recruiting firms Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates in 2011, grew into an organization of over 90,000 members across 11 chapters in North America including Boston, Dallas, New York, Philadelphia, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, LA, Orange County and Toronto. Please visit www.techinmotionevents.com for more information about our notable speakers, sponsors and events.

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