AIM’s Signature Events

AIM Tech Awards

The annual AIM Tech Awards, presented by Cox Business, took place on Sept. 28 at Certified Transmission owner Peter Fink’s private muscle car museum. The event showcases the community impact of local tech leaders.

The 2023 AIM Tech Awards winners were:

Technology Company of the Year: CompLogix

Technology Leader of the Year: Laurie Zagurski, OPPD’s Manager of Stakeholder and Community Outreach

Technology Innovator of the Year: Andy Bayer, Distinguished Architect at Buildertrend

Tech Start-up of the Year: Superb Shifts

Higher Ed Tech Leader of the Year: Metro Community College’s Continued Education and Workforce Education Division

K-12 Educator of the Year: Melissa Zeiszler, Dean of STEAM at Kennedy Elementary School

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College Intern of the Year: Lah Soe

Tech Student of the Year: Tvisha Agarwal

AIM After School Program Student of the Year: Ja’Shon Westbrook

AIM Code School Student of the Year: John Pratt

AIM TRIO Students of the Year: Mark Sanchez and Devin Henk

Dr. Kandace Miller Tech Champion: Adam Haeder, Google Operations Manage


Heartland Developers Conference

Keynote speakers included New York Times bestselling author Martin Ford and T-Mobile cybersecurity expert Dr. Cheryl Cooper. Breakout sessions focused on topics such as AI and data, leadership, cybersecurity, innovation and development.

Photos courtesy of AIM Institute.