Testimonials

“When it comes to innovation, I believe that San Diego is a think-tank for next-generation technology. The talent pool is extraordinary. This year’s event was the best yet and gave us all an opportunity meet new contacts and learn more about new projects and companies.”

STEVE ROMEO
STEVE ROMEO
(Past Judging Chair) Executive Technologist, BREG, Inc.

“The Top Tech Event brings together a wealth of professionals to share their business experiences and triumphs. Networking within San Diego’s local brain trust is invaluable”

RICH COPPA
RICH COPPA
(Honoree) VP of Infrastructure and Facilities & CIO The Arc of San Diego

“Events like the Top Tech Exec Awards add more awareness and visibility for the IT industry in San Diego and can potentially attract more business and excellent engineers to our region, which is great for our city.”

BRIAN K. BAKER
BRIAN K. BAKER
(Lifetime Achievement) VP of Information Technology, Qualcomm

“I’m especially pleased to see the IT sector recognized as an important part of business and education in San Diego.”

TAD REYNALES
TAD REYNALES
(Honoree) Chief Infrastructure Officer |UCSD, Calit2

“Cheers to Cox Business for recognizing the unsung heroes of the business world.”

JOHN MERRITT
JOHN MERRITT
(Honoree) Vice President of IT San Diego YMCA of San Diego

“The Top Tech Exec Awards that Cox Business presents is the premier IT recognition event in Southern California.”

PAUL PEABODY
PAUL PEABODY
(Honoree) Chief Information Officer, Palomar Health

“The San Diego IT scene feels very collaborative and collegial. Events such as these help bring visibility to the IT field and hopefully inspire others when choosing their career path.”

JESSIE DALY
JESSIE DALY
(Exemplary Award) Executive Director of Information Technology, Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

“This event puts San Diego on the information technology roadmap. My peers in the industry have reached out after reading the Top Tech Exec article—and they don’t even live in San Diego!”

HEATHER MOSHIER
HEATHER MOSHIER
(Honoree) EVP, Information Technology San Diego County Credit Union

“San Diego is the sleeping giant of the tech industry; those who are not directly aware are pleasantly surprised to see that we exist as the backbone of several industries, be it civilian or military.”

CASEY COTTON
CASEY COTTON
(Honoree) Chief Technology Officer, Asset Marketing Systems

“Each year the Top Tech Exec event becomes more relevant to the San Diego IT community.This year’s honorees demonstrated the breadth and depth of San Diego’s business. We’re no longer the beach and military cul-de-sac; we are a thriving, prosperous network of high performing, high-tech industries that attract some of the globe’s best talent.”

GARY HOLDEN
GARY HOLDEN
(Honoree) Director of Information Technology, Vical, Inc.