Aug. 15, 2008

SMU's Guildhall finalist for Tech Titans Award

The Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC), the largest technology trade organization in Texas, has named the The Guildhall at SMU a finalist in the Tech Titan of the Future – University Level category as part of the 8th Annual Tech Titans and Fast 50 Awards.

The Tech Titans Awards recognize outstanding information technology organizations and individuals in the North Texas area who have made significant contributions to the industry during the past year. The 2008 Tech Titans Award winners will be announced at the Tech Titans and Titan Fast 50 Awards gala on Sept. 26, 2008.

About the Tech Titans Awards

The Tech Titans Awards were launched in 2001 by the Metroplex Technology Business Council, North Texas’ most comprehensive organization supporting technology. The prestigious annual contest recognizes outstanding information technology companies and individuals in the North Texas area who have made contributions during the past year locally, as well as to the technology industry overall. The Tech Titans committee is a group of dedicated volunteers who organize the awards ceremony each year, and judges for the contest are drawn from a variety of disciplines in technology, leaders in the DFW area and past winners. For more information, visit

The 2008 Tech Titans Award winners will be revealed at the Tech Titans and Titan Fast 50 Awards gala event, to be held at the Marriott Legacy Town Center in Plano, Texas, on Friday, September 26, 2008. More information about the event is available at

About The MTBC

Founded in 1994, the Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC) is a non-profit organization composed of approximately 300 members that include technology businesses and providers from across the DFW Metroplex. The MTBC produces numerous events, including monthly Management Luncheons, Technical Luncheons, RFID Special Interest Group events, CEO Forums, Tech Week in Austin and the annual Tech Titans Awards and Fast 50 event.

The North Texas region is one of the leading centers for technology business and innovation both in the U.S. and globally. The AeA (American Electronics Association) recently ranked the Dallas-Fort Worth area fifth among U.S. cities in high-tech employment, with approximately 176,000 high-tech workers. In addition, the Dallas-Fort Worth area ranked second nationwide for employment in both the telecommunications services and internet services sectors, and the region is also home to one-half of Texas’ technology workforce.

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