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Cleveland Interviews - Brad Nellis

Interviews by Dan Hanson, the Great Lakes Geek

Brad Nellis
Brad Nellis
Director
NEOSA

We first interviewed Brad Nellis when he took over as director of NEOSA in late 2005. He has been very busy, and successful, since then in growing NEOSA to about 900 members and putting on dozens of tech events throughout the year.

One of the most exciting events is the annual NEOSA Best of Tech Awards. The 2010 Best of Tech Awards was held May 19, 2010 at Corporate College East.

NEOSA director Brad Nellis

NEOSA director Brad Nellis


A packed room watched talented students accept their CoolTech Challenge Scholarship award.



May 19, 2010 Podcast Interview

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The CoolTech Challenge presentation was followed by the award ceremony for the Best of Tech.

The judges had to decide between numerous excellent companies in each category but feel that the finalist and winners were really the cream of the crop.

Best of Tech judge John Hill from Aztek

Best of Tech judge John Hill from Aztek


The 2010 NEOSA Best of Tech Award Winners are:
  • Best Internship Program: FirstEnergy
  • Internshp Program - Special Recognition: Rosetta
  • Best IT ServicesCompany: MCPc
  • Best Emerging Company: OnShift
  • Best Social Networking App: BizSugar
  • Best Tech Innovation: TOA Technologies
  • Best Software Product - Visionary Award : Hyland Software
  • Best Software Product - Mobile App: Neevo - Mobile Defense
  • Best Software Product: SageQuest - MobileControl

Stuart Saunders of best of tech award winner Neevo

Stuart Saunders of Best of Tech award winner Neevo


NEOSA chairman Gabe Torok of PreEmptive Solutions

NEOSA chairman Gabe Torok of PreEmptive Solutions


Award winner Anita Campbell with BizSugar team members Ivana Taylor and Joel Libava

Award winner Anita Campbell with BizSugar team members
Ivana Taylor and Joel Libava


Andy Halko and some of the Insivia team

Andy Halko and some of the Insivia team



The quality of the nominees, finalists and winners were concrete evidence that the Northeast Ohio region is home to excitng technology innovations. See more at the NEOSA Best of Tech Awards website.


Earlier Brad Nellis interviews

Brad Nellis is the first to admit he has some big shoes to fill. Brad is the Director of NEOSA, taking over (officially on 12-1-2005) from NEOSA founder Jim Cookinham who remains with the Greater Cleveland Partnership.

But Brad has his own vision for NEOSA and the future of IT businesses in the region.

In this interview, Brad talks about how NEOSA has and has not changed, some thought on regionalism and entrepreneurs, the relationship between COSE and NEOSA and finally shocks the Geek with an admission.

February 2, 2006 Interview

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In this interview, Brad talks about how the return of the NEOSA Best of Tech Awards Ceremony and plans for a new NEOSA web site, networking events and more.

May 22, 2007 Interview

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