2018 Tech10 Awards

Rhode Island Monthly and Tech Collective recognize local individuals across ten categories, from tech educators to entrepreneurs.
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From left: Nitish M. Devadiga, Roberto Carlos Hernandez, Camille Bobiak and Jenna Barboza. Photography by James Jones.

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Natish M. Devadiga
Principal Software Engineer, Datarista
Connects sales and marketing data providers to customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation platforms.
What does your job entail?
My work involves building Datarista’s innovative data-as-a-service platform and products to add and enrich customer relationship management systems for sales and marketing. I contribute to the design and development of these next-generation data products and systems that power Datarista’s clients.

Roberto Carlos Hernandez
Front-End Developer, Kenzan
A software engineering/professional services company that provides customized end-to-end solutions.
What does your job entail?
As a front-end developer at Kenzan, I implement the visual elements that users see and interact with in a web application. It also includes making sure that web applications behave the way that users expect, by translating this interaction into secure machine instructions that servers and databases can understand.

Camille Bobiak
Systems Engineer II, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
Specializes in air and missile defense, large land and sea-based radars and systems for managing command, control, communications, computers, cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; produces sonars, torpedoes and electronic systems for ships.
What does your job entail?
As a member of the integrated maintenance and test team, I support the Zumwalt Class Destroyer program through software integration and test, feature development and daily troubleshooting. My job ranges from being in a lab testing new and improved software to being on-site support for the training facility or ship.

Jenna Barboza
Service Desk Manager, Vertikal6
Provides advanced IT solutions designed to resolve technology challenges for businesses.
What does your job entail?
As the service desk manager, I am responsible for overseeing the level one help desk at Vertikal6. The daily tasks involve ensuring that our clients are being served at the highest standards and that all issues are being resolved in the most efficient and timely manner. Due to the fact that we service such a wide range of organizations of diverse sizes, it is vital to offer unique solutions that will optimize our clients’ productivity and minimize ticket resolution time.

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Senior Infrastructure Engineer, Alex and Ani
Jewelry designer, producer and retailer.
What does your job entail?
As our senior infrastructure engineer, I govern our desktop PCs and Windows server datacenters. I’m responsible for managing all of our BYOD mobile phones, corporate devices in the warehouse and securing our point-of-sale environment in our retail stores.


Tech10 Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Victor Fay-Wolfe

tech10The Tech10 Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a member of the technology community who has devoted his or her career to the improvement of the industry. Dr. Victor Fay-Wolfe is a professor of computer science at the University of Rhode Island, where he has been since 1991. He founded URI’s digital forensics program and is the director of URI’s Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Center, which has recently been designated as a NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. The center provides an undergraduate and graduate curriculum, a research program and a service center. He has been the principal investigator on more than $10 million in federal research grants and published more than 100 professional articles and books. Fay-Wolfe was selected for this year’s Tech10 Lifetime Achievement Award because of his diligent work over the years to increase the caliber of technology
education opportunities in Rhode Island.