Tech 10 Awards 2020

Meet Rhode Island’s top tech techies, as voted by their peers, in collaboration with the Tech Collective.

The pandemic has forever changed the dynamic world of information technology, and these innovative individuals tell us how they’ve adapted to the new COVID-19 reality. Meet Rhode Island’s top tech techies, as voted by their peers, in collaboration with the Tech Collective.

The Honorees

Aditya Arora
Development Manager, eMoney Advisor
An adviser who helps people achieve financial peace of mind by discussing money and the role it plays in reaching their goals.

Brandon Casey
Product Owner, Amica Mutual Insurance
The longest-standing mutual insurer of automobiles in the United States, which also offers home, life, marine and umbrella insurance, as well as annuities.

Caitlin Floskis
Engineering Manager, Virgin Pulse
A global leader in the health and wellbeing market that partners with organizations across the world to deliver solutions that increase employee wellbeing and engagement and create strong workplace cultures.

Christine Bigwood
Director of University Business Systems, Bryant University
A private New England university founded in 1863, with academic programs that are distinguished by an integration of business and the arts and sciences with a global perspective.

Damian Costantino
Senior Systems Engineer, Envision Technology Advisors
A provider of business and technology consulting services with specialties including digital transformation, cybersecurity, cloud and managed services, website design and development and more.

Jorge E. Garcia
Vice President of Field Operations, Carousel Industries
A provider of IT consulting, management and integration services.

Juan J. Rodriguez
Owner/Trainer, Winners Circle Virtual Reality
Unique educational and training experiences in virtual reality with pre-built solutions that are tailored to suit all educators and students.

Kevin Ricci
Principal, Citrin Cooperman
A top twenty-five nationally recognized full-service assurance, tax and advisory firm that provides innovative solutions to help companies and high net worth individuals achieve their short- and long-term goals.

Manuel Lobao
Senior Manager – Information Security, Carousel Industries
A provider of IT consulting, management and integration services.

Next Tech Generation

Betty Tavares
Technology Specialist, Providence Public Library
A public library providing a variety of accessible, high quality educational programs, events and resources to enrich the lives of patrons and to strengthen the community and state.

Bryant Phillips
Database Administrator, Rhode Island Foundation
A proactive community and philanthropic leader dedicated to meeting the needs of the people of Rhode Island.

Leah Del Giudice
Project Coordinator, HCH Enterprises
An information technology consulting, engineering and technical services firm recognized as a minority-owned, disadvantaged and small business enterprise.

Ray Nuñez
Partner, Community Director, The Nuñez Co
A creative collective globally serving emerging and transitioning brands.

Richard Fontaine
System Security Engineer, Lifespan
A comprehensive, integrated academic health system affiliated with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and partners including Rhode Island Hospital, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Bradley Hospital, Newport Hospital and Gateway Healthcare.

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