The ninth annual awards ceremony honored companies and individuals in the technology sector.
Gov. Terry Branstad also presented a Lifetime Achievement in Venture Capital Award to John Pappajohn for his work in spurring entrepreneurial growth in the state.
Award winners were selected by a panel of 11 judges.
- WebFilings, which develops cloud-based solutions to meet Securities and Exchange Commission reporting requirements, won the Software Company of the Year and large/enterprise Technology Company of the Year categories.
- GlobalVetLINK, an electronic animal health records company, won the small/medium Technology Company of the Year category.
- Wade Arnold, founder of the recently acquired company Banno, won the CEO of the Year category.
- John Deere Intelligent Systems Group won the Igniter Award.
- Rockwell Collins Inc. won the Best User of Technology category.
- Tim Peterson, executive vice president at Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, won the CIO/CTO/CSO of the Year category.
- NCLEX Mastery, an app created by Coralville-based Higher Learning Technologies, won the Best Mobile Application category.
- Circle Computer Resources of Cedar Rapids won the IT Service Provider of the Year award.
- MediRevv, a Coralville-based revenue management company for health care organizations, won the Top Growth Company of the Year category.
- ClusterFlunk, an Iowa City-based provider of resources for college students, won the Student Innovation of the Year category.
- Phantom EFX, a video game developer in Cedar Falls, won the Break-out Company of the Year category.
- TelePharm, an Iowa City-based pharmacy technology company, won the Outstanding Startup Company category.
- Trans Ova Genetics, a Sioux Center-based animal reproductive technology company, won the Life Sciences Company of the Year category.
- Ben Milne, CEO of Dwolla Inc., was recognized with the Investing in Iowa Award, and Caleris, a West Des Moines-based business process outsourcer, was recognized with the "No Boundaries Spotlight."
See Friday's Business Record print edition to hear from Arnold and other CEO of the Year finalists on lessons learned and their take on current technology events.