Workiva Endows Prometheus Award for Large Technology Company of the Year
Ames Software Company Recognizes Fellow Iowa Entrepreneurs
Des Moines, Iowa – January 18, 2017 – The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI), the statewide voice for Iowa’s technology industry, announced today that Workiva (NYSE:WK), a leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions for improving productivity, accountability and insight into business data, will endow TAI’s Prometheus Award for Large Technology Company of the Year.
The Prometheus Awards recognize and celebrate innovative companies and individuals in Iowa’s $11 billion technology industry, which accounts for 8.8 percent of the state’s GDP and employs over 76,000 workers. The Workiva Large Technology Company of the Year Award is the highest honor awarded at the ceremony.
“Workiva is a great example of what can happen when entrepreneurs take an idea, find the right resources and leverage local support systems to scale a rapidly growing business,” said Brian Waller, President of the Technology Association of Iowa. “TAI is excited that Workiva is passing the torch in support of more Iowa technology companies.”
“We have been fortunate to be able to develop and scale Workiva in Iowa,” said Matt Rizai, Chairman and CEO of Workiva, which counts more than 70 percent of the Fortune 500 among its over 2,700 customers. “Workiva is endowing TAI’s highest honor because we want to recognize the accomplishments of fellow Iowa entrepreneurs during one of the most exciting times in history for technology companies.”
Since 2011, Workiva has won 11 Prometheus Awards: one in the Top Growth category, five in the category of Software Company of the Year and five in the Technology Company of the Year (Large Enterprise) category.
Finalists will be recognized and winners announced at the Prometheus Awards celebration on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines. Registration for the awards dinner is open through April 18, 2017 at www.technologyiowa.org.
About the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI)
The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) is a statewide, member-based organization uniting Iowa's technology community by connecting leaders, driving public policy, fostering diversity and inclusion, and developing talent. TAI's members work together to support the industry and advance Iowa's reputation as a technology state. The organization is a collection of leaders who have come together as Iowa’s statewide voice for technology. To learn more, visit: www.technologyiowa.org
Workiva (NYSE:WK) created Wdesk, a cloud-based productivity platform for enterprises to collect, link, report and analyze business data with control and accountability. Thousands of organizations, including over 65 percent of the Fortune 500®, use Wdesk. The platform’s proprietary word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications are integrated and built upon a data management engine, offering synchronized data, controlled collaboration, granular permissions and a full audit trail. Wdesk helps mitigate enterprise risk, improve productivity and give users confidence to make decisions with real-time data. Workiva employs more than 1,200 people with offices in 16 cities. The company is headquartered in Ames, Iowa.
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