Meet the Finalists: The Innovation Awards 2022, Presented by Dallas Innovates and D CEO

Now in its third year, the program from Dallas Innovates and D CEO honors 78 disruptors and trailblazers driving a new vision for innovation in North Texas.

Dallas Innovates and D CEO are proud to announce the finalists for our third annual Innovation Awards. The program honors companies, CEOs, CIOS, CTOs, entrepreneurs, and other pioneers who are helping to make Dallas-Fort Worth a hub for innovation.

All finalists will be recognized in the January/February issue of D CEO magazine and online at Winners will be revealed at an exclusive awards event in January.

Here is the complete list of finalists for the 2022 program (along with links to see what a few companies and leaders have been up to this year):

2022 Innovation Awards Finalists


CIO/CTO of the Year

Arjun Dugal, Capital One
Nancy Flores, McKesson Corp.
Tammy Gilbert, Fidelity Investments
Mani Suri, 7-Eleven
Neelu Sethi, Reddy Ice

Enterprise Innovator of the Year

Bravis Brown, BPS Technology
Chakri Gottemukkala, o9 Solutions
Jordan Jayson, U.S. Energy Development Corp.
Melbourne O’Banion, Bestow
Kevin Stadler, Evolon Technology
Geoff Walker, KidKraft

Innovation Advocate of the Year

Cameron Cushman, University of North Texas Health Science Center
Paul Nichols, The University of Texas at Dallas
Bill Sproull, Tech Titans
Benjamin Vann, Impact Ventures

Startup Innovator of the Year

David Copps,
Michael Gorton, Recuro Health
Michael Kinder, Veryable
Daniel Powell, Spark Biomedical
Rob Wilson, Shavelogic


Innovation in Biotech

Lantern Pharma
Nanoscope Therapeutics
Taysha Gene Therapies

Innovation in Education

GreenLight Credentials
Mark Cuban Foundation
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
UT Southwestern Medical School Simulation Center 

Innovation in Finance

Gig Wage

Innovation in Food and Beverage

Eden Green Technology
La Duni
Sixty Vines

Innovation in Healthcare

Children’s Health
Neuro Rehab VR
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Innovation in Hospitality

Hotel Drover
Hotel Otto
Sinclair Hotel

Innovation in Logistics and Supply Chain

OnAsset Intelligence
River Logic

Innovation in Manufacturing and Consumer Goods

BPS Technology
True Velocity
Twisted X

Innovation in Marketing

Avocados From Mexico
Neiman Marcus Group

Innovation in Real Estate

Kalterra Capital Partners
VariSpace by Vari

Innovation in Sports

Envy Gaming
Stack Sports

Innovation in Talent Workforce

Arcade Talent Agency
Work Shield

Innovation in Technology

Evolon Technology
Lone Star Analysis
Siemens Digital Industries Software

Innovation in Transportation

AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone (MIZ)
BNSF Railway
Leviate Air Group


[Photos: Bret Redman]

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