As the internet celebrates its 50th birthday, Washingtonian celebrated the most influential and innovative people leading the charge in Washington’s rapidly growing high-tech community on Tuesday, October 29. The event honored the more than 160 honorees listed on the 2019 Tech Titans list.
Washingtonian‘s CEO & President Catherine Merill opened the evening by welcoming guests to the event and thanking them for their contributions to the region. AWS’s Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector Teresa Carlsonfollowed with remarks around Amazon’s arrival to the DMV area, and the programming concluded with remarks from Niki Christoff, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Government Relations at Salesforce, about their history of supporting the event and the work represented by the attendees.
Sponsor lounges throughout the venue provided ample seating for guests to enjoy. The Salesforce lounge featured a wall where guests could describe what “Trailblazer” means to them and included Marc Benioffs’s new book, Trailblazer. The AWS space provided reusable drinking straws and branded tumblers to guests.
The event was hosted at 12 Stories, who provided a variety of hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails to guests, including a gin martini called “The Timeless Machine” that was sponsored by Porsche. Party-goers also took home faux Washingtonian covers from Washington Talent Agency. DJ Chis Laich spun a great soundtrack for the evening until the Nationals began playing Game 6 of the World Series.