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Photos From Washingtonian’s 2023 Tech Titans Reception

Guests gathered to commemorate the annual list of the region's leaders in technology

Washingtonian celebrated the most important and innovative people leading the charge in DC’s Tech Scene on November 1, 2023. The reception honored all the individuals named to the 2023 Tech Titans list. 

Washingtonian’s CEO & President Cathy Merrill opened the evening by welcoming guests to the event and thanking them for their contributions to the region. Verizon’s Mario Acosta-Velez followed with remarks around their work in the Tech space and their commitment to continuing to move the world forward. 

The event was hosted at the historic Watergate Hotel, who generously provided attendees with a variety of hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails, including “The Titan”, a fun cosmopolitan crafted by the hotel. Party-goers also took home faux Washingtonian covers courtesy of Washington Talent Agency. Mixing Maryland curated a great soundtrack for the evening. 

Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible: Verizon, Amazon, JPMorgan, McKinsey & Company

Thank you to our vendor & partners:

Lee’s Flower Shop, Mixing Maryland, Washington Talent Agency, and The Watergate Hotel.

Photos by Daniel Swartz and Magdalena Papaioannou

Sybongile Cook and Madia Brown
Washingtonian President and CEO, Cathy Merrill toasting to honorees
The Watergate Hotel provided tasty bites for guests
Shavihi Fernando, Jeff Reid, Melika Carroll, and Victoria Espinel
Jennifer Taylor and Bryson Bort enjoying the Verizon Lounge
Susan Farkas, Tom Michael, and Ali Le
Alec Wescott, Cathy Merrill, and Mario Acosta-Velez
The gorgeous florals for the evening were provided by Lee’s Flower Shop
The Watergate Hotel provided a specialty cocktail for guests to enjoy
Tammy Haddad, David Adler, Maureen Hinman, and Dmitri Alperovitch
Joi Sheffield, Tiffany Moore, and Michael Petricone
Katie Checkosky, Adam Smith, and Anthony Obi Jr