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Winners of the 2017 Tech Culture Award Announced

Trumbull, CT, October 3, 2017 TMC, a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person and online, today announced the recipients of the 2017 Tech Culture Award.  

The TMCnet Tech Culture Award seeks to recognize the best-of-the-best work cultures within the technology sector.  Honoring organizations committed to continuously improving the work-life balances of their employees including, but not limited to, growth potential, onsite culinary and recreational benefits, team building atmosphere, flexible hours, tuition and training programs, and attractive investment options, this award will distinguish technology organizations seeking to attract top talent.

“Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Tech Culture Award," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC “We are proud to acknowledge the leaders who understand the importance of culture in the tech industry and look forward to seeing what the future has in store for these revolutionary companies.”

Winners of the 2017 Tech Culture Award:


This is the second consecutive year that Phoenix Energy Technologies has received this award.

Phoenix Energy Technologies is an industry leader in Enterprise Energy Management for the retail, theatre and grocery industries. Using proven techniques PhoenixET uses actionable data to deliver energy and cost savings as well as operational efficiencies.  PhoenixET prides itself on its inclusive culture that fosters a collaborative environment in order to create innovative solutions to our clients’ problems.

“I am excited to receive this award, as the one thing I am most proud of is the culture we have created at Phoenix,” said Lisa Varga, CEO Phoenix Energy Technologies.  “I am a believer the Employee comes first, then the Customer – yes that’s right!  Because if you take care of your team they will pay it forward and take care of your Customers!  We hire for culture first.   Our customers comment to me all the time how impressed they are of my team and that makes me proud!”

For more than 20 years, TMC has been honoring technology companies with awards in various categories. These awards are regarded as some of the most prestigious and respected honors in the communications and technology sector worldwide. Winners represent prominent players in the market who consistently demonstrate the advancement of technologies. Each recipient is a verifiable leader in the marketplace.

About Phoenix Energy Technologies

Phoenix Energy Technologies has been managing thousands of retail locations for multi-site national accounts for over 12 years, and most recently joined as one of the Duke Energy commercial portfolio companies in the fourth quarter of 2015.  What truly makes Phoenix Energy Technologies unique is industry expertise and workflow optimization paired with the capability of connecting to buildings without additional hardware.  We bring together utility, maintenance and operational data into a standardized, web-based platform.  Once this data has been captured we are able to run predictive analytics across our clients’ building portfolios in order to optimize energy efficiency, identify outliers and create ROI. Additionally, we pull third party data to compare enterprise-wide baselines, plan capital budgeting and reduce preventative maintenance expense. We pair actionable data with EMS monitoring and reporting to create building efficiencies that reduce kWh.

About TMC
TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, IoT Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world's leading business technology event, as well as industry events: 2015 Connecticut Mobile Summit; Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; Drone Zone 360; IoT Evolution Conference & Expo; IoT Evolution Developers Conference; IoT Evolution Fog, Analytics & Data Conference; IoT Evolution Connected Transportation Conference; IoT Evolution Connected Home & Building Conference; MSP Expo; NFV Expo;   SIP Trunking, Unified Communications & WebRTC Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo featuring Fitness and Sports Wearable Technology (FAST) Expo; WebRTC Conference & Expo; and more.

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