Mayor Paul Voelker proclaimed Sept. 9, 2019 as “Technology Day” in honor of individuals and programs with Richardson ties who were named among the finalists and winners in the 2019 Tech Titans Awards program. The awards are given annually by Tech Titans™, The Technology Association for North Texas, to recognize individuals and companies in North Texas that are transforming the high-tech industry, making contributions locally as well as to the industry overall.

Recognized at the Sept. 9 City Council work session were:


  • Dr. Rym Zalila-Wenkstern, UT Dallas (Category: Technology Inventor Award)
  • UTDesign EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service), UT Dallas (Category: Tech Titan of the Future—University Level)


  • James Klein, Qorvo (Category: Corporate CEO)
  • Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UT Dallas (Category: Tech Titan of the Future—University Level)

The Tech Titans 2019 Awards Gala was held Aug. 23. For more information about the finalists and winners, visit