TechAmerica Foundation : David Packard Medal of Achievement & Innovator Awards


David Packard Medal of Achievement & Innovator Awards

John Thompson receives David Packard Medal of Achievement

The 51st Annual TechAmerica Innovator Awards honors the innovators of technology. Since 1959 the TechAmerica Innovator Awards and Benefit has featured our highest honor, the David Packard Medal of Achievement, to honor significant lifetime contributors and pioneers of the high-tech industry. Innovator Awards are also bestowed upon eight innovators representing different industry segments.

Every year the recipients of both the David Packard Medal of Achievement and Innovator Awards are selected from the TechAmerica membership, and honored at the TechAmerica Innovator Awards Showcase Reception and Dinner. It is TechAmerica’s privilege to offer these prestigious awards honoring our industry’s luminaries, and ensure the development of future innovators through the Benefit for the TechAmerica Foundation.

  • Experience Vision & Innovation
    Listen to the David Packard Medal of Achievement Recipient share his/her vision for the future of innovation and the high-tech industry. See our innovator’s innovations at the TechAmerica Innovators Showcase and Reception before the TechAmerica Innovator Awards and Benefit dinner.
  • Network with Innovators
    Meet and speak with the Innovator Award Recipients from the Computer and Equipment, Telecom Equipment, Consumer Electronics, Electronic Components, Software, CleanTech, BioTech, and Internet industry segments during the TechAmerica Innovators Showcase and Reception.
  • Develop Future Innovators

Donations to the TechAmerica Foundation will be used to support technology education programs that are key to keeping the U.S. high-tech industry at the forefront of technology innovation.


David Packard Medal of Achievement

Honor & Heritage
TechAmerica is proud to present the David Packard Medal of Achievement. We do so with the pride of the past and the hope of the future. David Packard played a major role in establishing technology as the industry for growth and change in our country. He also helped build an association of technology companies who have evolved into what is now TechAmerica.

We are honored to use his name and image to symbolize and reflect his innovative spirit and determination. This is the highest award given by TechAmerica, and is reserved for significant lifetime contributions to the high-tech industry, society, and humanity. The 2010 recipient will join these prestigious former recipients:

  • David Packard, co-founder of Hewlett-Packard
  • Robert N. Noyce, founder of Intel Corporation
  • John M. Fluke, founder of Fluke Manufacturing
  • Kenneth H. Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation
  • Thomas J. Watson of IBM Corporation
  • Robert W. Galvin of Motorola
  • Gordon E. Moore and Andrew S. Grove of Intel Corporation
  • Dr. Irwin Jacobs, founder of Qualcomm, Incorporated
  • Ray Dolby, founder of Dolby Laboratories
  • Charles Trimble, founder of Trimble Navigation
  • John Warnock and Chuck Geschke, co-founders of Adobe Systems

The 2009 David Packard Medal of Achievement recipient, John W. Thompson of Symantec, was recognized and shared his vision on the future of technology innovation at the 50th Annual TechAmerica Innovator Awards and Benefit on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at the Fairmont San Jose Hotel.

Venue

It is our pleasure to invite you to our celebration of innovators, the 51st Annual TechAmerica Innovator Awards and Benefit, in the heart of the valley they made famous, the Silicon Valley. The Four Seasons Hotel brings the high-touch appeal of its legendary service and luxury to the innovative capital of high tech. In the hub of Silicon Valley, ten minutes from Stanford University, this intimate hotel is the centrepiece of the new University Circle complex, and the gateway to Palo Alto’s most exclusive residential area.

Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto
2050 University AvenueFour Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley
East Palo Alto, California 94303

TEL: 650.566.1200
FAX: 650.566.1221

Contact Information

For more information, contact Emily Silverman, 703.284.5350 or Emily.Silverman@techamericafoundation.org.