San Diego Magazine and Cox Business congratulate the finalists, honorees and special-award winners from the 2012 Top Tech Exec event. This year’s program spotlighted 232 finalists, all leaders in technology who were nominated by their peers. Ten of the nominated Top Tech Execs were recognized as honorees, and three special awards acknowledged technology innovation, lifetime achievement and excellence in business. All of these forward-thinking individuals were honored on May 17, 2012, at the Paddock at the Del Mar Fairgrounds during the annual event hosted by San Diego Magazine. Since 2008, Cox Business has lauded the talented IT innovators in our local community who have the vision to take risks and serve as technological pioneers to enhance the growth of their organizations.