Crain’s Detroit recently released its list of the Top 50 Names to Know in IT, where many of my colleagues as well as myself were named. These people are some of the best in the industry, and are leading the way to make Michigan a great place to work in IT.

While everyone from the Top 50 has made an impact in some way, there are some individuals I would like to especially congratulate and thank: Don Hicks, of LLamasoft; Jimmy Hsiao, of Logic Solutions Inc.; Mike Klein, of Genomenon Inc.; Bhushan Kulkarni, of InfoReady Corp.; David Segura, of Vision Information Technologies Inc.; Kurt Skifstad, of ArborMetrix Inc.; and Dug Song, of Duo Security. Thank you for all the support you’ve given me personally, Online Tech, and the state of Michigan. Your hard work is very much appreciated.

Congratulations to everyone, and good luck with your business ventures.