Vecna’s Daniel Theobald Named Finalist for CTO of the Year in Mass Technology Leadership Council Technology’s Leadership Awards

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 25, 2017Daniel Theobald, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer for Vecna, a leader in robotics for automation, has been named a finalist for CTO of the Year by Mass Technology Leadership Council.

Theobald continues spearhead and groom the technological advancements of his teams at Vecna, which has a mission to empower humanity through transformative technology. In April, he furthered that vision with the launch of a solution that re-imagines automation for manufacturing, warehousing and omni-channel fulfillment, one that will allow companies to compete on a global scale. While others have focused on hardware (i.e., robots) Vecna Logistics is a software-first approach, powered by artificial intelligence that continually optimizes workflow and integrates any and all material handling platforms.

“It’s an honor to be listed among the finalists for CTO of the Year for MassTLC Leadership Awards,” Theobald said. “Each of the finalists clearly have made significant impacts in their companies and to the broader technology community. I appreciate MassTLC taking the time to recognize CTOs for their contributions.  A CTO is nothing without a team, and I want to give kudos to the amazing technical team here at Vecna. They not only are brilliant and dedicated, more importantly, they are fun to work with. Thanks for making this the best job on the planet!”

“Massachusetts is among the world’s top regions engaged in creating whole new industries and markets while redefining existing ones,” said MassTLC President Tom Hopcroft. “We produce visionary leaders and exciting, high-growth companies and startups that propel the state’s economy. Ranging from robotics and the internet of things to products for financial or security operations, our 20th annual Technology Leadership Awards draws attention to the deep pool of talent, innovative spirit and determination that thrives in the Bay State.”

For 20 years, MassTLC has honored visionary leaders and groundbreaking innovators with its annual Technology Leadership Awards. Finalists were selected from hundreds of nominations, as judged by panels of industry leaders in each of 14 categories. Winners will be announced at the MassTLC Leadership Awards Gala on Sept. 14 at Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center. More details are available at


About Vecna
Vecna was founded in 1998 by a consortium of MIT engineers with the mission to empower humanity through transformative technology. Vecna provides technology solutions for customers worldwide in the fields of healthcare, education, business, government, material handling, and beyond. With over two decades of investment in R&D, Vecna brings a mature end-to-end solution to market for manufacturing, warehousing, and omni-channel order fulfillment. Learn more at


About The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc.
With 500+ member companies, the Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) is the region’s leading technology association and the premier network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders. MassTLC’s purpose is to accelerate innovation by connecting people from across the technology landscape, providing access to industry-leading content and ideas and offering a platform for visibility for member companies and their interests. More at