OMAHA, Neb. — The role technology has played during the pandemic gave the 2020 AIM Tech Awards special meaning at the signature annual event on Dec. 3. AIM Institute, a nonprofit organization committed to changing lives through technology, presented Mike Douglas, Lunavi director of delivery engineering, with the Tech Innovator of the Year award during the virtual event, which recognized visionaries and change-makers pushing the Silicon Prairie’s tech sector forward during a challenging year.

Douglas has more than 20 years of experience in leading delivery teams and providing mentorship for multiple client engagements. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in innovation trends and technologies to Lunavi, a provider of IT consulting, managed services, and software development. He was one of six community leaders honored at the event, where AIM also awarded scholarships to area college students.

AIM promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in the tech sector by making educational opportunities and career training accessible to all, from elementary school through adulthood. Proceeds from the event support AIM’s mission to grow, connect, and inspire the tech community in Omaha.

“This year’s award winners and scholarship recipients have made a profound impact to strengthen our local tech community and make it more inclusive and accessible for everyone during a challenging year,” said Itzel Lopez, AIM’s vice president of advancement and community relations. “AIM Institute is proud to honor and celebrate their achievements and is excited to see how these individuals continue to innovate, shape, and push the Silicon Prairie tech sector forward.”