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Press Release - Arbela Technologies and CEO Nima Bakhtiary Are Finalists In The Emerging Technology Company and CEO Categories of the 23rd OC Tech Alliance High-Tech Innovation Awards

Winners Announced on October 6 at the Awards Gala

IRVINE, Calif., October 3, 2016 —Arbela Technologies and its CEO Nima Bakhtiary have been named as finalists in the Emerging Technology Company and Eme arging Technology Company CEO categories of the Orange County Technology Alliance Annual High-Tech Innovation Awards.  The High-Tech Innovation Awards from the OC Tech Alliance is a southern California tradition for recognizing technology innovation.

“We are honored to have been selected as finalists in this year’s awards,” said Nima Bakhtiary, CEO of Arbela Technologies. “Innovation is part of the Arbela DNA, and I am very proud to lead and inspire our team at Arbela to re-define what’s possible in order to delight and enable success for our clients.”

“Our judges had their work cut out this year and Orange County companies submitted a record number of nominations,” said Peter Craig, CEO, OC Tech Alliance.  “We congratulate Arbela Technologies and CEO Nima Bakhtiary for being selected as finalists.”

Now in its 23rd year, the High-Tech Innovation Awards is Southern California’s premier awards program event celebrating achievement among the regional tech industry.  The OC Tech Alliance honors local companies, leaders and technology products that make Orange County a technology hub. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on October 6, 2016, at the Westin South Coast Plaza.

OC Tech Alliance also will celebrate educators and students for their innovative use of science, math and technology in the classroom and the community in conjunction with Project Tomorrow. The organization is the nation’s leading education nonprofit group focused on preparing today’s students to be tomorrow’s innovators.

About Arbela

Arbela Technologies is a consulting services firm that works with organizations around the world to digitally transform and grow their businesses. Our expert consultants offer strategic and IT consulting and pre-built software solutions that help organizations in the manufacturing, distribution, aerospace, building materials, life sciences, high tech, food and retail industries innovate and reinvigorate their customer, employee, partner and supplier experiences and processes using Microsoft technologies. Whether in the enterprise or the cloud, on a mobile device or machine-to-machine, Arbela works at the intersection of business and technology to help organizations drive transformation and achieve strategic, financial and operational value – today and tomorrow. Further information about Arbela Technologies can be found at

About Orange County Technology Alliance

The Orange County Technology Alliance (OC Tech Alliance) is a 501(c)6 nonprofit trade association committed to fast-forwarding the local innovation economy. It is the successor organization to the Orange County Council of TechAmerica and AeA. It is the only technology association addressing the needs of small-to-midsize technology companies and their leaders based in Orange County, Calif. The alliance serves members through local networking, professional development, state and federal advocacy, savings on business services and industry recognition. To learn more about membership, contact OC Tech Alliance or Follow alliance activities on Twitter at

About Project Tomorrow

Project Tomorrow® is the nation’s leading education nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of student voices in education. We believe that by supporting the innovative uses of science, math and technology resources in our K-12 schools and communities, students will develop the critical thinking, problem solving and creativity skills needed to compete and thrive in the 21st century. We approach our mission through national research projects, the development of innovative career exploration projects in schools and communities, online tools and resources for students, teachers and parents, and national and regional advocacy efforts. Learn more at



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