What do Tasktop’s Mik Kersten, Walter Isaacson and Barack Obama have in common?

by Neelan Choksi, October 17th, 2012

No, Mik is not joining politics nor has he started writing a book. Along with Paul Jacobs, David Kelley, Reid Hoffman, Ben Horowitz, Vinod Khosla, Neal Stephenson, Kara Swisher, Elon Musk, and approximately 90 others, he is a finalist in The World Technology Awards albeit in different categories.


When you look at the incredible names of this year’s finalists and past year’s winners and finalists, its an incredible list of who’s who. As a company, we take a great deal of pride that our CEO and co-founder, Mik Kersten, is a finalist and of course, we hope Mik wins. As a colleague, I am extremely gratified that Mik is being recognized. Mik has been an incredible evangelist and leader for Tasktop and for software professionals all over the world. In my mind, his management, leadership, and focus on company culture are some of the things that set Mik apart.

We are extremely thankful to the WTN in association with TIME, Fortune, CNN, Technology Review and Science/AAAS for recognizing Mik’s accomplishments to date with this honor.

The other esteemed finalists in the IT Software Individual category included:

  • Bruce Donald – Professor of Computer Science, Duke University
  • Sean Gourley – Chief Technology Officer, Quid
  • Roger Jones – Co-Founder, Chairman, Chief Scientific Officer & Chief Operating Officer, Qforma
  • Daniel Ratai – Founder, Leonar3Do

The World Technology Summit will be held in New York City on October 22 – 23 with the Awards Gala on the evening of the 23rd. Read the full press release or follow Mik.

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About Neelan Choksi

In 2010, Neelan Choksi joined Tasktop as the President & COO and continues to serve Tasktop on its board as he has done since 2008. As President, he oversees sales, sales engineering, marketing and business development, helping Tasktop get its innovations into the hands of those who need it the most.

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