Nov. 15, 2016

Austin – Interactive Health Technologies, LLC CEO Ben Bentzin has been named a finalist for the 2016 Information Technologist of the Year award presented by the Austin Society of Information Management.

BentzinThe ceremony announcing the winner takes place at the Innotech Austin conference Thursday, Nov. 17 at 4:30 p.m. at the Austin Convention Center.

“I am grateful to the Austin chapter of the Society of Information Management for nominating me for this award,” Bentzin said. “Jen Ohlson and I co-founded Interactive Health Technologies, LLC with a vision to transform physical fitness for children, and I’m honored that SIM recognizes the contributions that IHT has made toward getting kids active and fit.”

Since its inception in 2011, IHT has grown to become a leader in physical education. “Over the past six years we have developed the IHT Spirit System createe the IHT ZONE wrist heart rate monitor,” Bentzin said. “We have remained focused on applying technology to empower kids to self-manage their fitness.”

Bentzin is one of four finalists for the Information Technologist of the Year – Chief Technical Officer. Other nominees for Information Technologist of the Year include Ben Doherty, CEO and founder of Favor; Mark Magnuson, CTO of Concepture; and Thomas Quintana, director of next generation technologies at Inteliquent.

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About IHT

Founded in 2011, IHT uses its Spirit System software to help teachers across the country track student performance during physical education classes. The system uses heart rate data to provide a detailed fitness report for each individual student. That report is sent to the teacher, the student and the student’s parents after each workout using the Spirit System monitors.

About the Austin Society of Information Management

The Austin chapter of the Society of Information Management meets monthly. Information Technology leadership peers collaborate about trends and best practices in the management and use of IT.