Tech 50 preview: Solution Provider of the Year

Don’t miss Tech 50 on November 1.

The Tech 50 Awards gala event is only a few weeks away so be sure to learn a little bit about each finalist beforehand. Below, are brief descriptions of finalists in the Solution Provider of the Year category. More information on each finalist can be found by navigating to each company’s website. Look for a preview of each Tech 50 category on TechBurgher every other business day until the event on November 1.

For more information on the Tech 50 event or to register, contact the PTC Events Team at (412) 918-4229.

AEC Group, Inc.

AEC Group is an end-to-end technology solutions provider that focuses on delivering infrastructure, virtualization and communication solutions to its customers. AEC helps organizations leverage best-of-breed technologies to address business challenges.

Computer Aid, Inc.

CAI/Pittsburgh is an I.T. firm that specializes in software maintenance and support, with performance-based SLAs. From 2006 to 2011, CAI/Pittsburgh quadrupled headcount and more than doubled revenue. This phenomenal growth was enabled by the company’s focus on metrics-based IT support, leveraging the methodology defined by the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.


Confluence provides financial, marketing and regulatory solutions that enable investment management firms to reduce costs and eliminate errors through automation and consolidation of business processes. The software firm is the leading provider of automated data management solutions for the investment industry.

Data Science Automation, Inc.

DSA automates and educates the world’s leading
companies, providing CSIA-certified best practices and LabVIEW-based Adaptive Automation engineering, programming, consulting and training services. In 2011, DSA was awarded a several multi-million dollar contracts to automate hydraulic fracturing controls and data acquisition in the field for natural gas exploration firms working in the Marcellus Shale Play.

Eaton Corporation

Eaton is a global technology leader in diversified power management solutions that enable electric, hydraulic and mechanical power operate more efficiently, effectively, safely and sustainably. Last year, Eaton won a $27 million electrical contract to support design and construction of a third set of locks in the Panama Canal expansion program.

Industrial Testing Laboratory Services, LLC

Industrial Testing Laboratory Services (ITLS) is a multi-faceted materials testing laboratory that supports energy providers including the defense and commercial nuclear industries. This specialty has set ITLS apart in the laboratory testing industry, allowing the firm to branch out into testing in other industries.

 Newton Consulting, LLC

Newton Consulting is a leading provider of information technology, business strategy and human resource management consulting services for growing companies in the Pittsburgh region, across North America and Europe. In 2011, the company successfully launched a wholly-owned subsidiary in London to serve the growing European marketplace.

Regulatory & Quality Solutions, LLC

Regulatory & Quality Solutions provides full-service regulatory affairs and quality assurance expertise to medical device organizations in western Pennsylvania, helping these companies bring new medical devices to market faster.

SDLC Partners

SDLC accelerates execution for its customers focusing on the balance between speed-to-market, cost and quality. SDLC’s capabilities are delivered through three practices areas: business transformation, business intelligence and technology services. SDLC opened its Downtown Solutions Center in September 2011 to create partnering opportunities with clients and to retain top talent in the Pittsburgh market.

Summa Technologies

Summa provides high-impact I.T. consulting services and customized, commercial-grade software development and integration, helping companies evaluate and implement I.T. application modernization strategies to better meet business objectives.

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