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AUSTIN, Texas November 30, 2016 – With thousands of IT professionals now working and living in Austin, those making a positive economic impact received public recognition.  InnoTech, the region’s largest IT & innovation technology conference, recognized and awarded the best and the brightest in the field of Information Technology on Thursday, November 17, and our very own Mark Magnuson, CTO, was awarded the top honor – CTO of the Year for Austin.

“I believe this award embodies the spirit of Austin’s growing technology community and those people and organizations making a difference,” says InnoTech Executive Director Sean Lowery of the IT Executive of the Year Award.

As co-founder of Austin-based Concepture, Inc., Mark serves the company as its CTO and is a member of the Board of Directors.  Mark has led the company’s software development team through 10 years of continuous enhancement of Concepture’s no-code software development environment.  This environment, named “BILDR”, has been used to deliver web-based, enterprise-scale solutions in many markets, including retail, manufacturing, and healthcare, among others.  Mark has worked on more than 150 customer projects, including serving as the lead architect of enterprise systems for large clients, such as a leading (130-plus store) retailer in Australia, and a top-five worldwide (4000-plus store) retailer in the USA.

“The BILDR framework, which is scheduled to be released to beta in the coming months, can be used by designers, developers, and agencies to rapidly build any web-based software, including business applications, social networks, marketplaces, full end-to-end CRM and ERP suites, as well as HIPAA-compliant healthcare applications such as EHR and EMR suites, and more – all with responsive mobile access,” said Tim Magnuson, CEO of Concepture.

Based in Austin, Texas, Concepture is the creator of BILDR, an advanced software technology framework that allows designers, developers, and agencies to rapidly create full-stack web applications using an easy-to-use drag & drop interface, without writing a single line of code. In addition, coders can easily wrap their custom code in BILDR APIs for use by non-coders within the BILDR framework.  Concepture has been developing and using the BILDR framework as an internal toolset and is gearing up to release it to be used by the public.  Stay in touch for exciting news about its release by signing up at

Tom Parish, Concepture VP Marketing