John Ragsdale of TAP Innovations Named a 2022 Finalist in the Tech Titans Start-up Company CEO Category

Founder CEO John Ragsdale will attend the Tech Titans 2022 Annual Awards Gala Thursday, October 27, 2022 at The Eisemann Center in Richardson

September 1, 2022, DALLAS, TX. TheAppPlace (TAP) Innovations, a minority-owned business certified by Texas SBA® and leading provider of cloud-based integration solutions across people and data enterprises, announced today that its Founder CEO John Ragsdale was nominated and has been selected a finalist for the 2022 Tech Titans annual awards in the Startup Company CEO Category. The Tech Titans® Awards Gala showcases the elite in North Texas technology – leading the way in transforming the high-tech industry by giving companies a competitive edge, plus companies leading the way. 


The Startup Company CEO category recognizes the CEO of a technology company with 2021 operating revenues of no more than $2 million. The list of finalists for this category includes:

  • Sulagna Bhattacharya, Nanoscope Therapeutics
  • Dave Copps, Worlds
  • Daniel Powell, Spark Biomedical, Inc.
  • John Ragsdale, TAP Innovations, LLC

Tech Titans® is a forum that leverages the regional technology community to collaborate, share and inspire creative thinking that fuels tomorrow’s innovations. Tech Titans members include the companies and individuals that create technology as well as the people and institutions that embrace, nurture and leverage technological innovation.

Winners will be announced at the The Tech Titans Awards Gala Thursday, October 27, 2022 at The Eisemann Center in Richardson. The Gala gives visibility to the innovators, adopters and executors impacting the technology industry for the greater good. Other Tech Titans categories, finalists, and awards gala information can be found here: 


About John Ragsdale, Founder CEO

For over 25 years John Ragsdale has provided technology leadership and developed vision and strategic plans to help organizations deliver large-scale project solutions. This vast experience infusing efficiencies into daily workflows drove John to create TAP Innovations so anyone can benefit from better data and process management for their staff, customers and partners. John’s experience spans multiple industries including healthcare organizations and providers, aerospace and more.

Prior to becoming Founder CEO of TAP Innovations, John was a 13-year CIO for organizations like USEye, where his leadership enabled streamlined onboarding for new eyecare practice partners joining the USEye brand. Also as a CIO, John led information and technology transformations for several multi-site, multi-state and diverse healthcare organizations including EyeCare Services Partners, Senior Care Centers, StratiFi Health/multi-specialty and pharmacy services, Catalyst Health Network ACO, Stericycle Communication Solutions and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.

He received his BS in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana State University and currently resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with his family. Follow John on social media @JohnOnIT for industry updates, IT conversations and more!

About TAP Innovations

theAppPlace (TAP) Innovations, a minority-owned business certified by Texas SBA® , delivers cloud-based solutions to eliminate Manual Efforts and SpreadSheets (MESS). TAP Innovations…THE Integrated Digital Toolbox™ automates manual processes and greatly reduces spreadsheet sprawl, actions data into information, and performs intelligent content organization across people and entity enterprises. A growing set of Digital Tools for CRM, Business Intelligence, Integrations, and more are web and mobile-enabled and quick to fill data interoperability gaps with core business systems. TAP Innovations is the preferred integration partner for Paycor customers. TAP Innovations solutions have been implemented to streamline business processes for leading organizations with 50-15,000 employees and users in the following industries: Restaurant/Franchise Groups, Healthcare (Pediatric, Social Services, Home Health, Senior Services, EyeCare), Construction, Oil & Gas, HCM (Human Capital Mgmt)/HR, Local Government, Photography, Storage Facilities, Retail/Car Care, Retail/Entertainment, Native American Tribes, Landscaping, Security/Protection Services, Staff/Recruiting, Managed Service Providers (MSP), Marketing, Building Maintenance, Financial Services, and more. Visit to learn more.