Our 2013 SearchCIO IT Leadership Awards recognize the contributions and innovations of IT executives at enterprise companies who have made strides in the areas of cultural innovation, technological advancement, business value, green IT, IT engagement and customer experience. Here, we introduce our finalists.
All finalists receive certificates honoring their contributions, as well as VIP invitations to IT insider networking and leadership events throughout the country. Each winner of the Cultural Innovation, Technological Advancement, Business Value, Green IT, IT Engagement and Customer Experience Awards receives a $150 Amazon.com gift card and an engraved glass trophy. From these nominations, our judges also selected the IT professional they felt displayed the most innovative leadership to receive the overall Enterprise IT Leader of the Year Award. The winner of this award will win a glass trophy and an iPad.
Please join us in congratulating these technology professionals who are demonstrating innovation and effective leadership styles in the IT field. The winners in each category will be announced in July.
Meet our SearchCIO 2013 IT Leadership Awards judges
Our 2013 IT Leadership judges were given the difficult task of selecting the best of the best among enterprise IT leaders. We thank them for their time, dedication and insight.
Harvey Koeppel is the president of Pictographics Inc., a management and technology advisory and consulting services firm. Koeppel is also vice chairman of the World BPO/ITO Forum and recently served as ex¬ecutive director of the Center for CIO Leadership. From 2004 through 2007, Koeppel served as the CIO and senior vice president of Citigroup's Global Consumer Group. Continue Reading
Dean Lane has been a CIO at four companies: Honeywell Aerospace, ATK (Alliant Techsystems Inc.), Plantronics and Masters Institute of Technology. He is currently the CIO of Henley-Putnam University and founder of The Office of the CIO, and sits on the advisory board of the Society for Information Management. Continue Reading
The Cultural Innovation Award
The Cultural Innovation Award recognizes a leader who has made a positive impact on the company and/or industry's culture.
The finalists for the 2013 SearchCIO Cultural Innovation Award are:
CIO Len Peters reinvented the delivery of IT services at Yale University in six months by insisting on ITIL training. Continue Reading
The Technological Advancement Award
The Technological Advancement Award recognizes a leader whose focus on emerging technologies has had a significant positive impact on the organization.
The finalists for the 2013 SearchCIO Technological Advancement Award are:
Amid budget cuts, Deepak Agarwal earns high marks for innovations that shore up and improve IT while saving money. Continue Reading
Lisa Kent uses sensor technology to provide superior service to her customers -- both internal and external -- at Houston Airport Systems. Continue Reading
Deanna Wise delivered top-notch services and led a $2 billion electronic health record (EHR) implementation at Dignity Health. Continue Reading
The Business Value Award
The Business Value Award is given to a leader whose initiative promoted business goals and increased revenue.
The finalists for the 2013 SearchCIO Business Value Award are:
Deanna Wise delivered top-notch services to ensure that Dignity Health's 10,000 physicians and 55,000 employees received the technology required to succeed in their jobs. Continue Reading
The Green IT Award
The Green IT Award is given to a leader whose initiative promoted ecological and sustainable IT.
The finalists for the 2013 SearchCIO Green IT Award are:
Wise has led Dignity Health to achieve an industry-leading physician adoption rate of over 80% in the first eight hospitals to go live with an environmentally friendly EHR software implementation. Continue Reading
Deepak Agarwal 's consolidation and cloud storage efforts reduced the IT budget in his school district by nearly 46%. Continue Reading
The IT Engagement Award
The IT Engagement Award is given to a leader who has encouraged optimal relationships between IT and a majority of the organization.
The finalists for the 2013 SearchCIO IT Engagement Award are:
The Customer Experience Award
The Customer Experience Award is given to a leader who has made strides in building customer relationships and enhancing the experience of the external customer.
The finalists for the 2013 SearchCIO Customer Experience Award are:
Eric Hawley, CIO at Utah State University, knows that creativity and innovation are vital to IT centralization -- as is a fully baked cookie analogy. Continue Reading
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The Enterprise IT Leader of the Year Award
The Enterprise IT Leader of the Year Award is given to a leader whose efforts signified an achievement on many levels, including several other categories, and has made a substantial impact to a business or industry.
The finalists for the 2013 SearchCIO IT Leader of the Year Award are:
Deanna Wise has led IT and Dignity Health through a period of rapid change, balancing between delivering consistent, reliable IT services and breaking new technology ground. Continue Reading