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The 2013 IT Leadership Awards: Profiles in leadership and management

The 2013 IT Leadership Awards honor the top CIOs and IT executives in the midmarket space.

Our 2013 SearchCIO-Midmarket IT Leadership Awards recognize the contributions and innovations of IT executives within midmarket 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 Midmarket 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 innovative leadership in the IT field. The winners in each category will be announced in July.

THE JUDGES

1. Meet our SearchCIO-Midmarket 2013 IT Leadership Awards judges

Our 2013 IT Leadership Judges were charged with a tough task: Selecting the cream of the CIO crop. We thank them for their time and insights.

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    Richard Soley

    Soley is the longtime chairman and CEO of the Object Management Group, an international, open-membership nonprofit computer industry standards consortium.

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    Scott Lowe

    Scott Lowe is a former CIO and frequent contributor to TechTarget, TechRepublic and other IT publications.

    Read more about Lowe.

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    Mauricio Vicente

    Mauricio Vicente is CIO at Language Services Associates Inc. He was the winner of the Outstanding Midmarket IT Leader of the Year Award in the 2012 IT Leadership Awards.

    Read more about Vicente.

Cultural Innovation

2. 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-Midmarket Cultural Innovation Award are:

TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT

3. 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-Midmarket Technological Advancement Award are:

BUSINESS VALUE

4. 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-Midmarket Business Value Award are:

GREEN IT

5. 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-Midmarket Green IT Award are:

IT ENGAGEMENT

6. 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-Midmarket IT Engagement Award are:

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

7. 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-Midmarket Customer Experience Award are:

MIDMARKET LEADER OF THE YEAR

8. The Midmarket IT Leader of the Year Award

The Midmarket 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-Midmarket IT Leader of the Year Award are: