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.
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.
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:
Kevin Kryzda's company built its own fiber optic network, saving taxpayers $10 million over 10 years, after doing the math on owning versus renting telecommunications services. Continue Reading
Mike Meyrowitz updated PDRI with a revamp of its core hiring assessment technology. Continue Reading
Troy Neal was forced to rebuild the IT infrastructure at YES Prep after a natural disaster destroyed existing technologies. 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-Midmarket Technological Advancement Award are:
Feroz Merchhiya employed Agile practices to reach and exceed IT goals for major projects at his organization. Continue Reading
Isaac Sacolick shares his views on leadership qualities, the "Internet of Things" and his favorite smartphone business app. Continue Reading
Pradip Sitaram's IT modernization project for Enterprise Community Partners took wing in the cloud. 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-Midmarket Business Value Award are:
Helane Stein turned a mobile sales app gap into a mobile movement inside and outside her company. 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-Midmarket Green IT Award are:
Marcus Krawinkler looked beyond the cloud in pursuing a net-zero-energy and LEED-certified facility. Continue Reading
Troy Neal was hired at YES Prep shortly before Hurricane Ike hit, wiping out the existing IT infrastructure -- but Neal didn't let the natural disaster slow his success. Continue Reading
Pradip Sitaram and his team built a shared platform and integrated data from back-office and ERP systems, covering financial reports for 1,700-plus properties. 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-Midmarket IT Engagement Award are:
Isaac Sacolick has blended Agile development with his entrepreneurial and startup background to achieve the best of both environments in the IT space. Continue Reading
Data privacy is important. In Pat Smith's case, protecting personally identifiable information means saving kids' lives. Continue Reading
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:
Isaac Sacolick drove revenue through new products and portfolio management, as well as an overall Agile development strategy. Continue Reading
Pat Smith safeguards personal and sensitive information as if lives depended upon it -- because, for the at-risk children she serves, they do. Continue Reading
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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:
Troy Neal was hired to build a budget-friendly IT infrastructure from the ground up -- and ended up doing so not once, but twice. Continue Reading
Pradip Sitaram's IT modernization efforts included a new intranet and corporate website, and applications for CRM and fundraising management. Continue Reading