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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.

Introduction

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.

1The judges-

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. Continue Reading

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Scott Lowe

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

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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. Continue Reading

2Cultural Innovation-

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:

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Kevin Kryzda, CIO, Martin County Board of County Commissioners

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

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Michal Meyrowitz, vice president of systems and IT services, PDRI

Mike Meyrowitz updated PDRI with a revamp of its core hiring assessment technology. Continue Reading

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Troy Neal, director of IT, YES Prep Public Schools

Troy Neal was forced to rebuild the IT infrastructure at YES Prep after a natural disaster destroyed existing technologies. Continue Reading

3Technological Advancement-

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:

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Feroz Merchhiya, director of technology and CTO, California Insurance Guarantee Association

Feroz Merchhiya employed Agile practices to reach and exceed IT goals for major projects at his organization. Continue Reading

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Isaac Sacolick, CIO and vice president of technology, McGraw-Hill Construction

Isaac Sacolick shares his views on leadership qualities, the "Internet of Things" and his favorite smartphone business app. Continue Reading

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Pradip Sitaram, CIO, Enterprise Community Partners Inc.

Pradip Sitaram's IT modernization project for Enterprise Community Partners took wing in the cloud. Continue Reading

4Business Value-

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:

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Neal Kaderabek, CIO, Hallmark Services Corp.

Neal Kaderabek led a nearly year-long IT effort at Hallmark to define the scope of its activities and develop customer-driven design requirements to meet deadlines defined under U.S. health reform. Continue Reading

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Daniel Ryan, CIO, City of Battle Creek, Mich.

Daniel Ryan is keeping the lights on in Battle Creek, Mich., thanks to his creative usage of GPS. Continue Reading

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Helane Stein, vice president of IT, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust

Helane Stein turned a mobile sales app gap into a mobile movement inside and outside her company. Continue Reading

5Green IT-

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:

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Marcus Krawinkler, manager of IT systems and operations, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Marcus Krawinkler looked beyond the cloud in pursuing a net-zero-energy and LEED-certified facility. Continue Reading

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Troy Neal, director of IT, YES Prep Public Schools

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

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Pradip Sitaram, CIO, Enterprise Community Partners Inc.

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

6IT Engagement-

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:

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Isaac Sacolick, CIO and vice president of technology, McGraw-Hill Construction

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

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Robert Simora, CIO, Railinc Corp.

Rob Simora recognized significant cost savings via a new vendor management process, infrastructure improvements and open source technology. Continue Reading

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Pat Smith, CIO, Our Kids of Miami-Dade Monroe Inc.

Data privacy is important. In Pat Smith's case, protecting personally identifiable information means saving kids' lives. Continue Reading

7Customer Experience-

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:

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Neal Kaderabek, CIO, Hallmark Services Corp.

Neal Kaderabek was integral to Hallmark's IT overhaul as it adapted to U.S. health reform. Continue Reading

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Isaac Sacolick, CIO and vice president of technology, McGraw-Hill Construction

Isaac Sacolick drove revenue through new products and portfolio management, as well as an overall Agile development strategy. Continue Reading

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Pat Smith, CIO, Our Kids of Miami-Dade Monroe Inc.

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

8Midmarket Leader of the Year-

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:

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Troy Neal, director of IT, YES Prep Public Schools

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

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Robert Simora, CIO, Railinc Corp.

Rob Simora negotiated a contract that will improve financial transparency, IT service levels and vendor accountability at his organization. Continue Reading

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Pradip Sitaram, CIO, Enterprise Community Partners Inc.

Pradip Sitaram's IT modernization efforts included a new intranet and corporate website, and applications for CRM and fundraising management. Continue Reading

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