Fall 2015 Midmarket CIO Forum Award of Excellence Open - DEADLINE EXTENDED

The Award of Excellence in the Office of Midmarket CIO for the Fall 2015 Midmarket CIO Forum October 18-20 in Austin, TX deadline for submissions has been extended one week to Wednesday, October 7!

This distinguished award, given to an innovative IT executive, highlights the collaboration between a solution provider and technology team to deliver maximum business benefit. Its purpose is to commend those successful individuals, teams and organizations that have embraced technology to improve their business, and share their stories with peer executives and IT teams across the midmarket spectrum.

On April 21, at the Spring 2015 Midmarket CIO Forum in Orlando, FL, Mike Kelley, Director of Information Technology at MVT Services, was honored for his partnership with Kubisys.

Jeffery Martinik, Sr. VP of Sales, Kubisys; Mike Kelley, Dir. IT, MVT Services; Dick Baker, Account Executive, Kubisys; Kimberly Verhaegen, Director Inside Sales & Marketing, Kubisys; and Hilary Badoian, EVP, Boardroom Events.

For Kelley and his team, an imminent upgrade to the company's business-critical content management system that tracked deliverables and ensured proper client billing and driver payment loomed; however, the modest staff lacked an accurate test environment and one false step could mean expensive downtime. The Kubisys platform enabled MVT to accurately replicate production in a matter of hours, saving the company 546 days and $786,240 in employees costs.

"My role - and that of my peer IT executives - requires that I think as much about business solutions as I do about technology solutions," Kelley noted. "In Kubisys, I have found a partner that understands how to help me and my team implement the technology tools and systems that support the health and success of the business overall."

Previous winners include John Valker, CIO of Daybreak Venture for his company's partnership with Aerohive to upgrade to a controller-less solution at their 75 facilities; Harrison Lewis, CIO of Northgate Markets for his company's partnership with SnapLogic to modernize and connect the ERP and warehouse management systems in only 12 weeks; Lea Deesing, CIO for City of Riverside, who was recognized for her company's partnership with ACS, a Xerox company, where significant technology investments anchored the area's economic recovery; and Endre Walls, then CTO of Resources for Human Development, for a partnership with VMWare and MaaS360 to implement a national electronic records platform and supporting systems.

CIOs, IT executives and their peers are eligible to submit nominations. The winner will be selected by a panel of CIO peers based on: the nature, breadth and complexity of the project; results measured in terms of performance improvement and financial benefits; and finally, the ability to characterize the project and effectively communicate its significance.

The winner will be announced on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at the Midmarket CIO Forum awards dinner.

Dates to Remember
Deadline for Submission: Wednesday, October 7
Announcement of Finalists: Wednesday, October 15
Award Presentation: Tuesday, October 20