Spring 2016 Award of Excellence, Midmarket CIO Nominations Are Open

The Award of Excellence in the Office of Midmarket CIO for the Spring 2016 Midmarket CIO Forum April 3-5 in Orlando, FL is open for nominations and submissions!

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 October 20, at the Fall 2015 Midmarket CIO Forum in Austin, TX, Cory Mason, Director Global I.T. & Chief Information Officer at Twin Disc, was honored with the Award of Excellence in the Office of the Midmarket CIO for his partnership with Netreo.

Kevin Kinsey, CEO, Co-Founder, Netreo; Cory Mason, Dir. Global IT, CIO, TwinDisc;
and Hilary Badoian, EVP, Boardroom Events.

For Mason and his team, their strategic plan required the ability to monitor the company's 18 global locations with a worldwide headcount of only 13 dedicated IT staff. IT leader Cory Mason learned about Netreo's OmniCenter solution at Midmarket CIO Forum, and after several demo sessions and years with larger providers like HP, Cisco, and Microsoft, selected Netreo as the only tool that met all the company's criteria.

Previous winners include Mike Kelley, Dir. of IT, MVT Services for his partnership with Kubisys; 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, April 5, 2016 at the Midmarket CIO Forum awards dinner.

Dates to Remember
Deadline for Submission: Thursday, March 10
Announcement of Finalists: Friday, March 25
Award Presentation: Tuesday, April 5