Fall 2017 Midmarket CIO
Award of Excellence 

Deadline: Friday, September 15, 2017

The Award of Excellence in the Office of Midmarket CIO for the Fall 2017 Midmarket CIO Forum October 15-17 in Austin is accepting nominations and submissions!

This distinguished award honors IT executives who've successfully partnered with leading solution providers to drive business forward, celebrating those standout midmarket organizations and showcasing their stories with peer executives and IT teams.

Jeff Young, VP, CIO at Haynes International was the most recent recipient in April 2017 for his partnership with Mimecast.

Frustrated with the email archiving system and completely lacking business continuity plan for the email server, Young partnered with Mimecast for 99-year email archiving capabilities with no additional charges for extended retention or storage capacity overages.

CIOs, IT executives and vendors are encouraged to submit nominations.

Previous winners include Steve Brown, VP of MIS at ECMD for his partnership with Cellular Optimization; Michael Cahoon, VP and CIO, CP Kelco for his partnership with OutSystems; Cory Mason, CIO, Twin Disc for his partnership with Netreo;  
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.

The winner will be selected by a panel of CIOs 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 Award of Excellence in the Office of Midmarket CIO will be presented at the conclusion of the Midmarket CIO Forum October 17 at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines in Austin, TX.

Submit your Nomination

Michael Calhoon is presented the CIO Award of Excellence by Amy Abbott of Boardroom Events at the Spring 2016 Midmarket CIO Forum.

Jeff Young, VP, CIO at Haynes International, and the Mimecast team accept the Spring 2017 Midmarket CIO Award of Excellence from Charles Badoian, Boardroom Events President and Co-Founder (right) and Melissa Park, VP, Sales Development.

The nomination period has ended for the Fall 2017 award. Thank you for your thoughtful nominations and good luck to all the nominees!