Austin, TX, August 26, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Celebrating Austin’s IT Executives:
Nominations now are being accepted for the 14th annual IT Executive of the Year Awards, which will be presented October 20 at InnoTech Austin by the Austin Professional Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP). The awards program recognizes the innovations and accomplishments of the city’s most outstanding CIOs.
October 7 is the deadline to submit nominations at www.aitpaustin.com for the IT Executive of the Year Awards (corporate and public sectors). An ideal candidate would be an executive who has led a large transformation or trimmed IT costs without laying off workers. Another would be one who has revamped IT practices to comply with major regulation changes, such as those seen in the healthcare industry. In addition to accolades for the two IT Executives of the Year, technology leaders can receive recognition for their contributions through the Information Technologist of the Year Award and IT Solution of the Year Award.
“The Austin IT Executive of the Year ceremony continues to provide the only awards recognizing Austin CIOs, CTOs, VPs of Engineering, and their peers,” says Russ Finney, creator of the awards program. “These individuals are being recognized because of their dedication to great innovations and unique achievements, which in turn contributes to Austin’s reputation as a city of technology excellence.”
“Austin’s strong tech community is a major driver for our economic stability. We hear a lot about the role local tech CEOs play in that community – and they deserve the attention. It’s important, though, to also point the spotlight at the behind-the-scenes leaders who keep our enterprises – high-tech and otherwise – humming. The awards showcase the excellent leadership behind the IT innovations created, problems solved, efficiencies gained, and resources optimized,” said Eric Hungate, AITP Austin president.
AITP is the leading worldwide society of IT professionals, providing a community of knowledge for the current and next generation of IT leaders. Founded in 1951, the organization strives to deliver relevant education, research, and information on technology, leadership, and current business and technology issues, as well as to provide forums for networking and collaboration. AITP Austin has served Central Texas’ CIOs, IS managers, senior staff, academics, vendors, and consultants since 1954.
InnoTech Austin is the region’s largest business technology event. Held at the Austin Convention Center, InnoTech presents educational seminars, special events like the Austin CIO Summit and IT Executive Awards, hands-on demonstrations, and limitless networking opportunities.