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Celebrate a colleague with our CIO awards

We all know those amazing IT leaders who make a difference in our companies day in and day out but often go unrecognized by the IT world at large. Not everyone can pull a Steve Jobs or a Bill Gates, after all, but I have witnessed solid and amazing innovation in midmarket companies time and again. That’s why we want to celebrate and award those CIOs and IT leaders who are blazing trails and making exciting things happen within midmarket companies.

Our IT Leadership Awards are open for nominations. We’re looking for not just the brave and the daring technological advancements, but also those individuals who excel at building culture or embracing green IT as part of their inherent strategy. These CIO awards celebrate all manner of IT excellence, whether it’s building a culture where millennials feel comfortable or Gen Xers find places to lead inside and outside the org chart, or by introducing new technologies to the IT department, either through innovations in data center cooling or exciting BYOD policies. Of course, it could be something else that we haven’t even considered, which is why I’m so excited to be a part of these CIO awards. I can’t wait for the CIO award nominations to dazzle us with the creativity and inspirational leadership that I know is out there.

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their outstanding IT leadership with one of our CIO awards? Someone who is always thinking of better ways to optimize and motivate their teams or drive business value through technological contributions? Someone who has figured out a way to really engage the customers of an organization, whether internal or external? Or is that person you? Let us know!

We’re looking forward to sharing with you stories about the outstanding IT leaders on throughout next year. We’ll also award six amazing individuals with American Express gift certificates as well as engraved glass trophies, suitable for bragging rights in the office. As well, recognized IT leaders will receive exclusive invitations to IT industry networking events throughout the country.  We’re also going to award one of those IT leaders with the title of IT Leader of the Year — and oh yeah, they’ll get an iPad2, too.

And because we’re not above bribery, if your nominated IT leader is one of those exceptional elite, we’re also going to give you an American Express gift card. Consider it a CIO awards finder’s fee.

There are no catches. Well, one: You can only nominate one person, so choose carefully. Ready, set, go get ’em!

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