Nomination for
2016 Information Technology Executive of the Year

Closing Date for Nominations 11/15/2016


From SIM's Mission Statement: "SIM brings together IT leaders to share, network and give back to their communities through the collaboration of local chapters."

Last year, in an effort to recognize this type of leadership, the RTP chapter of SIM established The SIM-RTP Information Technology Executive of the Year Award. The inaugural award was presented to Sean Hagarty, CIO of Bioventus at the 2015 SIM-RTP Premier CIO Forum.   Again this year, we will present this award at the SIM-RTP/Premier CIO Forum being held from November 30th through December 1st.

The SIM-RTP Chapter is looking for a broad array of nominees from various types of organizations, with varying levels of expertise and experience. All nominees will be considered and reviewed by a committee of peers.

The committee will evaluate each nominee based on the current and potential impact on their organization. Therefore, we need specific examples and outcomes wherever possible. Years of technology leadership experience is not the primary factor in selecting the winner of this award. The benefits to the organization are more important.  The following are examples of potential impact and experience that should be considered in determining a nominee:

  • A technology leader with 1-3 years of experience who has realigned or reorganized operations for a more effective organization
  • A technology leader with 3-5 years of experience who established new strategic direction for the IT organization
  • A technology leader with 5+ years of experience that lead an organization through a series of strategic change(s) using diverse technologies.

Each of the following three areas must be completed for each nomination. The bullets below each criterion are simply guides/suggestions for topics. However, the nominee should provide as much specificity as possible in each category.

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Describe this IT Executive's strategic impact to the organization and/or business. Examples may include: - Provided opportunities for staff development that moved technologies and staff to the next level of effectiveness/efficiencies (Example may include percent of staff that have been given development opportunities over a period of time.) - Moved IT organization from operational to strategic and in alignment with core business - Demonstrated ability to manage the business of IT (including budget and staffing) while understanding the overall core business Proved ability to lead through a serious unanticipated event - such as a major security breach
Describe at least one project that had a significant impact on the business. Answer one or more of the questions below as part of your response. What was the project? Who were the key stakeholders? What was the breadth of impact to the organization and beyond?
Provide the specific outcomes/impact to the business of at least one project/initiative from above.