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23rd Annual Computerworld Honors Program Names 2011 Laureates

Global Information Technology Awards Foundation Pays Tribute to Individuals and Organizations That Use Information Technology to Benefit Society

FRAMINGHAM, MA–(Marketwire – Apr 21, 2011) – IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program, honoring visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change, has selected 263 Laureates for 2011. These individuals will be commemorated during the 23rd Annual Laureates Medal Ceremony & Gala Awards Evening on June 20, 2011 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

For over two decades, The Computerworld Honors Program has recognized individuals and organizations who create and use information technology to promote and advance public welfare, contribute to the greater good of society and change the world for the better. The world’s foremost information technology companies Chairmen and CEOs support this program through their participation on the Chairmen’s Committee. To broaden the scope of the program, while maintaining the tradition and prestige of the recognition, the Chairmen’s Committee Advisors expanded the call for nominations and updated award categories focusing on the humanitarian theme which is core to the Program. The 2011 award categories are:

Business Responsiveness
Digital Access
Economic Opportunity
Emerging Technology
Human Services
Safety & Security
The 2011 Laureates case study nominations were evaluated by Chairmen’s Committee Advisors and Computerworld editorial leaders. The 2011 judging committee included:

David Ballai, VP, Operations & Technology Services, Reed Technology and Information Services
Kate Bass, CIO, Valspar
Mitch Betts, Executive Editor, Computerworld
Ronald Bianchi, CIO, Economic Research Services, USDA
Ben Blanquera, VP, IS, Progressive-Medical
Cora Carmody, CIO, Jacobs Engineering
Chris Curran, Principal, Diamond Advisory Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC
Ellen Fanning, Editor, Special Projects, Computerworld
Steve Finnerty, CIO, Applied Materials
Scot Finnie, Editor in Chief, Computerworld
Wynne Hayes, Enterprise Services, Constellation Energy
Julia King, Executive Editor of Events/National Correspondent, Computerworld
Deborah Lindell, CIO, Department of Corrections, State of Delaware
Anne McCrory, VP, Editorial Event Strategy, Computerworld Events
Frank Modruson, CIO, Accenture
Mary Patry, Senior Director, IT Infrastructure, MedImmune
Page Petry, CIO-Americas, Marriott International
Mark Showers, CIO, RGA Reinsurance Co.
The 2011 Laureates will be recognized publicly at the Laureate Medal Ceremony and Gala Evening on June 20th in Washington D.C. During this ceremony, case studies are formally inducted into the program’s International Archives, and honorees are presented with a medallion inscribed with the Program’s mission, “A Search for New Heroes.”

At the Gala Evening, additional honors are given to 55 21st Century Achievement Award finalists — five Laureates from each of the eleven categories — each with a Case Study selected by Program Judges to represent outstanding innovation within the information technology field. That field is narrowed further with the presentation of the 21st Century Achievement Awards. These awards are given to only one Finalist in each category, singled out for special recognition by the Program Judges to be the very best among their peers.

“The number and quality of nominations this year were very inspiring and demonstrate how valuable IT is to community change,” said John Amato, Publisher, Computerworld. “Computerworld is very proud to name the 2011 class of Laureates and showcase their initiatives benefiting society through innovative uses of IT.”

2011 Computerworld Honors Laureates

Business Responsiveness

Castila la Mancha Government
Cherry Creek School District
Citizens Financial Group
Digital Realty Trust
Electricity System Operator (ESO)
Energy Future Holdings Corp.
Everything Everywhere Limited
The Federal Insurance Deposit Corporation, Division of Resolutions and Receiverships
Good Technology
Kodak Imaging Network (KODAK Gallary)
Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen (LSKN)
Lloyds Banking Group
Schawk, Inc.
State Street Corporation
Symetrics Industries, LLC
The Foundry Visionmongers Ltd
Transamerica Insurance & Investment Group
U.S. Census
Vertica Systems
Yeshiva University

AIP Publishing
American Hospital Association
Borlaug Global Rust Initiative
Cisco-Corporate Affairs
City of Cambridge in Ontario, Canada
Consilience International LLC
Davis Community Network
DoD/VA Healthcare Data Synchronization Program
Internal Revenue Service
Jorge Rodergas
Met European Research Observatory
Microsoft Corporation
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
Organization of American States / Interamerican Commission on Human Rights (OAS/IACHR)
Pyramid Analytics
Red Cross Spain
Reliance Capital Limited
Science and Engineering Collaboration Portal
The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Digital Access

Bank of America
BiskayTIK Foundation
Chinook Arch Regional Library System, Shortgrass Library System, Marigold Library System
City of Riverside
Department Of Education South Australia
Hillsborough County Library Services
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Idaho National Laboratory
Ministry of Communications and Information Society, The Project Management Unit
MobiKash Afrika
National Industries for the Blind
Net Literacy
Results Broadcasting
San Francisco Department of Technology
Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP)
South Korea Ministry of Public Administration and Security (MOPAS)
Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association – College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF)
The IUSN Foundation
TM Forum
Economic Opportunity

Airtel Africa
Axcess Ontario
Bangalore International Airport Limited
Cisco Systems, Inc.
GAF Materials Corporation
Hewlett-Packard Company
IT Advisory & Training
Kerala State IT Mission
Philippine Social Security System (SSS)
Reed Technology & Information Services Inc. (a division of LexisNexis)
Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd.
Super Technologies, Inc.
Emerging Technology

Agency for Payment and Intervention in Agriculture
Barcelona City Council
City of San Antonio, Texas
Hearsay Corporation
Idaho Education Network
Infratab Inc.
Kaweah Delta Medical Center
Office of eDiplomacy / Department of State
Open SGP
SNET Communications
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services University
Virtusa Corp.

Allstate Insurance Company
Barcelona City Council – Environment Department
JaMocha Tech
KOM Networks
McKesson Corp.
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)
State of California, Office of Technology Services
Tech Vault
The Maltese National Electricity and Water Utilities
U.S. Department of Energy Loan Programs Office
West Virginia Office of Technology

Allergan India Pvt Ltd
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
Boston EMS
Centers for Disease Control
Columbia Memorial Hospital
DermDOX Center for Dermatology
Direct Relief International
Face Forward Fund
GlobalMedia Group, LLC
Harvard University Center for AIDS Research: HIV Online Provider Education (HOPE) Program
Health Services for Children
Indian Health Service
Internal Revenue Service
International Virtual e-Hospital
Kaiser Permanente
Kerala State IT Mission
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
LifeWIRE Corp
Municipality of Aarhus
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Oasis Medical Solutions Ltd.
Petaling District Health Office
Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO)
Sint Lucas Andreas Ziekenhuis
Swiss Medical Group
The Chester County Hospital
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
The IT Doctor Inc
The National Insurance Board
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Torrevieja Hospital
University of Arizona Healthcare
University of Notre Dame
Utah Department of Health
Wellcome Trust
Westchester County, New York
Wound Technology Network, Inc.
Human Services

American Foundation for the Blind
City of Boston Department of Innovation & Technology
Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Welfare
Department of Children and Families
Fabrisource LLC
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Feed The Children
Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Child Support Services
Grace After Fire
Guldborgsund Municipality
HCA Information Technology & Services
Kellogg Company
New York City Human Resources Administration
Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
State of Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Telecoms Sand Frontieres
The Aimar Foundation
Unisys Corporation
US Dept of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Welfare Client Data Systems (WCDS) Consortium
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
Westchester County, New York

Accelrys, Inc.
Allstate Insurance Company
Atlantic Free Press
Broward County
InDorse Technologies
LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Mainstream Renewable Power
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
NexJ Systems Inc.
PM NES – Project Manager Network Enterprise Services
San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District
St. Michael’s Hospital – Toronto, Canada
The George Washington University, Division of Information Technology
Transformyx, Inc.
Ulkar Holding A.S.
Safety & Security

Ameritas Investment Corp.
Auburn University
Bank of Oklahoma (BOK)
Behr Process
California State University Northridge
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
City of Chicago Department of Transportation
Clemson University
International Justice Mission
Justice Network (JNET)
Matrix Systems & Solutions Inc.
NC Office of the State Controller
New York State Emergency Management Office
NextLabs, Inc.
Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)
Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) Office of Informaiton Technology
State of Oregon
Underwriters Laboratories
United States Pacific Command (USPACOM)
US Army US Navy
Westchester County, New York

Aragon Government
Arizona Medical Board
Commission on Information and Communications Technology and Department of Education
Defense Acquisition University
Department of Information and Innovation
Duke University
Elimu Holdings Limited
Harvard Business Publishing
Houston Community College
itSMF Spain (itSMF España)
Littelfuse Inc.
MARTINIAMINC School For Entrepreneurship
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
NPower Pennsylvania
Planned Systems International
Rafael Belloso Chacin University (URBE)
Student Shelter In Computers
Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville
The Imagining the Internet Center
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Vermont Interactive Television
Whirlpool Corporation
About Computerworld Honors Program
Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies and oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website (

About Computerworld
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