Our Premier 100 IT Leaders Awards honor individuals who have had a positive impact on their organization through technology. Honored individuals manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams with interesting challenges, envision innovative solutions to business problems and effectively manage and execute IT strategies.
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Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders issue, published each year, highlights the accomplishments of the honorees, focusing on
how they have used technology to have a positive impact on their organization.
We define a Premier IT leader as an individual who guides the effective
use of information technology to improve his or her company's business
performance. A Premier IT Leader can be a CIO, vice president, director
or manager from a number of areas of the IT organization network
management, database management, intranet and Web management, help desk,
application development, project management, contract management or
procurement. Additional characteristics of an IT leader include the
an IT vision that supports the company's business strategy
Visit the Honor Roll! View Premier 100 IT Leader alumni from 2000 to 2014.
How do I nominate an outstanding IT professional for this award?
Are there minimum criteria that an individual must meet for consideration
to be a Premier IT Leader?
If someone was previously named a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader,
can they be considered again this year?
Should I submit multiple copies of the nomination form to ensure my nominee is considered?
How will individuals be selected for the Premier 100 IT Leaders list?
What is the deadline for submitting an IT leader's information?
What is the next step after I submit a nomination form?
Will I be notified when Computerworld receives my nomination form?
When can I find out if an individual is on the list?
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Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leader Awards honor individuals who have
had a positive impact on their organization through technology. These
are individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate
their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment,
envision innovative solutions to business challenges and effectively
manage and execute IT strategies.
Each year, Computerworld invites its readers to nominate IT professionals
they consider Premier IT Leaders.
In the fall, the nominated candidates are asked to answer
a questionnaire that addresses a number of topics, including their background
and experience, management style, the work environment they create and
their attitude toward risk and innovation. Also, the questionnaire asks about
their technology testing and implementation philosophy, the size of
their IT organization in terms of the number of internal users they
support, headcount and IT budget responsibilities.
Using Computerworld's IT Leader Index, which is a measurement of how
closely an individual matches our definition of the IT Leader, we analyze
Our final list represents the IT
professionals in whom the characteristics of the Premier IT Leader are
most strongly represented.
Our annual awards program honors the people driving strategy and innovation in the country's leading IT departments. Read how they built their careers from the ground up, developed must-have leadership skills and now conquer daily challenges at the top.
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