SOURCE: Computerworld


April 21, 2011 12:21 ET

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
  • Collaboration
  • Digital Access
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Emerging Technology
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human Services
  • Innovation
  • Safety & Security
  • Training/Education

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

  • AAA
  • Bronnoysundregistrene
  • Castila la Mancha Government
  • Cherry Creek School District
  • Cisco
  • Citizens Financial Group
  • CN
  • 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
  • Merck
  • Netuitive
  • Schawk, Inc.
  • ScotiaBank
  • 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
  • Cerner
  • Cisco-Corporate Affairs
  • City of Cambridge in Ontario, Canada
  • Consilience International LLC
  • Davis Community Network
  • DoD/VA Healthcare Data Synchronization Program
  • IBM
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Jorge Rodergas
  • Merck
  • 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
  • Inveneo
  • 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
  • Bancolombia
  • 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.
  • TurkDex

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
  • STMicroelectronics
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services University
  • Virtusa Corp.


  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • ArpaPuglia
  • Barcelona City Council - Environment Department
  • HaoSolar
  • HSBC
  • JaMocha Tech
  • KOM Networks
  • McKesson Corp.
  • PSC
  • 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
  • Appirio
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Boston EMS
  • Celgene
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • Cisco
  • 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
  • IBM
  • 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
  • Medihelp
  • Municipality of Aarhus
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Oasis Medical Solutions Ltd.
  • OhioHealth
  • Petaling District Health Office
  • Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO)
  • Siemens
  • 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
  • UPMC
  • Utah Department of Health
  • Wellcome Trust
  • Westchester County, New York
  • Wound Technology Network, Inc.

Human Services

  • American Foundation for the Blind
  • Aspirico
  • 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
  • Intel
  • Kellogg Company
  • New York City Human Resources Administration
  • Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
  • Seedco
  • Somdiaa
  • 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
  • Roundarch
  • San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District
  • SAS
  • St. Michael's Hospital - Toronto, Canada
  • The George Washington University, Division of Information Technology
  • Transformyx, Inc.
  • T-Systems
  • Ulkar Holding A.S.
  • VGo

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
  • Webroot
  • Westchester County, New York


  • Aragon Government
  • Arizona Medical Board
  • BrandGames
  • 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
  • OpenAirboston
  • 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 (

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