SOURCE: Tech Council of Maryland

Tech Council of Maryland

October 26, 2010 07:00 ET

Mid-Atlantic CIO&CTOLive! 2010 Finalists Named

Winners to Be Announced November 4, 2010 at Ronald Reagan International Trade Center

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - October 26, 2010) -  The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) has selected finalists in six categories for the 2010 CIO&CTOLive! Awards -- including two new awards, Rising IT Star of the Year, which honors an IT executive who has distinguished themselves as a future leader in their company and in the tech community and Chief Information Security Officer of the Year, which honors individuals who are keeping our data assets secure from cyber attacks. Winners will be announced on Thursday, November 4, 2010, at the Mid-Atlantic CIO&CTOLive! Awards ceremony at the Ronald Regan International Trade Center in Washington, DC.

Now entering its fifth year, CIO&CTO Live! continues to be the largest, most prestigious technology awards ceremony in the Mid-Atlantic region. The CIO&CTO Live! Awards received a record number of nominations this year. More than 400 tech professionals are expected to attend this year's event and 100 or more of those will be CIOs, CTOs and VPs of IT.

"Every year CIO&CTO Live! brings the best of the Mid-Atlantic region's tech community together in one place," said Renée M. Winsky, CEO of TCM. "Maryland continues to demonstrate its leadership position in IT and cyber security, and this year's award program will have some of the world's top experts in attendance to help us recognize their peers."

The 2010 Mid-Atlantic CIO&CTOLive! Awards finalists are:

  • Non-Profit/Association IT Executive of the Year: Henry Denning, Annie E. Casey Foundation; Raveesh Dewan, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield; Trinh Hoang, The National Association for Music Education; John Spencer, American Society of Health System Pharmacists
  • Government IT Executive of the Year: Jonathan Alboum, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service; Andrew Blumenthal, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Chad Fulgham, Federal Bureau of Investigations; Ira Levy, Howard County Government; Suzanne Peck, Washington Metro Area Transit Authority; and Tim Schmidt, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Commercial Sector IT Executive of the Year: Mel Baxter, SAIC; Deborah Dunie, CACI; Vivek Gore, CNSI; Mark Ives, Alion Science & Technology; Venkatapathi Puvvada, Unisys; and Van Ristau, DLT Solutions
  • Technology Product of the Year: GetWell Town, GetWellNetwork; GovWin, Deltek; Open Government, U.S. Department of Transportation; SMASH, R2Integrated; Unified Communications, BroadSoft
  • Chief Information Security Officer of the Year: Chris Boyd, ARINC; John Lamboy, Vangent; Mark Leary, TASC; Andrew Orndorff, U.S. Department of Transportation; Hart Rossman, SAIC; and Patricia Titus, Unisys
  • IT Rising Star of the Year: Curt Aubley, Lockheed Martin; Michael Chumley, Brown Advisory; Fred Ferrer, ARINC; Terry Forline, GSA; Michael Lehman, Life Technologies; and Asif Mahmud, Vangent

The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) is the largest technology trade group serving the advanced technology and biotechnology communities of Maryland. TCM's mission is to advocate for the interests of the technology community, further the role of technology in the Maryland economy, and nurture an environment where technology companies can collaborate, grow and succeed. For more information, visit

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