SOURCE: Model Metrics, Inc.

Model Metrics, Inc.

April 25, 2011 12:38 ET

Model Metrics CEO Adam Caplan Named Finalist for Illinois Technology Association CityLIGHTS CEO of the Year Award

Caplan Nominated for Defining a New Business Model That Exemplifies the Innovation Made Possible by Cloud Computing for Both Its Clients and Employees; 12th Annual CityLIGHTS Awards Honor Companies and Individuals Whose Innovation and Success Drive Growth in Illinois

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Apr 25, 2011) - Model Metrics, the leader in cloud computing services for the enterprise, today announced that CEO Adam Caplan has been selected as a finalist in the CEO of the Year category for a 2011 Illinois Technology Association (ITA) CityLIGHTS award.

A panel of more than 40 judges representing the "who's who" in Illinois technology reviewed nominations and selected the finalists. According to the submission:

  • Caplan has led Model Metrics to become the go-to solutions provider for businesses looking to understand how to successfully leverage cloud technologies -- from custom mobile solutions built in the cloud for the iPad, to bleeding edge Android applications, to service and support solutions, customer and partner portals, and strategic business process work.
  • The company's more than 1,500 cloud implementations for businesses of all sizes and industries include local companies Abbott, Aon, The Boeing Company, Groupon and Walgreens, and enterprises such as Allergan, L'Oreal, MasterCard, Morgan Stanley, and NBC Universal.
  • Caplan's vision for founding a different type of company that includes transparency, technology innovation, and integrated philanthropy has resulted in the company's ability to attract the best team in the industry, tremendous innovation, and transformational customer success.

Vote for Adam Caplan for CEO of the Year

  • Winners will be determined by public voting which runs until April 29, 2011. You can vote here:
  • Winners will be announced at the CityLIGHTS Awards Gala Thursday, May 12, 2011, in the Great Hall at Union Station in Chicago. The gala attracts more than 700 people from 400 organizations including business owners, investors, legislators and policymakers.
  • The list of past winners includes companies like The Point (now known as Groupon),, NAVTEQ, Model Metrics, Smart Signal, Mayor Richard M. Daley, and Jack Noonan.

Comments on the news

  • "It's a tremendous honor to be selected as a finalist for CEO of the Year in the 12th Annual ITA CityLIGHTS Awards," said Adam Caplan, CEO of Model Metrics. "We're proud of the transformative cloud services we provide our clients here in Chicago and around the world, but also of the corporate culture we've developed made up of transparency, openness and philanthropy."
  • "There is a growing energy and momentum in the Illinois technology industry, and this is reflected in the dynamic quality of the CityLIGHTS Awards nominations this year," said ITA CEO Fred Hoch. "We are extremely excited to see the organizations and individuals that rise to the top in 2011."

About the ITA
The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) is a driving force behind the growth of Illinois' vibrant technology industry. We are relentless in championing the development and application of technology, from start-up companies to industry leaders, leveraging the transformative nature of technology to revolutionize industries. ITA uniquely capitalizes peer-to-peer collaboration, networking, and access to experts across the breadth of business to cultivate the Illinois technology industry. The unique and powerful integration of these valuable and experienced resources differentiates the ITA as a source of accelerated growth for the technology industry of Illinois. For more information about ITA, please visit

Contact the ITA at, follow the discussion on Twitter at @itabuzz, and visit to find out more about how ITA supports the growth of the local industry.

About Model Metrics
Model Metrics, enabler of the Model Enterprise, delivers solutions and services at the cutting edge of the cloud computing industry. Since its founding in 2003, Model Metrics has become one of the most diversified and respected partners of, Amazon Web Services, Adobe and Google. Headquartered in Chicago with offices across the country, Model Metrics' customer base spans all industries and includes enterprises such as Abbott, Allergan, Aon, Honeywell, L'Oreal, MasterCard, Medtronic, NBC Universal, The Boeing Company and Walgreens.

With a focus on mobile and call center technology, business process and change management innovation, and custom development, Model Metrics has 5,000+ customers and has completed 1,300+ implementations for mid-sized and Fortune 1000 companies. Its world-class application development skills using, Adobe Flex and AIR, Amazon Web Services, Google and the Apple iPhone enable the creation of custom applications featuring multimedia-rich user experiences. To learn more, visit or follow us on Twitter at @modelmetricsinc.

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