InformationWeek Opens Nominations for Four Awards Recognizing Outstanding IT Professionals and Companies

Winners to Be Announced At the Annual InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference in May

Jan 12, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- InformationWeek announces the opening of the nomination period for four awards recognizing excellence in IT. Winners will be honored at the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference, which takes place May 2-3, 2016, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas. Nomination forms are available on the conference website:

2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference, May 2-3, 2016, Four Seasons Hotel, Las Vegas

"By adding these new award categories to the InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference this year, we're able to recognize a wider variety of people who are making a difference in IT while connecting our audience with additional luminaries and ideas that are shaping business," said Brian Gillooly, Chair of the InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference and VP of Events Content and Strategy.

 Nominations are now being accepted for the following awards:

  • People's Choice Award: InformationWeek will present this award based on "The Most Rewarding Place to Work in IT." The award celebrates excellence in creating diverse, enriching, and empowering IT work environments. Eligible companies must exemplify these qualities and provide an IT department or environment that is a rewarding place to work. Topics can include:
    • Collaboration
    • Work/life balance
    • Compensation
    • Flexible work hours
    • Team building
    • Advancement
    • Diversity
    • Or a variety of other characteristics

Submit your nomination by February 5, 2016 at:

  • Women in IT Award:  Honoring the IT leader who has made an extraordinary commitment to furthering the careers of women in IT, qualified candidates will have worked in the past year on programs within their own organization or through external groups that have done some or all of the following:
    • Addressed the gender gap in IT
    • Mentored young women and girls
    • Provided resources and/or counseling services for women working in IT
    • Created a group aimed at forwarding the cause of improving gender diversity in IT

Submit your nomination by February 19, 2016 at:

  • IT Hero Award: InformationWeek and its sister event, Interop Las Vegas, will co-present this award to promote leadership and service within the tech community. The IT Hero Award celebrates the accomplishments of an individual or company in either the non-profit sector or for-profit sector in service of a non-profit organization that exemplifies service to the betterment of IT, or the betterment of society through IT.

Submit your nomination by February 19, 2016 at:

  • Pearl "Under 30" Award: Coinciding with the 30th, or "pearl," anniversary of Interop Las Vegas, this award celebrates IT excellence among the "pearls of potential" in the next generation of IT leaders. Presented to an IT professional 30 years of age or younger who exemplifies the professionalism and potential to make major contributions to IT and exhibits one or more of the following qualities:
    • Demonstrates enthusiasm for and career potential in IT
    • Excels at collaboration with peers and exhibits leadership qualities
    • Has a proven record in contributing to, leading, or creating IT innovation
    • Contributes in an IT-related role to the community

Submit your nomination by February 19, 2016 at:

All nominations will be considered, including self-nominations. Please include contact information for the person making the nomination, the nominee or a contact at the organization being nominated, and any references who may provide additional information. For more details and information, please visit:

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