InformationWeek Announces 2016 Business Innovation and Decade Awards

Honors Winners of IT Hero, Women in Technology, Under 30, People's Choice and Editor's Choice Awards at the InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference

May 4, 2016

LAS VEGAS, May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- InformationWeek recognized outstanding individuals and organizations for leadership and excellence in business technology during the InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference awards gala. During the ceremony, InformationWeek also honored the top 10 best-in-class winners of the 2016 Elite 100 rankings; Capital One Financial was named the number one company for the most innovative use of technology in business. Please visit for editorial coverage of this year's Elite 100 rankings, winners, company profiles and research.

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"Please join me in congratulating the winners of the Elite 100's Business Innovation Awards, which honor the accomplishments of the companies, individuals, and teams that applied groundbreaking technology solutions to address business-critical challenges," said Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director, InformationWeek. "This year's list of Business Innovation honorees is emblematic of the way technology is reshaping expectations in every industry you can think of, from healthcare to heavy industry to sports and entertainment."

The following companies earned InformationWeek Elite 100's Business Innovation Awards, given for projects in 10 critical business technology categories:

  • Best Example of Agility: ConocoPhillips
  • Best Example of Collaboration: The Boeing Company
  • Best Example of Productivity: The Coca-Cola Company N.A.
  • Best Impact on Customer Experience: Allstate Insurance Company
  • Best Impact on Workforce Performance: NBA
  • Best Tech-Enabled New Product: New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Best Use of Analytics: Toyota Financial Services
  • Best Use of Cloud Services: PayPal
  • Best Use of Mobile Technology: Worthington Industries
  • Best Use of Security: Intermountain Healthcare

Professionals recognized for exemplary individual excellence in business technology were:

  • Editor's Choice for IT Excellence: Mike Cuddy, CIO, Toromont
  • IT Hero: James Quigley, CEO, Canvas Inc.
  • People's Choice Award: Ultimate Software
  • Under 30 "Pearl" Award (tie): Stefanie Botelho, CEO, Fitzroy Toys and Katherine Robertson, EVP, Mobile Comply
  • Women in Technology: Shonna Dorsey, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Interface Web School

Excellence in IT is tough to achieve in any given year; the ability to sustain it over time is even more challenging. This year, InformationWeek also announced the 10 companies that have demonstrated the highest average ranking in the InformationWeek Elite 100 over the previous 10 years. The 10 InformationWeek Decade Award winners:

  1. FedEx Corp.
  2. UPMC  
  3. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  4. E. & J. Gallo Winery
  5. UPS
  6. Allstate Insurance Company
  7. General Motors
  8. The Progressive Group of Insurance Cos.
  9. ADP, LLC.
  10. The Boeing Company

"We had a blast judging this year's technology category candidates, because there was such a variety of innovative and inspiring projects from which to choose. From the groundbreaking use of analytics for helping millions of individual customers keep current on their car loans to the creative use of digital marketing technologies for inspiring splashy new ad campaigns, these companies really put IT to the test in collaboration with business partners," said Brian Gillooly, VP of Event Strategy & Content, InformationWeek. "And this year, we also added new individual award categories to shine a spotlight on IT heroes, women in IT, pioneers under the age of 30, and the greatest IT workplaces – the very people helping shape the next generation of technology workers."

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In addition to celebrating and honoring the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 award winners, CIOs and senior IT executives gathered at the conference to share strategies and best practices around the theme "How to Build a World-Class IT Enterprise: A Celebration of the InformationWeek Elite 100."

The 2016 InformationWeek Conference was sponsored by:  CA Technologies, BlueCat, Splunk, and SAS. The conference was co-located with UBM's Interop Las Vegas.

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