Pittsburgh Technical Council

2020 Nominate a CIO or CISO

2020 Nominate a CIO or CISO

Nominate a deserving CIO or CISO today!

Nomination Deadline: January 17, 2020

Returning for 2020! 2019 finalists and 2020 nominees may nominate a member of his/her staff for the Rising Star Award. This award recognizes up-and-coming IT leaders from the Pittsburgh region and will be awarded during the annual CIO of the Year award program.

Nomination Form: CIO of the Year
Nomination Form: CISO of the Year
Nomination Form: Rising Star

Requirements and Instructions

Who’s eligible? Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, and IT team members in equivalent positions are eligible and will be recognized for their innovation and creativity in planning and deploying their enterprise systems, future technology goals, management philosophies, and service to the industry and community.

The Pittsburgh CIO of the Year Awards honor individual technology executives for their impact, accomplishments, innovation, and creativity in his/her role. Nominees are judged on the following criteria: technical depth, accomplishments in current role, strategic vision, partner to executive team, vendor/service provider partner, staff development, service to the industry and community, and overall quality of nominee.

Please note: IT leaders of companies that sell IT solutions and services are not eligible for CIO/CISO of the Year; however, we encourage you to nominate a customer, peer, or partner.

To meet the criteria to be nominated for Pittsburgh CIO/CISO of the Year Awards, a nominee, must:

  • For CIO category, hold the job title of chief information officer or the most senior level IT position within his/her employer’s organization. For CISO category, hold the title of Chief Information Security Officer or the most senior level information security position.
  • Work at a Southwestern Pennsylvania-based business or local subsidiary.
  • Have a minimum of three (3) years of executive IT experience with twelve (12) months of tenure at his/her current employer’s organization.
  • Possess primary responsibility for the technical performance of information security of his/her employer’s organization.
  • Demonstrate innovative leadership through effective use of technology in support of the strategic initiatives of his/her employer’s organization.
  • Represent the highest standards of leadership in information technology.
  • Garner the respect of and be recognized as a role model by his/her peers and staff.

Other Important Information:

  • All CIO of the Year event attendees, including the finalists, must purchase a ticket.
  • Winners of the 2019 CIO of the Year awards are not eligible to be nominated for the 2020 awards.
  • Nominees are not required to be a member of the Greater Pittsburgh CIO Group and are not required to be employed by a Pittsburgh Technology Council member company.
  • Finalists will be required to participate in a photo/video shoot.
  • If you are nominating someone other than yourself, the nominee must be notified of the nomination and must approve the content provided on the nomination form.

Nomination Deadline: January 17, 2020

Nomination Form: CIO of the Year
Nomination Form: CISO of the Year
Nomination Form: Rising Star

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