Most Effective Technology Team Award

                         

Nominations Are Open for the 2022 Most Effective Technology Team Award! - Nominations Due 12/31/2022 - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Teams will be recognized

Do you have a high performing Technology Team?   Do you know of someone who does?

Have they made a significant impact on the organization?

If so, nominate them to be recognized for the Most Effective Technology Team Award!

2022-Nomination-Form.docx              2022-Nomination-Form.pdf             Online Nomination Form                 

2022 Team Award Flyer.pdf

Click here to view/download the detailed Criteria for the Judging 4 categories

  2022 Most Effective Technology Team Award

Note:  After a 2 year hiatus due to Covid, AITP Chicago and the Pan Asian American Business Council are restarting the "Most Effect IT Team  Award" and rebranding it as a "Technology" award rather than just an "IT" award to align with the expanded role of technology throughout organizations today.

The Team Awards have been a great way to recognize the hard work of the staffs that makes a CIO, Director or other Technology Executive successful.

Since 2009, the "Team Awards” have been presented annually by AITP Chicago and PAABC and recognize high performing teams that have done an outstanding job of improving the success of their companies’ business.   Teams will be selected for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.  Relative performance will be used to adjust for company size.  This is a serious award.  Judging will be done by a panel of CIOs, Directors and Senior IT Executives.

In addition to recognition by their peers and industry experts, winners will receive team and individual trophies. 

The awards evaluation process occurs over an 6 month period including nomination, a written application, and peer panel evaluation, culminating with an in-person Awards Dinner in May 2023.  The Awards presentation is one of the most highly attended technology leadership events each year.  We look forward to seeing you at this event and recognizing and congratulating all of the award-winning teams. 

Eligibility

  • Nominees need not be a member of AITP Chicago or PAABC
  • Nominees can be a team consisting of direct reports to the CIO or any IT Team within an organization that has demonstrated high performance.
  • Nominees can be via self-nominations or from nominations by Executive Leaders (sponsors). An AITP representative will follow up with the Executive Leader of a self-nominating team.
  • The effort covered by their submission must be technology driven.
  • The effort must have generated an “output or outcome”.
  • At least part of the effort must have taken place in 2021 or 2022.
  • The organization must be with the greater Chicagoland area.
  • The nomination must be approved by the Executive Leader (sponsor) of the Team.

Most Effective Team Award Criteria

Nominated teams will be judged and awarded points on these effectiveness categories:

  1. Innovation and Team Collaboration (30)
  2. Organizational Change management (20)
  3. Business Value creation (40)
  4. Community service (10)

The awards are designed to recognize the achievements of the teams as well as the significant role that teams play in the overall success of an organization and contributions to the IT community as a whole.

Timeline:

Nominations are due  December 31, 2022.  Nominees will be sent applications that need to be submitted by February 28, 2023.  Judging will take place between March 1 and April 15.  Selections and notifications for Finalists will be notified on March 19th.  Finalists will be interviewed via Zoom between April 19th and May 7th.  The Awards will be presented in March, hopefully at an in-person Awards Dinner.

Prior winners include:  PSAV, CIBC Bank USA, Delta Dental Plans Association, Illinois Student Assistance Commission, Zurich Services, Nuveen, City of Chicago, Mesirow Financial, Connect Hearing, University of Chicago Medicine, Jenner & Block, USG, Tate & Lyle, Association Management Center, True Value Company, tradeMonster Group, Kraft Foods/Mondelez Int’l, DeVry, Crowe Horwath LLP, Motorola Mobility, Hallmark, Chicago Public Schools, Cardian Learning Group, Options Clearing House, Loyola University, and Littelfuse.

For More Information Contact Paul.Dittmann@aitpchicago.com or Sally.Martin@aitpchicago.com    

  2019 Most Effective IT Team Awards

The Chicago Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Most Effective IT Team Awards.  This year’s team winners are:

1st Place - PSAV - Lighthouse Team

CIO Kathie Kozik - Team Lead Wayne Vincent


2nd Place:  CIBC Bank USA - CIBC Cross-Board Banking Team

CIO Dean Haacker - Team Lead David Bergman


3rd Place:  Delta Dental Plans Association - National Data Strategy Team

CIO Scott Jessee - Team Lead Fred Kwong



Winner's Panel


Fred Kwong, Wayne Vincent, David Bergman

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2019 Applicants included teams from diverse organizations such as:  AAR Corporation, CIBC, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Delta Dental, DXC/United Air Lines, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America,  Gift of Hope, IAA (Insurance Auto Auctions), Partstown, PSAV, and Stratosphere Networks.

Judging panel included:  Patrick Maroney, CIO at Central States Funds & Former CIO of the Year; Craig Youngberg, Cyber Risk and Resilience at Accenture;  John Fisher, Transformational CIO & Chief Executive at rethinking IT. Inc. & former CIO of the Year;  Mark Griesbaum, Relationship Manager at RLF (Regional Leadership Forum) – SIM & former CIO; Ramnath Cidambi, CIO at Illinois Student Assistance Commission; Frank Yanan, SVP GIS & BISO at Bank of America; Dave Kamath, Managing Partner at Querion Services  & Former CIO; Gary Czubak, Partner @ Fortium Partners and Former SVP/CIO; and Larry Winkelman, Partner at Fortium Partners & Former CIO.

Prior winners include:  Illinois Student Assistance Commission, Zurich Services, Nuveen, City of Chicago, Mesirow Financial, Connect Hearing, University of Chicago Medicine, Jenner & Block, USG, Tate & Lyle, Association Management Center, True Value Company, tradeMonster Group, Kraft Foods/Mondelez Int’l, DeVry, Crowe Horwath LLP, Motorola Mobility, Hallmark, Chicago Public Schools, Cardian Learning Group, Options Clearing House, Loyola University, Littelfuse

The Keynote Panel:

The Keynote for the 2019 event was a panel consisting of representatives of the 3 Award Winning Teams.  The 3 representatives identified at the event each shared information about what their teams accomplished to win their award.  The following panel discussion was moderated by John Fisher and covered topics such as leading business transformation and building and maintaining high performing teams.


John is President and Founder of rethinking IT, a firm that helps client organizations think differently about their technology solutions.  Based on over 30 years of experience applying technology solutions to critical business problems, John has developed a successful approach to helping organizations select the appropriate technology strategies and solutions to improve their business.

John is a member of the Board of Directors of AITP Chicago and SIM Chicago.  He was recognized by Computerworld Magazine as one of their Premier 100 IT Leaders and named Chicago’s CIO of the Year in 2002.  He is a frequent speaker at industry events on topics such as negotiations, leadership and running IT as a business.  John is an adjunct faculty member at DePaul University where he teaches graduate level courses in IT Strategy, Social Media, Negotiation, Leadership and eBusiness Strategy. 



 

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