2017 IT Award Winners

Awards in all of these categories were presented at The 15th Annual American Business Awards banquet on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
Learn about the judging and awards process here.

Information Technology Department of the Year
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Adient, Plymouth, MI: Adient Information Technology Launch Excellence
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
John Hancock Financial Services, Boston, MA: 2016 Enterprise IT Successes through Rebranding
Stratosphere Networks, Evanston, IL: Stratosphere Networks: IT Department
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
AT&T, Dallas, TX: AT&T's Digital Experience organization
Cisco Systems Inc, San Jose, CA: New Frontier in IT Digitization : Enterprise Data & Analytics (eDnA)
Cisco Systems Inc., San Jose, CA: Cisco IT Infrastructure Delivery and Operations Department
Cisco, San Jose, CA: WAN Transformation
Roth Staffing Companies, Orange, CA: The IT Department at Roth Staffing Companies
Scout Exchange, Chicago, IL: The Scout Information Technology Team

Information Technology Team of the Year - Computer Hardware, Computer Services and Computer Software Industries.
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA: Cisco Storage Analytics Team
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
Cisco Systems, Inc, San Jose, CA: Cisco IT Hybrid-Cloud File Transfer Service Team
Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA: Cisco's IT Video Deployment and Operations Team
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
Cisco Systems Inc., San Jose, CA: Smart Analytics & Insights: Hadoop Platform
Cisco Systems Inc., San Jose, CA: ACI Tetration Analytics Team
Cisco Systems Inc., San Jose, CA: ACT on Automation Team
Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA: Cisco IT Network Security Team
Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA: Cisco-Enterprise Digitization with iBPM (Intelligent Business Process Management)
Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA: Cisco Systems IT Infrastructure Delivery and Operations Compute Foundations team
Micron Technology, Inc., Boise, ID: Bring Data Science to the Enterprise

Information Technology Team of the Year - All Other Industries
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
John Hancock Financial Services, Boston, MA: 2016 Enterprise IT Successes through Rebranding
SILVER STEVIE WINNER:
TriNetX, Cambridge, MA: TriNetX - Cutting Edge Engineering Team
BRONZE STEVIE WINNER:
John Hancock Financial Services, Boston, MA: The Need for Clean Data

Information Technology Executive of the Year
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Aflac, Columbus, GA: Julia Davis, CIO
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
Apcera, San Francisco, CA: Derek Collison, Founder & CEO
AT&T, Dallas, TX: Sorabh Saxena, SVP. Software Development and Engineering
Peak 10, Charlotte, NC: Joe Deney, EVP, Customer Operations
VirtualHealth, New York, NY: With VirtualHealth, CEO & CoFounder Adam Sabloff Changes the Care Management Paradigm
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
Quantam Solutions, Southfield, MI: Richard Staten, Partner, Chairman, and CEO
TriNetX, Cambridge, MA: Steve Kundrot, Vice President of Engineering

Technical Professional of the Year
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA: Piyush Bhargava, IT Engineer
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA: Sanjeev Babbar, Systems Administrator
PrimeRevenue, Atlanta, GA: John Lawrie, Systems Administrator
Schlumberger, Houston, TX: Iris Salinas: The Power of Connect Women
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA: Chris Taylor, Systems Administrator
Power Digital Marketing, San Diego, CA: John Saunders, Director of Web Development
Powernet, Cincinnati, OH: AJ Caplinger, Wireless Design Engineer
ProcessPro, Saint Cloud, MN: Blair Schrader, A Scrum Master's Challenge: Unifying a Team
Projections, Inc. Norcross, GA: Tiffany Jackson, Web Designer and Writer
Securus Technologies, Dallas, TX: Mel Khanthavong, Senior Level II Tech

21st CENTURY ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR AWARDS CATEGORIES sponsored byHCL America Inc.

Only nominees who received a special sponsor-supplied promotion code were able to submit nominations to the following categories.

Leader in Operational Excellence Through Autonomics
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Chris Berry, Vice President – Corporate Applications, NBCUniversal
SILVER STEVIE WINNER:
Paritosh Bajpay, SVP- Digital, CenturyLink

Cloud Innovator of the Year
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Sujatha Guruswamy, Director, Merck

Digital Transformer of the Year
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Srirama Kalidindi, Director- Software Development, Verizon
SILVER STEVIE WINNER:
Altaf Rupani, SVP & CIO, Media Labs and News Group, NBCUniversal

Connected Enterprise of the Year
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Verizon Team Exponent

Leader in Marketing Excellence Through Technology
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Sami Hero, VP Global Customer Experience & Engagement, Wolters Kluwer Health LRP
SILVER STEVIE WINNER:
Vijay Vallabhaneni, Senior Vice President Engineering, Zeta Global

Leader in Driving Business Through Analytics
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Pierre Elisseeff, Senior Business Advisor - Telecom, Media & Technology Industry
SILVER STEVIE WINNER:
Matthew Whalen, Sr. VP & Global Chief Technology Officer, International Game Technology

Social Media Leader of the Year
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Javier Martinez, Director- Software Development, Verizon Wireless