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IT Awards

Awards in these categories were presented at The 16th Annual American Business Awards banquet on Monday, June 11, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Learn about the judging and awards process here.

Also listed here are the Stevie winners in the Reimagining Business for the Digital Age categories, sponsored by HCL America.

Information Technology Department of the Year
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
TGI Fridays, Dallas, TX: TGI Fridays and A.I. - a perfect combination
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
AIG Travel, Stevens Point, WI: Exceeding Expectations: AIG Travel's IT Department
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
Cisco Systems Inc., San Jose, CA: PQCS (pronounced as PICS) Solution - ProducingQualityCode withSpeed!
FIS, Jacksonville, FL: FIS Payments' Milwaukee Debit & Prepaid Department
KDG, Allentown, PA: KDG in 2017: A Year of Growth
Stratosphere Networks, Evanston, IL: Stratosphere Networks: IT Manager Service Provider

Information Technology Team of the Year
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
CSIOS Corporation, La Plata, MD: CSIOS Cyberspace Operations Team
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
Trilliant, Redwood City, CA: Trilliant's Global Smart City Communications Work
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
Cisco Systems Inc., San Jose, CA: Cisco IT Global Support Experience (GSE) Team
Cisco Systems Inc., San Jose, CA: ACI Accelerated Migration Team
JetSmarter Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL: JetSmarter Tech Team

Information Technology Executive of the Year
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Prevedere, Columbus, OH: Jason Kerns, CTO
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
Amdocs, Chesterfield, MO: Ronen Almog, Cloud Chief Technology Officer
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
AbacusNext, San Diego, CA: Jerome Fodor, CTO
ForwardLine, Woodland Hills, CA: Saravanan Gurumurthy, CTO
O.C. Tanner, Salt Lake City, UT: Amy Knapp, VP-Information Security and Service Delivery

Technical Professional of the Year
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
BIA, New York, NY: Jason Park, Certified Cyber Forensics Professional
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
Aragon Advertising, Brooklyn, NY: Jake Sheppard, Director of Creative and Development
Bloomfield Homes, Southlake, TX: Nicholas Reynolds, Systems Integration Specialist
Information Builders, New York, NY: Mary Casull, Director Technical Content Services, Technical Content Management, Worldwide Customer Services division
Lone Wolf Technologies, Cambridge, ON Canada: Dustin Keefer, Director of Research & Development

Reimagining Business for the Digital Age Categories HCL Logo
sponsored by HCL America Inc.

Only nominees with a special sponsor-supplied promotion code could submit nominations to the following categories.

Cloud Innovator of the Year
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Church & Dwight, Ewing, NJ: Kevin Gokey, CIO
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
Textron Tools and Test, Rockford, IL: Krista Taylor Dixon, VP and CIO
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
NBCUniversal, New York, NY: Debasish Mishra, Senior Vice President

Digital Transformer of the Year
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Reddy Ice, Dallas, TX: Neelu Sethi, Chief Information Officer
SILVER STEVIE® WINNERS:
The Boeing Company, Chicago, IL: Lakshmi Eleswarpu, Vice President of Business & Supply Chain Systems
Dow Jones, New York, NY: Ramin Beheshti, Group Chief Product and Technology Officer

Leader in Transforming Customer Engagement
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Becton Dickinson (BD), Franklin Lakes, NJ: Richard Pierle, CIO & EVP, Global Services & Business Process Excellence
SILVER STEVIE® WINNERS:
AIG US Life, Houston, TX: Jeff Scobee, Chief Operations, Underwriting & Systems Officer
Merck: Phyllis Post, CIO, Global Human Health 
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
Allianz Life Insurance, Minneapolis, MN: Patrick Christiansen, Vice President , IT Business Engagement

Best DevOps Success Story
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Dentegra/Delta Dental of California, San Francisco, CA: Sai Adivi, Director - DevOps
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN: Paige Vinall, Vice President, Application Development Services
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
Verizon, Ashburn, VA: Ashraf M Shehata, Director Mobile & Internet Services

Leader in Driving Business Innovation & Experience Through Analytics
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Cummins Inc., Columbus, IN: Lori Cobb, Vice President, Customer Solutions
SILVER STEVIE® WINNERS:
Brightstar, Miami, FL: Chad Couch, CIO
UBS, New York, NY: Ramesh Jonnadula, Executive Director, Global Head of Market Risk IT
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
Wolters Kluwer, New York, NY: Rajesh Naik, VP, Business Operations and Technology

Excellence in Application Modernization
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Acxiom, Conway, AR: Tim Ward, Vice President, Marketing Services Delivery
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
IGT Corp., Providence, RI: Robert R. Beauparlant, VP Engineering Technology
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
Delta Dental Of California, San Francisco, CA: Nisheet Verma, Director Applications Development
World Bank, Washington DC: Rajiv Murjany, Global Head of Business Technologies

Excellence in Business and IT Alignment
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
The Estée Lauder Companies, New York, NY: Tim Voss, Chief Information Security Officer and Vice President, Head of Development and Technology Operations
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN: Troy Hamlin, Vice President-Enterprise Application Services & Support
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
Symantec Corporation, Mountain View, CA: Sheila Jordan, SVP, CIO
Scott Hospes

Leader in Operational Excellence through Autonomics
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Citi, US: Joanne Garnett, Director
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
DirecTV, Los Angeles, CA: Vishal Arya, AVP Network & Core Systems
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
Invesco: Ryan Whitaker, Investment Services - Head of Station

The Visionary For Creating Ecosystems of Tomorrow
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Vanguard, Valley Forge, PA: Ms. Abha Kumar, Principal and Head - Global Sourcing Office
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
Verizon, Sunnyvale, CA: Sean Harrington, Vice President, City Solutions - Smart Communities and Venues

Critical Infrastructure Transformation Executive of the Year
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Entergy, New Orleans, LA: Zeeshan A. Sheikh, Chief information Officer

Connected Enterprise of the Year
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Oncor, Dallas, TX: Joel Austin, SVP, Technology & Market Operations
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
GEICO, Washington, DC: Regina Bashkansky, Assistant Vice President
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
T-Mobile, Bellevue, WA: Warren McNeel, Senior Vice President

Enabling Outstanding Employee Experiences
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Allscripts, Chicago, IL: Julian Mitchell, VP, Product Development
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
New London County Mutual Insurance Companies, Norwich, CT: James W. Parylak , Chief Information/Technology Officer
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
CenturyLink, Monroe, LA: Kamran Ziaee, CIO
Church & Dwight, Ewing, NJ: Brian Bell, Director, Global IT

Transformational Sourcing Relations Leadership
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Deloitte, Pittsburgh, PA: John Tweardy, Principal
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
ISG, Stamford, CT: Chip Wagner, President – Business Advisory & Emerging Services
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
Avasant, Los Angeles, CA: Kevin Parikh, Global CEO and Senior Partner

Leadership in NextGen Cybersecurity
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Becton Dickinson (BD), Franklin Lakes, NJ: Nick Mankovich, VP and Chief Information Security Officer
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
Meritor, Troy, MI: Christy Wheaton, Chief Information Security Officer

Ecosystem Collaborator of the Year
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Brightstar Corp., Miami, FL: Antony Harrat, Global Vice President of Procurement & Real Estate

Digital Executive of the Year
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
State Street Corporation, Boston, MA: Antoine Shagoury, Executive Vice President & Global Chief Information Officer