IT Excellence Awards

Send in your nominations!

There are many success stories out there, and we want to hear them.

We are now accepting nominations for "Project Of The Year", "Practitioner Of The Year", and "Innovation Of The Year". These awards are presented annually at our Conference to recognize individual and corporate commitment to IT excellence and IT Service Management best practices.

Four awards are presented annually to individuals and organizations:
 

Project Of The Year: This award is presented to an organization. To be eligible the organization must have:
  1. A clearly defined IT project with dedicated management
  2. A project start date occurring at least 6 months before the conference start date (i.e. previous August 1st)
  3. Clearly documented and communicated purpose/goals/objectives
  4. A clearly defined budget for the project
  5. A demonstrated commitment to IT best practices with involvement of certified staff
Practitioner Of The Year. This award is presented to an individual. To be eligible for this award, the nominee must:
  1. Be currently employed full-time in an IT practitioner organization (i.e. not employed as a Consultant or working for an IT services a Vendor)
  2. Have worked in IT since at least June 1, 2016
  3. Have shown significant commitment to IT best practices (for example, ITSM, COBIT, CMMI, Lean, Six Sigma, ISO, DevOps, etc.)
  4. Have shown commitment to sharing knowledge about IT best practices both within and outside their employer organization
Innovation Of The Year: This award recognizes a product or service developed by an IT services vendor that has taken an innovative approach to address a specific business problem or opportunity. The product must have been launched in 2016 either as an original product/service, or a major new release.

Case Study Of The Year: The IT Case Study Of The Year is a special award given at the end of Pink Elephant’s Annual International IT Service Management Conference & Exhibition to recognize the most outstanding practitioner case study presentation. It is a special award because the winner is chosen by conference attendees, based on overall evaluation form scores.
No nominations are required for this award.

The next IT Excellence Awards will be presented at the 21st Annual International IT Service Management Conference & Exhibition, in Las Vegas, February 19-22, 2017.

To learn more about the nomination process and to submit a nomination form, click on one of the following:


Previous Winners

Winners For 2015

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Case Study Of The Year
Joe McBreen, CIO, St. Vrain Valley School District &
Joseph Hayes, VP & CIO, Prudential Group Insurance
2015-Practitioner-Robert-Nessler

Practitioner Of The Year
Robert Nessler, Governor’s Office of Information Technology – State of Colorado

2015-Innovation-Persystent-Suite-Utopic-Software

Innovation Of The Year
Persystent Suite, Utopic Software

Project Of The Year
Assurant

IT Leader Of The Year
Jeff Lewis, Vice President IT Service Operations, Assurant


Winners For 2014

Case Study Of The Year
Chris Flanagan, Vice President Of ITSM & Operations, Prudential Insurance Company Of America

Practitioner Of The Year
Tony Krasinski, Director Of IT Service Management, Erie Insurance Group

Innovation Of The Year
Cherwell Service Management - mApp Solution & mApp Exchange

Project Of The Year
The Prudential Insurance Company of America

IT Leader Of The Year
John Kearney, CIO, McMaster University


Winners For 2013

Case Study Of The Year
Patrick Soule of Allstate Insurance Company

Practitioner Of The Year
Siddharth Shetty of Amdocs

Innovation Of The Year
Attivio - Service Knowledge Expert

Project Of The Year
EMC

IT Leader Of The Year
Edward Marx, SVP/CIO, Texas Health Resources


Winners For 2012

ITIL Case Study Of The Year
Martha Wenc of Jazz Aviation

ITIL Practitioner Of The Year
Lonnie Shane of Honeywell IT Services Corporate

Innovation Of The Year
BMC Software for MyIT

ITIL Project Of The Year
University of Alberta


Winners For 2011

ITIL Case Study Of The Year
Cathy Kirch of Allstate Insurance

ITIL Practitioner Of The Year
Brian Newcomb of Ohio State University

ITIL Project Of The Year
Deutsche Bank


Winners For 2010

ITIL Case Study Of The Year
Stephen Wrenn, CVS Caremark

ITIL Practitioner Of The Year
Debra Jenkins, U.S. Army

Pink Elephant Student Of The Year
Christopher Bolash, University of Michigan

Innovation Of The Year
Service-now - IT 3.0



ITIL Project Of The Year
Two winners:
Ohio State University
State Compensation Insurance Fund


Winners For 2009

 

ITIL Case Study Of The Year
Steve Bozzo, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM

     

 

ITIL Practitioner Of The Year
Elaine Lauritzen, Brigham Young University

     
 

Pink Elephant Student Of The Year
Rafal Otto, IT Service Manager, CERN

     
 

Innovation Of The Year
EMC - Ionix

     
 

ITIL Project Of The Year
Northwestel - Northwestel IT Initiative


Winners For 2008

 

ITIL Case Study Of The Year
Pete Corrigan, Allstate Insurance

     
 

ITIL Practitioner Of The Year
Henry White, Cisco Systems, Inc.

     
 

Pink Elephant Student Of The Year
John Daly, Cisco Systems, Inc. &
Monica Dragan, CGI

     
 

Innovation Of The Year
Digital Fuel - Service Flow v6

Rachel Herz accepting the award on behalf of Digital Fuel.

     
 

ITIL Project Of The Year
OhioHealth - Access Management

Mary Jo McElroy accepting the award on behalf of OhioHealth.


Winners For 2007

 

ITIL Case Study Of The Year
Dalibor Petrovic, Deloitte
Stephen Wrenn & Sheila Kelley, Liberty Mutual

     
 

ITIL Practitioner Of The Year
Sheri Cassidy, Progress Energy

     
 

Pink Elephant Student Of The Year
Bhargav Shah, BearingPoint

     
 

Innovation Of The Year
StackSafe - StackSafe Test Center

     
 

ITIL Project Of The Year
Allstate Insurance


Winners For 2006

 

Best ITIL Case Study
Catherine McGregor, Department Manager of Process Support Services, BMO Financial Group &
Stacy Prescott, Process Strategy Manager, Capital One

Stacy Prescott accepting the award on behalf of the ITSM Financial User Group.

     
  ITIL Practitioner Of The Year
Cathy Kirch, Allstate Insurance
     
  ITIL Certification Student Of The Year
Johnny Cox, Service Desk Team Leader, ACC Bank
     
  ITIL Project Of The Year
State of North Carolina

Winners For 2005

 

Best ITIL Case Study
Stephen Wrenn, Liberty Mutual Insurance

     
  ITIL Practitioner Of The Year
Molly Holladay, IT Service Management Architect, Bandag, Inc.
     
  ITIL Certification Student Of The Year
Man Yuen Martin Chan, Unihub Ltd. (Hong Kong, China)
     
  ITIL Project Of The Year
BP

Winners For 2004

 

Best ITIL Case Study
James David Dykas, Universal Weather & Aviation

     
  ITIL Practitioner Of The Year
Anil Dissanayake, PEMCO Corporation Computer Services (PCCS)
     
  ITIL Certification Student Of The Year
John Wink, Microsoft Canada Co.
     
  ITIL Project Of The Year
Domtar Inc.

Winners For 2003

Best ITIL Case Study
David Chiu and Cheryl Simpson, BMO Financial Group

ITIL Practitioner Of The Year
Mark Diamond, Safeco
ITIL Certification Student Of The Year
Mitchell Kenfield, BearingPoint
ITIL Project Of The Year
BMO Financial Group, WWREI (Wholesale Wealth, Risk and Enterprise Infrastructure)

Winners For 2002

Best ITIL Case Study
David Chiu and Cheryl Simpson, BMO Financial Group

ITIL Practitioner Of The Year
Stacy McNearney, Capital One Financial Corporation
ITIL Certification Student Of The Year
Jeffery Gorby, Nationwide
ITIL Project Of The Year
Nationwide

Winners For 2001

Best ITIL Case Study
Maria Hondros, ABN AMRO

ITIL Practitioner Of The Year
Angie Massicotte, Ministry of Public Safety and Security
ITIL Certification Student Of The Year
Angelo Statie, CITCO Fund Services
ITIL Project Of The Year
Capital One Enterprise Production Support Project

Winners For 2000

Best ITIL Case Study
Bob Stanley, Capital One

ITIL Practitioner Of The Year
Bruno Paradis, Correctional Service Canada
ITIL Certification Student Of The Year
Laura Zukosky, ABN AMRO
ITIL Project Of The Year
ABN AMRO

Winners For 1999

ITIL Practitioner Of The Year
Gary Martin, Procter & Gamble
ITIL Certification Student Of The Year
Rosemary Brook, London Life Insurance Co.
ITIL Project Of The Year
Ontario Government

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