Most Effective Technology Team Award
Congratulate Our 2023 Most Effective Technology Team Winners:
1st Place: The Inland Real Estate Group, LLC
2nd Place: HCSC (Health Care Service Corporation)
3rd Place: John G. Shedd Aquarium
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
Peterson Technology Partners
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2022-23 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 2008, 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 trophies and a framed Team picture.
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.
Most Effective Team Award Criteria
Nominated teams will be judged and awarded points on these effectiveness categories:
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.
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 May 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.
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
Fred Kwong, Wayne Vincent, David Bergman
____________________________________________________________________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 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.