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The Computerworld Honors Program Names 268 Laureates Using IT to Drive Business and Social Change

FRAMINGHAM, MA — (Marketwire) — 03/19/13 — IDG-s , honoring and documenting visionary applications of information technology moving businesses forward and benefiting society, has selected 268 Laureates for 2013. These individuals will be commemorated during the Annual Laureate Medal Ceremony & Gala Awards Evening on June 3, 2013 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

On this 25th anniversary of the award program, Computerworld continues to recognize individuals and organizations that create and use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. The 2013 award categories are:


Economic Development

Emerging Technology


Human Services


Mobile Access


Safety & Security



“Technology continues to play a pivotal role in transforming how business and society functions. For the past 25 years, the Computerworld Honors Program has had the privilege of celebrating innovative IT achievements,” said John Amato, vice president & publisher, Computerworld. “Computerworld is honored to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the 2013 class of Laureates and to share their work. These projects demonstrate how IT can advance organizations- ability to compete, innovate, communicate and prosper.”

During the 2013 Gala, Laureates will be recognized publicly with a medallion inscribed with the Program-s mission, “A Search for New Heroes” and their case studies will be formally inducted into the program-s International Archives.

At the Gala Evening, additional honors are given to 55 Laureates whose case studies are selected as finalists for a 21st Century Achievement Award. The five finalists in each of the eleven categories represent outstanding innovation within the information technology field. The 21st Century Achievement Awards are then given to one Finalist in each category, singled out for special recognition by the Program Judges to be the very best among their peers.

“The evening truly embodies the power information technology has in building businesses and connecting individuals so that society continues to innovate, communicate and thrive now and for future generations,” said Amato.




Colorado Governor-s Office of Information Technology

Cyber Defence Challenge

Defense Information System Agency (DISA), Modeling and Simulation Division, Enterprise Analysis Branch (EE44)


George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Network (NEES)

Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard


ICT4TD Learning Centre

Itasca Area Schools Collaborative

Literacy Bridge

Massachusetts General Hospital

Office of Management and Budget

Pennsylvania Justice Network

Plum Organics

San Jose Water Company

Schools of Isolated and Distance Education Western Australia

Technology For All

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Pacific Command

U.S. Dept. of State

City of Boston

Clackamas County

Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

eKuber Ventures Inc.

Engro Foods Limited

Genesys Works


Government of the District of Columbia – DC-NET

Horizon Telcom

HP (2 case studies recognized in this category)

IndiSoft/Hope LoanPort

King County Department of Information Technology

Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co.

National Community Stabilization Trust


Nepal Clearing House Ltd.

Northwest Open Access Network (NoaNet)

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

PlanNet Finance Group – StarShea Ltd.

Savi Technology

Solar Sister


Unique Identification Authority of India

Verizon Wireless


Bexar County


Cisco Systems, Inc.

Commercial Bank of Africa

Computer Sciences Corporation

Cook Children-s Healthcare Network

Directorate of Information Technology (DIT), Government of Maharashtra, India

Fisker Automotive



J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI)

Marist College



Miami Children-s Hospital

Morgridge Institute for Research


Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

Ohio Academic Resources Network

Oregon Secretary of State

Persistent Systems Ltd.

Search Engine Incorporated


United Nations Global Pulse

University of Kentucky

BioGrid Australia

Carestream Health

Certify Data Systems

Christiana Care Health System

Cisco Systems

Colleagues In Care Global Health Network

CURE International

Ft. Defiance Indian Hospital Board


Grameen Foundation

HCA Information Technology and Services


Independent Living Systems


Medical University of South Carolina

Mellanox Technologies

Miami Children-s Hospital (MCH)

Microsoft Research

Moffitt Cancer Center

National Government Services, Inc.

NuVasive, Inc.


Practice Fusion

Ptolemy Data Systems


University of Tennessee Health Science Center Office of Biomedical Informatics

UpToDate & Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University (GHDonline)


Allegheny County Department of Human Services

American Student Assistance

Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Group: Informatics Research & Development Activity (IRDA), Public Health Surveillance & Informatics Program Office, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (OSELS)

Childfund International

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Welfare

Community Plates


Department of Education, Medellin, Colombia

Employment Development Department (EDD)

Feeding America

Ford Motor Co

HCA IT&S Information Technology

International Rescue Committe (IRC)

Interservicios Limitada

Maricopa County MCESA and OET

Microsoft Research

MITRE Center for Veterans Enterprise Transformation



Sahana Software Foundation

Secure Telehealth

Sense Corp

The Smith Family


U.S. Census Bureau


Youth Policy Institute

California Department of Motor Vehicles


City of Boston

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Computer Sciences Corporation


Dell SecureWorks

Deque Systems

Directorate of Information Technology (DIT), Government of Maharashtra, India

Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program

Federal Student Aid

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research


HQDA Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7 DAMO-FME Enterprise Management Decision Support (EMDS), Pentagon

Internet2 (and its members)


Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Ltd.

NASA Office of the Chief Information Officer

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Incorporated

PRHI- Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative

The Nemours Foundation

True Office

University of California Merced

UPMC Mercy Hospital

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

Xerox Corporation

2X Software

American Cancer Society

Arshnet Technologies

California Emerging Technology Fund, California 2-1-1/United Ways of California


Cisco Systems

City and County of San Francisco

City of Columbus – Department of Technology

Continuum Health Partners, Inc

Hennepin County

Indiana University

Lehigh Valley Health Network

LifeWIRE Corp

Merit Network, Inc.

Net Power & Light


Samsung Electronics America

Team Rubicon

Technology Works!

The Smithsonian Institution

Tohono O-odham Community College

United States Coast Guard

Welfare Client Data Systems

(ISC)2 Foundation

Allstate Insurance Company

AMD Foundation

Budge Inc.

CA Technologies

ConnectToTech, Inc.

Credit Suisse – Information Technology




Institute of Information Science (IZUM)

Kellogg Company

LINGOs (Learning in NGOs)

Littelfuse Inc.




New Signature

School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida

Silicon Valley Education Foundation

SMART Technologies

Solstice Mobile

Tech Impact (formerly NPower Pennsylvania)

The Hershey Company

TIBCO Software Inc.

Alabama Computer Forensics Institute

Anaheim Police Department

Cisco Systems

City of Ann Arbor

City of Richmond (VA), Department of Information Technology

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Welfare

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection (CIP), Michigan Department of Technology Management and Budget (DTMB)

Dell SonicWALL

Department of Public Welfare

Federal Bureau of Investigation


IDV Solutions

Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD)

International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats

Jersey City Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security

Long Beach Police Department

NASA Office of the Chief Information Officer, Information Security Division

Nationwide Children-s Hospital

Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (NAVMETOCCOM)

Opera Solutions Government Services


Real-Time Technology Group


Texas Department of Transportation

Thailand Royal Irrigation Department

Town of Longboat Key

Aetna Innovation, Technology & Service Operations

Biodiversity Heritage Library

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)

City University of Hong Kong

Coyote Logistics

Energy Future Holdings

HP Data Center Services – Global Facilities



Lehigh Hanson, Inc.

Liquidity Services

Microsoft Corporation

Quality Attributes Sotware


Schizophrenia Society of Canada

SmartDrive Sysems Inc.

TellEmotion, Inc.

The Energy Authority

The Green Grid

The Hartford

Verne Global


Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India

Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation

Federal Health Architecture



Human Rights & International Criminal Law Online Forum

Infosys Limited

Marist College

Millenniata, Inc.

Ministry of Culture, Media and Information Society of Serbia

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Luxembourg

ORTEC Consulting Group / ORTEC BV

TM Forum

United Nations Development Programme

US Army, Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate (S&TCD)

To learn more about sponsor opportunities surrounding The Computerworld Honors Program, please contact John Amato, for more information at or 508-820-8279.

Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies and oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website .

Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld-s award-winning website (), publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and custom research forms the hub of the world-s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.8 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, November 2012) and was recognized as the Best Website by ASBPE and TABPI in 2012. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world-s leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at .

Lynn Holmlund
Sr. Marketing & PR Manager
IDG Enterprise

Office: 508.935.4526
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