The 25th Annual Computerworld Honors Program Celebrates Positive Business and World Change through IT Innovation
FRAMINGHAM, MASS.—June 4, 2013—IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program— honoring and documenting visionary applications of information technology moving businesses forward and benefiting society—announces the 2013 21st Century Achievement Award winners recognized during last night’s award ceremony. One Laureate from each of the eleven categories was singled out for special recognition by the Program Judges as the best in their category. In all, 267 Laureates from more than 25 countries were honored.
In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Computerworld Honors Program, Vinton Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist from Google addressed the audience, congratulating the 2013 Laureate class for harnessing technology’s immense potential to benefit mankind.
“The men and women being celebrated this evening went beyond ideas and beyond technology,” Cerf said. “They executed on extraordinary projects.”
The evening continued with the recognition of the 21st Century Achievement Award winners. The recipients were:
Several individuals were also recognized during the ceremony for their innovative use of technology.
The Morgan Stanley Leadership Award for Global Commerce, which recognizes an individual whose personal leadership has made a critical contribution to the effective use of information technology throughout the world, was presented to Warren East, CEO of ARM Holdings.
The CIO Executive Council’s Engaging Youth in IT award honored Cora Carmody, SVP of IT, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. for multiple interactive approaches to interest young people in all aspects of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM); ranging from long-standing initiatives for K-12 students, to internships, to a four-year apprentice program, to Jacobs “STEM ambassadors” operating around the world.
“Last night, the Computerworld Honors Program recognized 267 innovative uses of technology that are changing the world by contributing positively to the greater social, economic and environmental good. The gathering of IT visionaries from more than 25 countries demonstrates the immense potential of information technology to narrow daunting divides in economic and educational opportunities among people around the globe,” said Julia King, executive editor, events, Computerworld. “The level of enthusiasm, commitment and emotional investment demonstrated by Laureates and 21st Century Achievement Award Winners was nothing short of inspiring. I look forward to watching these projects continue to excel in providing a positive impact.”
More information, including the complete list of 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureates, is available at the Computerworld Honors website (http://events.computerworld.com/2013Honors). In addition, articles on the 21st Century Achievement Award winners are posted on Computerworld.com.
About Computerworld Honors Program
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 (http://events.computerworld.com/2013Honors).
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