Who's the best CTO? Nominations open

Nominations are being accepted for the 2nd annual Northern Virginia Technology Council/Washington Technology Government Contractor CTO Innovator Awards

The program recognizes the role chief technology officers play with government contractors. The finalists and winners will be honored for the contributions to their companies and their customers.

Candidates from small (under $100 million in revenue), medium ($100 million to $500 million) and large businesses (more than $500 million) can be nominated by their company, customers, and business partners. An independent panel of leaders from the government contracting community will select the winners, who will be honored by Washington Technology magazine and NVTC at TechCelebration, NVTC's Annual Banquet on Nov. 14, 2011.

Nominees will be judged according to the following critieria:

  • Internal contributions: Has the CTO introduced technology improvements or innovative usage of technology internally that had a significant impact on their company? Has the CTO's leadership promoted excellence within the company? Contributions made by qualified nominees during the award period should include, but are not limited to: Increasing the company's revenue/profitability; winning new customers; expanding service/product offerings; improving company efficiency/productivity.
  • Contributions to the customer: Has the CTO introduced technology improvements or innovative usage of technology that has had a significant impact on a customer or customers? Has the CTO's leadership promoted excellence in the company's service to its customers? Contributions made by qualified nominees during the award period should include, but are not limited to: Implementing new capabilities to meet the customer's mission; improving efficiency/productivity; saving and/or reducing the cost of operations.

The deadline for nominations is Sept. 30, 2011.

Click here for more information and to apply.

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Nick Wakeman is the editor-in-chief of Washington Technology. Follow him on Twitter: @nick_wakeman.

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