After the short form nomination* below has been received, a Tech Council contact will reach out to gather supplementary Rising Star nominee information.
*This form must be submitted by close of business Thursday, January 12, 2023, for the candidate's nomination to be valid.
Please note: The criteria for Rising Star has been modified from previous years. Please review carefully! Nominees from companies that sell IT solutions and services are not eligible for Rising Star; however, we encourage you to nominate a customer, peer, or partner.
To meet the criteria to be nominated for Rising Star at the CIO of the Year Awards, a nominee must:
Have between 5-15 years of IT experience with twelve (12) months of tenure at his/her current employer’s organization.
Demonstrate innovative and effective use of technology in support of the strategic initiatives of his/her employer’s organization.
Represent the highest standards in information technology.
Garner the respect of and be recognized as a role model by his/her peers and manager(s).
Judging criteria: Nominees will be judged by an impartial subset of members of the Greater Pittsburgh CIO Group/CISO Group/IT Managers Group based on their contribution to innovation, results, and value delivered to their business. The following areas are included in all judges' scoring: technical depth, accomplishments in current role, continuing education on current/emerging technologies, service to the industry/community, and event involvement/published works.
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