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Computerworld Announces "Best In Class" Awards


FRAMINGHAM, MA and PALM DESERT, CA -- Computerworld, the “Voice of IT Management,” announced last night the recipients of its “Best in Class” awards at the eighth annual Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference. The awards were presented during a gala ceremony marking the conclusion of Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference held this week at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort in Palm Desert, Calif. The awards ceremony was sponsored by Avaya.

Computerworld’s “Best in Class” awards honor select Premier 100 honorees who have demonstrated particularly striking business value from a leading-edge technology project. The “Best in Class” recipients and their companies are profiled in Computerworld’s Premier 100 Best in Class report, to be published on March 12, 2007.

“As we honor Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2007, we celebrate their passion to create and we marvel at the resonance of their innovation,” said Ron Milton, executive vice president, Computerworld. “In so many ways the class of 2007, and alumni before you, are the inspiration for the next generation of IT leaders.”

The honorees of Computerworld’s 2007 Premier 100 IT Leaders “Best in Class” awards program are:

Anthony Cicco Jr., Director, Enterprisewide Solutions, SRA International
Beach M. Clark, Vice President of IT, Georgia Aquarium
Ellen S. Martin, Vice President of Supply Chain Systems, VF Corp.
V. James Onalfo, Deputy Commissioner and CIO, New York City Police
Donna K. Seymour, CIO, U.S. Maritime Administration
Kenneth D. Theis, Chief Deputy Director, Michigan Department of IT
K. Ananth Krishnan, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Tata
Consultancy Services Ltd.
Lynn H. Vogel, Vice President and CIO, The University of Texas M. D.
Anderson Cancer Center
Roland J. Whitehead, Global Director of IT, Bonhams 1793 Ltd.
Steve M. Ellis, Executive Vice President and Head of Wholesale Services,
Wells Fargo Bank
“In many ways the award recognizes that there is a fundamental revolution going on in healthcare, and cancer care is at the forefront of that revolution,” said 2007 Premier 100 IT Leaders Best in Class recipient Lynn H. Vogel, vice president and CIO, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. “As we go forward in our work, the recognition is that how we take care of our patients will be based on the information we know about them, and IT plays a major role in understanding our patients. Investing and using IT in the treatment process is critical to get people better.”

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Computerworld is recognized worldwide as the premier source for news, information and opinion on the critical technology and management issues affecting senior technology professionals. Computerworld’s award-winning weekly publication, Web site, focused conference series and custom research, form the hub of the world’s largest (58-edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including the 2004 and 2006 Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and Folio Magazine’s 2006 Gold EDDIE Award for the best technology/computing magazine. Computerworld has an online audience of over 1.9 million unique monthly visitors (Omniture) and a total print audience of 1,337,000 (IntelliQuest CIMS Spring 2006). Computerworld is on the Web at

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