The winner of the 2011 Award for Innovation Leadership is Marco Orellana, CIO of Codelco, Chile.
The Finalists are:
The winners for the 2010 Award for CIO Innovation Leadership were:
The winner of the 2009 CIO Award was Justin Lindsey, CTO of Netezza Corporation.
C Martin Harris MD
Frank B. Modruson
The winner of the 2008 CIO Award was Joseph McCartin, CIO of National City Corporation.
Dr. George Westerman
The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium 2011 Award for Innovation Leadership honors Chief Information Officers (CIOs) who lead their organizations to pursue the innovative use of Information Technology (IT) and business processes to deliver business value.
The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Award, in its fourth year, draws applicants from a wide diversity of industries and backgrounds. Recipients, and their organizations, receive broad recognition for their accomplishments.
Dr. George Westerman, MIT Sloan research scientist, asks two of the 2010 Award recipients about their innovation accomplishments:
Nominees must hold the title of Chief Information Officer (CIO) or Chief
Medical Information Officer (CMIO).
Applicants must present accomplishments related to the applicant's current position.
Symposium registration is not required to be an Award nominee but is strongly encouraged. Finalists will be expected to attend the Symposium in person.
All applications must be completed online and submitted by Friday, March 18, 2011 at midnight EST.
To apply for the award or to nominate a colleague, please create a user
account and provide us with basic contact information.
You can complete the application online, over several sessions, saving your draft content. Once you are satisfied with your application, we ask you to submit your final application. You will be sent a copy of your final submission.
All award content, including the identity of applicants, will be held in strict confidence and used only by the award judges in the judging process.
Key characteristics of CIO innovation leadership include:
As you answer the questions below, please tell us how you have demonstrated these leadership characteristics.
The application includes the following questions. Question 1 provides context for responses to subsequent questions. Judges will rank applicants based on the following weights:
|Please describe your company, IT organization, reporting relationship, and any organizational responsibilities outside of IT.
|What is your vision for innovation leadership?
|How have you fostered a culture that can identify and pursue the innovative
use of IT and business processes to deliver business value?
Please describe the "before" and "after" environment, both within IT and the overall organization.
|In a truly innovative organization, not all initiatives will be successful. What were the most important lessons learned in implementing innovations that were NOT successful?
|Describe an innovation that illustrates your vision and achieved your targeted business results.
Why do you consider this initiative to be innovative? How did you select, design, build support for and manage the execution of this innovation?
|What results did this innovation deliver, short-term and long-term?
How did you assure that these results would continue to be delivered?
Please include both hard and soft business/outcome -oriented metrics (rather than IT performance metrics).
The judging process will be conducted in three phases.
A panel of CIOs, industry thought leaders and MIT-affiliated professionals will act as judges.
Phase 1: Initial Screening
Each application will be read by 3 judges and ranked based on quality, depth and completeness of the innovation. The top 10 applications will be selected for the next phase.
Phase 2: Detailed Analysis
A team of 3-5 judges will read each application and rank order based on a detailed evaluation of the response to each question. Judges will meet to discuss ranking and select the top applications to pass to the next phase.
Finalists will be notified personally to allow preparation for interviews.
Phase 3: Interviews
A team of 3 MIT-affiliated judges will interview the finalists to pick the winner.
Finalists will be announced in a press release in late April. The winner
will be announced in a press release on the day of the Symposium.
Finalists will honored during the Symposium on May 18th, 2011.
Press interviews of the finalists will be arranged during the day of the event.
We wish you the best of luck and look forward to your application. If you have any questions, please contact the Award Co-chairs at