The .NEXT Award program recognizes IT leaders who are transforming their organizations with innovative ideas and technology. They are visionaries. Leaders. Disruptors. People of passion. And they have the ambition, drive, and talent to elevate IT to focus on the business.
Lester Lewis, Deputy CIO, Clark County
Karen Zetes, Senior Director, IT Engineering and Architecture, Corporation Service Company
Stu Davis, CIO, State of Ohio, Department of Administrative Services
SPAWAR (US NORTHERN COMMAND)
Tractor Supply Company
City of Plano
Maryland State Lottery Agency
The National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work and Occupational Diseases (INAIL)
This award recognizes a senior executive (CIO or VP-level) who has demonstrated excellence in technology leadership through innovation in his or her datacenter strategy that has directly resulted in meaningful business impact to his or her organization. This senior executive is a trail blazer who inspires his or her IT team to challenge the status quo and embrace innovation in order to fuel the business, drive down costs, reduce complexity, and improve the overall productivity of the IT team.
This award honors a team that has helped transform their organization through innovation in the datacenter. This innovation should have demonstrable benefits in either the customer experience, operational savings or increased availability and efficiency. Here is an opportunity to be recognized for your innovation, highlight your successful strategy and share the ROI your company has experienced as a result.
This award honors a national, state or local government agency, or organization that has played a pivotal role in delivering innovative, secure, efficient and sustainable services to public-sector customers and citizens. This agency/organization has inspired action and change through the power of technology.
The top three finalists in each award category will receive 2 nights hotel accommodation at the beautiful Gaylord National, and a complimentary .NEXT Conference pass. Awards will be presented by Nutanix visionary co-founder and CEO Dheeraj Pandey on the main stage in front of an audience of 4000+ IT professionals and industry evangelists.
The process for choosing the .NEXT Award honorees is systematic and very competitive. We're looking for companies that are transforming their organizations with innovative ideas and challenging the status quo.