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Annual Computerworld Honors Program Names 2012 Laureates

Global Information Technology Awards Foundation Pays Tribute to Individuals and Organizations That Use Information Technology to Benefit Society

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/14/12 -- IDG's Computerworld Honors Program, honoring visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change, has selected 200 Laureates for 2012. These individuals will be commemorated during the Annual Laureates Medal Ceremony & Gala Awards Evening on June 4, 2012 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

For over two decades, The Computerworld Honors Program has recognized individuals and organizations who create and use information technology to promote and advance public welfare, contribute to the greater good of society and change the world for the better. The 2012 award categories are:

  • Collaboration
  • Digital Access
  • Economic Development
  • Emerging Technology
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human Services
  • Innovation
  • Safety & Security
  • Training/Education

"The Computerworld Honors program was especially competitive this year, as more than 500 IT initiatives were nominated for their innovation and benefit to society," said Julia King, executive editor of events, Computerworld. "It was a privilege to be part of the judging committee and learn first-hand how technology is being used not only for competitive advantage, but to also benefit those in their community and beyond. We look forward to recognizing the 200 Laureates in June."

The 2012 Laureates will be recognized publicly at the Laureate Medal Ceremony and Gala Evening on June 4th in Washington D.C. During this ceremony, case studies are formally inducted into the program's International Archives, and honorees are presented with a medallion inscribed with the Program's mission, "A Search for New Heroes."

At the Gala Evening, additional honors are given to 50 finalists in the 21st Century Achievement Award -- five Laureates from each of the ten categories -- each with a Case Study selected by Program Judges to represent outstanding innovation within the information technology field. That field is narrowed further with the presentation of the 21st Century Achievement Awards. These awards are given to only one Finalist in each category, singled out for special recognition by the Program Judges to be the very best among their peers.

"There's no question technology plays a vital role in driving business forward. It ensures an organization's ability to compete, innovate, communicate and to thrive," said John Amato, Vice President/Publisher of Computerworld. "What the Computerworld Honors Laureates so clearly demonstrate is technology's role in moving society forward. Computerworld acknowledges and applauds their outstanding work to improve the quality of our lives and that of future generations."

2012 Computerworld Honors Laureates


  • U.S. Army Analytics Group
  • Atlassian
  • City of Bryan, Texas
  • Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology
  • Continuum Health Partners
  • CURE International
  • DataDyne
  • HIV Online Provider Education (HOPE) Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Indiana University Health
  • International Justice Mission
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Mekorot Israel National Water Co.
  • Microsoft Corp.
  • Sinclair Knight Merz
  • The Millennium Project
  • Thrupoint Inc.
  • Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
  • Vodafone Group PLC
  • Welfare Client Data Systems Consortium

Digital Access

  • City and County of San Francisco
  • City University of Hong Kong
  • Curriki
  • Get Real Consulting
  • Give Every Child A Chance
  • GoGoNews
  • Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd.
  • Loveland Public Library
  • m-Via
  • Microsoft Corp.
  • Modo Labs
  • NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre
  • OneCommunity
  • Skype
  • SmartRiverside
  • Stanford University Education Program for Gifted Youth
  • Temple University
  • Tidewater Community College Computer Club
  • University of Houston
  • Warrior Gateway

Economic Opportunity

  • Boston Technologies Inc
  • City of Riverside, Calif.
  • Dextro LLC
  • Donlen Corp.
  • Dutch-Bangla Bank Ltd.
  • Entrepreneur Support Center
  • Ethiopia Commodity Exchange
  • G20
  • Government of the District of Columbia, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, Program Management Office, Enterprise Contracts Management Services
  • Gulf JP Co. Ltd.
  • Hewlett-Packard Co.
  • Kellogg Co.
  • Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget
  • MicroGraam Marketplace Pvt. Ltd.
  • National Telecommunications & Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • One IT World Corp.
  • SunGard Financial Systems
  • UNED, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Emerging Technology

  • Bloom Energy
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Child Support Enforcement
  • Dell
  • edRover, a project of DDx Media Inc.
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • MedRespond LLC
  • National Center for Telehealth and Technology
  • NPower
  • Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
  • OhioHealth
  • Que Innovations Lab
  • Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Socialware
  • Splunk Inc.
  • U.S. Department of State, Office of eDiplomacy
  • Terremark, A Verizon Company
  • The Management Innovation eXchange Hackathon
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) Chief Information Officer
  • U.S. Army PM Acquisition Business


  • Broadcom Corp.
  • Chicago Department of Transportation
  • Delphix
  • Fiberlink
  • Fujitsu Ltd.
  • JouleX
  • KnowledgeProfits.com
  • Mojave Desert Ecosystem Program
  • OG&E, a unit of OGE Energy Corp.
  • Qingyan Fu and Qian Wang, Shanghai Environmental Monitoring Center, David Wong, Atmospheric Modeling and Analysis Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Prof. Joshua Fu, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
  • Reaction Design
  • Sabre Airline Solutions
  • San Bernardino County Information Services Department, Application Development Division
  • Schneider Electric
  • Tetra Tech
  • The California Independent System Operator Corp.
  • The Procter & Gamble Co.
  • Vestas Wind Systems A/S
  • Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
  • Western Kentucky University


  • Beaumont Hospital
  • California Correctional Health Care Services
  • Cherokee Indian Hospital
  • Christiana Care Health System
  • Grande Ronde Hospital
  • HCA Information Technology & Services
  • Hewlett-Packard Co.
  • Indianapolis EMS
  • KW Foundation
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • OhioHealth
  • Perficient Inc.
  • Prize4Life
  • SAFE-BioPharma Association
  • Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Texas Health Resources
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Wireless Reach for Qualcomm
  • ZSL Inc.

Human Services

  • 211 San Diego
  • American Red Cross
  • eBay Giving Works
  • GMHC
  • Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services and Chief Executive Office Service Integration Branch
  • Medi-Cal Consulting Services Inc.
  • Michigan Department of Human Services
  • Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget
  • NAV, the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration
  • New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
  • Oklahoma Department of Human Services
  • Social Security Administration
  • St. David's HealthCare
  • Tekmeca Inc.
  • Texas Health and Human Services Commission
  • The Boeing Co.
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Volunteers of America Chesapeake
  • World Vision
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago


  • Children's Service Council
  • DigitalGlobe
  • Direct Relief International
  • Dr Lal PathLabs Ltd.
  • IBM
  • iGivefirst
  • Infratab Inc.
  • Intralinks
  • Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford
  • Morpheon Corp., ChartBase Medical Systems
  • Network for Good
  • Ninth Judicial Circuit Court, Fla.
  • Novartis International
  • Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
  • Seven Corners
  • SGI
  • Skype
  • The New York City Police Department
  • Westchester County, New York
  • Yahoo! JAPAN

Safety & Security

  • Awareity
  • California Administrative Office of the Courts
  • CGH Technologies Inc.
  • Citrix Systems
  • Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Justice Network
  • Gemalto
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • mPedigree Network
  • Rankin County, Mississippi
  • San Bernardino County, Calif., Information Services Department
  • San Joaquin County, Calif.
  • SmartDrive Systems Inc.
  • Suffolk County Department of Social Services, New York
  • The University of Texas at Tyler
  • Troy University IT
  • VBrick Systems Inc.
  • Verisign


  • AMD Foundation
  • Amrita E-Learning Research Lab
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Management Information Systems Office
  • Cisco Systems
  • Institute of Interactive Arts and Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas
  • istation.com
  • Lone Star College System
  • Mooresville Graded School District, N.C.
  • New York City Housing Authority
  • Pace University
  • SIVECO Romania (recognized for 2 projects)
  • SWC Technology Partners Inc.
  • Trust for the Americas
  • Udacity
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • Urban Ed Inc.

To learn more about sponsor opportunities surrounding The Computerworld Honors Program, please contact John Tatusko for more information at [email protected] or 508-766-5302.

About Computerworld Honors Program
Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies and oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website http://events.computerworld.com/2012Honors.

About Computerworld
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning web site (www.computerworld.com), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Magazine of the Year by American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2010, the 2009 Best Blog from the Neal awards, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from ASBPE. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, September 2011). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

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