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2016 IT Award Winners

Stevie® Awards in these categories were presented at The 14th Annual American Business Awards banquet on Monday, June 20, 2016 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

Information Technology Department of the Year
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
AT&T, Dallas, TX: AT&T Information Technology Department
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
Cisco Systems Inc., San Jose, CA: Cisco IT Support Department- Global Support Experience (GSE)
Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA: The path to Successful Operational Excellence
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA: Cisco Systems IT Infrastructure Delivery and Operations Department
Cricket Wireless, Atlanta, GA: Cricket’s IT Department Powers Cricket through Historical Migration
Lakeshore Recycling Systems, Morton Grove, IL: Lakeshore Recycling Systems: Information Technology Team
Stratosphere Networks, Evanston, IL: Stratosphere Networks IT Department

Information Technology Team of the Year
GOLD STEVIE WINNERS:
Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA: Stellar Year for Cisco's Data Center & Platform Services Team
Cisco Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA: Cisco Systems' Data Center as a Service (DCaaS) Team Powers IT's “Dynamic Cloud"
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
BluePay Processing, Naperville, IL: BluePay's Talented In-House Development Team
Cisco Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA: Cisco’s Business Intelligence (BI) Platform Team
Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA: Cisco IT Performance Management Team
Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA: Cisco IT Resiliency Information Technology Team
Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA: Cisco Systems IT Infrastructure Delivery and Operations Support Team
Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA: Small and Mighty ACI IT Team
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
Asurion, Nashville, TN: Leading from the Middle
Cisco Systems, Inc. San Jose, CA: Cisco IT OS Transformation Team
Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA: iCAM Team - Innovative team for Secure Data Protection
Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA: WebEx IT Operations, Global Support Experience (GSE)
The Control Group, San Diego, CA: The Control Group's InstantCheckmate Team

Information Technology Executive of the Year
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Orion Technology Services, Atlanta, GA: Ryan Elliott, Executive Vice-President of Operations
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
Aflac, Columbus, GA: Julia Davis, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President
Guaranteed Rate, Chicago, IL: Martin Logan, Chief Information Officer
Slimware Utilities, New York, NY: Bob Bryant, General Manager and Chief Technology Officer
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
Bardissi Enterprises, LLC, Hatfield, PA: George Bardissi, President & CEO, BVoIP & Bardissi Enterprises
BioIQ, Santa Barbara, CA: Lisa McVey, Executive Vice President of Technology and Operations
Visual Connections LLC, Windsor Mill, MD: Frederick Deese, CEO

Technical Professional of the Year
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Faction, Denver, CO: Eric Culp, Senior Director of Service Engineering and Implementation
SILVER STEVIE WINNER:
Slimware Utilities, New York, NY: Kevin Thomas, Product Director
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
Avaap, Edison, NJ: Massimo Emilione, Product & Delivery Manager
Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA: S Venky, technical staff, IT database and replication services team
Lakeshore Recycling Systems, Morton Grove, IL: Kamran Jamal, Director of Information Technology