Winners Announced for the June 2015 ConVurge Technology Awards

Top Government CXO's and Solution Providers Awarded!

gtra.org logoJune 29, 2015 – Gettysburg PA – The Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA) announced the public and private sector award winners for the June 2015 ConVurge Technology Awards.  The awards were presented at the ConVurge Honorary Awards dinner, which celebrated and recognized government and industry IT leaders whose vision, innovation and remarkable accomplishments have improved efficiency, the delivery of government services, citizen engagement, information sharing, and national security. Nominees from Civilian, Defense and Intelligence agencies along with leading solution providers were evaluated and selected by GTRA Council Members and community public voting.

“GTRA is pleased to honor these leaders for their accomplishments and innovative contributions to the government IT community,” said Kelly Yocum, Co-Founder and Executive Director, GTRA.

GOVERNMENT AWARD WINNERS:

  • Emery Csulak, CISO, Senior Privacy Official, CMS Excellence in Privacy
  • Maria Roat, CTO, Department of Transportation (DOT) Leadership Visionary
  • Darryl Peek, Information Technology Leader and Cyber Security Strategist, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Innovator to Watch
  • Carolyn Sanders, CIO, National Endowment for the Arts – Women in Tech for Data Analytics
  • Arlette Hart, CISO, FBI – Excellence in Identity & Access Management Strategies
  • Evette Maynard-Noel, Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO), and Director of Information Technology Accessibility, Information Collection, and Knowledge Management programs for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Excellence in Federal Data Collaboration
  • Gregory Capella, Deputy Executive Director, Enterprise System Development Office of the Office of the CIO, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Excellence in Mobile Security
  • Benjamin Bergersen, Cloud Security Program Manager, MAX.gov Shared Services, Department of Education Excellence in Cloud Security
  • Michael Echols, Director, Joint Program Management Office, National Protection and Program Directorate, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Excellence Information Sharing
  • Michaela Iorga, Senior Security Technical Lead for Cloud Computing, and Co-chair of NIST Cloud Computing Security and Cloud Computing Forensic Science Working Group, NIST Leadership in Innovation for Cloud Security
  • Steve Cooper, CIO, Commerce – Excellence in Federal Open Data
  • Ann Dunkin, CIO, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Excellence in Federal Leadership
  • Michael Valivullah, CTO, Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Agricultural Statistics Excellence in Cloud
  • Michael Johnson, Energy Excellence in National Intelligence & Information Sharing

SOLUTION PROVIDER AWARD WINNERS:

  • AvePointExcellence in Government SaaS – for Citizen Connect Platform
  • Skyhigh NetworksExcellence in Government Cloud Security
  • FireMonExcellence in Government Risk Management for Security Intelligence Platform
  • VormetricExcellence in Government Data Security & Encryption for Unified Data Security Platform
  • Norse CorporationExcellence in Government Security Intelligence & Breach Prevention
  • SanDiskExcellence in Government Storage for Fusion IO
  • ClouderaExcellence in Government Open Data
  • CienaGovernment Innovator to Watch for OneControl
  • IronKeyExcellence in Mobile Government

About GTRA: GTRA is a leading nationally recognized nonprofit 501(c)3 organization of CIO’s/CISO’s/CTO’s dedicated to bridging the gap between Washington D.C. and Silicon Valley, creating a public-private sector technology collaboration fostering thought leadership, executive knowledge exchange, and to drive government technology ideas forward. Our core focus lies in the areas of Security, Big Data, Cloud, Mobile, Infrastructure, and IT Services. GTRA has over 120 Council members, Ambassadors, Technology Advisors, and Speakers who are senior government officials dedicated to improving their IT community through trends research, executive briefings, roundtables, boardroom meetings, thought leadership think-tanks, strategic knowledge exchange panels, networking receptions and dinners, recognition awards, and bi-annual summits. By becoming a GTRA Contributor, executives are able to take action with their peers and utilize GTRA as a platform for improving outcome, access to a vast body of knowledge, innovative thinking, sharing best practices and lessons-learned, and enjoy opportunities to collaborate with like-minded executives.

MEDIA CONTACT
Deborah Kay
GTRA
312-399-7341
deborahk@gtra.org

SOURCE:  Government Technology Research Alliance

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