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About the Awards

The Austin IT Leadership Awards recognize IT business people and IT related businesses that have employed information technology or communications to improve lives within the communities they serve. The awards which are sponsored by SIM Austin are the most prestigious awards the Austin IT community has to offer.  The Austin IT Leadership Awards bestow entrants and the winners with broad public recognition of their contributions, whether big or small, examine the impacts on the service IT provides and the difference it makes within the businesses and community you live and work in. You might be amazed at how the biggest accomplishments can come from the smallest undertakings.


Since 1998, the awards have brought together local organization's to collaborate with the organizers and sponsors of the InnoTech Austin IT & Innovation Conference & Expo to produce the IT Executive of the Year Awards.  This year marks the 26th anniversary of the program.  The Awards are IT Public Sector Executive of the Year Award and IT Corporate Executive of the Year Award.

The Austin IT Leadership Awards spotlight IT Executives and Managers for their Creativity, Impact, Innovation, Process Transformation, and/or Leadership to the organizations they work so hard to support.  We are excited to announce that nominations for the 2024 IT Awards are based on 3 categories of revenue and being accepted through April 1, 2024.

Nominees will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Creativity/Innovation - A strengthening of the competitive position of an organization's product or service through the creative use of information technology.  Creation of a new system, technology, or application of IT that is unique and/or market-leading.

  • Impact/Process Transformation - An increase in the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization through the use of information technology.  A significant transformation of business processes to improve customer service or vendor relationships.

  • Leadership/Community Service – Excellence in leadership skills and execution in the eyes of the IT staff and the executive management of the organization. Excellence in leadership skills through community involvement and service.

The IT Executive of the Year Awards will be presented LIVE and in-person on April 30, 2024, at the Austin Convention Center. The SIM Austin chapter in partnership with InnoTech Austin will recognize the winners of the 2024 IT Executive of the Year Award.


Apply today!


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