Past Winners

We want to extend our congratulations to all our award winners:

2016 CIO of the Year - Non-Profit

TMichael Minks, CIO at Seton Healthcare

2016 CIO of the Year - Private Sector
Bill Wood, CIO at EZ Corp

2016 CIO of theYear - Public Sector

Rudy Montoya, CIO at Office of the Attorney General

2015 CIO of the Year - Non-Profit

Michael Minks, CIO at Seton Healthcare

2015 CIO of the Year - Private Sector
Bill Wood, CIO at EZ Corp

2015 CIO of theYear - Public Sector

Rudy Montoya, CIO at Office of the Attorney General

2015 - Woman of IT Award
Tricia Berry - 2015 Women in Tech Winner

Scholarships
SIM Austin was proud to award our first scholarships, $2500 each, to two
deserving UT students: Zahra Najmi and Ananya Jha.

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2014 - IT Corporate Executive of the Year
Walt Meffert, Hanger

 

2014 - Public Sector IT Executive of the Year
Stephen Elkins, City of Austin

 

2014 - Chief Technologist of the Year
Terence Spielman, NewComLink

 

2014 - Austin Technology Community Leadership Award
Hugh Forrest, head of SXSW Interactive

2014 - Woman of IT Award
Tamara Hudgens, Executive Director, Girlstart

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2013 - IT Corporate Executive of the Year
Diane Kenyon, Sr. VP of IT Harden Healthcare

 

2013 - Public Sector IT Executive of the Year
Bowden Hight, Deputy Executive Commissioner for Information Technology and CIO, Texas Health and Human Services Commission

 

2013 - Chief Technologist of the Year
Jim Keeler, PhD, VP of Engineering and Operations, Invodo 

 

2013 - Austin Technology Community Leadership Award
Amanda Justice, CyrusOne & Chairperson of the Austin IT Collegiate Summit and Women of Tech Summit

 

2013 - Woman of IT Award
Tanya Acevedo, Interim CIO, Travis County

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2012 - IT Corporate Executive of the Year
Victor Fetter III, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Dell Online

2012 - Public Sector IT Executive of the Year
Karen Robinson, Chief Information Officer and Director, the Texas Department of Information Resources

2012 - Chief Technologist of the Year
Mickey Ristroph, Chief Technology Officer, Mutual Mobile Inc.

2012 - IT Solution of the Year
HALO Mobile App, by National Instruments Corp.

 

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2010 – IT Executive of the Year – Corporate
Scott McKinlay, Director of Technology, Austin Children’s Shelter

2010 – IT Executive of the Year – Public Sector
Gary Gumbert, CIO, Health and Human Services Commission

2010 – Information Technologist/CTO of the Year
Andy Maag, CTO, Bazaarvoice

 

2010 – IT Solution of the Year
LCRA Telecommunications, presented by Tom Lott for LCRA’s P25 Emergency Response System

 

2010 – Tech Community Leadership Awards
Kevin Koym, Tech Ranch