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Calling All Remarkable IT Teams and Leaders: Tambellini Group Seeks Nominations for 8th Annual Technology Leadership Awards 

Irvington, Virginia – January 10, 2023Exceptional CIOs and IT teams are invited to share their success stories and innovative projects as nominations open today for the 8th annual Tambellini Technology Leadership Awards.  

Year after year, technology leaders across the country continue to make remarkable contributions to advancing every aspect of their institutional missions and goals, often without much recognition for their efforts. 

“Since the pandemic began nearly three years ago, campus technology leaders and teams have become more instrumental than ever before in driving the future sustainability and progress of their institutions through modernizing their technology operations, tools, and systems,” said Vicki Tambellini, CEO, and President of Tambellini Group.  

“I created these awards to recognize and celebrate the tireless dedication and exceptional commitment of the CIOs and technology teams moving their campuses forward by serving their stakeholders and communities.”  

Award Requirements and Deadlines 

The CIO Award and Technology Team Awards are open to the public today, January 10. Anyone can learn more about evaluation criteria; nominations are due by February 10th.   

Submissions will be reviewed and chosen by Tambellini Group’s Executive Advisory Council comprised of national higher education IT leaders at institutions across the country. 

Award winners will be announced on March 15. 

Tambellini Technology Leadership Awards History 

The Technology Leadership Awards are given in honor of Dr. Wayne Brown as a tribute to his tremendous impact on CIOs in higher education. Dr. Brown is a longtime chief information officer in higher education and has devoted his professional and academic studies to CIO attributes and effectiveness in higher education. 

In 2022, CIO Lucy Avetisyan won the CIO Award for her impactful work defining clear business processes and leading a series of projects to ultimately establish an ambitious “Digital Campus Road Map” for the University of California, Los Angeles.  

Temple University in Philadelphia earned the Innovative Technology Team Award for its commitment to enabling student success through launching an industry-leading comprehensive learner record and Project Stella, a wide-reaching initiative to deploy over 40 task-specific bots and a revamped public website for self-service with 20 portal features. Both efforts removed redundancies and eliminated the in-person intake of more than 45,000 pages of documents annually across Temple’s 17 schools and 44,000 students. 

About the Tambellini Group

Tambellini Group is the leading independent technology research, analyst, and advisory firm dedicated exclusively to higher education. Tambellini Group members benefit from more than 100 annual and unbiased research reports that provide insight and analysis on the changing technology landscape. With nearly 5 million data points, including over 20,300 global institutions and more than 84,000 technology selections, the Tambellini Group’s proprietary Education Institution Technology Profile Database® is unparalleled in the industry. Founded in 2001, Tambellini Group is a woman-owned business and a certified Great Places to Work® company.

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