The 25th Annual Computerworld Honors Program Celebrates Positive Business and World Change Through IT Innovation

The 25th Annual Computerworld Honors Program Celebrates Positive Business and 
World Change Through IT Innovation 
Warren East of ARM Holdings Receives Morgan Stanley Leadership Award
for Global Commerce 
FRAMINGHAM, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/04/13 --   IDG's Computerworld
Honors Program -- honoring and documenting visionary applications of
information technology moving businesses forward and benefiting
society -- announces the 2013 21st Century Achievement Award winners
recognized during last night's award ceremony. One Laureate from each
of the eleven categories was singled out for special recognition by
the Program Judges as the best in their category. In all, 267
Laureates from more than 25 countries were honored. 
In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Computerworld Honors
Program, Vinton Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist
from Google, addressed the audience, congratulating the 2013 Laureate
class for harnessing technology's immense potential to benefit
mankind. 
"The men and women being celebrated this evening went beyond ideas
and beyond technology," Cerf said. "They executed on extraordinary
projects." 
The evening continued with the recognition of the 21st Century
Achievement Award winners. The recipients were:  


 
                                                                            
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Award Category    Honoree Organization      Case Study Project Name         
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Collaboration     Literacy Bridge           The Talking Book                
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Economic          Unique Identification     Aadhaar                         
Development       Authority of India                                        
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Emerging          Commercial Bank of        M-Shwari Project                
Technology        Africa                                                    
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Health            Grameen Foundation        Mobile Technology for Community 
                                    
        Health (MOTECH)                 
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Human Services    Community Plates          Community Plates' "Go Rescue"   
                                            Technology Powered by           
                                            WhenToManage                    
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Innovation        Deque Systems             Amaze                           
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Mobile Access     Merit Network Inc.        REACH-3MC (Rural, Education,    
                                            Anchor, Community and Heathcare-
                                            -Michigan Middle Mile           
                                            Collaborative)                  
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Philanthropy      School Board of Miami-    Learn Ideas, Navigate Knowledge 
                  Dade County, Florida      (LINK)                          
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Safety &          Naval Meteorology and     Piracy Attack Risk Surface      
Security          Oceanography Command      (PARS)                          
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Sustainability    The Green Grid            Improving Universal Data Center 
                                            Resource Efficiency with Metrics
                                            and Benchmarking Models         
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World Good        Desmond Tutu HIV          Fight to End HIV and            
                  Foundation                Tuberculosis                    
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Several individuals were also recognized during the ceremony for their
innovative use of technology. 
The Morgan Stanley Leadership Award for Global Commerce, which
recognizes an individual whose personal leadership has made a
critical contribution to the effective use of information technology
throughout the world, was presented to Warren East, CEO of ARM
Holdings.  
The CIO Executive Council's Engaging Youth in IT award honored Cora
Carmody, SVP of IT, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., for multiple
interactive approaches to interest young people in all aspects of
science, technology, engineering and math (STEM); ranging from
long-standing initiatives for K-12 students, to internships, to a
four-year apprentice program, to Jacobs' "STEM ambassadors" operating
around the world. 
"Last night, the Computerworld Honors Program recognized 267
innovative uses of technology that are changing the world by
contributing positively to the greater social, economic and
environmental good. The gathering of IT visionaries from more than 25
countries demonstrates the immense potential of information
technology to narrow daunting divides in economic and educational
opportunities among people around the globe," said Julia King,
executive editor, events, Computerworld. "The level of enthusiasm,
commitment and emotional investment demonstrated by Laureates and
21st Century Achievement Award Winners was nothing short of
inspiring. I look forward to watching these projects continue to
excel in providing a positive impact." 
More information, including the complete list of 2013 Computerworld
Honors Laureates, is available at the Computerworld Honors website
(http://events.computerworld.com/2013Honors). In addition, articles
on the 21st Century Achievement Award winners are posted on
Computerworld.com.  
About Computerworld Honors Program
 Founded by International Data
Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by
the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards
Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global
program to honor individuals and organizations that use information
technology to promote positive social, economic and educational
change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive
of past Laureate case studies and oral histories of Leadership Award
recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website
(http://events.computerworld.com/2013Honors). 
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