FRAMINGHAM, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/19/13 -- IDG's Computerworld Honors Program, honoring and documenting visionary applications of information technology moving businesses forward and benefiting society, has selected 268 Laureates for 2013. These individuals will be commemorated during the Annual Laureate Medal Ceremony & Gala Awards Evening on June 3, 2013 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
On this 25th anniversary of the award program, Computerworld continues to recognize individuals and organizations that create and use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. The 2013 award categories are:
•Collaboration •Economic Development •Emerging Technology •Health •Human Services •Innovation •Mobile Access •Philanthropy •Safety & Security •Sustainability •World-Good
"Technology continues to play a pivotal role in transforming how business and society functions. For the past 25 years, the Computerworld Honors Program has had the privilege of celebrating innovative IT achievements," said John Amato, vice president & publisher, Computerworld. "Computerworld is honored to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the 2013 class of Laureates and to share their work. These projects demonstrate how IT can advance organizations' ability to compete, innovate, communicate and prosper."
During the 2013 Gala, Laureates will be recognized publicly with a medallion inscribed with the Program's mission, "A Search for New Heroes" and their case studies will be formally inducted into the program's International Archives.
At the Gala Evening, additional honors are given to 55 Laureates whose case studies are selected as finalists for a 21st Century Achievement Award. The five finalists in each of the eleven categories represent outstanding innovation within the information technology field. The 21st Century Achievement Awards are then given to one Finalist in each category, singled out for special recognition by the Program Judges to be the very best among their peers.
"The evening truly embodies the power information technology has in building businesses and connecting individuals so that society continues to innovate, communicate and thrive now and for future generations," said Amato.
2013 Computerworld Honors Laureates
•3M •4-VA •CAQH •Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology •Cyber Defence Challenge •Defense Information System Agency (DISA), Modeling and Simulation Division, Enterprise Analysis Branch (EE44) •Explorys •George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Network (NEES) •Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard •Huddle •ICT4TD Learning Centre •Itasca Area Schools Collaborative •Literacy Bridge •Massachusetts General Hospital •Office of Management and Budget •Pennsylvania Justice Network •Plum Organics •San Jose Water Company •Schools of Isolated and Distance Education Western Australia •Technology For All •U.S. Environmental Protection Agency •U.S. Pacific Command •U.S. Dept. of State
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