2013 Awards Archive

December 2013
Jonathan Trull, Chief Information Security Officer, was chosen as one of the "People Who Made A Difference in Cybersecurity 2013" by the SANS Institute. This award recognizes the significance of the implemention of Secure Colorado to better protect state assets and data.

October 2013
The Governor's Office of Information Technology received the ISM 2013 Recognition Award for Excellence in Human Services Technology (Application of New Technologies category). The award is in recognition of OIT's implementation of database-as-a-service for the Colorado Benefits Management System (CBMS), the system that determines eligibility for state-managed programs like Medicaid, Food Assistance and more.

September 2013
The Governor's Office of Information Technology received the Apex 2013 Technology Project of the Year award for its implementation of the Colorado Information Marketplace (CIM). CIM takes Best of Breed ideas from the private sector to create a reusable, transparent and trusted environment for data sharing and gives Coloradans access to information that was previously unavailable or difficult to obtain.

August 2013
OIT is recognized by IDG's CIO magazine as one of the CIO 100 award winners! OIT was recognized for its innovative use of technology in regard to the Colorado Benefits Management System (CBMS), the system that determines eligibility for state-managed programs like Medicaid, Food Assistance (SNAP) and Children's Basic Health Plan.

June 2013
The Denver Business Journal (DBJ) names Kristin D. Russell as the public/non-profit CIO of the Year in the Public/Non-Profit category. The CIO of the Year awards recognize local technology leaders who achieve company goals, develop their teams and give back to the community. The four winners are selected by the Colorado chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM).

June 2013
Colorado receives the 2013 Informatica Innovation Award for OIT's work on the RISE Link Project and "for its use of the Informatica Platform to maximize return on data by delivering benefits beyond IT."

June 2013
OIT is honored as a Finalist in the 2013 Computerworld Honors Program. OIT received this prestigious award in the Collaboration category for its implementation of the Colorado Information Marketplace, one piece of which is data.colorado.gov. This category "[r]ecognizes organizations for the innovative use of IT to promote knowledge-sharing and enable collaboration that results in measurable economic, social, environmental or innovation gains."

April 2013
In recognition of OIT's work on the RISE Link project, the State of Colorado was announced as a finalist in the Data Quality, Master Data Management (MDM), and Megatrend: Big Data categories of the 2013 Informatica Innovation Awards. Winners will be announced in June.

February 2013
Congratulations to Kristin Russell on being named one of Government Technology's Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers for 2013! This award recognizes visionaries in the public sector for their innovations in improving and strengthening government services.

February 2013
Monica Coughlin, Director of IT Economic Development & Broadband Strategy, and Jessica Roe, Chief Communications Officer, were selected as honorees in the Denver Business Journal's Forty Under 40 awards. This annual award recognizes 40 dynamic up and coming leaders under the age of 40 for their business success and contributions to the community.