Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) February 28, 2011
Pink Elephant announced the winners of five prestigious awards at the company’s 15th Annual International IT Management Conference & Exhibition, which was held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, February 20-23, 2011. Each year at Pink Elephant’s conference awards are presented to recognize individual and corporate commitment to ITIL® (IT Infrastructure Library) and ITSM (IT Service Management) excellence.
Since the UK’s Office of Government Commerce (OGC) first developed ITIL in the late 1980s, it has gained recognition as an international IT industry standard. Pink Elephant has worked diligently to increase awareness of the best practice framework on a global scale, and part of this effort has also included introducing the ITIL certification program to North America. To further increase ITIL’s recognition worldwide, Pink Elephant developed an awards program. Five awards are presented annually to individuals and organizations demonstrating a significant commitment and dedication to ITIL and ITSM excellence.
2010 ITIL Award Winners
1. ITIL Project of the Year: Recognizes an organization that has demonstrated significant commitment to ITIL and ITSM best practices with involvement of certified staff, and visible positive outcomes.
There are two winners: Ohio State University and State Compensation Insurance Board.
2. Innovation of the Year: This award is in recognition of a product or service developed by the vendor community that has made the greatest contribution to ITSM in the last calendar year.
The winner is Service-now for the company’s IT 3.0 product. To learn more visit http://www.service-now.com.
3. ITIL Practitioner of the Year: Recognizes an individual who has shown visible commitment to ITIL best practices, and is an industry champion for IT continuous improvement and quality principles.
The winner is Debra Jenkins, Branch Chief Service Level Management, U.S. Army.
4. Pink Elephant Student of the Year: Recognizes the ITIL Service Manager Course attendee with the highest score during the year.
The winner is Christopher Bolash, University of Michigan.
5. ITIL Case Study of the Year: Chosen by conference attendees, this award recognizes the individual with the highest overall rating for a case study presentation delivered at the conference.
The winner is Stephen Wrenn, SVP Enterprise IT Services, CVS Caremark. This is Stephen’s third win.
“On behalf of everyone at Pink Elephant, congratulations to all the winners!” said Pink Elephant’s president, David Ratcliffe. “There are many success stories out there and we are very happy to profile and recognize individuals and organizations for their hard work and achievements”.
The 2011 ITIL Awards will be presented at the 16th Annual International IT Management Conference & Exhibition, in Las Vegas, February 19-22, 2012.
About Pink Elephant
Founded in 1980, Pink Elephant is the leader in providing IT Service Management best practice services. Operating in many locations across the globe including the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the UK, Netherlands, South Africa, Hong Kong, Malaysia & Singapore, Pink Elephant is the world’s #1 supplier of ITIL® and IT Service Management conferences, education and consulting services.
For more information, visit http://www.pinkelephant.com.
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