IT Hall of Fame Opens Nominations for Next Class

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Newest Members will be Honored at CompTIA Annual Member Meeting in April 2012

The IT Hall of Fame, which recognizes the iconic figures who have built and shaped the global information technology (IT) industry, is now accepting nominations for its next group of inductees, CompTIA, the non-profit trade association for the IT industry, announced today.

The new class of Hall of Famers will be recognized at the CompTIA Annual Member Meeting April 10-12, 2012 in Chicago.

The IT Hall of Fame consists of two wings. The IT Channel Wing recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions or provided outstanding service to the IT channel. The IT Innovators Wing honors individuals responsible for outstanding technology innovations.

Any individual, living or deceased, who has served as a pioneer; who uniquely helped the IT channel to grow and flourish; or who is responsible for a major IT innovation is eligible for induction into the IT Hall of Fame.

Additionally, nominees for the IT Channel Wing should have significant experience in the IT channel; involvement in innovative product or service introductions; service in an important capacity in or related to the IT channel, such as a volunteer board position; an unimpeachable record of integrity and respect; and a prominent role in promoting the public's awareness of the IT channel as a significant and responsible member of the business community

IT Innovator Wing nominees should be the creator or co-creator of a major IT innovation; and have an unimpeachable record of integrity and respect in the industry.

Nominees must be retired from the position for which they are being nominated for at least two years, but may otherwise be active in the industry. Current voting members of the CompTIA Board of Directors are ineligible for nomination to the IT Hall of Fame during their board tenure.

An independent IT Fall of Fame selection committee, comprised of six to eight industry veterans, will reviews all nominations and select the honorees.

Nominations for the IT Hall of Fame may be submitted online or by downloading the nomination form and submitting via mail or fax.

The deadline for nominations is January 17, 2012.

About CompTIA
CompTIA is the voice of the world’s information technology (IT) industry. As a non-profit trade association advancing the global interests of IT professionals and companies, CompTIA is the recognized authority for IT education and credentials and the primary advocate for IT businesses and workers. Through its foundation, CompTIA also enables disadvantaged populations to gain the skills they need for employment in the IT industry. CompTIA’s vision of the IT landscape is shaped by more than 25 years of global perspective and more than 2,000 members and 1,000 business partners. For more information, visit http://www.comptia.org or follow CompTIA on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/comptia.

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