Finalists for Innovative IT Project and Leader of the Year Selected

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Gateway to Innovation Will Recognize Winners at the May 16 Conference

The finalists were selected by members of the Gateway to Innovation 2018 Honorary Advisory Committee

Winners will be recognized at the Gateway to Innovation conference for Information Technology (IT) professionals from the St. Louis region and across the Midwest May 16, 2018 at the America’s Center Convention Complex in downtown St. Louis.

Finalists have been selected for the annual Gateway to Innovation Technology Leader of the Year and Innovative IT Project of the Year awards. Winners will be recognized at the Gateway to Innovation conference for Information Technology (IT) professionals from the St. Louis region and across the Midwest May 16, 2018 at the America’s Center Convention Complex in downtown St. Louis.

Innovative IT Project of the Year Finalists
The Innovative IT Project of the Year Award recognizes a company that recently implemented an IT Project that demonstrates value or impact to the organization by solving a business problem or by addressing a specific strategic objective for the company.

  • Touchscreen Vending System - Keefe Group
  • Microgrid - Ameren
  • Using Natural Language Processing on EHR Notes - Mercy

Technology Leader of the Year Finalists
The Technology Leader of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has achieved notable success in leading change, increasing productivity and effectively managing and executing business and IT strategies through the progressive use of Information Technology. All IT leaders – CIO, Vice President, Director, or Manager -- in the St. Louis region are eligible.

  • Phillip Finucane - Express Scripts
  • Shrikant Ramachandran - Mallinckrodt
  • Sekhar Prabhakar - C-Edge Software Consultants

The finalists were selected by members of the Gateway to Innovation 2018 Honorary Advisory Committee, a distinguished group of 54 Chief Information Officers and technology executives from the St. Louis region that provides long-term guidance for the G2I conference. The recipients represent technology innovators who have made lasting contributions to enhancing the quality of life and competitiveness of the St. Louis region.

All finalists will receive five complimentary tickets to the May 16 Gateway to Innovation conference at America’s Center Convention Complex in downtown St. Louis. The winners will be announced just after lunch during the conference.

About Gateway to Innovation: Gateway to Innovation is the premier annual collaboration and networking event for IT Professionals in the St. Louis region. Gateway to Innovation inspires innovation through premier educational opportunities led by the industry’s top leaders, provides an opportunity to share best practices and fosters collaboration with colleagues who face challenges and opportunities in our fast-paced industry. Since the first event in 2006, Gateway to Innovation has donated $1,369,169 for IT scholarships and for technology-related grants to St. Louis area educational and non-profit organizations.

More information can be found at http://www.g2iconference.com or by contacting Kristin Tucker at 314-276-7600.

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