2013 Nominees, Judges and Sponsors Announced For Annual Awards Gala

Winners SmallAtlanta, GA – September 18, 2013 – The Atlanta-based non-profit association Women in Technology (WIT) announced the nominees, sponsors and judges for the 2013 Women of the Year in Technology Awards, presented by Infor November 14 at the Georgia Aquarium. The annual awards recognize the accomplishments of Georgia’s female executives in technology and their impact on the community.

Winners of these awards will be chosen from a select pool of honorees, representing small, mid-sized and enterprise businesses in Georgia. In addition, for the second year, the Girls Get IT (GGIT) Girl of the Year, sponsored by Scintel Technologies, Inc., will recognize a young lady who has participated in a 2013 GGIT program and demonstrated commitment to pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). The winner of this award will be selected by GGIT mentors and WIT board members and presented at the gala.

This year, there are 53 nominees for Women of the Year in Technology, all of whom will be honored at an exclusive VIP reception on October 1, where nine finalists will be announced.

This year’s judging panel consists of 11 seasoned business and technology professionals:

  • Theresa Brunasso, President & Founder, D&S Microwave
  • Matthew Carlomagno, Vice President, Human Resources, IMG College
  • Chad Doiron, Vice President, The North Highland Company
  • Mary Ford, Vice President, Learning and Development, Cbeyond
  • Mary Ann Green, Vice President – Sales Systems Development, Turner Broadcasting
  • Margaret L. Loper, Chief Scientist, Information and Communications Laboratory, Georgia Tech Research Institute
  • Monica V. Moore, Advisory Council Member, Women in Technology
  •  Sue Reager, CEO and Founder, @International Services
  • Guido F. Sacchi, Managing Director, Financial Technologies and Innovation, Slalom Consulting
  • Carrie Wheeler, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Cbeyond
  • Nigel Zelcer, Partner and Co-Founder, Jabian Consulting

The awards are sponsored by several companies in Georgia:

Presenting Sponsor: Infor

VIP Reception Sponsor: Kilpatrick Townsend

Gold Sponsor: Oracle

Girl of the Year Sponsor: Scintel Technologies, Inc.

Silver Sponsors:

Jabian Consulting
McKesson
UPS
ProSys, Inc.
Emory Goizueta Business School

Media Partner: Atlanta Business Chronicle

Video Production: What’s Up Interactive

A networking reception will be followed by dinner and the presentation of the awards. Tickets, tables and sponsorships are still available. For more information about the awards, visit www.mywit.org.

About Infor, Presenting Sponsor

Infor is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 70,000 customers in 194 countries improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant.  Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.

About Women in Technology (WIT)

WIT is a passionate advocate of women in Georgia’s technology community, reaching more than 1,000 professionals annually through programs such as WIT Forums and Careers in Action. WIT enables women to build strong networks, develop leadership skills and advance their careers. WIT’s premier events include the annual WIT Connect fundraiser and WIT’s Women of the Year in Technology Awards. Through the WIT Foundation, WIT educates and encourages girls and young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with programs like Girls Get IT and WIT on Campus. WIT is a founding society of the Technology Association of Georgia. For more information, visit www.mywit.org.