IT Leader Prize Award Ceremony

28 April 2004

April 28, 2004: The IT Leader Prize Award Ceremony was held at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Moscow, Russia. The IT Leader Prize was awarded to 20 of the largest Russian businesses and their CIOs for prominent contributions to the development of information technology in Russia.

At first, about 60 businesses and public institutions (government authorities, banks, insurance and telecom companies, ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy, oil-and-gas, food, and pharmaceutical enterprises) were selected based on their achievements in the implementation of information technology that increases business efficiency and stimulates progress in Russia.

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Key selection criteria for IT Leader Prize winners were: innovations within organizations, the CIO's unique personal and professional characteristics, and the CIO's outstanding IT achievements. The Expert Council estimated the CIO's personal contribution to development of the business, the industry, and the Russian nation, and his/her input toward Russia's integration into the global community. Winners thoroughly satisfy the following requirements: a systems approach to IT, cases and press coverage of socially-important IT projects, and a geographically-distributed business structure.

The Expert Council comprised of directors of leading global IT vendors and consulting companies in Russia, as well as representatives from reputable mass media, and the heads of leading consulting companies, voted to select IT Leader Prize winners. During the Award Ceremony, IT Leader Prize winners were announced and their major achievements in IT implementation and propagation in Russia were presented to the public.

Boris Bobrovnikov, Director General of CROC incorporated, said: "Every IT Leader Prize winner is well-known for IT propagation in Russia. It is highly important to draw public attention to the people who implement new technology and thus improve life standards across the whole nation."

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