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MNTC's Smith Earns Info-Tech CIO's Outstanding IT Leader Award
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(LAS VEGAS, Nev.) Nov. 20, 2019 — Info-Tech Research Group recently announced the 2019 Info-Tech CIO award winners at Info-Tech LIVE, held in Las Vegas Nov. 19-21. Moore Norman Technology Center's Chief Officer of Business & Operations Jim Smith was honored as an Outstanding IT Leader Who Delivers Business Value. 

During the Info-Tech CIO awards ceremony, outstanding CIOs were honored based on unbiased data from the Info-Tech CIO Business Vision survey, a powerful tool that formalizes IT feedback and delivers a standard to measure great CIO leadership. This year’s annual survey captured feedback from 16,500 business leaders and measures stakeholder satisfaction with IT.

Vice President of Product Development and Innovation for Info-Tech Research Group Geoff Nielson said, "The Info-Tech CIO awards focus on the most vital aspect of any IT leader’s success, which is stakeholder satisfaction. The recipients of these awards are not determined by the subjective opinions of any awards committee, instead, the IT satisfaction and value scores are evaluated by the recipients’ direct business stakeholders."

Smith served as MNTC Director of IT for 10 years before being recently promoted to his current role. He said,

I feel gratified to have been known within our organization for delivering business value in a way that compares so favorably with others. This was an unexpected honor for me and our IT Services group.

Smith said his primary goal as director of IT Services was to understand the needs of all customers, whether students, clients, faculty or staff, in order to fulfill the role of being a high-performing, customer-service organization.

This year’s CIO award winners represent large enterprises as well as small and medium- sized organizations.

The full list of organizations represented include:

Aecon Group Inc.
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.
American Foods Group
Chickasaw Nation Department of Commerce
Cincinnati Public Schools
City of Middletown
Concordia University of Edmonton
Hanover School Division
Housing Authority Risk Retention Group, Inc.
InSource Solutions
King’s Daughters Medical Center
Lee County Clerk of Court
Lehman College
Libro Credit Union
Los Angeles County Development Authority
Moore Norman Technology Center
Mt. Hood Community College
Mueller, Inc.
Muscogee Creek Nation Casinos
My Community Dental Centers
North Hennepin Community College
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Parkland College
Pueblo City Schools
Oregon Public Utility Commission
Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver
Saskatchewan Liquor & Gaming Authority
Soboba Casino Resort and Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians
SRK Consulting US, Inc.
The Doe Run Company
The W.W. Williams Company
Town of Greater Napanee
Truckee Meadows Water Authority
University of California, Irvine, Division of Continuing Education
University of California, Los Angeles
University of North Georgia
VIA Metropolitan Transit
Village of Carol Stream

The next Info-Tech LIVE will be held in Orlando, Fla. March 3-5, 2020. To learn more about Info-Tech Research Group visit

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