We congratulate the winner of the inaugural MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Award for IT Innovation, Joseph T. McCartin, SVP & CIO of
National City Corporation.
The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium 2008 Award for IT Innovation is built
around a framework that recognizes Chief Information Officers
(CIO’s) and Chief Technology Officers (CTO’s) for their innovative
leadership qualities, business-technology understanding, and
forward-looking out-of the-box thinking in developing and
implementing solutions to address ever increasing global business
challenges faced by their organizations.
Nominees must hold the title of either CIO or
CTO. In the medical community, the title of Chief Medical
Information Officer (CMIO) is also eligible.
Symposium Registration is not required to be an
Award nominee but is encouraged.
While the deadline for receiving a completed
application is Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 5:00 PM Eastern,
submitting the completed application as early as possible is
The Award will be publicized via:
- The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium website 2008.mitcio.com
- Direct email
- InformationWeek email sent to selected CIO’s on behalf of the
- Symposium Panel Captains to approach selected CIO’s in their
Industry segment (email/phone)
- Press release
- All communications to include a link to an online nomination
Nominees may be either self-nominated or nominated by another
The following information will be requested:
- The nominee or the person who is nominating a CIO/CTO/CMIO
needs to provide an email address for all award related
- Completed nomination forms must be received by Wednesday, April
30, 2008 at 5:00 PM Eastern. They can be emailed to [email protected].
- The Award administrator will send weekly reminders to
nominees to complete their applications.
Award nomination applications will be stored in
a private location for distinguished judges for review.
Judges will have the option to audit any claims
made in nomination applications. Any nomination found to contain
inaccurate information will be disqualified.
Judges may request additional information from
the nominee in writing.
The entire judging process will be described at
the Award ceremony, to be held during the May 21 luncheon.
Judges will select the Award winner. All
decisions are final.
The goal of this award is to recognize CIOs for
their Leadership in envisioning and executing Innovation in their
organizations. The judges are not looking at which best practices
were adapted to meet industry accepted standards or aligning
business and technology standard processes but rather what was so
different in their approach that added a significant competitive
edge over your competitors. Judges will be looking for your
innovations from visioning to making it happen.
Phase 1: Initial Screening
By four or
more distinguished judges, who
Review all applications for completeness
Discard incomplete applications
Qualitatively assess each nominee’s innovation
Rank all nominee applications
Select the top 10 applications from all applications submitted, for
�Phase 2: Detailed Scoring
Ten Judges will evaluate the selected applications from Phase 1 with
the following category weights (%)
Innovation Realization (Tools/Technologies/Processes) (25%)
Future Vision, Professional Recognition,
The top five applications based on accumulated scoring by all judges
will proceed to Phase 3.
Phase 3: Selection of the Award Winner
A team of four judges will review the top five applications for the
Each of the five finalists will be personally interviewed by the
Judges will select
winner with highest score.
The Award program is part of the MIT Sloan CIO
Symposium scheduled to be held on May 21, 2008 on the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT) campus, in Cambridge, MA at Kresge
Auditorium and nearby buildings. These buildings are located on the
western section of campus, directly across the street from MIT’s
main entrance at 77 Massachusetts Avenue.
The Award Ceremony will be held
during the luncheon at which all Symposium attendees are invited.
The Master of Ceremonies for the Award program is John Soat, Senior
Editor of InformationWeek magazine. InformationWeek is the
exclusive Business Media Sponsor of the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium
Award for IT Innovation.
All information provided in Award applications
will be used strictly by the Judges for the Award process.
InformationWeek may interview Award winners and
publish the interviews.
Other members of the Business Media press will
be registered and in attendance at the Symposium and may request
interviews. Award activities during the luncheon will be open to
Please contact the Award Administrator at [email protected]