— Joseph Schuldhaus of Triple Five Group of Companies and Benjamin Arazy of Arazy Group Consultants, Inc., received top honors at ConNEXTions 2015

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — At its recent ConNEXTions 2015 Executive MindXchange event in San Francisco, Frost & Sullivan’s CIO Impact Awards honored individuals and companies that have created breakthrough business models and strategies through the innovative use of transformative technologies.

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To view the complete list of 2014 CIO Impact Award winners, please visit: www.frost.com/cioawards.

The most prestigious awards at the event were presented to two CIO Innovators of the Year whose teams had the most outstanding impact on their enterprises’ strategic innovation and delivered a significant competitive advantage. The winners are as follows:

CIO Innovator of the Year Award for Large Enterprises

  • Joseph Schuldhaus, Triple Five Group of Companies (Triple Five): Aiming to create a social shopping experience that enhances in-store shopping with the interactive, content-rich capabilities of e-commerce, the operator of the three largest malls in North America reinvented the interactive mall directory kiosk. Triple Five’s proprietary IMD combines 65-inch screens with mobile engagement and motion sensors that allow Triple Five to analyze and improve the customer experience. The IMD provides turn-by-turn directions to mall visitors on their cell phones, a rich advertising platform for mall tenants, and a new source of revenue for Triple Five.

CIO Innovator of the Year Award for Small/Medium Size Enterprises

  • Benjamin Arazy, Arazy Group Consultants, Inc.: Arazy created LICENSALE.COM, a cloud-based system that automates and expedites global regulatory compliance submissions for medical technology devices in over 101 countries. The system enables clients to register multiple products in multiple countries, simultaneously, dramatically accelerating time to market. The solution helps get medicine to the people who need it faster, and has placed Arazy’s global business on a steep growth trajectory.

Frost & Sullivan also announced the CIO Impact Best-in-Class Awards, recognizing companies that scored highest in one of eight project categories. Recipients include:  

  • Advanced Analytics & Big Data: Fairfax County (Virginia) Public Schools
  • Advanced Software Development: Molina Healthcare, Inc.
  • Cloud Computing: Aditya Birla Financial Services Pvt. Ltd
  • Data & Network Resilience: Calligo Ltd
  • Enterprise Architecture: First Tennessee Bank
  • Enterprise Social Networking: Triple Five Group of Companies
  • Mobility: HCL Technologies Ltd (Go-Mobile! Project)
  • Unified Communications: Riverbed Technology

Technology partners whose solutions played important roles in enabling winning projects were recognized with the CIO Impact Technology Partner Awards. Recipients include:

  • 8×8, Inc.
  • AirWatch by VMware
  • CloudVelox, Inc.
  • Co3 Systems
  • Delphix
  • Platfora
  • Rimini Street

Winners of the CIO Impact Awards submitted nominations describing their breakthrough projects. Those nominations were reviewed and scored by the CIO Impact Awards judging panel comprised of industry experts and Frost & Sullivan analysts.

  • Ricoh Americas Corporation Chief Information Officer Balaji Rangaswamy
  • SumAll Chief Information Officer Korey Lee
  • NutriSavings Senior Vice President, COO and CIO Niraj Jetly
  • The College Network Chief Information Officer Ryan Sallee
  • Frost & Sullivan Global Vice President of Research and Editorial Director David Brousell
  • Frost & Sullivan Research Director and Executive Editor Paul Tate

Nominations for the 2016 CIO Impact Awards will open in April 2015.

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