The Computerworld Honors Program Names 268 Laureates Using IT to Drive Business and Social Change

The June 3rd Gala Celebrates Computerworld's 25th Anniversary of Recognizing Technology Projects That Influence Business, Society and the World

Framingham, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES

FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwire - Mar 19, 2013) - IDG's Computerworld Honors Program, honoring and documenting visionary applications of information technology moving businesses forward and benefiting society, has selected 268 Laureates for 2013. These individuals will be commemorated during the Annual Laureate Medal Ceremony & Gala Awards Evening on June 3, 2013 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

On this 25th anniversary of the award program, Computerworld continues to recognize individuals and organizations that create and use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. The 2013 award categories are:

  • Collaboration
  • Economic Development
  • Emerging Technology
  • Health
  • Human Services
  • Innovation
  • Mobile Access
  • Philanthropy
  • Safety & Security
  • Sustainability
  • World-Good

"Technology continues to play a pivotal role in transforming how business and society functions. For the past 25 years, the Computerworld Honors Program has had the privilege of celebrating innovative IT achievements," said John Amato, vice president & publisher, Computerworld. "Computerworld is honored to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the 2013 class of Laureates and to share their work. These projects demonstrate how IT can advance organizations' ability to compete, innovate, communicate and prosper."

During the 2013 Gala, Laureates will be recognized publicly with a medallion inscribed with the Program's mission, "A Search for New Heroes" and their case studies will be formally inducted into the program's International Archives.

At the Gala Evening, additional honors are given to 55 Laureates whose case studies are selected as finalists for a 21st Century Achievement Award. The five finalists in each of the eleven categories represent outstanding innovation within the information technology field. The 21st Century Achievement Awards are then given to one Finalist in each category, singled out for special recognition by the Program Judges to be the very best among their peers.

"The evening truly embodies the power information technology has in building businesses and connecting individuals so that society continues to innovate, communicate and thrive now and for future generations," said Amato.

2013 Computerworld Honors Laureates


  • 3M
  • 4-VA
  • CAQH
  • Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology
  • Cyber Defence Challenge
  • Defense Information System Agency (DISA), Modeling and Simulation Division, Enterprise Analysis Branch (EE44)
  • Explorys
  • George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Network (NEES)
  • Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard
  • Huddle
  • ICT4TD Learning Centre
  • Itasca Area Schools Collaborative
  • Literacy Bridge
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Office of Management and Budget
  • Pennsylvania Justice Network
  • Plum Organics
  • San Jose Water Company
  • Schools of Isolated and Distance Education Western Australia
  • Technology For All
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Pacific Command
  • U.S. Dept. of State

Economic Development

  • City of Boston
  • Clackamas County
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • eKuber Ventures Inc.
  • Engro Foods Limited
  • Genesys Works
  • Globant
  • Government of the District of Columbia - DC-NET
  • Horizon Telcom
  • HP (2 case studies recognized in this category)
  • IndiSoft/Hope LoanPort
  • King County Department of Information Technology
  • Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co.
  • National Community Stabilization Trust
  • NComputing
  • Nepal Clearing House Ltd.
  • Northwest Open Access Network (NoaNet)
  • Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry
  • PlanNet Finance Group - StarShea Ltd.
  • Savi Technology
  • Solar Sister
  • UNDP
  • Unique Identification Authority of India
  • Verizon Wireless

Emerging Technology

  • 10gen
  • Bexar County
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Commercial Bank of Africa
  • Computer Sciences Corporation
  • Cook Children's Healthcare Network
  • Directorate of Information Technology (DIT), Government of Maharashtra, India
  • Fisker Automotive
  • Gravitant
  • HBF
  • J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI)
  • Marist College
  • MemSQL
  • Mercy
  • Miami Children's Hospital
  • Morgridge Institute for Research
  • Nexthink
  • Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
  • Ohio Academic Resources Network
  • Oregon Secretary of State
  • Persistent Systems Ltd.
  • Search Engine Incorporated
  • Temperature@lert
  • United Nations Global Pulse
  • University of Kentucky


  • BioGrid Australia
  • Carestream Health
  • Certify Data Systems
  • Christiana Care Health System
  • Cisco Systems
  • Colleagues In Care Global Health Network
  • CURE International
  • Ft. Defiance Indian Hospital Board
  • GlobalMed
  • Grameen Foundation
  • HCA Information Technology and Services
  • HP
  • Independent Living Systems
  • MarkLogic
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Mellanox Technologies
  • Miami Children's Hospital (MCH)
  • Microsoft Research
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • National Government Services, Inc.
  • NuVasive, Inc.
  • PPD
  • Practice Fusion
  • Ptolemy Data Systems
  • SoloHealth
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center Office of Biomedical Informatics
  • UpToDate & Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University (GHDonline)

Human Services

  • Airbnb
  • Allegheny County Department of Human Services
  • American Student Assistance
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Group: Informatics Research & Development Activity (IRDA), Public Health Surveillance & Informatics Program Office, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (OSELS)
  • Childfund International
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Welfare
  • Community Plates
  • CredAbility
  • Department of Education, Medellin, Colombia
  • Employment Development Department (EDD)
  • Feeding America
  • Ford Motor Co
  • HCA IT&S Information Technology
  • International Rescue Committe (IRC)
  • Interservicios Limitada
  • Maricopa County MCESA and OET
  • Microsoft Research
  • MITRE Center for Veterans Enterprise Transformation
  • OneCommunity
  • Parsons
  • Sahana Software Foundation
  • Secure Telehealth
  • Sense Corp
  • The Smith Family
  • Thresholds
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • Watsi
  • Youth Policy Institute


  • California Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Cisco
  • City of Boston
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Computer Sciences Corporation
  • DataXu
  • Dell SecureWorks
  • Deque Systems
  • Directorate of Information Technology (DIT), Government of Maharashtra, India
  • Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program
  • Federal Student Aid
  • Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
  • HP
  • HQDA Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7 DAMO-FME Enterprise Management Decision Support (EMDS), Pentagon
  • Internet2 (and its members)
  • MicroTech
  • Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Ltd.
  • NASA Office of the Chief Information Officer
  • OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Incorporated
  • PRHI- Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative
  • The Nemours Foundation
  • True Office
  • University of California Merced
  • UPMC Mercy Hospital
  • Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
  • World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
  • Xerox Corporation

Mobile Access

  • 2X Software
  • American Cancer Society
  • Arshnet Technologies
  • California Emerging Technology Fund, California 2-1-1/United Ways of California
  • Canvas
  • Cisco Systems
  • City and County of San Francisco
  • City of Columbus - Department of Technology
  • Continuum Health Partners, Inc
  • Hennepin County
  • Indiana University
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • LifeWIRE Corp
  • Merit Network, Inc.
  • Net Power & Light
  • Novation
  • Samsung Electronics America
  • Team Rubicon
  • Technology Works!
  • The Smithsonian Institution
  • Tohono O'odham Community College
  • United States Coast Guard
  • Welfare Client Data Systems


  • (ISC)2 Foundation
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • AMD Foundation
  • Budge Inc. 
  • CA Technologies
  • ConnectToTech, Inc.
  • Credit Suisse - Information Technology
  • DataKind
  • Infor
  • Institute of Information Science (IZUM)
  • Kellogg Company
  • LINGOs (Learning in NGOs)
  • Littelfuse Inc.
  • McAfee
  • MCNC
  • NetSuite
  • New Signature
  • School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida
  • Silicon Valley Education Foundation
  • SMART Technologies
  • Solstice Mobile
  • Tech Impact (formerly NPower Pennsylvania)
  • The Hershey Company
  • TIBCO Software Inc.

Safety & Security

  • Alabama Computer Forensics Institute
  • Anaheim Police Department
  • Cisco Systems
  • City of Ann Arbor
  • City of Richmond (VA), Department of Information Technology
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Welfare
  • Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection (CIP), Michigan Department of Technology Management and Budget (DTMB)
  • Dell SonicWALL
  • Department of Public Welfare
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • IDV Solutions
  • Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD)
  • International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats
  • Jersey City Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security
  • Long Beach Police Department
  • NASA Office of the Chief Information Officer, Information Security Division
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (NAVMETOCCOM)
  • Opera Solutions Government Services
  • Plugout
  • Real-Time Technology Group
  • Sensuss
  • Texas Department of Transportation
  • Thailand Royal Irrigation Department
  • Town of Longboat Key


  • Aetna Innovation, Technology & Service Operations
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library
  • Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
  • City University of Hong Kong
  • Coyote Logistics
  • Energy Future Holdings
  • HP Data Center Services - Global Facilities
  • IBM
  • IT-VETS Inc
  • Lehigh Hanson, Inc.
  • Liquidity Services
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Quality Attributes Sotware
  • SAP AG
  • Schizophrenia Society of Canada
  • SmartDrive Sysems Inc.
  • TellEmotion, Inc.
  • The Energy Authority
  • The Green Grid
  • The Hartford
  • Verne Global


  • Dell
  • Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India
  • Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation
  • Federal Health Architecture
  • Frog
  • Gemalto
  • Human Rights & International Criminal Law Online Forum
  • Infosys Limited
  • Marist College
  • Millenniata, Inc.
  • Ministry of Culture, Media and Information Society of Serbia
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs Luxembourg
  • ORTEC Consulting Group / ORTEC BV
  • TM Forum
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • US Army, Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate (S&TCD)

To learn more about sponsor opportunities surrounding The Computerworld Honors Program, please contact John Amato, for more information at or 508-820-8279.

About Computerworld Honors Program
Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies and oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website

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