State Technology Innovator Award Submission

NOMINATE BY JUNE 19

NASCIO’s State Technology Innovator Award honors outstanding individuals who have made contributions to advance the state’s technology policy agenda through the promotion of best practices, adoption of new technologies and advancements in service delivery.

  • Who can be nominated? State government employees.  State CIOs, elected officials, and contract employees are NOT eligible.
  • Who can submit? Nominations are only accepted from individuals employed by NASCIO state and corporate member organizations.
    • NASCIO corporate members may only submit one nomination per company.
  • How is the selection made? The NASCIO Executive Committee draws heavily on their expertise as leaders in information technology and focuses on the framework outlined below.

Nomination Entry (submit via the form below):

*** Nominations that focus on an individual’s relationship with a company and/or the use or implementation of specific services or platforms will NOT be considered.

  • Describe how the nominee’s personal leadership and advocacy efforts have advanced the state’s technology policy agenda. (250 word limit)
    • Nomination should focus on the individual’s contribution and how they are enabling IT to be transformational
    • Preference given to contributions that align with NASCIO’s State CIO Top Ten Priorities
    • Nominee’s work should stand independent of any product, platform or supplier
  • Describe the nominee’s adoption of emerging technology or use of best or leading practices and the impact on service delivery. (250 word limit)
    • Preference given to nominations that include specific and measurable impact
    • Impact should extend past cost-savings, focusing on how IT can create positive impact for citizens
    • Nominations should refrain from naming specific products and platforms (unless a product is new and crucial for understanding the nomination) and focus on how the application of the technology/implementation is new and different

  • Tell us about yourself:

  • Tell us about your nominee:

  • limit of ~250 words

    • - Nomination should focus on the individual’s contribution and how they are enabling IT to be transformational
    • - Nominee's work should stand independent of any product, platform or supplier
    • - Preference given to contributions that align with NASCIO’s State CIO Top Ten Priorities
  • limit of ~250 words

    • - Preference given to nominations that include specific and measurable impact
    • - Impact should extend past cost-savings, focusing on how IT can create positive impact for citizens
    • - Nominations should refrain from naming specific products and platforms (unless a product is new and crucial for understanding the nomination) and focus on how the application of the technology/implementation is new and different