CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2021 E&I NATIONAL CLOUD LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS

We are so proud of the accomplishments of our higher education cloud leaders throughout 2021. Since the awards were presented virtually, click  on the thumbnails at the bottom of the page to watch the award presentation videos.  

BEST OVERALL

The Google Workspace Service Evaluation Team
Harvard University, NYU, University of Hawaii, UMBC

The Google Workplace Service Evaluation Team received the Best Overall award for collaborating with Internet2 and others on a successful multi-month negotiation with Google for a business model with significant implications for research and education institutions.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Bob Flynn
Program Manager, Cloud Infrastructure & Platform Services, Internet2

Bob Flynn received the Lifetime Achievement award for leadership in the higher education cloud community and his commitment to improving technology effectiveness and best-practices across higher education.

Six additional awards across five categories were presented:

CATEGORY 1

Collaboration

Presented based on the successful collaboration between one or more members, or one or more campuses within an institution using cloud technologies.

Winner: University of Idaho

CATEGORY 2

Cloud Community Leadership

Presented based on a member institution’s/individual’s work to promote the advancement of innovative cloud-based technologies within the national higher education community.

Winner: HESS Consortium

CATEGORY 3

Digital Transformation

Presented to the member with the best approach to evaluating how cloud technologies can transform business processes and generate innovation in institutional service to its campus communities.

Winner: Kentucky Community and Technical College System

CATEGORY 5

Open Cloud-Based Innovation

Presented based on the design, approach, or application of cloud technologies that may not fit in the other categories. Entries may include innovative projects using IaaS, PaaS, disaster recovery, business continuity, online teaching/learning, COVID-19 operations, and more.

Winner: Stony Brook University

CATEGORY 4

Information Security

Presented based on the application or approach used to enhance and strengthen cloud-based information security.

  • Winner: SUNY System
  • Honorable Mention: American International College

THANK YOU to our 2021 sponsors

And a special thanks to those who submitted nominations for these prestigious awards.

We really appreciate your input and support.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT & AWARD PRESENTATION VIDEOS

BEST OVERALL

Host | Keith Fowlkes, Vice President, Technology, E&I Cooperative Services

Recipients | From Internet2 Google Workplace Service Evaluation Team:

Team Lead | Jack Suess, Chief Information Officer, UMBC

  • Kitty Bridges, Interim CISO, NYU
  • Klara Jelinkova, Chief Information Officer, Harvard University
  • Garret Yoshimi, VP for Information Technology and CIO, University of Hawaii

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Host | Keith Fowlkes, Vice President, Technology, E&I Cooperative Services

Recipient | From Internet2:

  • Bob Flynn, Program Manager, Cloud Infrastructure & Platform Services

CLOUD COLLABORATION

Host | Keith Fowlkes, Vice President, Technology, E&I Cooperative Services

Recipients | From The University of Idaho:

  • Dave Lien, Director, Technology Infrastructure and Innovation

CLOUD COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

Host | Michael Mast, Business Development Manager, Technology, E&I Cooperative Services

Recipients | From HESS Consortium:

Team Lead | Gene Spencer, Chief Information Officer, Library and IT, Ursinus College

  • Ellen Falduto, Chief Information & Planning Officer, The College of Wooster
  • Keith Fowlkes, Vice President, Technology, E&I Cooperative Services
  • Joseph Longo, Chief Information Security Officer, St. Mary’s University
  • Todd Norris, Chief Information Officer, Saint Mary’s University
  • John Wynstra, Database Administrator, Dordt University

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Host | Keith Fowlkes, Vice President, Technology, E&I Cooperative Services

Recipients | From Kentucky Community and Technical College System:

Team Lead | Jeremy Miller, Executive Director of Enterprise Architecture

  • Jeremy Adkins, Lead Administrative Systems Programmer/Analyst
  • Amy Coleman, Senior Intranet Analyst
  • Matt Varney, Intranet Manager

INFORMATION SECURITY Honorable Mention

Host | Keith Fowlkes, Vice President, Technology, E&I Cooperative Services

Recipients | From American International College:

  • Julez Clark, Network Administrator