04/03/2012 // elisamon2020 // Elisabeth Monaghan
Custom software development company Amadeus Consulting‘s John Basso, chief information officer, was nominated for the Denver Business Journal’s CIO of the Year Award. The CIO of the Year Award highlights the top technology leaders in the Denver area, who not only achieved their company’s annual revenue goals, but also championed and developed their technology teams and found ways to give back to their communities.
This is the first year for the awards program, in partnership with SIM, the Society for Information Management. Basso was one of 50 people nominated. The program recognizes the often under-recognized, behind-the-scenes professionals that deal with technological developments and troubleshoot issues every day. The ubiquitous nature of technology has prompted many businesses to rely on new mediums to communicate, and the CIO is often the go-to person to manage these developments.
“John is a valued colleague, whose inquisitive, environmentally conscious, and passionate demeanor permeate Amadeus Consulting’s culture. He has a natural ability to execute upon his vision of creating a sustainable, technologically savvy business environment, ” said Lisa Calkins, CEO of Amadeus Consulting. “We are fortunate to have John among our leaders at Amadeus Consulting, and we believe he deserves recognition as one the Denver Business Journal’s Top CIO’s.”
Criteria for evaluation include leadership, business and IT alignment, strategic clarity, innovation, community involvement, and focus on people. Often described by his colleagues as a “sustainability innovator,” Basso expanded his sustainability knowledge and efforts by launching a program in 2009 called Business Leaders in Action for Sustainability Today (BLAST!), which received the 2011 Boulder County Business Report’s (BCBR) Eco-Heroes Award. John also has donated his personal time and company resources to support many local, non-profit organizations including MESA – Moving to End Sexual Assault, the Boulder chapter of Business and Professional Women and the BPW Education Foundation, The Pulmonary Hypertension Organization and The Access Fund, among others.
For more information on the nomination and judging process visit http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/print-edition/2011/04/15/cio-of-the-year—the-process.html.
About Amadeus Consulting
Amadeus Consulting is a complete technology solutions provider, leveraging the appropriate technology – via the web, PC, and a broad arrange of mobile devices – to deliver successful business results to each client. The company features enterprise development, creative and business consulting services, conversion analytics and digital marketing expertise and expert technical staffing. Amadeus Consulting solutions utilize a variety of business processes to meet clients’ unique business and technology challenges.
Amadeus Consulting was honored as a 2011 Colorado Company to Watch, named the Top Mobile Developer in its region since 2010 from the BCBR, and has placed on the Inc. 5000 list since 2006. For more information, visit http://www.amadeusconsulting.com.
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