André Mendes Nominated for Tech Award

André Mendes, CIO and Director of Technical Services and Innovation at the Broadcasting Board of Governors, has been nominated for the Top 10 Breakaway Leaders Award, a prestigious information technology industry award.

The award celebrates world-class IT leaders and their organizations. The finalists are voted by CIOs around the globe and the winners are determined by combined votes of a panel of distinguished judges and the CIO peer community.

The theme for this year’s awards is “Recognizing CIO Ambassadors for a New Business Future – Engage. Influence. Transform.” The 25 finalists for the 2011 Top 10 Breakaway Leaders Award include many big players in the IT field, such as CIOs from Walt Disney, Northrop-Grumman, Procter & Gamble, and Lockheed Martin.  André Mendes is one of the only two finalists from the federal government; the other is Chad Fulgham, CIO of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

This year’s winners will be recognized at the 2011 Global CIO Executive Summit on September 12th at Kiawah Island, South Carolina.