Tuesday, March 10, 2015

BW Technology Chief Named 'CIO of the Year' Finalist

BW's chief information officer (CIO), Greg Flanik, has been named a finalist in Crain's Cleveland 2015 CIO of the Year recognition. Flanik and the other CIO finalists will be recognized at an awards reception on Tuesday, April 14 at LaCentre in Westlake.

In developing the awards in 2005, Crain's said, "Northeast Ohio is home to world class IT organizations, both for-profit and not-for-profit, and these organizations are led by accomplished executives with strong, dedicated, talented teams."

Flanik's nomination emphasized team, saying the BW CIO "views all of his achievements as being the result of teamwork."  

The nomination also applauds the impressive track record of technology efficiency initiatives during Flanik's 16 years of leadership at BW, including the virtualization and consolidation of BW's network storage infrastructure, the implementation of a cost-saving print management system, development of a co-partnered 24/7 HelpDesk, and the current rollout of a new voice over IP telephone system.

CIO of the Year nominees are judged by a committee of their peer IT executives on issues such as vision, leadership, accomplishments, commitment to the IT community and other factors. Crain's Cleveland presents the awards as part of NEOSA's Tech Week. Flanik and the other finalists will be profiled in the April 6 issue of Crain’s Cleveland Business.