IT Pro Day Awards 2020

SolarWinds is thrilled to introduce and kick off the inaugural IT Pro Day Awards with a call for entries! The IT Pro Day Awards seek to recognize IT professionals—at any level of an organization—who have demonstrated excellence in their profession this year (since January 1, 2020).

For this first year of awards, we welcome IT pros to nominate their industry friends, peers, and colleagues in the following categories:

We all start somewhere—and we want to pay special attention to the rising stars of IT. This award recognizes an IT pro new to the profession who’s made an immediate impact, whether by developing new skills (technical or otherwise), contributing to the success of a challenging project, or driving measurable results for the business.
This award honors an IT pro or team who has gone above and beyond the typical IT call of duty. They may have managed/executed on a shoestring budget, took on a challenging request or led a project that generated tangible business results, picked up extra shifts in response to strained staffing resources during the height of the pandemic, or committed their free time to upskilling to have a transformational impact on their organization.
This award recognizes a seasoned IT pro who has supported and empowered others to be successful by sharing their experience with their team(s). This person regularly leads by example, helps foster growth and development, and has shown sustained commitment to the advancement of their organization through technology.
Part of what makes IT so important to modern organizations is the transformative impact new, innovative strategies and technologies can deliver. This award recognizes an individual or team who has experimented with or implemented something new and out of their comfort zone. Did this person conceptualize the rollout of a DevOps approach, test automation, or begin exploring the role of data-driven operations in the data center? Highlight why their work qualifies as “unprecedented” and its potential measurable outcomes.
Submit Your Award Nomination

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Thanks for your nomination and participating in the IT Pro Day 2020 awards program, sponsored by SolarWinds!

Your submission has been received and recorded. Winners will be notified in early September and celebrated as part of IT Pro Day on September 15, 2020.

Submit Your Award Nomination

Submission Period: August 1 – 31, 2020

  • To nominate a technology professional for the IT Pro Day Awards 2020, please enter the required information in the form on this page.

  • For the open “Nomination Entry” field, please provide as much insight and detail as to why this person or team’s achievement(s) best demonstrate(s) the values and goals outlined in the chosen category since January 1, 2020. This could include specific challenges, project or technology implementation hurdles, measurable results and data points, or other qualitative/quantitative context.

  • Please keep nominations to 500 words or less and vendor-neutral. Our goal is to recognize the standout work of IT pros themselves rather than any vendor-specific technology.

  • You may submit the same person in multiple categories if multiple categories are relevant, although they will only be eligible to win in one category.

  • Complete and submit for your entry online by August 31, 2020. If you have any questions on the submission process or the awards program itself, email us!