IT Hall Of Fame
The IT Hall of Fame recognizes the contributions of IT channel game-changers and IT innovators. It's comprised of two wings – IT Channel and IT Innovator – and is administered by CompTIA. It builds on the legacy of an earlier Hall of Fame established by the respected industry publication CRN.
Any individual, living or deceased, who has served as an IT pioneer and/or uniquely helped the channel flourish, or who is responsible for a major innovation, is eligible for induction into the IT Hall of Fame.
An independent selection committee reviews all nominations and selects the honorees. The class is announced and members inducted during an in-person ceremony at the CompTIA Annual Member Meeting, held every spring in Chicago.
IT Channel Nominee Criteria:
- Significant experience in the IT channel.
- Innovative product/service or marketing introductions.
- Service in an important capacity in or related to the IT channel (e.g., volunteer board position).
- An unimpeachable record of integrity and respect in the channel.
- A prominent role in promoting the public's awareness of the IT channel as a significant and responsible member of the business community.
IT Innovator Nominee Criteria:
- Creator of a major innovation in IT.
- An unimpeachable record of integrity and respect in the industry.
- No current voting member of the CompTIA Board of Directors may be nominated for induction into the Hall of Fame during their board tenure.
- Candidates must be retired from the position for which they are being nominated for at least two years, but may otherwise be active in the industry.
Nominations may be submitted by solution providers, vendors, distributors, journalists or analysts.
Nominations for the 2013 open Nov. 5 and end Jan. 18. Inductees are announced each year at the CompTIA Annual Member Meeting.