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MNTC’s Smith Honored as Outstanding IT Leader at Info-Tech LIVE Conference

on December 4, 2019

Info-Tech Research Group recently announced the 2019 Info-Tech CIO award winners at Info-Tech LIVE, held in Las Vegas Nov. 19-21 and Moore Norman Technology Center's Chief Officer of Business & Operations Jim Smith was honored as an Outstanding IT Leader Who Delivers Business Value.

According to, during the Info-Tech CIO awards ceremony, “outstanding CIOs were honored based on unbiased data from the Info-Tech CIO Business Vision survey, a powerful tool that formalizes IT feedback and delivers a standard to measure great CIO leadership. This year’s annual survey captured feedback from 16,500 business leaders and measures stakeholder satisfaction with IT.”

Vice President of Product Development and Innovation for Info-Tech Research Group Geoff Nielson said, "The Info-Tech CIO awards focus on the most vital aspect of any IT leader’s success, which is stakeholder satisfaction. The recipients of these awards are not determined by the subjective opinions of any awards committee, instead, the IT satisfaction and value scores are evaluated by the recipients’ direct business stakeholders."

Smith served as MNTC’s Director of IT from 2008 to 2019 and was recently promoted to his current role. He said, "I feel gratified to have been known within our organization for delivering business value in a way that compares so favorably with others. This was an unexpected honor for me and our IT Services group."

This year’s CIO award winners represent large enterprises as well as small and medium- sized organizations. A sample of the list of winners include organizations such as:

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.
American Foods Group
Chickasaw Nation Department of Commerce
Cincinnati Public Schools
Concordia University of Edmonton
Hanover School Division
King’s Daughters Medical Center
Los Angeles County Development Authority
Moore Norman Technology Center
Mt. Hood Community College
Muscogee Creek Nation Casinos
My Community Dental Centers
North Hennepin Community College
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Parkland College
Pueblo City Schools
Oregon Public Utility Commission
Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver
SRK Consulting US, Inc.
The W.W. Williams Company
University of California, Los Angeles
University of North Georgia
VIA Metropolitan Transit

The next Info-Tech LIVE will be held in Orlando, Fla. March 3-5, 2020. To learn more about Info-Tech Research Group visit For information about MNTC's education and customized business solutions visit or call 405-801-5000.