Excitement grows for the much anticipated SolarWinds’ Annual IT Pro Day Awards 2021.
Few will dispute that this year has placed a historic amount of pressure on the IT Leaders, who have had to implement remote work strategies, accelerate cloud migration, and face an unprecedented increase in cyberattacks. With this in mind, it is more important than ever that those IT leaders are recognized. Therefore, Solarwinds has launched nominations for its second IT Pro Day Awards program to celebrate these individuals. SolarWinds will announce the winners during IT Professionals Day on 21st September 2021.
“IT Pro Day will always be about celebrating the unsung heroes of IT. After more than a year of being front and centre and playing a pivotal role in some of the biggest shifts for businesses around the world, this year our award program is designed to honour those individuals who say ‘Bring IT on’ as they continue to take on whatever is thrown their way,” said Chrystal Taylor, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds. “The SolarWinds IT Pro Day Awards program, now in its second year, is an opportunity to recognize the knowledge, expertise, and creativity that tech pros exhibit every day to tackle the hurdles they face and thank them for their hard work as they continue to support businesses through digital transformation.”
Rookie of the year
As the title suggests, this category recognizes those who are early to their career in IT. This individual may have spent the last year developing new skills, contributing to a challenging project’s success, or generating quantifiable results for their organization.
Rockstar of the Year
This category recognizes IT professionals or teams that have succeeded with limited resources or gone above and beyond to deliver tangible results to the organization. This success could be achieved via leadership on a project or giving free time to support the strained workforce.
IT Mentor of the Year
The IT Mentor of the year recognizes a more senior individual who has supported others with their experience. This individual fosters growth and development consistently through technology.
Trailblazer of the year
This award recognizes an IT leader or team who has expanded its capabilities by implementing new technology. This is for individuals or teams who have conceptualized data-driven operations and implemented unprecedented organizational strategies with measurable outcomes.
Winners will be selected by the SolarWinds Head Geeks:
- Leon Adato
- Liz Beavers
- Sascha Giese
- Kevin Kline
- Thomas LaRock
- Chrystal Taylor
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SolarWinds is a leading provider of simple, powerful, and secure IT management software. Its solutions give organizations worldwide—regardless of type, size, or complexity—the power to accelerate business transformation in today’s hybrid IT environments.
It continuously engages with IT service and operations professionals, DevOps and SecOps professionals, and Database Administrators (DBAs), to understand the challenges they face in maintaining high-performing and highly available IT infrastructures and applications and environments. In places like its THWACK community, the insights it gains from them allow it to address customers’ needs now and in the future.