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OUTSTANDING TECHNOLOGY TEAM
A qualified Nominee is a team of TWO OR MORE individuals, each from at least one COMPANY, that demonstrates successful implementation or development of A SINGLE innovative technology-based initiative or technological breakthrough. The innovation(s) by the TEAM should break with conventional processes and should go beyond marginal improvements in existing products and services. Nominees need not be, but may include multi-disciplinary teams in an organization or corporation. Nominees may also be from two or more companies sharing the nomination.
Battelle Memorial Institute is recognized worldwide as a preeminent research and development organization that provides analysis and products for commercial and government customers. Battelle has collaborated with Sellex International Detection to focus on a simple and inexpensive means of allowing liquids onto commercial aircraft as it was before the events of September 11, 2001.
The LS10 Liquid Scanner developed by the Battelle-Sellex Team will be employed at security checkpoints to interrogate and analyze glass and plastic bottles to determine if the liquid contents are benign or hazardous. Applications may include airport security lines and secure venues that could include concerts, sporting events, Government buildings and other controlled-access sites. The LS10’s dual-mode scanning technology and advanced detection algorithms provide reliable identification without the hazards of X rays or the need to open the liquid containers.
The CareWorks Family of Companies provides a complete suite of innovative medical management services for workers’ compensation, disability, and integrated absence management that enable employers to control costs. Experienced and caring staff work with each client to design custom solutions that fit the unique requirements of each case.
Since its inception 16 years ago, CareWorks utilized an outside vendor to develop, manage and host its critical business applications and IT infrastructure. These systems were becoming outdated, cumbersome, and expensive to update and maintain as CareWorks grew to more than 900 associates. CareWorks did not want to put at risk its position as the preeminent service provider in Ohio’s workers’ compensation market, and made the bold decision to cease working with its long-time vendor and build all of its systems and related infrastructure in-house.
The impending expiration of the vendor contract mandated an aggressive timetable. CareWorks’ team was formed in May, 2011, and on February 26, 2012, delivered a first tier infrastructure and all required business applications with no interruption of service and improved business metrics in all areas!
The City of Columbus, Ohio is one the the best places to live, work and raise a family. Mayor Michael B. Coleman, elected officials and employees of the city government work everyday to maintain that high standard of service and quality of life for all Columbus residents, to keep Columbus neighborhoods vibrant, and to support the economic development of the entire Central Ohio region.
The City of Columbus Technology Department launched MyColumbus, a free mobile application providing Columbus residents enhanced access to City and community resources. The application puts Columbus city services at the fingertips of residents and visitors, bringing to life many of Mayor Michael B. Coleman’s initiatives The MyColumbus mobile application uses integrated technologies, such as GPS for location services, RSS for City news feeds, and a social media center providing access to City of Columbus Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube accounts.
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, DataCenter.BZ provides high-density colocation, virtual infrastructure and managed solutions to a range of regional, national and international customers, including major telecommunications carriers, government entities, healthcare and education systems, and Fortune 1000 companies.
DataCenter.BZ is the leading carrier-neutral data center in Ohio and the only high-density provider in the state. Hosting one of Ohio’s largest collections of carrier, municipal and private fiber networks, DataCenter.BZ serves as a critical point of interconnection among the carriers, dark fiber networks and last mile providers in the state. Such connectivity together with state-of-the-art data center facilities and ample power sources including dual power grid feeds, 30 MW of available utility power and multiple backup diesel generators enables DataCenter.BZ to provide highly reliable solutions. DataCenter.BZ is both SOC1 (SSAE16) and SOC2 Type 2 audited and leverages wholly-owned land, buildings and infrastructures to provide unparalleled flexibility, customization and long-term security for your business.
The Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University is ranked 11th among US public universities. The Master of Business Operational Excellence (MBOE) at Fisher College of Business prepares managers for leadership in service and manufacturing companies. The MBOE program spans 12 months and includes eight four-day on-campus sessions.
The MBOE program came to Fisher’s Information Technology Services (ITS) with a request to replace binders of written material with Apple iPads, putting today’s technology in the hands of tomorrow’s leaders, giving them real world access to cutting-edge technology.
To make this a reality, a team from Fisher ITS led by David Blum, Eva Bradshaw, Randy Spears and Jacob Bane accepted the challenge in June of 2012 with a planned deployment of November 2012. After reviewing several options and through numerous stages of testing, the team made the move to digital content using the Apple iTunes U platform.
Since its founding in Columbus in 1935, Grange Insurance has provided insurance protection exclusively through independent agents. Grange has always provided EODB Ease Of Doing Business(R) to its agent by providing the ultimate service and latest technology. By looking at the current insurance market, Grange determined that it could boldly grow its commercial insurance business by introducing a new small commercial product built on a new easy-to-use interface.
Using agile software development methodology, Grange was able to create and test this brand new system in just 16 months. Combining the new system with an updated product resulted in the release of BusinessAssure(SM), which will help its independent agent partners successfully grow and insure a wider range of businesses. The innovations in this transformation program included integrating multiple business units to work together, initiating new roles within the business and IT, aggressively ramping up staff with an implementation partner, and integrating automated testing to discover problems quicker. These innovations allowed the company to get the new product to market eight months sooner than expected.
Together, we have initiated a program that leads other cities, states, and countries to sustainability. Our program collects the number one littered item in the world, preventing harm to our fragile ecosystems and turning waste into valuable products and energy.
The three “R”’s of Recycle, Reduce, Reuse are the nucleus of our program: we recycle post-consumer products that have never been recycled until our program, we reduce the amount of cigarette waste entering our landfills and the waters of America, we reuse used cigarette filters to make insulation products and pelletized plastic that are all themselves recyclable.
Our core mission at Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Inc. is to bring the next generation of precision radiopharmaceutical agents to market so doctors and patients can readily access and benefit from cutting-edge diagnostic science.
To that end, Navidea has spent several years developing the next class of surgical diagnostic agents in oncology; Lymphoseek is the first product that will be approved. Lymphoseek will stand out as the only cell receptor targeted agent for innovative preoperative and intraoperative sentinel lymph node mapping and imaging in solid tumors. The Lymphoseek team’s efforts supported the integration of preclinical studies, clinical trials, and management of partnerships with scores of outside teams, including those of some 24 universities, 8 contract manufacturers, and the key sales partner, Cardinal Health. The performance of the team has exceeded all expectations with the anticipated launch of the Lymphoseek drug in early 2013 in both the U.S. and Europe.
Northwoods is a software developer and service provider founded in 1999 and headquartered in Dublin, Ohio. The Compass software suite of products is designed specifically to meet the needs of human services agencies to improve worker productivity through document management and workflow solutions. More than 100 agencies in ten states use Compass software every day. Northwoods currently has 114 employees.
Northwoods’ Product Delivery Team is comprised of 36 individuals. The team uses the Agile method for all software development. Product Delivery supports 15 products.
Northwoods’ latest innovation meets a specific need for social workers in the field. Compass CoPilot™, Northwoods’ tablet-based software, went from concept to release in 6 months. CoPilot is a one-of-a-kind mobile software for human services agencies allowing social workers to access and add electronic documents, forms, pictures, and audio recordings to their existing document management system using a tablet. CoPilot saves social workers from one to two hours a day, allowing them to focus on what is most important – protecting children.
The OhioHealth Fibroid Center of Excellence is a multidisciplinary team of gynecologists, radiologists and interventional radiologists who use advanced technology to provide minimally invasive and non-invasive fibroid treatment options, as well as invasive options that are individualized and tailored around the specific needs of the patient. The center offers the only magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) in Ohio, a non-invasive technology that destroys uterine fibroids without removal of the uterus, and with no incision, no hospitalization and no use of general anesthesia. Not only do patients go home the same day, but most patients can resume their normal activities within a few days.
It is worth noting that the OhioHealth Fibroid Center of Excellence is one of only four comprehensive fibroid centers in the country. Early on, leaders at OhioHealth made a decision to incorporate this technology and bring gynecologists and radiologists together to offer a comprehensive line of fibroid treatment options. Today, OhioHealth is the only large hospital system in the United States to adopt MRgFUS, a commitment to leadership that truly stands out.
The Primary Financial Company (PFC) / Quick Solutions, Inc. (QSI) team created an enterprise class system (SimpliCD) capable of running a nationwide, $6 billion trading platform in a 100% cloud based (zero on premise server dependency) environment.
SimpliCD enables a one-of-a kind turnkey certificate of deposit program. The application is the only system of its kind. SimpliCD allows credit union investors to easily invest substantial funds in federally insured certificates of deposit (CDs) without the hassle, time and expense of investigating potential issuers and purchasing the CDs themselves. SimpliCD also gives financial institutions a convenient and effective means of generating liquidity by issuing federally insured CDs without having to spend the time and money to market their deposits nationally, analyze the market, or manage multiple CDs and deposit relationships. One of the largest obstacles the team had to overcome was the fact that no such system existed. Nor had any system of this size and scope been developed for a cloud based application. As such, the team had to build the system from the ground up!
The Riverside Radiology and Interventional Associates IT Division serves as the backbone of the practice. By providing a level of technology innovation unmatched in the marketplace, more than 24 additional clients have been acquired, 33 world-class radiologists have been successfully recruited and overall patient and referring physician satisfaction ratings consistently exceed national best practice scores in all categories measured.
In addition, the RRIA IT Division has assisted the group in achieving national recognition, including being ranked 10th by Radiology Business Journal’s 2011 50 Largest Private Radiology Practices in the nation; and serving as the official radiology group for the Columbus Blue Jackets. More recent national recognition includes being named in the top 50 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare and being selected a Top Connected Healthcare Facility by HealthImaging & IT. Regional accomplishments include selection by Columbus Business First as a 2009 and 2010 “Best Places to Work” and a finalist in the 2009 TechColumbus Innovation Awards. Also in 2010. RRIA was invited to join Strategic Radiology, a national network of large, clinically-advanced groups.