ATP Awards Nomination Information

2017 ATP Gala Award Nomination

On October 12, 2017, ATP will recognize an extraordinary group of individuals for their innovation, leadership, and industry impact at the 14th Annual Awards Gala.

This year, we will be presenting 6 Awards to outstanding individuals at the VP level and above who have demonstrated the award criteria listed below.

Have a nomination? Visit http://atpconnect.org/atp-awards-nominations to submit your nomination.

2017 ATP Gala Award Criteria

Technology Service Provider Award:

Company Size(s): All – Public Sector, Small, Medium, and Enterprise
Nominee Title(s): VP Level or Higher
Award Description: Recognizes individual who meets the following criteria:

●     Works for a Technology Service Provider

●     In the last year, led a technology service initiative that produced significant improvement in quality, cost, productivity, and/or customer service

●     Over the last year, demonstrated excellence in technology service as indicated by high customer satisfaction, company growth, customer acquisition, etc.

 

Startup Disruptor Award:

Company Size(s): Startup
Nominee Title(s): VP Level or Higher
Award Description: Recognizes individual who meets the following criteria:

●     In the last year, led an initiative that produced a product or service that displaced or significantly changed an established technology

●     Initiative created a new way of doing business or significantly altered an existing way of doing business

●     Initiative created a new industry or significantly altered an existing industry

Enterprise Innovation Award:

Company Size(s): Enterprise
Nominee Title(s): VP Level or Higher
Award Description: Recognizes individual who meets the following criteria:

●     Demonstrates entrepreneurial spirit

●     Questions well established assumptions and beliefs

●     Generates creative ideas to drive change in their organization

●     Transforms general concepts into actionable plans

●     Encourages colleagues to identify different ways of thinking and working

 

Leadership Award:

Company Size(s): All – Public Sector, Small, Medium, and Enterprise
Nominee Title(s): VP Level or Higher
Award Description: Recognizes individual who meets the following criteria:

●     Drives the effective use of IT or communications to improve a company’s business performance

●     Plans beyond near-term tactical needs to long-term strategic objectives

●     Maintains a positive and empowering work environment

●     Viewed as a leader by others in the company and community

 

Impact Award:

Company Size(s): All – Public Sector, Small, Medium, and Enterprise
Nominee Title(s): VP, Director or Equivalent
Award Description: Recognizes individual who meets the following criteria:

●     Made a significant contribution to the IT and communications business community in Atlanta

●     Drives business, community, or social change through efforts with IT or communications technologies

●     Expands opportunities for and influence the careers of IT and communications technology professionals in the Atlanta area

ATP of the Year Award:

Company Size(s): All – Public Sector, Small, Medium, and Enterprise
Nominee Title(s): C-Level Executive
Award Description: Recognizes individual who meets the following criteria:

●     Works for Technology Company

●     Demonstrates exceptional characteristics in five categories: growth, leadership, innovation, collaboration, and community involvement

●     Represents a growing company that delivers value through sound business practices, uses innovative technologies to collaborate with their customers and vendors and demonstrates a commitment to the communities they serve

●     In the last year, made a significant impact on the IT and/or communications industry

2017 ATP Gala Company Category Definitions

  • Startup is defined as a company that generates less than $20 million in annual revenue, has been in business five years or less, and employs fewer than 80 people.
  • SMB is defined as a company that generates less than $500 million in annual revenue.
  • Enterprise is defined as a company that generates $500 million or more in annual revenue.
  • Public Service is defined as a a company or foundation that delivers public services considered essential to the public interest.
  • Technology Service Provider is defined as a company that provides products or services focused on communications technology (wireless, cloud, server, data center, internet, cable, etc.) for end users. A Technology Service Provider company can also fit into Public Sector, Startup, SMB, or Enterprise depending on the size of the company.