Information Management Graduate Selected for Top IT Leader List
John A. Lever, director of information architecture governance for the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi has been selected as one of Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders. Mr. Lever is a 2003 graduate of the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University where he completed a master's degree in Information Management.
Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders list is comprised of individuals who, through technology, have positively contributed to their organizations and exemplify Computerworld's definition of an IT leader. Some of the criteria for selection for the honorees include:
- Promotes an IT vision that supports the company strategy.
- Identifies strategic opportunities provided by IT.
- Thinks beyond short-term tactical needs to long-term strategic goals.
- Understands business needs and profit/loss responsibilities beyond the IT department.
- Ties technology and innovation to specific business needs and goals.
- Uses technology to gain an advantage over the company's competition.
- Takes calculated risks but has contingency plans in place.
- Learns from failure and uses these experiences to improve IT processes and products.
- Hires inquisitive people who like to explore and are innovative.
- Creates work environments that are positive and rewarding to employees both inside and outside of work.
- Encourages staffers to be innovative and come up with ideas.
- Motivates with recognition and opportunity, not just money.
- Compares best practices with peer companies.
- Leverages technology vendors as partners.
- Develops leadership skills inside the IT organization.
- Viewed as a leader by other executives and by the IT staff.
To learn more about the Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders honorees, visit the Computerworld site.