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Syracuse iSchool Student Paul Stamas named a 2010 Computerworld Premier 100 Award Honoree

Paul Stamas, a Doctorate of Professional Studies student at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies, was named a 2010 Computerworld Premier 100 Award Honoree, making him one of Computerworld’s top 100 IT Leaders for 2010.

Each year, Computerworld launches a nationwide search for nominations of technology professionals who have demonstrated leadership in their organizations through technology.
Stamas, vice president of IT at Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. in Cohoes, N.Y., helped his company overcome new competitors by helping them to implement a far-reaching system to track and improve energy conservation. Stamas also helped expand Mohawk’s distribution network in Europe and launched a comprehensive e-commerce project to further broaden the company’s offerings to its customer base.

The Premier 100 is a prestigious award given to 100 men and women who are driving positive change in their businesses through technology. The Premier 100 IT Leaders are individuals who promote ideas and creative work environments, envision innovative technology approaches to business problems and effectively manage IT strategies.

Stamas is a year into the executive doctorate in information management program at Syracuse University. He says he wants to get more deeply involved with the research aspects of IT, with a particular focus on cloud computing and service-oriented architectures at smaller companies, according to an article on the Computerworld web site.

Stamas is featured in Computerworld’s Premier 100 issue (December 7 issue), along with the other honorees, and awards will be presented at the Premier 100 Leaders Conference awards ceremony. 

Previously, he was director of IT at Sprint PCS; director of IT at Philips Medical Systems; global IT manager at Albany International; chief of computer integrated manufacturing for the Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Watervliet Arsenal. He started his career as a systems engineer at General Motors.

Stamas earned a BS in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo; a BA in Applied Statistics from the State University of New York at Buffalo; an Executive MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; and an MS in Information Management from Syracuse University iSchool.

His primary research interests are in the area of service-oriented computing and business-to-business (B2B) integration strategies in small-medium businesses (SMBs).

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