Whitten named to Computerworld’s Top 100
MADISON – Tommy Whitten has been named as one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 Technology Leaders for 2017.
Computerworld selected these technology leaders from worldwide candidates for their exceptional technology expertise and innovative approaches to business challenges.
Computerworld is a leading media brand in technology that helps senior IT decision-makers and key personnel navigate change with effective business strategy. (computerworld.com)
Whitten works as District IT Coordinator for the Madison County Schools district. He has worked in the department for 17 years.
“I was honored to be nominated, and I am truly humbled to be included among this impressive group of IT leaders,” Whitten said. “I have the privilege to work with an impressive team of technology professionals, and I thank them for their hard work and commitment to our goals that has made this honor possible.”
County Superintendent Matt Massey praised Whitten for his work in overseeing numerous enterprise-wide IT projects, including the implementation of the Canvas LMS, switch to Google and partnership with Huntsville-based Adtran to provide managed Wi-Fi service to 28 schools in the district.
“What a great honor for Mr. Whitten and for Madison County Schools,” Massey said. “Technology is changing dramatically but to ensure that our students have tools for learning, the infrastructure to support these changes must be in place. Mr. Whitten and his team have done a fantastic job of making a lot of these things happen in a very short time.”
Scot Finnie, editor-in-chief of Computerworld, said the Premier 100 awards highlight “an elite group of IT executives who are leading their organizations through times of unprecedented change. They are using technology to drive high-stakes business projects and create dynamic growth in their organizations.”
Whitten holds membership in International Society for Technology in Education and Consortium for School Networking. He serves as treasurer for Alabama Educational Technology Association (AETA). In September, he received the 2016 Sally Moore Award at AETA’s Fall Symposium.
Whitten and other honorees will be recognized at a conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. in March 2017.