Architecture Excellence Awards 2011 - iCMG Award 24 winners for Global Excellence in Enterprise & IT Architecture

22 companies from around the world walked home with Global Awards for Enterprise Architecture Excellence amidst enough fanfare at the Architecture Excellence Awards 2011 organized by iCMG, a Global Enterprise & IT Architecture Firm.

Bengaluru, KARNATAKA, July 29, 2011 /India PRwire/ -- 22 companies from around the world walked home with Global Awards for Enterprise Architecture Excellence amidst enough fanfare at the Architecture Excellence Awards 2011 organized by iCMG, a Global Enterprise & IT Architecture Firm.

Among the global companies that won awards were Northrop Grumman, USA and Intel Corporation, USA who shared the award in the Customer Oriented Business Models, Dutch Immigration & Naturalisation Service, Netherlands and Singapore Ministry Of Defence, Singapore for Business Process Management, COX Enterprises, USA and Dell, USA who shared the award in the Acquisition and Mergers category, Dubai Customs, UAE and MOH Holdings, Singapore in the Transformation and Planning category, The Hartford, USA and Brisbane City Council, Australia for Architecture Governance, The GAME Group plc for the SOA Vision for Enterprise Services, Realmdigital, SA for the Open Source Technologies, Protestant Church in the Netherlands for the IS Security Architecture, Lloyds Banking Group, UK for the IT Landscape Rationalization and Deutsche Bank, UK for Best Green Architecture.

Vodafone Essar Limited bagged the 'Growing business in new territory or new service offering', ICICI Bank Limited bagged the award in the 'Business Intelligence and Analytics' category, MTS and SWOne Ltd. UK Shared the award in 'Future IT', SBI General Insurance and CSX Corporation, USA Shared the award in 'Enterprise Architecture' while Tesco Hindustan Service Center walked away with the 'IT Service Management' award.

The iCMG Architecture World 2011 John A. Zachman Enterprise Architecture award is bestowed upon Amar Kumar Pandey in acknowledgement and appreciation of his innovative employment of Enterprise Architecture concepts in Criminal Investigation:

Speaking on the occasion, the global guru and father of Enterprise Architecture, John Zachman said, " I happy about the way Amar Kumar Pandey has used the principles in extracting elementary components (Primitives) of criminal events and creating and employing feasible scenarios (Composites) for analysis, evaluation and action".

"iCMG Hall of Fame" for 2011 was conferred to Mr. Steve Towers, a global guru and expert in the area of Business Process Management and Performance Transformation.

"The idea behind 'Architecture Excellence Awards' is to honor architects & enterprises whose work demonstrates a combination of talent, vision & workmanship, which are creating successful and enduring systems & enterprises. The international awards will be awarded each year to architects and organization for significant achievements, during the "iCMG Architecture World conference," apprised Sunil Dutt Jha, Chief Architect & CEO, iCMG.

Though this is the second year the awards have been instituted, we received more than 100 entries from across 21 Countries. After carefully analyzing the nominations, it's interesting to note that architecture practices are not restricted to a specific vertical or industry. This is quite evident as the nominating companies belong to over 16 plus industries. said Mr. Jha.

The jury for the awards consisted of working professionals in the industry, all of whom have years of experience in managing complex IT systems & enterprises like Steve Towers, Author, Founder & CEO, BP Group, Manoj Srivastava, Director-IT, MTS India, J P Zachman, Vice President of Marketing, Zachman International Inc, Jaap Schekkerman, EA Thought Leader, Liz Gallacher, Principal Consultant iCMG, Stephen F. Heffner, Software Inventor, Entrepreneur, Educator, Roger Cutts, Principal Consultant iCMG, Johan de Wit CEO, Nuphar BV Associate director CIOnet - the Netherlands, S Janardhan, CTO, ITC Infotech, Jim Heaton, Chief Architect - Baker Hughes, Len de Villiers, Group CIO - Absa Bank, South Africa, Shirish Patwardhan, CTO, KPIT Cummins, Jon Kern, Agile Manifesto Co-Author, Co-Founder TogetherSoft, David Gilmour, Principal Consultant iCMG, Peter Presland-Byrne, Chief Architect, Bank of America and Sunil Dutt Jha, Chief Architect & CEO, iCMG

The awards were interspersed with a spectacular dance performances from different parts of India, specially commissioned for the awards night.

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