Innotech, AITP, SIM honor Innotech Executives

The Austin chapter of the Association of the Information Technology Professionals  and SIM Austin named one company and three local IT professionals as winners in their annual awards.

AITP and SIM Austin used  Austin Innotech, held Nov. 8,  as the backdrop for the award program.  Named as winners were:

National Instruments:  IT Solutions of the Year. National Instruments was selected for its mobile sales force automatic application, called the HALO Mobile App, a device that operates on AppleiPhone and Android devices;

Mickey Ristroph, co-founder and chief technology officer, Mutual Mobile, Chief  Technologists of the Year.  Ristroph co-founded his company in 2009.  He has spent his career, creating technology to solve problems.  With other teams, he created a driver-less car capable of navigating in urban areas while obeying all traffic signs.

Karen W. Robinson, chief information officer, Texas Department of Information Resources, Austin  IT Executive  Public Sector IT Executive of the Year.  Robinson serves as the CIO of the Texas Department of Information Resources, managing IT for more than 4400 publicly funded state firms.  She and staff operate the state’s IT security, communications-technology services, cooperative contracts, data-ceta-center services and the awarding winning www.Texas.gov website.

And,  Victor P. Fetter, III, vice president and CIO, Dell Online, Executive Corporate IT Executive of the Year.  At Dell, Fetter leads the engineering organization responsible for the multi-channel digital portfolio within Dell.  Along with his work at Dell.com, Fetter’s team is responsible for driving change and product innnovation across the portfolio, which includes commercial portals, B2B experiences and solutions for channel partners, and the mobile-sales portfolio.