Кiril Petkov – Director of the “Information Technologies” Directorate of BULSTRAD VIENNA INSURANCE GROUP Insurance Company, is the winner of the prestigious award of “IT Manager of the year”
The first prize was awarded to Mr Kiril Petkov - Director of the “Information Technologies” Directorate of BULSTRAD VIENNA INSURANCE GROUP Insurance Company", selected as winner in the “IT Manager of the Year” competition, organized by the Bulgarian IT Managers Club, in the category for “Efficiency”.
About the Bulgarian IT Managers Club:
The association exists since 2007 as a voluntary union of natural and legal persons engagedin formulating the vision and strategies for IT development in the management of companies, state institutions and other organizations. Among the objectives of the association is to identify and formulate the main development and improvement trends for the Bulgarian business and state administration in the field of information and communication technologies implementation, to create an active platform for exchange of opinions, experience and views on current issues related to the use of information technologies, to set out and support the work of informal trade associations and other groups engaged in discussion of IT-specific problems, etc. The Club is an open-member organization with close to 60 IT managers from across the country and from all vertical segments of the economy. Among the participants on behalf of the IT Managers Club are representatives of several state departments and companies and of almost all vertical segments of the economy.
The third edition of “IT Manager of the Year” nominated IT managers with successful and innovative projects for the previous 12 months contributing to achievement of the business objectives of the employing organization.
The prizes in the competition organized by the IT Managers Club, ICT Media and CIO magazine with the cooperation of Borica BankService, Lloyds Register and UniCredit Bulbank, are awarded to the most successful IT managers for 2010 in the following three categories:
- Management – awarded to managers who have contributed for utilization of the IT potential in their company and have demonstrated achievements in management of the IT team and IT activities by implementation of accepted good practices and personal innovative managerial approach.
- Efficiency – awarded to managers demonstrating evident efficiency and sufficiency in work and contributing for increased trust and improved distribution of high technologies. Efficiency (or effectiveness) is the proportion between investments made and benefits obtained during achievement of specific objectives.
- Innovation – awarded to managers who have succeed in implementation of an innovative solution or have introduced an innovative approach to the benefit of their organization.
The winner of the prestigious award of “IT Manager of the Year” in the “Efficiency” category is Kiril Petkov – Director of the IT Directorate of “Bulstrad Vienna Insurance Group” Insurance company; Dimitar Nestorov, head of ICT Department of Non-ferrous Metals Smelter (KCM SA) – Plovdiv, for the “Management” category; while the “Innovations” award goes to Emil Dzhinovski, IT Manager for Rompetrol BG.
The awards were presented in an official ceremony held on December 2nd, 2010 in Sheraton hotel. The winners of the “IT Manager of the Year” awards received designer statuettes representing the symbol of the competition, crafted by the famous Bulgarian monumentalist Yanko Bonev. All finalists received certificates, while the research company Gartner presented all nominees with literature on IT management by leading analysts.