University’s IT chief named Premier 100 member

Posted: Wednesday, 23 February 2011

TROY—Troy University’s chief security and technology officer has been named one of the top 100 leaders in information technology by “Computerworld” magazine.

W. Greg Price was named to the Premier 100 IT Leaders list on Monday and will be honored in March at the annual Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference that will include more than 375 senior IT managers and focuses on how they create competitive IT organizations.

“To be nominated and selected as a member of the Premier IT Leaders for 2011 is a humbling experience,” Price said. “After receiving the notice, I reviewed the list of previous recipients and was overwhelmed to be included among notable technologists of the current era. I have enjoyed working with a diverse group of dedicated technology experts for nearly two decades. Through the synergies of those talented people, hard work and collaboration, this recognition was made possible.”

IT managers from companies such as Toyota Motors, Kaiser Permanente, Intel Corporation, NBC Universal, Scottrade, JetBlue Airways, Boeing, Southwest Airlines, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon are also included in this year’s ranking.

“Greg Price is one of the top IT leaders in higher education,” said Dr. John Dew, Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Services and Administration. “His innovative approach has enabled Troy University to become the top international university in Alabama.

The Premier 100 was first created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organization through technology. These are individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to business challenges and effectively manage and execute IT strategies. Each year nominees are invited to complete a survey that addresses a number of topics, including their background and experience and their attitude toward risk and innovation. Using Computerworld’s IT Leader Index and using the data from the index, which is a measurement of how closely an individual matches the magazine’s definition of the IT Leader, we analyze the data. Each year, 100 honorees are selected to receive this life-time recognition award.

“I look forward to a dynamic future, where technology will continue to promote change and serve as an instrument for positive growth,” Price said.

W. Greg Price