WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives of two information technology (IT) vendors were selected by cable Chief Information Officers (CIOs) as winners of CIO.IT | Competition 2012, a competition of ideas at The Cable Show 2012, the 61st annual conference and international exposition of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), in Boston this week.

The winners presented their solutions to major cable IT challenges before panels of cable CIO judges and a packed crowd of Cable Show attendees on May 22 at the Boston Convention and Exhibit Center.  Their proposed solutions were judged based on merit in five categories:  problem-solving; revenue enhancement or expense reduction; productivity; implementation; and innovation.

Competitors with the winning entries were:
• The Cloud, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Cable – Gemini Waghmare, UXP Systems
• Big Data and Analytics – Patrick Wright-Riley, Motorola Mobility 

The winners were chosen from a group of eight finalists whose projects had been selected for the final competition.  Earlier this year, a selection committee of cable Chief Information Officers (CIOs) generated the finalists from a group of more than 35 vendors.

The competition was staged as part of the seventh annual CIO.IT, a Cable Show program for cable CIOs and IT executives.  More than 250 industry executives whose work revolves around cable IT participated in this year’s conference program.

For an overview of activities from The Cable Show 2012, May 21-23 in Boston, including more information about this year’s CIO.IT program, visit www.TheCableShow.com.