MORRISTOWN, N.J., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IDG's CIO named Covanta as a recipient of the 2014 CIO 100 award for the third straight year. Now in its 27th year, CIO magazine's annual awards program identifies and honors 100 organizations that have distinguished themselves by creating business value through the effective and innovative use of IT.
"For 27 years now, the CIO 100 awards have honored the innovative use of technology to deliver genuine business value," said Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief of CIO magazine & events. "Our 2014 winners are an outstanding example of the transformative power of IT to drive everything from revenue growth to competitive advantage."
"This award is a great honor for all of us at Covanta," said Stu Kippelman, Covanta's Chief Information Officer.
Ben Cabrera, Covanta's Senior Director, Business Systems Delivery, echoed Mr. Kippelman's sentiments: "Innovation is one of Covanta's core values and technology is front and center, playing an integral role in maintaining a leadership position in our industry. The CIO 100 award's recognition is positive affirmation that our efforts are succeeding."
Executives from the winning companies will be recognized at the CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony, to be held Tuesday evening, August 19 at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. The Company's 45 Energy-from-Waste facilities provide communities and businesses around the world with environmentally sound solid waste disposal by using waste to generate clean, renewable energy. Annually, Covanta's modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely and securely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle over 440,000 tons of metal. Energy-from-Waste facilities reduce greenhouse gases, complement recycling and are a critical component to sustainable solid waste management. For more information, visit www.covanta.com.
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About the CIO 100 Awards:
Recipients of this year's CIO 100 Award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. Next, a team of external judges (many of them former CIOs) reviewed the applications in depth, looking for leading-edge IT practices and measurable results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges' recommendations and selected the final 100.
Coverage of the 2014 CIO 100 Awards will be available online at CIO.com on August 1, 2014 and in the August 1st issue of CIO magazine.