If they ever put the federal technology sector in charge of the Oscars, it’s likely to bear some resemblance to the first annual FedScoop 50 Awards, which was held with great success on November 28th at the Hay Adams Hotel in Washington, D.C.
On a glamorous night, with 150+ federal technology leaders on-hand (including attendees from the White House, Department of Defense, and numerous civilian agencies), FedScoop honored 50 of the federal IT community’s “brightest minds and innovators of 2012.”
Among them, our own Gigi Schumm received the prestigious Industry Leadership Award for her ongoing commitment to supporting the federal government through faster knowledge sharing, deeper thought leadership, and an unprecedented level of public/private cooperation.
Gigi stood in great company Wednesday night, with fellow award-winners Steven VanRoekel (Federal CIO), Todd Park (Federal CTO), and Teri Takai (DoD CIO), among others.
The 50 awardees were nominated by their peers in government and submitted for online voting (more than 8,000 votes were cast).
And while we may not see Ms. Schumm at the Academy Awards this year, FedScoop’s Industry Leadership distinction bodes quite well for Gigi’s continuing transformative impact on the federal space in 2013 and beyond.