Prof. James McKeen and alum Kalyan Chakravarthy honoured by IT industry

Posted on November 02, 2011

The 2011 ComputerWorld Canada IT Leadership Award recipients were celebrated on Oct. 26 in Toronto. Professor and Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Management Information Systems James McKeen was named IT Educator of the Year, while MBA’07 alum Kalyan Chakravarthy took top honours as IT Manager of the Year for Small and Medium-sized enterprises.

Prof. McKeen was cited for his contributions in co-founding two industry forums connecting leaders in the industry to discuss critical IT issues, in bringing IT research into the classroom and linking graduate students with business leaders.

Kalyan Chakravarthy, Director of IT for the Toronto International Film Festival, was recognized for his contributions in moving the festival’s email platform into the cloud and ensuring a smooth transition of IT services when the festival moved to its new home at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in 2010.


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