Last year, we launched what turned out to be a late-summer sensation when we announced the first 40 CI Influencers Under 40. The response to the list as we were creating it was so strong that we went a bit beyond 40 people and even included some who’d hit 40 within 2014 and the reaction after it was revealed that we came close to breaking the Internet.
We’re hoping to recapture that magic this year, with some help from the people who made the list so exceptional last year. While there will be no one on this year’s list who was on it last year, we do want those industry standouts to again be involved by nominating someone to take their place on the 2015 honor roll.
We’ll also include a sidebar that looks at those who were on the first list and where they are now. Sure, it’s only been a year, but you might be surprised how much they’ve accomplished since then, including being added to the guest list for the invitation-only CI Summit.
That certainly doesn’t mean we’re restricting the nominations to last year’s 40-ish. Like last year, we want to know about the people who we wouldn’t otherwise know and highlight some of the great things they do.
Nominees should work for integrators, consultants or programmers. Sorry, manufacturers, we’ll have to find another way to celebrate your accomplishments, but you’re not eligible for this list.
Like last year, we’ve got a few ideas about who should—and will—be on the list (and some of them may be people you’ve seen in our magazine or on our site in various other contexts), but we want to make sure we don’t forget anyone. We’re planning to run the complete list in our September issue of the magazine, and of course post it here, so time is of the essence.
If you know someone who fits the bill, reach out to me and I’ll send you the short application to fill out and return to me. Since most of the CI staff has the big 4-0 in the rearview mirror, you won’t see any of us on the list, although our web editor is pushing hard to be included among what’s sure to be another list of who’s who in the integration world.
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