WAYNE, PA—December 18, 2017—Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, announces Meg Ramsey, Vice President, Cloud Services Product Management, has received a 2018 “Ones to Watch” Award from CIO, an IDG company. She will accept her award at the AGENDA18 Conference in Miami, Florida on March 21, 2018.

The CIO Ones to Watch Awards spotlight rising technology leaders who have what it takes to become strategic, C-level business technology executives. Candidates have a track record of success, an essential blend of communication and collaboration skills and a keen understanding of business goals. Nominees were judged by a panel of veteran CIOs and members of the CIO Executive Council, and were evaluated on specific criteria: job history, on-the-job accomplishments and leadership attributes.

"Digital businesses need business savvy tech leaders to advance their organization and the 2018 Ones to Watch awards recognize these individuals," said Adam Dennison, SVP & General Manager, IDG Events and CIO Executive Council, and Publisher, CIO. "The winners all demonstrated the kind of innovative spirit, focus and determination that future CIOs will need." 

As Vice President, Cloud Services at Sungard AS, Ramsey sets the cloud strategy and vision for the organization. Leading a team of product managers dedicated to delivering cloud infrastructure services for enterprise clients, she focuses on interoperability across all cloud platforms with embedded resiliency while providing the tools and expertise to deploy or migrate customers’ apps and workloads so they can focus on their core business.

Ramsey is also working to develop Sungard AS’ strategic growth plans, building on partnerships with AWS and VMware to expand services. As an example of a recent success, Sungard AS achieved Advanced Consulting Partner status in the AWS Partner Network this November, only six-months after the launch of the company’s new managed public cloud service. The company is now able to more tightly weave its recovery expertise and managed services into Amazon's infrastructure to deliver cloud services that ensure availability.

While at Sungard AS, Ramsey has driven three major initiatives to cultivate innovation across the organization:

-        She led the initiative to launch Managed Cloud – AWS, Sungard AS’ first managed service on a hyperscale platform. Taking a DevOps approach, and partnering with Engineering and Operations, Ramsey continues to focus on transforming Sungard AS into the next generation of IT service providers.

-        She was the business lead for the technology incubator Sungard Availability Services | Labs. Her team educated the company on emerging technologies and set its long-term technology strategy. She also helped drive external awareness of the program through thought leadership initiatives. 

-        She created a repeatable global patent process to evaluate ideas, create the applications, and respond to office actions. This streamlined the process and ensured applications were managed in the most efficient and least costly manner.

Ramsey brings to Sungard AS extensive consulting experience within the cloud, IT infrastructure and telecommunications industries. She received her BS from Georgia Institute of Technology and is pursuing a MBA with an expected graduation date of June 2018 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.

“It’s an honor to be nominated for an award like this, but it's more a reflection of the people I'm surrounded by at Sungard AS,” Ramsey said. “I'm fortunate to work with an incredibly talented team as we drive strategic growth and shape our solutions around industry leading technologies. To receive this distinction as a woman in IT leadership acknowledges the impact we have in the technology services industry. Sungard AS is a company that truly empowers women to lead, and values innovation above all else.”

About the CIO Ones to Watch Awards
The CIO Ones to Watch Awards honor rising stars in IT—senior staff destined to become the CIOs of the future—as identified and sponsored by the CIOs of today's leading organizations. Each year nominees are judged on their job history, job scope and on-the-job accomplishments by a panel of CIOs – past CIO 100 Award winners and CIO Executive Council members. Information on previous honorees can be viewed at: http://www.cio.com/cio-awards/ones-to-watch/index.

About CIO
CIO focuses on attracting the highest concentration of enterprise CIOs and business technology executives with unparalleled peer insight and expertise on business strategy, innovation, and leadership. As organizations grow with digital transformation, CIO provides its readers with key insights on career development, including certifications, hiring practices and skills development. The award-winning CIO portfolio—CIO.com, CIO executive programs, CIO Strategic Marketing Services, CIO Forum on LinkedIn, CIO Executive Council and CIO primary research—provides business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT’s role in achieving business goals. The CIO Executive Council is a professional organization of CIOs created to serve as an unbiased and trusted peer advisory group. CIO is published by IDG Communications, Inc. Company information is available at www.idg.com.Follow CIO events on Twitter: @CIOevents #AGENDA18

About CIO Executive Council
Believing in a members-first approach, CIO Executive Council (CEC) provides strategic leadership development for the transforming c-suite at the world’s most influential and evolving organizations. The CEC provides each member with a custom engagement experience that draws upon a wealth of programs and services, including: peer-to-peer interactions, a deep industry knowledge base, a range of professional development programs, communities of practice, and media/public relations opportunities that are tailored to an individual’s strengths and career goals. For more information on joining the CEC, visit council.cio.com.
About IDG Communications, Inc.
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About Sungard Availability Services:

Sungard Availability Services (“Sungard AS”) is a leading provider of critical production and recovery services to global enterprise companies. Sungard AS partners with customers across the globe to understand their business needs and provide production and recovery services tailored to help them achieve their desired business outcomes. Leveraging more than 35 years of experience, Sungard AS designs, builds and runs critical IT services that help customers manage complex IT, adapt quickly and build resiliency and availability. Visit Sungard Availability Services at www.sungardas.com or call 1-800-468-7483. Connect with us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.

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