WAYNE, Pa.— August 14, 2018 — Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) received both a silver and bronze Stevie® Award in The 15th Annual International Business Awards®. Susan Lynch, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Sungard AS, won silver in the Woman of the Year category, while Chris Fielding, Chief Information Officer at Sungard AS, won bronze for IT Executive of the Year.
The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2018 IBAs received entries from 74 nations and territories.
Nicknamed the Steviesfor the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the InterContinental London Park Lane Hotel in London, England on October 20, 2018.
Over the last year, Susan Lynch has quickly transformed Sungard AS into a nimbler, more profitable company that’s grounded in operational excellence and stands as a technology services provider workplace of choice. Susan discovered new ways to drive efficiencies that saved Sungard AS millions of dollars and reallocated resources where necessary to strengthen the company’s ability to meet customer needs. The Stevies judges noted that Susan’s results have been a “remarkable success,” and an “amazing story of business transformation.”
Chris Fielding, promoted to CIO in January, has more closely united Sungard AS’ global IT organization, led a push into agile methodology and DevOps, and championed the organization’s move from on-premise to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions. Building on the company’s virtualized environment, Chris has worked closely with Sungard AS’ product team to use the cloud solutions the company offers, such as Cloud Recovery – AWS, for its own infrastructure. Judges cited her “impressive achievements” that “bring tangible value” to Sungard AS.
“Susan and Chris’s achievements reflect their ability to uncover opportunities for growth and improvement that help us better serve our customers,” said Andrew A. Stern, chief executive officer of Sungard AS. “These Stevie Awards confirm what our entire organization already knows: That Susan and Chris are outstanding leaders at the top of their field whose contributions directly support our mission to improve businesses’ resilience.”
More than 3,900 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 270 executives worldwide who participated on 12 juries.
“This year’s Stevie Award winners in the IBAs are the most distinguished group of winners we’ve had yet,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “We raised the minimum average score from the judges required to qualify as a Stevie winner, so 2018 winners should be especially proud of their achievements. We look forward to presenting their Stevies to them in London on October 20, and to telling their stories over the coming year through Stevie Awards media.”
Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.
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 40 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. To learn more, visit www.sungardas.com or call 1-800-468-7483. Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
About the Stevie® Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.
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