2022 UC Tech Awards winners: Celebrating collaboration and innovation throughout the university | UCnet – UCnet

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
On Aug. 16, 2022, 10 teams and three individuals from across the University of California (UC) received 2022 UC Tech Awards at the UC Tech Conference at UC San Diego. The UC Tech Awards recognize individuals and teams in the UC technology community for their contributions to advancing the university’s mission.
Teams competed in six award categories, each representing an area of critical importance to advancing technology — design, innovation in information technology, IT security, operational excellence, UC collaboration and lifetime impact. Three awards are named for UC staff whose extraordinary contributions have had a lasting impact on the university:
This year’s award-winners span the entire state. The new technologies and capabilities they have introduced impact an array of diverse fields, from library management and student admissions to clinical care. Select each project name to view its original application.
Larry L. Sautter Award for Innovation in Information Technology: Recognizes a team for having implemented an innovative technology project that has had a significant beneficial impact on UC’s academic or research mission, student life, business operations, patient care or public-service mission. Innovation is defined as the new application of technology, the creative use of limited resources or an emphasis on collaboration to solve a problem.
IT Security Award: Recognizes an individual or team that advanced IT security at UC through awareness and training, policy, technical controls and/or IT security hygiene. Projects that intersect with legal, privacy and compliance are eligible.
Design Award: Recognizes an individual or team that transformed one or more touchpoints through the application of various design disciplines (e.g., visual design, interaction design, user experience (UX) design, customer experience (CX) design and/or industrial design) to improve usability and/or create a more elegant experience for all users, including those with disabilities.
Mojgan Amini Operational Excellence Award: Recognizes an individual or team that transformed a business process (via reliability, speed, scale, efficiency and/or effectiveness), whether through business process design, automation, customer service, digital transformation or another initiative.
Yvonne Tevis UC Collaboration Award: Recognizes an individual or team that conducted a strong collaborative technology initiative across two or more UC locations, a UC campus and UC health system, and/or with other UC partners.
Lifetime Impact Award: Recognizes an individual who, over time, has contributed significant expertise, passion and commitment to UC, as evidenced by a portfolio of work supporting the technology arena. One award Lifetime Impact Award is bestowed each year.
The UC Tech Awards Program celebrates the achievements of UC individuals and teams in designing, implementing, operating and/or supporting high-impact technology initiatives. It promotes an inclusive UC tech community by recognizing the technology contributions of people from all areas of expertise, including IT, other forms of business operations, research, education, patient care and public service.
The UC Tech Awards are sponsored by the UC Information Technology Leadership Council (ITLC), composed of the Chief Information Officers (CIOs) across UC locations. The awards provide university-wide recognition for individual or team technology efforts that advance the university’s mission of teaching, research and public service, patient care or improving the effectiveness of processes and operations. The annual call for submissions is announced in February or March with a May submission deadline. The committee meets by early July and awards are presented at the annual UC Tech Conference. To learn about the UC Tech Awards program, please visit the UC Tech Awards website or contact Laurel Skurko.
[1] Per “The University of California at a Glance” (March 2022)



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