The Executive Council, the business forum for leaders and innovators, announced the winners of the sixth annual New York Ten Awards. Lanny Cohen of Capgemini was honoured with the Judges' Choice Award for CEO and Business Innovation. The Ten Awards is a selection of ten companies and individuals in the greater New York business community that display extraordinary innovation and leadership in their industry and beyond. The Judges' Choice Award honors the year's outstanding example of innovation by a CEO and business.
The awards were presented at the Ten Awards Gala held on October 28, 2008 at Cipriani Wall Street. Cushman & Wakefield were the host sponsor and Brian Sullivan, anchor for Fox Business Network, provided a welcome address. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chief Prosecuting Attorney for Riverkeeper and Raymond W. Kelly, Commissioner, New York City Police Department were keynote speakers.
"Capgemini is committed to helping businesses meet global challenges through continuous innovation, and I am particularly pleased to accept this honor from the Executive Council, an organization known to spark, foster and celebrate innovation," said Lanny Cohen, CEO of Capgemini US LLC. "This award for CEO and Business Innovation is a testament to our collaborative and fiercely independent approach to business which has helped us increase our footprint and generate greater awareness in North America."
The Ten Awards winners were selected from open nominations submitted to the Executive Council of New York. Hundreds of nominations were screened and evaluated by a panel of judges comprised of prominent journalists from New York-based local and national business media outlets, and evaluated based on the individual's contributions to his or her organization's objectives and leadership; the organization's impact on business innovation, both in New York and nationally; and the individual's industry leadership beyond his or her organization.
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