April 15, 2011 is the deadline to nominate those who improved standards for an industry award.
Nominations are now open for the 2011 Tenzing Norgay Interoperability Achievement Award. You can nominate a friend, competitor, or yourself. The last day for nominations will be April 15, 2011 so don’t delay.
The annual Tenzing Norgay Interoperability Achievement Award, now in its eleventh (!) year, is presented to companies, organizations, universities, or individuals whose work:
Surpassed common levels of interoperability
Contributed to overall industry advancement
Provided a new view of the future
Ensured customer success
The award was named for the crucial role that Sherpa, Tenzing Norgay, played in the first successful attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1953. Many people think of Sir Edmund Hillary when they think of a Mount Everest hero. Yet without his faithful Sherpa by his side, Hillary might not have made it to such great heights. Likewise, those who work tirelessly to bring necessary standards and interoperability to industry are often overlooked. The Interoperability Achievement Award recognizes these achievements that are critical to a designer's success.
To submit a nomination and see past winners, please visit the Tenzing Norgay nomination webpage here.
The award will be presented at the Synopsys Interoperability Breakfast event on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at the Design Automation Conference in San Diego, CA.
But please don’t nominate me. I already receive plenty of kudos. (Thanks, KC Leung!)
Karen Bartleson is senior director of community marketing at Synopsys, Inc. and author of The Ten Commandments for Effective Standards. Her blog for Synopsys is called The Standards Game.