среда, 19 сентября 2012 г.

Dr. Donald Brown Garners Award from Indiana University School of Informatics. - Health & Beauty Close-Up

Interactive Intelligence CEO Dr. Donald E. Brown has been honored with the Career Achievement Award by the Indiana University School of Informatics.

The Career Achievement Award, now in its second year, is given to an alumnus in recognition of outstanding contributions and development that bring national acclaim and recognition to the field of informatics, as well as honor and distinction to the university, according to Bobby Schnabel, dean of the Indiana University School of Informatics.

'The role that Don has played in the information technology economy in Indiana makes him an easy choice for our career achievement award,' Schnabel said. 'His efforts in business and entrepreneurship are inspirational to our students and faculty, and we're honored to include him in a group of notable alumni.'

Dr. Brown founded his third software company, Interactive Intelligence, in October 1994 and serves as its chairman of the board, president, and CEO. Dr. Brown has helped grow Interactive Intelligence into one of the 200 largest software companies in the world.

Prior to Interactive Intelligence, Dr. Brown co-founded Indianapolis-based Software Artistry, a developer of systems-based help desk software that went public in March 1995 and was subsequently acquired by IBM in early 1998. Dr. Brown's first software company was acquired by Electronic Data Systems in 1987.

'I don't feel completely worthy of such recognition -- I'm way too young for one thing -- but I'm honored nonetheless,' Dr. Brown said. 'I've been blessed to have been able to work with many incredible people and any success I've had reflects more on them than on me. I'll always appreciate the education that I received at Indiana University and am proud to be an alumnus. After three degrees, I think they were ready to get rid of me.'

The Indiana University School of Informatics selects its Career Achievement Award recipient each year by soliciting nominations from school staff, faculty, and graduates. An awards committee reviews each nomination and selects its top finalists, who are then ranked based on a weighted scale.

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