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CVS, Legal & General, Fidelity Investments selected as 2024 Finalists.

Today, Computer Measurement Group (CMG) with its partner Mullen Foundation announced CVS, Fidelity Investments, and Legal & General as finalists for the 2024 IMPACT Innovation Awards. The awards program, which began in 2021, was created to recognize individuals and teams who have dreamed, designed, and implemented IT improvements to drive significant change and extraordinary outcomes within their organizations. Past award recipients include Capital One and Broadcom. 

Finalist CVS embarked on a $3 million, year-long project to redefine performance engineering and architecture. The initiative involved AI anomaly detection, predictive analytics, and serverless architectures. This multidisciplinary endeavor, involving experts across several fields, led to a 35% reduction in operational costs and notable improvements in system responsiveness and throughput. The project – marked by collaborative synergy, adaptive strategies, and cross-disciplinary cohesion – serves as a benchmark in applying innovative AI and cloud solutions to enhance performance engineering and operational efficiency.

Fidelity Investment’s team created a cutting-edge, real-time event-driven platform that transformed legacy systems and integrated AWS services to significantly enhance event processing and data consistency. Overcoming budget and time constraints they introduced features like a self-service UI for client onboarding, leading to over 200 enterprise-wide use cases and substantial cost savings. The project, executed by a diverse team of over 20 professionals, highlighted the importance of adaptive project management and user-centric design in a dynamic technological environment.

Finalist Legal & General successfully restructured their mainframe operations through the iMpala Project.  This incorporated modern engineering and cloud and data technologies to improve the developer experience and increase delivery speed while maintaining quality. The transformation involved collaboration with third parties for environment, developer tools, and CI/CD improvements which lead to significant time and cost savings, as well as making mainframe development more accessible and efficient. The project overcame challenges in changing long-standing practices and technology limits.  It achieved increased productivity, reduced environmental impact, and created a more effective, unified development process.

“In our third year, the IMPACT Innovation Awards attracted three times the number of applicants as in 2023,” said Amanda Hendley, President and Managing Director of CMG. “These finalists represent the top change-agents in enterprise technology. It was a challenge for our judges to select these finalists and our 2024 winner. We look forward to announcing the winner at the CMG IMPACT Conference in Atlanta on February 7. “ 

To find out more about the awards or register for the conference, please visit

About CMG

Since 1974, CMG has been a resource for technology professionals tasked with driving digital transformations. CMG’s Mission is to provide a forum for sharing, learning, and networking among professionals that are charged with IT planning and support for their organizations. Computer  Measurement Group provides networking and educational programs including webinars, conferences, and meetups. Members are also able to access – and contribute to – a robust repository of papers, presentations, conference proceedings, and videos. For more information, visit

About the Mullen Foundation

The Mullen Foundation was founded in memory of J. William Mullen, past president of CMG. Previously, the Foundation has recognized information technology professionals who have exhibited both technical excellence and an engaging presentation style. Bill Mullen was a man of exceptional intellectual brilliance and personal charisma, and was widely known for his excellent technical presentations at many professional conferences throughout the world.

Have you or your team: Driven remarkable change within your organization despite constraints of budget, time, and team? Achieved success within your organizations through strategy development, strong team building, and innovative thinking? Implemented practices and had accomplishments that are the best-of-the-best for our industry?

If so, you would be a strong nominee for the IMPACT Innovation Award!

This award was created to recognize individuals and teams who have driven IT improvements to drive significant change within their organizations. The IMPACT Innovation Award will be awarded to a worthy individual or team applicant based on the impact that their work has had within their organization. Competitive applications will showcase real results from individuals, teams, or companies.

The application deadline is Friday, December 8th and applicants will be notified of their status by December 31st.

Award FINALISTS receive:

Recognition at the CMG IMPACT Conference
Speaking Role at CMG IMPACT
Recognition in CMG publications and on the website
Opportunities to contribute to the field as thought leaders


Additionally, WINNERS shall receive:

An engraved award acknowledging the winner’s outstanding achievement
A Dedicated press release announcing their selection
A produced video of the awards program, their IMPACT Conference Session, and print collateral for sharing and distribution.

2023 Winner

2022 Winner

Qualifications and Criteria

A strong nominee is someone who has…

 – Driven remarkable change within their organization despite constraints of budget, time, and team.

 – Achieved success within their organizations through strategy development, strong team building, and innovative thinking.

 – Practices and accomplishments showcase the best-of-the-best for our industry

 – A contributing CMG Member

To be considered, your submitted project, program, tool, or process must have been published, implemented, or completed within three years of the date of submission. If selected, finalists will get to participate in an on-camera interview to discuss their application and outcomes. Taping of this video will happen in December/January at a time to be determined by the finalist and CMG’s videographers. See additional dates, costs, and terms here.

Applicants shall self-nominate or may be nominated by a peer.

Nominees and applicants should complete the award application by the deadline of Wednesday, December 8th.

The application will ask applicants about the team members that contributed and the financial, cultural, and technological impacts of their work.

While specific budget numbers round out an application, they are not required.

Sample Applications:


“A director whose team implemented a monitoring solution and was able to find and resolve an unnecessary time/money consuming process, saving their company $250,000 per quarter.”


“The team transformed the company’s IT infrastructure into an enabling cloud technology infrastructure that has opened new avenues of communication, built bridges to knowledge and brokered connections between IT and other areas of the company. In 2020, the company was able to enable a fully remote workforce with no operational downtime or project delays.”


“The implementation of an AI chatbot client that united several complex internal processes enabled this university to increase enrollment and improve the percentage of students who complete the applications/enrollment process by 20%.”

Terms and Conditions

Finalists are expected to send 2 representatives to IMPACT24 in Atlanta, Georgia February 6 & 7 and are strongly encouraged to promote participation in the program throughout their company.

To further our mission of peer-to-peer education, finalists may be asked to present an IMPACT conference presentation or technical demonstration of at least 30 minutes at the IMPACT Conference. This session should be used for the finalist to share their lessons learned and best practices with the CMG community.

All winners and finalists agree, as a condition of their receipt of the award, to allow CMG to use their image, name, and nomination information in any marketing materials, media, and other forms of publicity, without further permission or compensation. Participant(s) affirm that they have the right to use all materials and personal information included in their submission packets.

All participants agree to be bound by these terms and by the decisions of CMG, including, but not limited to, decisions regarding eligibility and award recipients, which are final and binding in all respects. CMG reserves the right to revise, suspend, or cancel this award program in its sole discretion.

CMG will maintain the privacy of any personal information provided with your application as described in its Privacy Statement. CMG may use the personal information you provide to send you communications about the award process and related promotional activities. CMG will maintain the personal information you provide for up to three years unless a longer period is required for legal or regulatory requirements.

A panel of judges will review all applications which will be scored independently prior to a discussion of top submissions. Any judges that are within arm’s reach of the applicant shall recuse themselves from judging and discussion of said application. The decisions of the judging panel are final.