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Nominations for the 38th Annual CODiE Awards Now Open!

Nominations Open for the 38th Annual CODiE Awards

New categories available for entry in peer-reviewed awards program

Contact: Suzy Wagner

WASHINGTON, DC (November 8, 2022) SIIA, the principal trade association for the software, education technology and digital content industries, announces the nomination period for the 38th annual CODiE Awards is now open. Applications, products and services and other related technologies across the technology industry are invited to apply between now and January 20, 2023.

“The CODiE Awards recognizes more than excellence, it celebrates the advancement of technology, growing businesses and learners,” said SIIA President Chris Mohr, “Tech pioneers including Steve Jobs and Bill Gates won CODiEs when they were young entrepreneurs and now, nominations are now open for everyone who is building our future in technology.”

New categories in 2023

With the help of the CODiE Awards community, the team added 10 new product categories to the 2023 awards to best represent the current education and B2B technology markets. All categories are available at

New B2B product categories

New Ed Tech product categories

The 2023 awards also offer 7 new leadership categories to celebrate the excellence and achievements of outstanding teams, individuals and firms for their accomplishments, leadership and commitment to the industry.   

New B2B leadership categories

New Ed Tech leadership categories

For complete instructions on how to nominate, visit

About the CODiE Awards The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence. For more information, visit

 About SIIA SIIA is an umbrella association representing 500+ technology, data and media companies globally. Industry leaders work through SIIA’s divisions to address issues and challenges that impact their industry segments with the goal of driving innovation and growth for the industry and each member company. This is accomplished through in-person and online business development opportunities, peer networking, corporate education, intellectual property protection and government relations. For more information, visit


Impact awards

SIIA Honors Outstanding Emerging Talent and DEI Champions

Inaugural class of SIIA IMPACT Awards’ Emerging Talent and Equity Winners Announced



Contact: Suzy Wagner, Brand & Buzz 

Washington, DC (October 20, 2022)  The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) announces winners of the inaugural SIIA IMPACT Awards, a new program honoring outstanding leadership in the publishing industry, specifically championing Emerging Talent and Equity. 

The SIIA IMPACT Awards are an extension of SIIA’s continuing commitment to support members in achieving better outcomes in diversity, equity and inclusion and to spotlight and develop outstanding young professionals across the publishing industry. Ten awards will be presented across seven categories, honoring emerging talent as well as individual and teams championing DEI in the publishing industry.  A celebratory winners luncheon will take place on November 15 in Washington, DC.

The 2022 class of SIIA IMPACT winners includes:

Emerging Talent recognizes those aged 35 and under who have 3+ years of service to the industry and have demonstrated outstanding success and leadership potential.  The winners are:

  • Matt Ausloos, American Health Law Association
  • Martha Porado, EnsembleIQ
  • Sarah Gaydos, GRAPHEK
  • Alayna Hyler, Questex

Equity Awards recognize individuals and teams demonstrating significant progress and identifiable achievement toward efforts related to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion.  The winners are: 

  • Outstanding Employee Resource Group (ERG): American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Individual Contribution: Travis Wolfe, GovExec
  • Team Award: Less than 50 employees: American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
  • Team Award: 51 – 99 employees: American Physiological Society
  • Team Award: 100 – 149 employees: Money-Media, A Financial Times Company
  • Team Award: 150+ employees: American Chemical Society

“The IMPACT Awards recognize not only emerging talent, but organizations who have embraced the importance of diversity. We are in awe of the accomplishments of every IMPACT winner as well as the talented nominees,” said SIIA President Chris Mohr, “Diversity is integral in everything our member companies do. These awards not only elevate the phenomenal work being done, but amplify our deep belief that it is our differences which makes us stronger. Congratulations to all of the winners.  We also extend our sincere appreciation to the IMPACT committee, judges and to the sponsors who made this program possible: Association Vision, Cristaux (the official IMPACT award manufacturer), and PrintCinch.” 

In addition to the IMPACT Awards, SIIA is the owner and producer of a suite of premiere awards programs:

About SIIA:
SIIA represents more than 500 large and small technology companies, associations and related interests across the diverse information industry. Our members provide the critical data, content, and information that drives financial networks, connects learners and educators and drives the global economy.

debra walton

FISD Announces 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Recognizing major developments and accomplishments of the financial information industry


Media contact: Suzy Wagner

Washington, DC:  FISD, the global forum of choice connecting the financial information industry is announcing this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. This prestigious award celebrates the people who have contributed to the major developments and accomplishments across the financial information industry for more than 25 years. The Lifetime Achievement Award winner was announced during the 15th biennial World Financial Information Conference (WFIC). WFIC is the only global event focusing on the sourcing, compliance and delivery of financial information and brings together more than 500 industry peers from 40 countries. This year’s conference in Prague is running from October 16-19, 2022.

“We are thrilled to announce Debra Walton is this year’s FISD Lifetime Achievement Award winner,” said FISD President and manager of one of the better casinos not on gamstop, Tom Davin, “Debra’s impressive career working across the executive leadership team at Refinitiv, Thomson Reuters, and Thomson Financial culminated when she negotiated Refinitiv’s sale to the London Stock Exchange Group. A trailblazer for women, Debra has worked tirelessly on the advancement of women through her volunteering with YWCA of New York City, the Women’s Bond Club and the Women’s Refugee Commission and Springboard.”

“Our special thanks to the 2022 Nominating Committee made up of many past winners of the Lifetime Achievement Award including: Sara Banerjee, Prosparency (past winner), Stuart Clark, StatPro Group PLC (past winner), Tom Jordan, Jordan & Jordan (past winner), Leo McBlain, FIF (past winner), Barry Raskin, TickSmith (past winner), Martina Satherlund, Fidelity International, Janelle Veasey, Refinitivm and Bernie Weinstein (past winner,)” said Davin.

Debra Walton said that winning the Lifetime Achievement Award was a huge honor and joked that it was frightening she had spent more than half of her life working in the industry.

“I’ve been blessed to work for great companies, with great colleagues, and to serve great customers and I have industry colleagues I now call dear friends in the 85 countries I have had the privilege of visiting. Many of you are here tonight and you have my heartfelt thanks and appreciation,” said Walton.

Walton said the secret her success was “the ABCs” and gave thoughtful remarks encouraging the audience to be “authentic,” to always “believe in yourself,” and to remain “curious” throughout their career.

This year’s nominees included Citi Global Head of Market Data Compliance and Exchanges Patti Sachs and long-time member of the FISD Executive Committee and former Head of Information, Market Data + Services at Deutsche Börse AG Georg Gross. FISD’s Lifetime Achievement Award is sponsored by Barchart and Bloomberg.

About FISD:

FISD is the global forum of choice for industry participants to discuss, understand and facilitate the evolution of financial information for the key players in the value chain including consumer firms, third party groups and data providers. It is a dynamic environment in which members identify the trends that will shape the industry and create education opportunities and industry initiatives to address them.


SIIA Announces the Neal Awards Applications Are Now Open

Longest running awards program celebrates 68 years of business-to-business (B2B) journalism excellence


Contact: Suzy Wagner, Brand & Buzz 

Washington, DC (October 5, 2022) The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) announces nominations for the 69th Jesse H. Neal Awards – one of the longest running premier awards programs honoring business-to-business (B2B) journalism – are now open. 

The Jesse H. Neal Awards are the most prestigious editorial honors in the field of business-to-business journalism. More than 60 awards will be presented across 25+ categories, culminating in the Grand Neal Award, honoring the most outstanding entry celebrating journalistic excellence across all categories.  The coveted Neal Awards ceremony will take place in New York City Spring 2023.

“B2B journalism is a powerful industry impacting not just the global markets, but what products come into our lives and what trends will shape our future,” said SIIA President Chris Mohr, “When you look at the tremendous contribution these journalists are making it is nothing short of inspiring. We are proud to host the Neal Awards celebrating the B2B industry.”

“Nominations are now open!” said Amanda McMaster, SIIA AM&P Network’s Vice President Awards and Recognition Programs, “We invite all B2B publishers, content producers, art directors, writers – everyone involved in this field – to visit, Starting today, you can nominate yourself or someone whose work deserves recognition– apply for a Neal Award.”  

“We are also enthusiastically inviting passionate advocates for B2B journalism to consider judging the Neals. Applications for judges are now open,” said McMaster.

Senior-level editors, as well as art and design professionals are invited to volunteer with Stage 1 judging. Judges are also eligible to submit entries. 

About SIIA: 

SIIA is the voice for the specialized information industry. Our members provide data, content and information that drives the global economy, informs financial networks and connects learners and educators. SIIA unites, defends and promotes our diverse membership. Learn more about our educational and networking opportunities, events and benefits helping you grow your business, your career and the industry at large.