08-07-12 | Blog Post

Online Tech Wins Crain’s CIO of the Year Award

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Online Tech’s Director of Operations, Jason Yaeger, wins Crain’s Detroit Business CIO of the Year 2012 award. According to the Crain’s Detroit website, a panel of industry experts and other CIOs analyze nominations for examples of innovation in technology strategy, industry leadership, and “a track record of going beyond the call the of duty.”

Jason Yaeger, Crain's CIO of the Year
Jason Yaeger, Crain’s CIO of the Year

A CIO Summit will highlight the winners of the CIO of the Year award on September 27 at The Fillmore in Detroit, Michigan, and provide examples of business strategy questions solved by tech executives.

Jason is one of five total winning CIOs that were chosen from categories assigned by either revenue or industry type, including government. Other winners include technology leaders from a financial services company, automotive research, communications and the State of Michigan.

Other finalists for the CIO of the Year award include CIOs from General Electric, marketing, Oakland County and more.

More about Jason Yaeger:

Jason Yaeger is Online Tech’s Director of Operations and Risk Management and Security Officer. In his three years at Online Tech, Jason has guided the company through successful completion of many audits, including SAS 70 Type I, SAS 70 Type II, SSAE 16, HIPAA and PCI.

Jason also led the investment in energy efficient improvements last year on Online Tech’s Mid-Michigan data center facility. As a result, Online Tech became the first Michigan data center operator to earn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification, putting Online Tech in the top 25 percent of facilities in the nation regarding energy performance. Read our press release, Online Tech Earns EPA’s ENERGY STAR Certification for Superior Energy Efficiency to learn more. Jason also led the successful UPS infrastructure upgrade in 2011; read Online Tech Invests $1 Million in Mid-Michigan Data Center Expansion for more details.

In addition to overseeing operations across all of Online Tech’s data centers, Jason is also the Vice President of the Southeast Michigan Chapter of 7×24 Exchange. Prior to Online Tech, Jason was Director of Internet Operations at 20/20 Communications where he spent 8 years developing the company’s wireless and internet initiatives.

Watch Jason explain how data security changes for those hosted in the private cloud or public cloud in this informative video, Private Cloud Security: How Your Data Security Changes in the Cloud.

Jason has also participated in several webinars, including the Impact of HIPAA Compliance on Business Associates, and Making Sense of Service Organization Audits.

Crain’s Detroit Business CIO Awards 2012

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