Atlanta-based NanoLumens, makers of custom-built indoor and outdoor LED displays for a variety of markets, announces that its chairman of the board, Fran Dramis, has received the 2016 Georgia CIO Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Georgia CIO Leadership Association presented Dramis with the award at its annual meeting that recognizes the top chief technology officers in Georgia. More than 1,000 attended, representing more than 300 organizations throughout the state.
As NanoLumens chairman of the board, Dramis helps the LED company maintain a forward-thinking internal technology structure, the company says. In addition to his role at NanoLumens, Dramis also currently serves as chairman of the board for Catavolt. As CEO of F. Dramis LLC, he founded, chaired, and chartered the IT committee of the board for US Oncology, one of the nation’s largest networks of integrated, community-based oncology practices dedicated to advancing high-quality, evidence-based cancer care.
“We are honored but not surprised that Fran has been presented with this most prestigious award,” says Rick Cope, NanoLumens CEO. “We have been the beneficiary of his keen intelligence and far-sighted vision since 2011 and we are the technology leader we are today in large part because of the valuable strategic acumen he brings to our business and technology development initiatives. We are proud that Fran is part of our team!”
This award adds to Dramis’ list of industry recognitions, which include receiving CIO Magazine’s CIO 100 Award in 1999 and being named one of the magazine’s Top 100 Leaders for the Next Millennium in 2000. Computerworld also included Dramis in its list of Premier 100 IT Leaders in 2002.
Dramis spent much of his early career with AT&T, including projects with Bell Labs, the telecommunication company’s research and development wing. He also served as managing director and CIO of Salomon Brothers, president and CEO of Network Management Inc., and president and COO of Telic Corp. He has also authored two books.
“I am honored to receive the Georgia CIO Lifetime Achievement Award, and I’m proud to have played an important role in the development and growth of some of Georgia’s most innovative technology companies over the past several years,” Dramis says. “As a CIO I am always looking at the latest technologies with an eye toward the future, and I am as excited as I’ve ever been to see what the future holds for our great state as our industries continue to accelerate with bold new advances.”