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The inaugural connection I.T. Superheroes awards category winners

Connection and TechCrunch have teamed up to celebrate and recognize those IT people who have gone the extra mile, with the inaugural Connection I.T. Superhero Awards. Winners of the 5 category awards are presented by Connection’s Chief Innovation & Growth Officer, Jamal Khan. These awards are about people, not products for the many out there deserving recognition for their daily efforts. We think some well-earned awards are a great place to start.


Jamal Khan – Chief Growth & Innovation Officer, Connection

Mr. Khan is an industry expert with years of engineering expertise in Trading Systems, eCommerce, and Cyber Security. He is a Guest Lecturer at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business, on the subject of Artificial Intelligence. He is an inventor of six approved patents related to human-machine interface design, data orchestration, and machine learning, and has been actively involved in technology startups as both an investor and mentor. Mr. Khan joined Connection through the company’s 2016 acquisition of GlobalServe Inc., where he served as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to GlobalServe, Mr. Khan worked in leadership capacities at Instinet, VeriSign, Arpatech, and Merck Medco. As Chief Growth and Innovation Officer, Jamal Khan key areas of focus are Internal efficiencies and automation; new products and services; stronger brand equity; demand generation and digital engagement models; and Data and eCommerce. Khan also oversees all aspects of Connection’s international operations. Khan is an organizational leader with two decades of broad-spectrum experience, from core technology and sales to marketing and operational P&L management. Khan’s skills are ideally suited for bringing technology solutions and products to market, as well as leading ongoing operations that require strategic alignment, turnaround, or positioning for breakout performance.