Patrick Meaney ’86

IBM Open Innovation Community Awards

Patrick Meaney ’86 received numerous awards for his work with the IBM Open Innovation Community for 2023.

– He received the 2023 Distinguished Chapter Leader award for co-leading the Mid-Hudson Valley Technical Vitality Affiliate into being a Distinguished Chapter.

Distinguished Chapters strongly model a relationship between the Open Innovation Community (OIC) and regional participants. Distinguished Chapters are vibrant, active communities which have been recognized by OIC leadership as going beyond Exemplary status to deliver business value and increase the eminence of their technical members with a sustained achievement and extended reach across Chapters and into the OIC.

– He received the 2023 Community All-Star Award for all his individual work making his chapter succeed.

Our Community All Star awards go to those who stepped up in their initiatives or events, or within their Chapters, Special Interest Groups (SIGs) or Focus Area teams, and made a visible difference to our outcomes. Congratulations to these winners!

– He received the 4Q2023 Mid-Hudson Valley Technical Vitality Member of the Quarter Award.

The Member of the Quarter program represents those MHV TVA members who provide exemplary service to our technical community. Members are peer- or leader-nominated during the year, and winners are selected and awarded quarterly.

Pat wishes to thank all his colleagues who helped make this possible. It would not have been possible without them! He especially thanks his close friend and co-worker, Marc Coq, for the Member of the Quarter nomination, which read:

“I would like to recognize this MHV TVA member for their continuous leadership and support to MHV TVA initiatives. This member led multiple initiatives successfully last year. They did an excellent job in recruiting members in the mid-Hudson valley technical community to contribute and develop themselves. They supported multiple STEM MHV TVA outreach initiatives last year, and recruited affiliate and AoT members to participate. Their efforts and contributions are well appreciated by their peers. The initiatives that they led are highly rated by Executive Champions and sponsors. They have been a valued member of the greater IBM Mid-Hudson Valley Technical Community and externally as well.

The nominee is a member of the MHV TVA Steering Committee and an IBM Academy of Technology Member. I thank them for their continuous leadership, devotion and efforts with the planning, executing and making all MHV TVA initiatives, webinars, events, and conferences successful and more importantly engage with the external community last fall. “