December 8, 2016

Computerworld Names Mitel CIO Jamshid Rezaei a Premier 100 Technology Leader for 2017

Award Recognizes IT Executives Who Are Leading Their Organizations Through Unprecedented Change

OTTAWA, Dec. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW), a global leader in real-time business, cloud and mobile communications, announced today the company's CIO, Jamshid Rezaei has been named an IDG Computerworld 2017 Premier 100 Technology Leader. The Premier 100 spotlights 100 leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional leadership and innovative approaches to business.

Jamshid Rezaei
Jamshid Rezaei, Mitel CIO


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Rapid advances in technology and the digitalization of business functions represent growing challenges for IT leaders, particularly in fast-growth organizations. In his role as Mitel CIO, Rezaei is addressing these challenges by driving innovations and transforming the company's existing applications landscape through data analytics. He also ensures Mitel is easy to do business with by simplifying order processes, customer support and service functionality. Through close work with customers and partners, Rezaei ensures Mitel is building the right technology ecosystem to support their needs.

The Premier 100 awards ceremony will be one of the highlights of the AGENDA17 Conference held March 20-22, 2017 at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The conference, to be attended by more than 300 influential business and senior IT executives, will focus on building the digital business.

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"The role of CIO continues to evolve and expand, requiring increasing business leadership and not just technology expertise," said Steve Spooner, Mitel CFO. "Jamshid is bridging those worlds, accelerating the digitalization of business functions within our organization, supporting ongoing market expansion and ensuring successful systems enhancements to exceed Mitel's customer and partner expectations."

"The Premier 100 awards program highlights the exceptional work of an elite group of IT executives who are leading their organizations through times of unprecedented change. They are using technology to drive high-stakes business projects and create dynamic growth in their organizations," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "These 100 men and women are not only strategic business thinkers, but also team leaders who recognize the importance of recruiting and retaining the brightest talent to enable digital transformation and harness the opportunities of cloud, big data, mobile and social. We're pleased to recognize their leadership and honor their achievements."

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About the Premier 100 Technology Leadership Awards
The Premier 100 program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. These are individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to business challenges and effectively manage and execute IT strategies. Each year, nominees are invited to complete a questionnaire that addresses a number of topics, including their background and experience and their attitude toward risk and innovation. Using Computerworld's IT Leader Index, which is a measurement of how closely an individual matches our definition of the IT Leader, we analyze the data. Each year, 100 honorees are selected to receive this life-time recognition award. Information on previous honorees can be viewed at: www.computerworld.com/s/article/9065479/Premier_100_IT_Leaders

About Computerworld
Computerworld from IDG is the leading technology media brand helping senior IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. As the voice of business technology, Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), focused conference series, strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.1 million monthly page views (Omniture, January 2016 - June 2016 average) and was recognized in 2016 as a top website by ASBPE. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of IDG. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

About Mitel
A global market leader in enterprise and mobile communications powering more than 2 billion business connections and 2 billion mobile subscribers every day, Mitel (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) helps businesses and mobile carriers connect, collaborate and provide innovative services to their customers. Our innovation and communications experts serve more than 60 million business users in more than 100 countries, and 130 mobile service providers including 15 of the top 20 mobile carriers in the world. That makes us unique, and the only company able to provide a bridge between enterprise and mobile customers. For more information, go to www.mitel.com and follow us on Twitter @Mitel.

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