6 min read


Media Contact:
Keri Robinson
PR & Marketing Communication Manager
215.259.7000 X55356

Mauricio Vicente of Language Services Associates is Named SearchCIO-Midmarket.com IT Leader of the Year

Horsham, Pa. (May 1, 2012)Language Services Associates (LSA), a global language services provider offering a full suite of translation, localization and interpretation solutions, is proud to announce that its CIO, Mauricio Vicente, has been named the 2012 IT Leader of the Year by SearchCIO-Midmarket.com as part of its annual IT Leadership Awards Program.  Vicente beat out an impressive 500 nominees for the coveted “IT Leader of the Year” title.

“I am truly honored and humbled by this recognition,” said Vicente.  “This award inspires me even more to keep doing what I do every day: find new and creative ways to leverage technology and innovation to help people communicate across language barriers.  I would like to congratulate all of the award winners on their well-deserved achievements.”

Vicente is being honored in the areas of cultural innovation, technological advancement and business harmonization, and for leveraging existing technology to deliver value, achieve goals and resolve challenges with the development and deployment of LSA’s new Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) platform for on demand American Sign Language and foreign language support.  Thanks to Vicente’s vision for transformation, commitment to service excellence and passion for product development, LSA’s VRI clients are now benefiting from a better overall service experience, in terms of technology, price and customer care.

“While the SearchCIO-Midmarket IT Leadership Awards finalist pool had many very impressive candidates, Vicente dominated throughout the awards,” said Wendy Schuchart, SearchCIO-Midmarket.com Site Editor.  “Not only did he score very highly in several of the categories, but his overall cumulative score was the highest of all 40 semi-finalists.”

“Vicente recognized a need and also recognized that he could meet this need through a creative combination of existing technologies,” said Niel Nickolaisen, a SearchCIO-Midmarket.com IT Leadership Award judge.  “Sometimes we IT types assume the only way to solve a problem is by developing something new and unique – which increases risks and costs. Vicente recognized that he would optimize value if he brought together what already existed. In addition, he was clearly aligned to the needs of his customers and delivered something that worked and worked extremely well.”

To hear Vicente discuss the importance of IT innovation, teamwork and communication, and to learn more about the development of LSA’s new VRI platform, please click here to listen to his full podcast.

About Language Services Associates
For more than 20 years, Language Services Associates (LSA) has been facilitating foreign language communication and eliminating multicultural communication barriers across various industry segments, including healthcare, government, financial services, manufacturing, education and life sciences.  With a focus on the latest innovations and newest technology solutions, LSA’s premier language-based services are completely customizable and have been designed to enhance the client’s overall experience, reduce costs and improve end-user efficiency and productivity.  Founded in 1991 by Laura K.T. Schriver, who still holds the title of President and CEO, LSA is proud to offer a full range of language translation services and language interpreter services, including Translation and Localization, Video Remote Interpreting, INTERPRETALK® Interpreting by Telephone, Face-to-Face Interpreting, American Sign Language and Intercultural Consulting.  With over 150 employees and a network of more than 5,000 Independently Contracted global Linguists, LSA fulfills the multicultural communication needs of more than 2,000 clients worldwide in over 200 language offerings.  For more information on LSA, please call 800.305.9673 or click here to contact us online.