Terminix Global Holdings, a Memphis, Tenn.-based provider of essential pest and termite services for residential and commercial customers, won the Innovation in the Enterprise Award granted by the Greater Memphis IT Council.
Terminix received the award at the Greater Memphis IT Council’s INNOVATE IT 2021 conference, which was held both virtually and in-person on Oct. 5. Terminix was one of four large enterprises nominated, and the award was chosen by the attendees at the conference. The theme for the conference was “Innovation Through Collaboration.”
Terminix won the award to its recent collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) on information security products. Over the last year, Terminix helped AWS develop products like Gateway Load Balance, MSR (more specific route) and Transit Gateway, which are now making their way to companies around the globe.
“At Terminix, innovation remains one of the most important aspects of our business,” said Joy Wald, chief information officer at Terminix. “In the ever-changing world of information security, we are proud to be recognized for our efforts. Our teams are always watching for the latest emerging trends and data that will allow us to strengthen our cybersecurity. We are very grateful to the Greater Memphis IT Council for recognizing us with this award.”
Thomas Davis, chief information security officer at Terminix, is on the board of directors for the Greater Memphis IT Council, whose vision that member organizations will be more knowledgeable, empowered and successful because of the interaction with professionals and resources that support information technology industry in the Memphis area.
“Working with AWS has been a fantastic experience,” Davis said. “As one of the industry leaders in pest control, it was a pleasure for Spencer Bryant (Terminix IT architect) and me to work with an industry leader in the information security space. Speaking to my peers at the INNOVATE IT conference reaffirmed my belief that we are continuing to evolve on our journey in cybersecurity, and winning this award is truly an honor.”
This is the second year of the Innovation in the Enterprise Award. In its inaugural last year, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital won the award for its collaboration with World Wide Technology.
“The Greater Memphis IT Council is proud to have hosted the 2nd Annual Innovate IT Awards ceremony as part of its INNOVATE IT 2021 Conference,” said Regina Whitley, executive director of the Greater Memphis IT Council. “The Innovation in the Enterprise Award was granted to the Terminix and AWS partnership for their collaboration in refining products for cloud security to address the strategic area of cybersecurity. This recognition by the conference attendees is very well-deserved.”