About CNSI

Founded in 1994, CNSI has established strong domain expertise in prominent industries, including Health, Defense and National Security, Government IT, Homeland Security and Transportation. We employ a world-class team of technologists, program managers, subject matter experts and business analysts, all of whom have experience with large scale mission-critical IT implementations. CNSI is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland and we are on site in over 10 cities worldwide, including at our Center for Technology and Innovation in Chennai, India, where we focus on the development of the latest technologies and processes.

We go above and beyond client expectations to deliver the highest quality results and solutions.

We operate with the highest standards of honesty, ethics and responsibility in all that we do.

We are driven by an innovative spirit that we bring to every project we work on, challenging the status quo. We are passionate about continuous innovation and process improvement and using technology as an enabling tool in helping clients accomplish their missions and improve business performance.

We have a passion for giving back to those in the communities in which we serve. We are proud to invest our resources on improving health, increasing opportunity and expanding education for those most in need.

We are committed to the client’s mission and always do what’s best for our clients. We view clients as partners in addressing challenges, solving problems, while demonstrating unwavering loyalty, teamwork and perseverance during demanding times.

We promote a positive, dynamic and engaging work environment. Our employees are our most important asset, and we encourage each individual to continually learn and grow while seeking personal mastery.

We treat people with respect and courtesy. We seek out the finest minds across a variety of disciplines and industries, and seek multiple perspectives that drive business results.

Leadership Team

Meet our leadership team by clicking on the boxes below.

  • Partners

  • Co-founded by four friends in 1994, CNSI’s partners remain at the helm of the company today driving industry innovation and client value.

  • Adnan Ahmed

    Adnan Ahmed

    Co-Founder & President

    Adnan Ahmed is co-founder and President of CNSI. He is responsible for the overall health of the company and leads CNSI’s management with an emphasis on identifying new strategic markets and leveraging relationships with customers and partners.

    Under Ahmed’s direction, CNSI has experienced extensive growth in the healthcare and federal markets. Ahmed is credited for CNSI’s expansion into several new verticals, including the State Medicaid and CMS Medicare markets. Ahmed brings vast experience in federal government and strategic growth areas. Prior to founding CNSI, Ahmed started the federal product sales division for INET Inc.,a government systems integrator, growing it to $30 million in three years.

    Adnan Ahmed is a board member of the Tech Council of Maryland (TCM), The Organization of Pakistani American Entrepreneurs of North America and is an active supporter of The Citizens Foundation, USA (TCF-USA).

  • B. Chatterjee

    B. Chatterjee

    Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    B. Chatterjee is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of CNSI. He was appointed in 2010 and previously, served as President of CNSI. With almost 25 years of technology and management experience, Chatterjee continues to provide the strategic leadership and vision for CNSI. Under his leadership CNSI continues to be the leading innovator in Healthcare and Human Services delivery. Prior to CNSI, Chatterjee held technical management roles with several Fortune 500 companies, including MCI, Fannie Mae, MBNA Bank, and AOL. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Lucknow, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science in Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University.

  • Co-founded by four friends in 1994, CNSI’s partners remain at the helm of the company today driving industry innovation and client value.

  • Jaytee Kanwal

    Jaytee Kanwal

    Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO)

    Jaytee Kanwal has more than 20 years of business operations and financial management experience.  Mr. Kanwal is responsible for the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that CNSI has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures in place to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency. Mr. Kanwal manages all financial operations including treasury and cash management, risk and security management, financial analysis and modeling, financial reporting, financial budgeting and forecasting to achieve profitability, cash flow and business goals and objectives. In addition, he oversees the organizations legal and contractual initiatives,  pricing and procurement, compliance, tax and audit
     
    Mr. Kanwal’s experience with fast-growth companies proves invaluable as CNSI continues its impressive record of growth and profitability. Prior to founding CNSI, Mr. Kanwal managed the financial requirements of two private placement equity offerings for a $300M company, where he handled due diligence with research analysts, auditors and legal counsel.
     

  • Reet Singh

    Reet Singh

    Co-Founder and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

    Reet Singh has more than 20 years of experience in systems analysis and development, project management and operations management. Mr. Singh currently serves as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) at CNSI. In this role, he oversees a number of key internal functions, including governance and controls, infrastructure services, operations, human resources, security and talent management. In addition, Mr. Singh oversees CNSI’s Corporate Social Responsibility Program where CNSI is globally and locally committed to giving back to its communities. CNSI Management views employees to be the company's most valuable asset, and as such, established a position that would help facilitate its continued growth while maintaining a strategic focus on the development of its people.

    As CAO, Mr. Singh is responsible for managing the current and future growth of CNSI's employees and ensuring the company has skilled and committed talent throughout the entire organization. Under Mr. Singh’s leadership, he ensures employee engagement and employee wellbeing through CNSI’s Corporate Wellness Program. Prior to assuming the CAO role, Mr. Singh led CNSI's federal government operations, where he oversaw the business unit's strategic and operating plans, client relations and the expansion of large-scale projects. Mr. Singh holds a Master of Science in Information and Telecommunication Systems from Johns Hopkins University.

  • Executive Team

  • CNSI employs a world-class team of technologists, program managers, subject matter experts and other professionals, all of whom have experience with large scale mission-critical IT implementations.

  • Sharif Hussein

    Sharif Hussein

    Senior Vice President, Midwest Region

    Sharif Hussein brings 40 years of experience to CNSI, where he is responsible for directing and managing diverse healthcare initiatives and multiple state businesses across the organization. Hussein has implemented and directs the operations of the CHAMPS (Community Health Automated Medicaid Processing System) advanced Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) for the State of Michigan and the MMIS for the Utah Department of Health. In a partnership between the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the State of Illinois, he is leading the development, implementation and launch of the nation’s first completely automated real-time and cloud-enabled MMIS. 
     
    Hussein also managed the transformation from a HIPAA 4010 environment to HIPAA 5010 along with the remediation initiative of the system to become ICD-10 compliant by the federally mandated timeline. In his role as Senior Vice President of the Midwest Region, Hussein also directed the compliance efforts for the Affordable Care Act to ensure that the Michigan, Illinois and Utah systems were ready for enrolling dual Medicare/Medicaid eligible recipients.
     
    Hussein previously held senior leadership positions at BearingPoint, where he provided oversight, guidance and counsel to field offices in terms of tactics and approaches for identifying, targeting and executing business opportunities; and at Orascom Telecom, where he played a key role in defining the Corporate Sales and Marketing Strategy for the newly created telecommunication’s venture in Iraq and supporting the U.S. lead provisional government. Hussein also previously served as President for CNSI’s International Division, where he was responsible for all international business development, marketing and project activities. 
     
    Hussein is appointed to Michigan’s Middle Eastern Commission where he serves in advisory capacity on Middle Eastern American Affairs. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland and has completed the Executive Leadership program at the Yale School of Management.

  • CK Kumar

    CK Kumar

    Senior Vice President, Center for Technology & Innovation

    CK Kumar (CK) leads CNSI's Center for Technology and Innovation based out of Chennai, India. As part of this responsibility, CK manages all development and maintenance of CNSI’s solutions and core products. Kumar joined CNSI in 2004 with more than twelve years of technical consulting and database administration experience in companies like SRA, Vector Consulting, Fannie Mae and Coopers & Lybrand / PWC, among others.

  • CNSI employs a world-class team of technologists, program managers, subject matter experts and other professionals, all of whom have experience with large scale mission-critical IT implementations.

  • Lawrence Sinnott

    Lawrence Sinnott

    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

    Larry Sinnott is responsible for CNSI's financial operations, including treasury and cash management, risk and surety management, financial analysis and modeling, reporting, and budgeting & forecasting. Sinnott has more than 27 years’ experience in senior financial management in the government contracting and commercial business sectors. He comes to CNSI from Versar Inc. where he held various positions including CFO.

  • Vijay Mishra

    Vijay Mishra

    Senior Vice President, Federal Programs

    Responsible for the federal civilian business, Vijay Mishra provides thought leadership and growth strategies for all federal accounts. In implementing industry best practices including CMMI and ITIL, he focuses on improving CNSI's service delivery model to provide turnkey solutions on performance based contracts. Prior to joining CNSI, Mishra has held Systems Engineering positions within Microsoft and Novell.

  • Arvinder Singh

    Arvinder Singh

    Chief Health Innovation Officer

    Arvinder Singh is CNSI’s Chief Innovation Officer. Named one of Federal Computer Week’s rising stars for pioneering the industry’s first web-centric MMIS he is responsible for the development of the company's health care solutions including R&D of new technologies that deliver value-added systems for the government health IT market. Arvinder drives CNSI’s innovation efforts tracking industry trends, collaborating with industry and research organizations and shaping and evaluating CNSI solutions and capabilities to address the ever evolving market place. He has over 15 years of experience architecting open, Java-based enterprise applications, including several large-scale government health care information systems. Singh actively participates in Health IT standard groups and is a member of the MITA Technical Committee. 

  • Arnold Morse

    Arnold Morse

    General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

    Arnold Morse comes to CNSI from CACI International Inc, where he served in a number of positions in contracts, subcontracts and legal during a 20+ year career, culminating in his role as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. He held this position for 8+ years during CACI’s growth from $1B to $3.5B in revenue, while directing a 10 person legal department.  He also served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of The Orkand Corporation from 2001 – 2004, prior to its sale to The Harris Corporation.  Arnold earned his undergraduate degree at Union College in Schenectady, NY, and his JD at Boston College Law School. 

History

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  • 2016
  • Awarded CMS SPARC ID/IQ Contract
  • Awarded Department of Labor Office of Workers Compensation Contract
  • Awarded CMS EMDIC Contract
  • Implemented DSHS ProviderOne with W-2 Providers for Washington State
  • Completed Release 3 Requirements for Utah PRISM
  • Hired to Implement MC-Track Managed Care tool for Washington State
  • Sponsored Michigan State University SpartaHack Hackathon
  • Sponsored 7th Annual State Healthcare IT Connect Summit
  • Won Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval and Health & Wellness Awards
  • 2015
  • Awarded CVC Montgomery County Emerging Volunteer Program Award
  • Sponsored HIMSS National Capital Area Chapter panel
  • Awarded contract to upgrade New Hampshire Vital Records Information Network
  • Launched ProviderOne provider payment technology in the State of Washington
  • Launched State of Michigan myCareVisit Michigan App
  • Implemented Technical Security Systems (TSS) and Network Voice and Data Telecommunication Infrastructure for the U.S. Embassy in Kyrgyzstan
  • Awarded IDIQ contract vehicle at the U.S. Census Bureau
  • Launched As-One Phoenix across MidWest region, Washington State and CTI
  • Launched MyHealthButton and myHealthPortal in the State of Michigan
  • Launched Michigan Provider Enrollment on the Cloud
  • Launched Corporate Social Responsibility Program, iCare
  • 2014
  • Awarded contracts from Maryland Port Administration and State Highway Administration
  • Selected by Los Alamos National Security (LANS) to continue telecommunications support
  • Reached Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 3 with Health and Human Services Organization Unit
  • Assisted the state of Washington in updating its Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) in compliance with federal mandates
  • Celebrated 20th anniversary
  • 2013
  • Launched the Nation’s First Modular Medicaid System on the Cloud with Michigan and Illinois
  • Awarded state of Washington’s MMIS Contract Extension
  • Awarded the Maryland Consulting and Technical Services Plus (MD CATS+) recognition
  • 2012
  • Awarded the CMS Data Services Hub contract to support the Federal Health Exchange by teaming with QSSI
  • Signed subcontract with CSC for the Maryland Enterprise Restructuring Project
  • Selected for the state of Maryland's Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Payment Program
  • Selected by the state of Maryland to implement their Health Insurance Exchange
  • Won contract by the state of Utah to replace their current MMIS
  • Selected to integrate the Affordable Care Act changes for the state of Michigan's MMIS platform
  • Awarded federal business contract to manage the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Virtual Data center
  • Awarded contract to implement state of Michigan’s MMIS ICD10
  • Awarded with ECCI Technical Security System and ECCI Telecomm projects for the U.S. Department of State
  • 2011
  • Won contract with the U.S. Coast Guard for the Boating and Accident Reporting Database (BARD) System
  • Renewed CMMI Level 3 Certification
  • Won task order to provide support activities to the U.S. Navy's Relocatable Over the Horizon Radar (ROTHR) reconnaissance system
  • Selected to manage the state of Washington's Medicaid EHR Incentive Payment Program
  • Selected to manage the state of Maryland's Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Payment Program
  • Won prime contractor award as part of the U.S. Navy's Seaport-e IDIQ rolling admissions process
  • Helped clients successfully complete CMS Certification for their respective MMIS, Community Health Automated Medicaid Processing System (CHAMPS) and ProviderOne
  • Won contract renewal at U.S. Census Bureau
  • Expanded footprint within Federal Health IT market with two contract wins at CMS
  • Won contract with U.S. Census Bureau to establish and operate the Centers of Excellence within the Center for Applied Technology
  • 2010
  • Awarded SmartCEO Blue Chip Award to president B. Chatterjee
  • Teamed with SE Michigan Health Associates Team to speed Social Security Administration disability benefits determinations
  • Assisted Washington State Department of Social and Health Services go live with an eCAMS-based new MMIS, ProviderOne
  • Awarded task order from a Department of Veterans Affairs prime contractor for Identity and Access Management consulting
  • Showcased solution for managing Medicaid EHR Incentive Payments at MMIS 2010
  • Selected by Michigan Department of Community Health to build and implement its Medicaid EHR Incentive Payment solution
  • Awarded CMS MACPIE Contract
  • Selected to develop plans for the Tamil Nadu State Health Data Resource Center (SHDRC) Project
  • Re-assessed at CMMI Level 2
  • Selected to manage the state of Michigan's Medicaid EHR Incentive Payment Program
  • 2009
  • Awarded General Services Administration (GSA) Alliant contract
  • Awarded Blanket Purchase Agreement from National Institutes of Health (NIH) for IT services
  • Awarded renewal on Department of Energy (DOE) HQ contract
  • Awarded contract for operational support on Michigan's MMIS system through FY 2011
  • Awarded one-year renewal on U.S. Census Help Desk support contract
  • Teamed with IBM to support Amtrak on data center management
  • Awarded "Top 10 Healthcare Consulting Companies" recognition by Healthcare Informatics
  • Won first task order to build a database for Securities and Exchange Commission Blanket Purchase Agreement
  • Awarded a subcontract to provide Identity and Access Management support to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
  • Launched Michigan’s Community Health Automated Medicaid Processing System (CHAMPS)
  • 2008
  • Reached CMMI level 3 assessment with Technology Development Center in Chennai, India
  • Won U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) contract
  • Awarded two-year extension of Maine MMIS contract
  • Received U.S. Local Business Association's Best of Gaithersburg Award
  • Awarded Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Telecommunications Support contract
  • Reached 1,200 professionals in staff
  • Awarded South Dakota MMIS contract
  • 2007
  • Assessed at CMMI Level 2
  • Supported the Federal Aviation Administration's modernization efforts of the nation's air traffic control system
  • Won contract to provide ongoing operations and maintenance services for Maine’s MMIS
  • Won Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) contract
  • Graduated from the SBA's 8(a) Program
  • Received 2007 High Tech Firm of the Year Award from Tech Council of Maryland (TCM)/MdBio
  • Reached $151.8 million in revenues
  • Went live with Georgia Vital Records
  • Released eCAMS 2.0
  • 2006
  • Awarded Michigan’s MMIS contract
  • Won 2010 U.S. Census Bureau contract
  • Awarded Maryland Consulting and Technology Services (CATS) contract
  • Received Frost & Sullivan's Customer Value Enhancement Award
  • Played a pivotal role with the Department of Energy A-76 Initiative
  • 2005
  • Awarded Department of Commerce COMMITS NexGen contract
  • Awarded Washington MMIS contract
  • Went live with New Hampshire Vital Records
  • Won major re-compete of U.S. Coast Guard contract
  • Reached $100 million in revenues
  • 2004
  • Developed the Nation’s first web-based Vital Records Management System
  • Received Montgomery County's Labor Force Advancement Award
  • Opened Center for Technology and Innovation in Chennai, India
  • 2003
  • Received CRN's 25 Rising Stars Award
  • Received Ernst & Young's Greater Washington Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • 2002
  • Awarded first contract with the U.S. Coast Guard
  • Won first contract with the DOE (National Nuclear Security Administration)
  • Awarded General Services Administration’s MOBIS contract
  • Awarded Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration Support Services contract
  • Won first contract with the Transportation Security Administration
  • Opened Software Center of Excellence in Gaithersburg, MD
  • 2001
  • Won first contract with the Army National Guard
  • Awarded U.S. Department of Agriculture Blanket Purchase Agreement and Task Order
  • Moved corporate headquarters to Rockville, MD
  • Developed the industry’s first web-based Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS)
  • Entered Medicaid Market with state of Maine MMIS contract
  • 2000
  • Awarded National Institutes of Health CIO-SP2i contract
  • Awarded first contract with state of Maine for Enterprise Information System
  • Won first contract with the Federal Aviation Administration
  • 1999
  • Won Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) contract
  • Awarded first Health IT contract
  • Reached 200 professionals in staff
  • 1998
  • Received certification by the Small Business Administration 8(a) Program
  • Won first healthcare contract with the state of Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • 1997
  • Won first contract with the U.S. Census Bureau
  • Established corporate headquarters in Gaithersburg, MD
  • Awarded GSA Federal Supply Schedule 70
  • Won TRICARE Telemedicine contract
  • 1996
  • Won first federal contract (NSA)
  • Worked on President Clinton's Inaugural Committee
  • 1995
  • Reached $1.2 million in revenue
  • 1994
  • Won First Contract with U.S. Army
  • Founded CNSI

OUR PEOPLE. From employee satisfaction, training and development, diversity, employee safety and wellness we take a holistic approach to investing in and engaging with our people. LEARN MORE.

GOVERNANCE & ETHICS. Our robust Ethics and Corporate Compliance program is built off of our seven core values and provides the glue that unites our employees toward a shared company culture of doing business the right way. LEARN MORE

ENVIRONMENT. From energy efficiency, recycling, and technology we are moving forward with a commitment to reducing our environmental footprint. LEARN MORE.

PHILANTHROPY & VOLUNTEERISM. We are globally minded and locally committed. CNSI creates positive social impact through comprehensive non-profit partnerships and active employee engagement efforts. LEARN MORE

INNOVATION. We are passionate about continuous innovation and process improvement using technology as an enabling tool in helping clients accomplish their missions and improving business performance. LEARN MORE.

Commitment to Operational Excellence

At CNSI, we achieve and maintain a wide variety of industry certifications to support our expertise. A few of our certifications are listed below.
  • Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Assessed

    Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Assessed

    Achieving operational excellence is more important than ever as organizations are under increasing pressure to consistently deliver efficient performance. Clients expect organizations to optimize business processes and deliver on schedule and on budget with high-quality results. Doing more with less and consistently delivering “best value” is now more important than ever.
     
    CNSI’s Health and Human Services business was assessed at Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Institute Maturity Level 3 in 2014 by an independent appraiser. At this level, our processes are validated as “well characterized and understood, and are described in standards, procedures, tools, and methods.” With this certification our clients can be assured that CNSI is committed to operational excellence and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Many of CNSI’s clients, including the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Census Bureau and State of Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene have benefited from CNSI’s process improvement initiatives.

  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certified

    Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certified

    ITIL is a set of concepts and policies for managing IT infrastructure, development and operations. CNSI implements ITIL-compliant programs for its clients resulting in improved client controls and greater capacity for business growth. CNSI also provides ITIL training and consulting to help clients leverage this approach.

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certified

    Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certified

    To protect their information and assets, corporations are demanding experienced and certified information security professionals. CNSI has CISSP-certified personnel who are capable of evaluating and helping with every aspect of a client's information security. CISSP is an independent information security certification governed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium that proves an individual's proficiency in several security disciplines, including: • Access control systems and methodology • Application and systems development security • Business continuity planning & disaster recovery planning • Cryptography • Law, investigation and ethics • Operations security • Physical security • Security architecture and models • Security management practices • Telecommunications and networking security

  • Project Management Institute (PMI) Certified

    Project Management Institute (PMI) Certified

    The Project Management Institute (PMI) sets standards, conducts research and provides education and professional exchange opportunities designed to strengthen and further establish the Project Management profession. It is the project management profession's leading global professional association, and as such, it administers a globally accepted and recognized, rigorous, examination-based, professional certification program of the highest caliber. CNSI's project managers maintain various PMI credentials in project management.

  • Microsoft Certified Partner Program

    Microsoft Certified Partner Program

    Microsoft Certified Partners are independent companies that provide the highest levels of technical expertise, strategic thinking, and hands-on skills for the implementation of Microsoft solutions. Microsoft Certified Partners encompass a broad range of expertise and vendor affiliations and their real world perspective can help prioritize and effectively deliver technology solutions. As a certified Microsoft partner, CNSI has experienced certified systems engineers and solution developers (MCSE & MCSD) that intimately understand .NET, XML, COM+, and SQL 2000/2005 based enterprise application development and technologies. CNSI also helps customers architect, design and deploy large scale workflow applications based on MS exchange.

  • Oracle Certified Advantage Partner Program

    Oracle Certified Advantage Partner Program

    CNSI is an Oracle Certified Advantage Partner. Because our client's competitive advantage depends on adapting technology to fit their business processes, we help our clients implement Oracle solutions, including ERP, Application Development and Database Administration.

  • IBM Business Partner Program

    IBM Business Partner Program

    As a certified IBM partner, CNSI combines the functionality of its innovative solutions and services with IBM's depth and breadth of technology. Working together with clients and IBM business partners, CNSI and IBM provide the breadth of expertise and resources to help clients design, build and manage IT solutions that can drive innovation and help transform their business.

Awards & Recognitions

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  • 2016 AWE Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval

  • 2016 AWE Health & Wellness Seal of Approval

  • 2015 Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC) of Montgomery County's Emerging Volunteer Program Award

    2015 Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC) of Montgomery County's Emerging Volunteer Program Award

  • North America's Largest Solution Providers 2009, 2010, 2012

    North America's Largest Solutions Provider 2009, 2010, 2012

  • Top Diversity Owned Business in Maryland

    Top Diversity Owned Business in Maryland

  • Top 100 Healthcare Vendors 2006-2011

    Top 100 Healthcare Vendors 2006-2011

  • Top 500 Winner 2001, 2002

    Top 500 Winner 2001, 2002

  • 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies in America- 2007, 2008, 2009

    5,000 Fastest Growing Companies in America- 2007, 2008, 2009

  • 100 Best-Run Companies

  • Maryland High Tech Firm of the year 2007

    Maryland High Tech Firm of the year 2007

  • Top 10 Software Developers, 2008, 2009, 2010

    Top 10 Software Developers, 2008, 2009, 2010