Welcome!

Websphere Authors: Elizabeth White, Carmen Gonzalez, Roger Strukhoff, Ajay Budhraja, Mustafa Kapadia

News Feed Item

Computerworld Celebrates IT Leadership & Achievement With 2013 Premier 100 Awards

Honorees Will Be Recognized at Annual Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference in March 2013

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/05/12 -- IDG's Computerworld -- the IT media brand dedicated to providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results -- announces the 2013 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders honorees, as well as highlights for the Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference. The awards program features leaders, from both the technology and business sides of companies, for their exceptional technology leadership, innovative solutions to business challenges and effective management of IT strategies.

The Premier 100 honorees and their achievements will be highlighted in the February 25, 2013 issue of Computerworld, on Computerworld.com and recognized during the Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference, being held March 3-5, 2013, at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

"The Premier 100 awards program showcases the exceptional work of a dedicated group of senior IT leaders who are driving huge change in their organizations," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Every day, these exemplary business leaders make strategic technology decisions that track to their organizations' top priorities. These men and women keep a keen eye on the changing landscape of political, economic, regulatory and technology trends that are driving significant shifts in IT. We are very pleased to recognize the leadership and achievements of the 2013 Premier 100 honorees."

In addition to honoring the 2013 Premier 100 recipients and learning from their success stories, the Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference agenda is packed with leading IT executives sharing strategies and best practices designed to help IT decision-makers find innovative solutions to their IT challenges. Along with the many Premier 100 honorees speaking at the 2013 conference, the following top IT executives will also be sharing their insight:

  • Daphne Jones, Chief Information Officer, Hospira, Inc.
  • Tom Soderstrom, IT CTO, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Carol Zierhoffer, Chief Information Officer, Xerox Corporation
  • The full agenda can be viewed at www.Premier100.com

"For the past 14 years, Computerworld has been honoring the 100 top IT and business executives at the Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference, and we are very proud to induct the 2013 recipients into this prestigious group," said John Amato, VP and publisher of Computerworld. "The Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference has emerged as the nation's leading and largest peer to peer conference for senior IT and business executives to discuss IT strategy, technology trends, and actionable plans for driving their business forward. Peer based strategies for deploying big data, cloud, mobility, consumer technologies, predictive analytics and more will lead general session presentations and will continue with conversations during networking receptions and informal gatherings. In addition to learning from peers, attendees can discover new IT solutions from sponsoring companies like Good for Enterprise, IBM and Ping Identity."

2013 Premier 100 Honorees:

  • Steven B. Ambrose, Vice president & CIO, DTE Energy
  • Saad Ayub, Senior vice president & CIO, Scholastic Inc.
  • Loren Bast, Director of business intelligence, Cheezburger
  • Gary Bateman, CIO, Iowa Workforce Development
  • Judith L. Batenburg, Vice president, IT infrastructure & operations, Starz Entertainment
  • Robin H. Beck, Vice president, information systems & computing, University of Pennsylvania
  • Todd Bell, Senior vice president of IT infrastructure management, Verizon
  • Cathy Bessant, Global technology & operations executive, Bank of America
  • Horace Blackman, Facility CIO & director, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • George M. Brenckle, Senior vice president & CIO, UMass Memorial Health Care
  • Thomas A. Bres, Vice president & CIO, Sparrow Health System
  • Brandon W. Brown, CIO, Trident Marketing
  • Oliver Bussmann, Executive vice president & CIO, SAP AG
  • Matt Butcher, CIO, Karl Storz Endoskope
  • Vince Campisi, CIO & lean leader, GE Intelligent Platforms
  • Paul J. Capizzi, former Vice president of technology, SBLI USA
  • Lakshman Charanjiva, Vice president & CIO, NextEra Energy Inc.
  • Kevin Chase, CIO & senior vice president, Energy Future Holdings
  • Sonya M. Christian, CIO, West Georgia Health
  • Andy H.W. Chun, CIO, City University of Hong Kong
  • Linda W. Clement-Holmes, Senior vice president, global business services, Procter & Gamble
  • Lee A. Congdon, CIO, Red Hat Inc.
  • Marlo Donate, Director, enterprise applications & digital services, Toyota Financial Services
  • John Donovan, Senior executive vice president - AT&T Technology and Network Operations, AT&T Inc.
  • Chad A. Eckes, CIO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • Joseph Eckroth, Senior vice president & CIO, The Hertz Corp.
  • Curtis D. Edge, CIO, The First Church of Christ, Scientist
  • Tim Elkins, Senior vice president & CIO, PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company
  • Michael Fergang, Vice president & CIO, The Grange Mutual Casualty Group
  • Timothy M. Ferrarell, Senior vice president & CIO, W.W. Grainger Inc.
  • Randall Gaboriault, Vice president & CIO, Christiana Care Health System
  • JR Gamez, Chief of police, Redwood City Police Department
  • Emad Georgy, CTO, North America, Experian Marketing Services
  • Darren W. Ghanayem, Vice president, information officer, WellPoint Inc.
  • Richard L. Gilbert, Senior vice president, Technology Services, SunTrust Banks Inc.
  • Tom Gill, Vice president of IT & CIO, Plantronics
  • Kai Gray, Vice president, Operations, Carbonite Inc.
  • Gary K. Hensley, Director, IT, Clif Bar and Co.
  • Kris Herrin, CTO, Heartland Payment Systems
  • Blake K. Holman, Senior vice president & CIO, Ryan LLC
  • Stan M. Hoptroff, Infrastructure services director, Southern Company Services
  • Jeanette Horan, Vice president & CIO, IBM
  • Don Imholz, Executive vice president & CIO, Centene Corp.
  • Malcolm D. Jackson, Assistant administrator & CIO, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Brad P. Kenney, Vice president of Enterprise Infrastructure, Avnet Inc.
  • Robert G. Krestakos, CIO, Steelcase Inc.
  • Warren Kudman, Vice president & CIO, Sealed Air Corp.
  • Mujib Lodhi, CIO, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
  • Garry Lyons, Chief innovation officer, Mastercard WorldWide
  • Richard A. Maranville, Executive vice president & CIO, Freeman Co.
  • Lucille Mayer, Co-CIO, Pershing LLC/Ramaswamy Nagappan, Co-CIO, Pershing LLC
  • Michelle R. McKenna-Doyle, Senior vice president & CIO, National Football League
  • Theresa Meadows, Senior vice president & CIO, Cook Children's Health Care System
  • Robert Meikle, CIO, City of Brampton
  • Ahmet M. Mendi, CIO, Ulkar Holding A.S.
  • Greg Meyers, Vice president, IT, Biogen Idec
  • Steve Mills, CIO, Rackspace Hosting
  • Mark Moroses, Senior vice president & CIO, Continuum Health Partners Inc.
  • Cynthia J. Nustad, Senior vice president & CIO, HMS
  • Marco S. Orellana, CIO & CSO, CODELCO
  • Tarun Pandey, Vice president, IT, Aditya Birla Financial Services Group
  • Tamara S. Payne, Senior vice president, IT, FedEx Services
  • Juan R. Perez, Vice president, UPS Information Services, UPS
  • John A. Prusnick, Director, IT innovation & strategy, Hyatt Hotels Corp.
  • Paul R. Quinn, Strategic execution officer & CIO, Duke Realty Corp.
  • Stephanie L. Reel, Senior vice president & CIO, Johns Hopkins Health System
  • Mark Reilley, Diector, IT, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
  • Rebecca R. Rhoads, Vice president & CIO, Raytheon Co.
  • Brian S. Rice, Senior vice president &CIO, Kellogg Co.
  • Jason Rieger, CTO, FireHost
  • Imran Sayeed, Senior vice president & CTO, NTT Data Inc.
  • Greg Schaffer, Executive vice president & CISO, FIS
  • Kathleen M. Scheirman, Senior vice president, IT, corporate services business information officer, Kaiser Permanente
  • David Schmoock, President Lenovo North America & senior vice president Lenovo Group, Lenovo
  • Edward Schwartz, Vice president & CSO, RSA, The Security Division of EMC
  • Hugh Scott, CIO , Energy Plus
  • Mike Scott, Director of application architecture, Scottrade Inc.
  • Mark Settle, CIO, BMC Software
  • Monique S. Shivanandan, Senior vice president & CTO, Capital One Financial Corp
  • Tami Shoham, Head of information systems & technology Europe and Israel, Applied Materials
  • Henry J. Sienkiewicz, Vice chief information assurance executive, Defense Information Systems Agency
  • Pradip Sitaram, Senior vice president & CIO, Enterprise Community Partners Inc.
  • Mark S. Smith, Vice president & CIO, American Water Works Co. Inc.
  • Thomas W. Smith, Executive vice president, health information technology, NorthShore University HealthSystem
  • Steven G. Snyder, CIO/CTO, Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
  • Denise L. Stephens, CIO, Idaho National Laboratory
  • Kim S. Stevenson, Vice president & CIO, Intel Corp.
  • Michael J. Sylvester II, Assistant director & department CIO, Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services
  • Darren Tedesco, Managing principal, Innovation & Strategy, Commonwealth Financial Network
  • William T. Thirsk, Vice president of IT, Marist College
  • Richard I. Thomas, CIO, Quintiles
  • B Venkatakrishnan, Head of IT, Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers Ltd
  • Dee K. Waddell, Group information officer, Marketing, Amtrak
  • Lincoln Wallen, CTO, DreamWorks Animation
  • Jon Walton, CIO, City & County of San Francisco
  • Rudiger Wolf, Vice president & CIO, Puget Sound Energy
  • Nancy Wolk, CIO, Alcoa Inc.
  • Mark Wright, CIO, Inmar
  • Walter Yosafat, Senior vice president & CIO, Wyndham Worldwide
  • Tony Young, Senior vice president & CIO, Informatica Corp.

About the Premier 100
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 survey 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: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9065479/Premier_100_IT_Leaders

About Computerworld
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, August 2012) and was recognized as the Best Website by ASBPE and TABPI in 2012. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

Contact:
Heather Davis
Marketing & PR Specialist
IDG Enterprise
Email Contact
508.766.5375

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that SOA Software, an API management leader, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SOA Software is a leading provider of API Management and SOA Governance products that equip business to deliver APIs and SOA together to drive their company to meet its business strategy quickly and effectively. SOA Software’s technology helps businesses to accelerate their digital channels with APIs, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and achieve a...
Samsung VP Jacopo Lenzi, who headed the company's recent SmartThings acquisition under the auspices of Samsung's Open Innovaction Center (OIC), answered a few questions we had about the deal. This interview was in conjunction with our interview with SmartThings CEO Alex Hawkinson. IoT Journal: SmartThings was developed in an open, standards-agnostic platform, and will now be part of Samsung's Open Innovation Center. Can you elaborate on your commitment to keep the platform open? Jacopo Lenzi: Samsung recognizes that true, accelerated innovation cannot be driven from one source, but requires a...
P2P RTC will impact the landscape of communications, shifting from traditional telephony style communications models to OTT (Over-The-Top) cloud assisted & PaaS (Platform as a Service) communication services. The P2P shift will impact many areas of our lives, from mobile communication, human interactive web services, RTC and telephony infrastructure, user federation, security and privacy implications, business costs, and scalability. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Robin Raymond, Chief Architect at Hookflash Inc., will walk through the shifting landscape of traditional telephone a...
From a software development perspective IoT is about programming "things," about connecting them with each other or integrating them with existing applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Yakov Fain, co-founder of Farata Systems and SuranceBay, will show you how small IoT-enabled devices from multiple manufacturers can be integrated into the workflow of an enterprise application. This is a practical demo of building a framework and components in HTML/Java/Mobile technologies to serve as a platform that can integrate new devices as they become available on the market.
BSQUARE is a global leader of embedded software solutions. We enable smart connected systems at the device level and beyond that millions use every day and provide actionable data solutions for the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. We empower our world-class customers with our products, services and solutions to achieve innovation and success. For more information, visit www.bsquare.com.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Matrix.org has been named “Silver Sponsor” of Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Matrix is an ambitious new open standard for open, distributed, real-time communication over IP. It defines a new approach for interoperable Instant Messaging and VoIP based on pragmatic HTTP APIs and WebRTC, and provides open source reference implementations to showcase and bootstrap the new standard. Our focus is on simplicity, security, and supporting the fullest feature set.
How do APIs and IoT relate? The answer is not as simple as merely adding an API on top of a dumb device, but rather about understanding the architectural patterns for implementing an IoT fabric. There are typically two or three trends: Exposing the device to a management framework Exposing that management framework to a business centric logic • Exposing that business layer and data to end users. This last trend is the IoT stack, which involves a new shift in the separation of what stuff happens, where data lives and where the interface lies. For instance, it’s a mix of architectural style...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Utimaco will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Utimaco is a leading manufacturer of hardware based security solutions that provide the root of trust to keep cryptographic keys safe, secure critical digital infrastructures and protect high value data assets. Only Utimaco delivers a general-purpose hardware security module (HSM) as a customizable platform to easily integrate into existing software solutions, embed business logic and build s...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, will exhibit at Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, a...
Internet of @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley announced on Thursday its first 12 all-star speakers and sessions for its upcoming event, which will take place November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California. @ThingsExpo, the first and largest IoT event in the world, debuted at the Javits Center in New York City in June 10-12, 2014 with over 6,000 delegates attending the conference. Among the first 12 announced world class speakers, IBM will present two highly popular IoT sessions, which will take place November 4-6, 2014 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif...
Connected devices are changing the way we go about our everyday life, from wearables to driverless cars, to smart grids and entire industries revolutionizing business opportunities through smart objects, capable of two-way communication. But what happens when objects are given an IP-address, and we rely on that connection, sometimes with our lives? How do we secure those vast data infrastructures and safe-keep the privacy of sensitive information? This session will outline how each and every connected device can uphold a core root of trust via a unique cryptographic signature – a “bir...
Almost everyone sees the potential of Internet of Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of Big Data generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Businesses will also need to ensure that they can sustain that insight by leveraging the cloud for global reach, scale and elasticity.
WebRTC defines no default signaling protocol, causing fragmentation between WebRTC silos. SIP and XMPP provide possibilities, but come with considerable complexity and are not designed for use in a web environment. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Matthew Hodgson, technical co-founder of the Matrix.org, will discuss how Matrix is a new non-profit Open Source Project that defines both a new HTTP-based standard for VoIP & IM signaling and provides reference implementations.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE), a global leader in embedded systems, today added 96 new products to the Spansion® FM4 Family of flexible microcontrollers (MCUs). Based on the ARM® Cortex®-M4F core, the new MCUs boast a 200 MHz operating frequency and support a diverse set of on-chip peripherals for enhanced human machine interfaces (HMIs) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. The rich set of periphera...

SYS-CON Events announced today that Aria Systems, the recurring revenue expert, has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Aria Systems helps leading businesses connect their customers with the products and services they love. Industry leaders like Pitney Bowes, Experian, AAA NCNU, VMware, HootSuite and many others choose Aria to power their recurring revenue business and deliver exceptional experiences to their customers.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is going to require a new way of thinking and of developing software for speed, security and innovation. This requires IT leaders to balance business as usual while anticipating for the next market and technology trends. Cloud provides the right IT asset portfolio to help today’s IT leaders manage the old and prepare for the new. Today the cloud conversation is evolving from private and public to hybrid. This session will provide use cases and insights to reinforce the value of the network in helping organizations to maximize their company’s cloud experience.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is making everything it touches smarter – smart devices, smart cars and smart cities. And lucky us, we’re just beginning to reap the benefits as we work toward a networked society. However, this technology-driven innovation is impacting more than just individuals. The IoT has an environmental impact as well, which brings us to the theme of this month’s #IoTuesday Twitter chat. The ability to remove inefficiencies through connected objects is driving change throughout every sector, including waste management. BigBelly Solar, located just outside of Boston, is trans...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Matrix.org has been named “Silver Sponsor” of Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Matrix is an ambitious new open standard for open, distributed, real-time communication over IP. It defines a new approach for interoperable Instant Messaging and VoIP based on pragmatic HTTP APIs and WebRTC, and provides open source reference implementations to showcase and bootstrap the new standard. Our focus is on simplicity, security, and supporting the fullest feature set.
Predicted by Gartner to add $1.9 trillion to the global economy by 2020, the Internet of Everything (IoE) is based on the idea that devices, systems and services will connect in simple, transparent ways, enabling seamless interactions among devices across brands and sectors. As this vision unfolds, it is clear that no single company can accomplish the level of interoperability required to support the horizontal aspects of the IoE. The AllSeen Alliance, announced in December 2013, was formed with the goal to advance IoE adoption and innovation in the connected home, healthcare, education, aut...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, will exhibit at Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, a...