Air Black Box Wins (Again) for Technology Innovation

CIO Celebrates Technology Innovation with 2017 CIO 100 & CIO Hall of Fame Award Winners

300+ CIOs and Senior IT executives to gather at the CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony Aug. 14-16th to share strategies and expertise on growing the digital business

Framingham, Mass.– CIO, the executive-level tech media brand providing insight into business technology leadership, is delighted to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its CIO 100 awards by recognizing 100 organizations for their innovative use of technology to drive business value. Additionally, CIO is proud to induct 20 senior technology leaders into the CIO Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is a special career recognition bestowed upon outstanding CIOs whose work has shown both creative vision and practical leadership in information technology.

All winners will be celebrated during a gala awards dinner and ceremony at the CIO 100 Symposium, being held August 14-16 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO. This year’s conference theme is “Delivering on Digital: The Innovation Opportunity.”

“Innovation and business value are at the core of our CIO 100 awards, and today’s IT organizations are delivering an astonishing array of digital capabilities to their companies and customers,” said Maryfran Johnson, editor in chief, CIO events. “This year’s winners are inspiring examples of how IT leadership, business collaboration and customer focus are shaping the future.”

The Digital Enterprise Journey: Real-World Examples of Technology Innovation
At the CIO 100 Symposium, more than 300 CIOs and senior IT executives will talk about how they are engaging with customers and growing the digital business success of their organizations. Woven into sessions throughout the three-day symposium will be presentations, executive workshops and panel discussions on the latest technologies in mobile, cloud, big data analytics, enterprise applications, cybersecurity and more.

In addition to sessions showcasing CIO 100 and Hall of Fame award winners, the conference will feature keynotes from Futurist and Innovation Expert Daniel Burrus, CEO of Burrus Research; Mark Zachary Taylor, author of “The Politics of Innovation;” CIO Ed McLaughlin of MasterCard, and many others.

The symposium concludes with an awards ceremony recognizing the 2017 CIO Hall of Fame inductees and 2017 CIO 100 winners. The full 2017 CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony agenda can be viewed here.

“While technology can be a uniting force, it also plays a key role in differentiating processes, customer experience, and employee productivity. The openness and best practice sharing that takes place at the CIO 100 is unparalleled,” said Adam Dennison, SVP / general manager, IDG Events, and publisher, CIO. “I look forward to this event each year, participating in conversations with innovative technology leaders and cutting edge vendors, and anticipate the advancements that we will see in the year ahead.”

2017 CIO Hall of Fame Inductees:

Phil Bertolini, CIO and Deputy County Executive, Oakland County, Michigan
Suja Chandrasekaran, CIO and Chief Digital Officer, Kimberly-Clark
Phil Fasano, EVP and CIO (former), AIG
Tracy Futhey, CIO and VP of IT, Duke University
Clark Golestani, President, Emerging Business and Global CIO, Merck
Rick Hopfer, CIO, Molina Healthcare
Bask Iyer, EVP and CIO, Dell and VMware
Justin Kershaw, Corporate VP and CIO, Cargill
Catherine Kozik, SVP and CIO, PSAV
Anne Margulies, CIO, Harvard University
Paul Martin, Corporate VP and CIO, Baxter International
Harry Moseley, Managing Director and CIO, KPMG
Dan Olley, EVP Product Development and CTO, Elsevier
James Rinaldi, CIO, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Randal Robison, SVP and CIO, Georgia Pacific (retired)
Bill Schlough, SVP and CIO, San Francisco Giants
Wayne Shurts, EVP and CTO, Sysco
Frank Sirianni, VP and CIO, Fordham University
Mike Skinner, CIO and Member, Board of Directors, Eurpac Service
Gordon Wishon, CIO, Arizona State University

2017 CIO 100 Honorees:

Aditya Birla Financial Services Ltd.
American International Group, Inc. (AIG)
Air Black Box Company Ltd.
Al Meezan Investment Management Ltd.
Alliance Data Card Services
Arizona State University
Arlington Public Schools
Autodesk, Inc.
BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina
Bowdoin College
C&J Energy Services
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Cargo Chief
Celgene Corp.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
City of Boston
Dalian Wanda Group
Darden Restaurants
Direktorat Jenderal Pajak Republik Indonesia
Discover Financial Services
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Dubai Police
Eczacıbaşı Consumer Products Group
Eli Lilly and Company
Eurpac Service, Inc.
Fabrinet Co., Ltd.
Federal Communications Commission
FedEx Corporation
Goldcorp Inc.
GSK – US Pharma IT
GulfMark Offshore
Herc Rentals Inc.
Holyoke Medical Center
Humana Inc.
IBM Research
Infosys Ltd.
Intel Corp.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
John Muir Health
Johns Hopkins Medicine International
Kaiser Permanente
Key Bank
Korea Electric Power Corp.
Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Lannett Company, Inc.
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Merck Manufacturing IT
Micron Technology
Ministry of Labour of Brazil
MRE Consulting, Ltd
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Owens Corning
Parsons Corp.
Plante Moran
Recursion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Samsung Electronics DS Division
Samsung Life Insurance – Customer Product Channel
San Francisco International Airport
SATS Limited
Service Benefit Plan Administrative Service Corp.
Seven Lakes Technologies
Siemens AG
Sunmark Federal Credit Union
Synchrony Financial
The Clorox Company
The County of Los Angeles
Town of South Windsor, CT
Toyota Motor North America
Tractor Supply Company
United Airlines
University of Oklahoma
Vail Resorts, Inc.
Wheels, Inc.
Whirlpool Corp.
World Bank Group
Xylem, Inc.

Registration Information
To learn more about the symposium or to register to attend visit, call 800.366.0246 or email:

Sponsorship Information
The 2017 CIO 100 Symposium is proud to have Deloitte and Delphix as underwriting partners. Additional CIO 100 corporate partners include Informatica, OutSystems and Unisys. Our emerging partner is Viptela. For more information on becoming a corporate sponsor or an emerging tech sponsor at the CIO 100, please visit or contact Adam Dennison, SVP / general manager, IDG Events and publisher, CIO at

About the CIO 100
Recipients of this year’s CIO 100 Award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. Next, a team of external judges (many of them former CIOs) reviewed the applications in depth, looking for leading-edge IT practices and measurable results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges’ recommendations and selected the final 100.

Coverage of the 2017 CIO 100 Awards will be available online in the July/August 2017 digital issue of CIO. Additionally, will feature a sortable database of all 100 winners along with descriptions of their projects.

About the CIO Hall of Fame
The CIO Hall of Fame was first created in 1997 to spotlight 12 outstanding IT leaders who had significantly contributed to and profoundly influenced the IT discipline, the use of technology in business and the advancement of the CIO role. Ten years later, in 2007, CIO inducted its second class of honorees into the CIO Hall of Fame during CIO magazine’s 20th anniversary celebration. CIO continues to showcase this elite group of CIOs – now numbering 105 – during the CIO Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

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