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The Future CIO 100 2022 is an exciting opportunity to celebrate and showcase emerging innovation and leadership in the technology community, globally. In partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HotTopics.ht is opening nominations for our communities of leaders, followers and wider audiences to nominate your team members displaying exceptional leadership, skills, critical and/or creative thinking and innovation, for a chance for them to be recognized for their efforts and for their clear potential as our future CIOs. 

In the meantime, we will shortly be announcing this list’s official Judges. These will be members of the technology community who are already seen as thought leaders and therefore will be well placed to collectively make the ultimate decision of the final 100. HotTopics.ht, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and our Judges are committed to building a diverse and inclusive Global CIO 100 list, and will be proud to present a gender equal list, as we have done in our past awards.

Once finalized, we will present the winning Future CIO 100 to you all, here. Then we will share congratulations to each and every one of the winning nominees on social media, for you all to congratulate them individually, too.

Please read the criteria below before submitting your nomination:


Paul Coby, CIO, Johnson Matthey
Avril Chester, CTO, RIBA
Les McCollum, CISO, UChicago Medical Center
Itumeleng Makgati, Group Executive Information Security, Standard Bank

Future CIO 100 criteria

  • Currently a Head of, VP, SVP, or similar, leading a team within the technology function with a national, international or global team.
  • Demonstrated proactive leadership, combining business acumen with innovative strategies in creative or unique ways.
  • Emerging thought leader and/or public speaker, sharing the value of innovative capabilities to a wider audience.
  • Championing innovation to further or build positive impact solutions, sustainable practices and a more inclusive working environment.

It’s vital we make time to celebrate talent and leadership within the global technology community, across the whole business, not just at the executive level. The function is evolving rapidly and if the last two years has taught us anything it is that what was once held as sacrosanct in business today, may be legacy tomorrow. Future CIOs are weathering today’s headwinds in order to be the resilient leaders for tomorrow’s.

Their CIOs and CTOs have emerged as figureheads for company profiles, partners to the business, and, increasingly, the next natural candidate for the CEO. It is not hyperbole to suggest that these Future CIOs may also be candidates for the top roles across the industry, too.

Sound leadership is always worth celebrating. HotTopics.ht, HPE and our Judges can’t wait to review your nominations and help shine a light on talent already bright before they have fully bloomed.


Please read the criteria carefully and fill in the form to nominate your emerging technology leader.