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CIO 100 Awards

 

CIO 100 Awards

 

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Spotlight on Global Innovation: The Impact of Top 100 CIOs

 

 

HotTopics is delighted to announce the Top 100 Global CIOs pioneering in their field, voted for by community and selected by our independent judges

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Celebrating The CIO 100 Award Winners

Welcome to the Global CIO 100 Awards in partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where we honour the top 100 Chief Information Officers leading the charge in digital transformation and business innovation. These awards recognise the exceptional talent, vision, and achievements of the world's foremost CIOs.

 

Recognising excellence in technology leadership

Discover the elite circle of the CIO 100 awards, a testament to the innovative spirit and leadership prowess in the global business landscape. These awards shine a spotlight on those at the forefront of technological advancement and strategic innovation.

 

How the CIO 100 Awards Shape the Future

Each year, the Global CIO 100 Awards set the standard for excellence in technology leadership. The winners are selected by our independent judged by a panel of esteemed industry experts, underscoring the significance of being named among the top 100 CIOs.

 

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CIO 100 Judges

Selected by a panel of independent technology experts, our CIO 100 Awards honour visionary CIOs for their outstanding impact and innovation.

  • Benedetto Conversano, Group CIO, Diageo
  • Diana Kennedy, CIO, Bupa
  • Alice Guehennec, Group CDIO, SAUR
  • Fred Swanepoel, CIO, Nedbank
  • Nobert Elsey, CDIO, Co-op
  • Kholeka Tsotsotso, CIO, Development Bank of Southern Africa

CIO 100 Awards

2023 Winners

Discover the 2023 Top 100 CIOs, a list showcasing the year's most influential
and innovative Chief Information Officers

Adriana Karaboutis

Adriana Karaboutis

National Grid

Adriana Karaboutis

United States of America United States of America
Utilities Utilities

CI&DO

Results-driven technology executive Adriana Karaboutis is the Group Chief Information and Digital Officer at National Grid, where she has worked for over five years. She is responsible for developing and delivering the enterprise wide IT and digital strategies, digital security and risk for the company. Alongside this, she is an Independent Board Director at Perrigo plc. Over the years she has worked at companies such as Ford Motor Company, Dell and Biogen. Adriana has been endorsed for her skills in IT strategy and cross-functional team leadership by colleagues. She has been described as a strategic and process-oriented leader.

Aixa Manelli

Aixa Manelli

Grupo Sancor Seguros

Aixa Manelli

Aixa Manelli

Argentina Argentina
Insurance Insurance

CIO

Currently the CIO at Grupo Sancor Seguros, Aixa Manelli is an experienced technology leader with a demonstrated history of working in the insurance and banking sector. She has been described as a dedicated technology professional who always gives her clients the best output. Throughout her career, Aixa has taken on senior technology roles ranging from Systems Supervisor at Santander to CIO at Banco Itau. Aixa was issued the Innovation Circle Member award by BAI as part of the Finacle Global Banking Innovation Awards 2012.

Amala Duggirala

Amala Duggirala

USAA

Amala Duggirala

United States of America United States of America
Finance Finance

EVP, Enterprise Chief Information Officer, USAA

Technology leader Amala Duggirala is the EVP and Enterprise Chief Information Officer at USAA, where she has been working for over a year. Alongside her current role, Amala is a Member of the Board of Directors at Kelly. She is focused on strategic transformation through business aligned technology strategies, technical innovation and strong leadership. She has been endorsed for her skills in software project management, agile methodologies and software development. She has been described as an extremely focused and innovative leader who uses her professional discipline to produce the desired business goals and objectives. In 2021 she was on the Forbes 2021 top 50 CIO list in association with Regions Bank.

Andy Gamble

Andy Gamble

Currys

Andy Gamble

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Retail Retail

CIO

A senior technology executive with more than 25 years of experience, Andy Gamble is the CIO at Currys plc, where he looks after all aspects of technology, data and transformation. Alongside his current role, Andy is a Non Executive at Mulberry England and an Investor at Uncrowd. Throughout his career, Andy has held executive positions in private and public companies ranging from CIO & SVP at Sony to CIO at Dyson. Andy has been described as a talented and inspirational CIO with a highly engaging management style. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in business process management, IT service management and change management.

Angela Ryan

Angela Ryan

Auto & General

Angela Ryan

Angela Ryan

Australia Australia
Insurance Insurance

CIO

Angela Ryan is the CIO at Auto & General, where she has worked for over three years. Alongside her current role, she is a Non Executive Director at Circonomy. Before moving into information technology, Angela was an accountant, ever since she has built a career in IT and general management where she has led teams and headed enterprise-wide projects. She has been endorsed for her skills in retail, management and stratrgy.

Annette Hamann

Annette Hamann

Beiersdorf

Annette Hamann

Germany Germany
Manufacturing Manufacturing

CIO and Managing Director BSS IT

Annette Hamann is the CIO and Managing Director BSS IT for Beiersdorf, in Germany. She has international experience in IT, digital transformation, business relationship management, analytics, and AI and robotics. Colleagues have endorsed her for her skills in cross-functional team leadership, FMCG and project planning. Colleagues describe Annette as a technology leader who is able to handle complex initiatives, identify opportunities and understands how IT can deliver value within the business.

Arancha Sanchez

Arancha Sanchez

Banco Santander

Arancha Sanchez

Arancha Sanchez

Spain Spain
Finance Finance

CTO

Currently CTO at Santander Spain, Arancha Sanchez is a technology leader with more than 19 years of experience in the industry. Before her promotion to CTO, she was the company's CIO, overseeing their information technology processes and operations. Her top skills include digital transformation, information security management and information technology.

Archana Jain

Archana Jain

Zurich Insurance

Archana Jain

Switzerland Switzerland
Insurance Insurance

CTO

Archana Jain is currently the CTO at Zurich Insurance, where she has worked for over six months. Alongside her role, Archana is an Advisory Board Member at the Stevens Institute of Technology and an Advisory Board Member for Customer Experience at Rutgers University. Prior to her current role, she was the VP of Information Technology at Verizon, where she worked for over 16 years. She has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in software project management, business analysis and requirements anaylsis.

Archie Deskus

Archie Deskus

Paypal

Archie Deskus

United States of America United States of America
Finance Finance

SVP & CIO

Information technology executive Archie Deskus is the EVP & CIO at PayPal, where she has worked for up to a year. Archie has a proven track record of delivering exceptional results through technology-enabled transformations to drive business growth and innovation. Throughout her career, she has worked in leading companies including Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel and Cognizant. Archie has been endorsed for her skills in cross-functional team leadership, program management and ERP.

Ashley Pettit

Ashley Pettit

State Farm

Ashley Pettit

Ashley Pettit

United States of America United States of America
Insurance Insurance

CIO & SVP

Ashley Pettit is the CIO and SVP at State Farm, where she has worked for over 31 years. In her role, Ashley has shifted the company’s IT strategy and operational paradigm in order to maximize efficiencies and productivity. She is also recognised for creating strategies and initiatives that broaden internal perspective and increase diversity of thought within the organisation. She has been endorsed for her skills in leadership, IT strategy and insurance.

Atti Riazi

Atti Riazi

Hearst

Atti Riazi

United States of America United States of America
Media Media

SVP CIO

Atti Riazi is the SVP and CIO at Hearst, where she has worked for over four months. Alongside her current role, Atti is the Founder and Executive Director at CIOs Without Borders. She is described as a true visonary and has a broad range of experience in the technology sector. Prior to her new role, Atti was the SVP and CIO at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and was appointed as the Assistant Secretary General and Chief Information Technology Officer of the United Nations. She has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in IT strategy and strategic planning.

Belinda Finch

Belinda Finch

Three

Belinda Finch

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Telecommunications Telecommunications

CIO

Belinda Finch is an experienced Group Chief Information Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the technology industry. Currently at Three, the UK telecommunications brand, as its CIO, she also credits Centrica and Vodafone within her career where she acted as CIO and Chief of Staff, and Head of Transformations, respectively. She has been endorsed for her skills in business transformation, telecommunications and project delivery.

Brian Franz

Brian Franz

State Street

Brian Franz

Brian Franz

United States of America United States of America
Finance Finance

EVP & Global CIO

EVP & Global CIO at financial services company State Street, Brian Franz is a technology leader with more than two decades of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, Brian has worked at leading companies including GE Capital, PepsiCo and Diageo. His roles have ranged from CIO of Corporate Systems and Global Operations to Chief Productivity Officer. Brian's main focus is on efficiently leading global businesses and improving productivity in order to drive shareholder value.

Brian Rice

Brian Rice

McDonalds

Brian Rice

Brian Rice

United States of America United States of America
Food & Beverage Food & Beverage

EVP Global CIO

A pioneering and agile technology leader, Brian Rice is the Executive Vice President, Global Chief Information Officer at McDonald's. In his current role, Brian is driving transformation at McDonald's and focusing on accelerating the organisation's growth strategy while innovating a modernising platforms. Throughout his career, Brian has taken on roles ranging from Chief Information Officer, Asia Pacific at Kellog Company to Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Global Business Services at Cardinal Health.

Bridget Engle

Bridget Engle

BNY Mellon

Bridget Engle

Bridget Engle

United States of America United States of America
Finance Finance

CIO

Bridget E. Engle is the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for BNY Mellon and a member of their Executive Committee. She leads the company’s technology organization, which provides critical technology platforms and applications that support BNY Mellon’s businesses, clients and 52,000 employees. Throughout her career, Bridget has worked in senior technology roles in companies such as Nokia Lehman Brothers and Bank of America. She has been endorsed for her skills in capital markets, IT strategy and IT management.

Carl Dawson

Carl Dawson

Asda

Carl Dawson

Carl Dawson

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Retail Retail

CIO

Currently CIO at Tesco, Carl Dawson is a technology leader with more than two decades of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, Carl has taken on roles in companies including Thomas Cook Group, Shop Direct and Marks & Spencer. He has been praised by colleagues for his skills in IT strategy, IT management and IT operations, in addition to many other technical skills he has gained in his career.

Chahna Gosrani

Chahna Gosrani

adidas

Chahna Gosrani

Chahna Gosrani

Netherlands Netherlands
Retail Retail

VP CIO and Transformation Office

Chahna Gosrani is currently the VP, CIO and Transformation Officer at adidas, where she has worked for over nine months. She is an experienced digital leader with almost 15 years of experience in e-commerce, marketplace and consulting. Throughout her career, she has worked at companies including Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and eBay in roles ranging from Head of Business Development to CTO. She has been described by colleagues as a highly-focused individual, a natural leader and a professional in her field.

Charles Forte

Charles Forte

UK Ministry of Defence

Charles Forte

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Government Government

DG CIO

An experienced global IT leader, Charles Forte is currently the Director General CIO at UK Ministry of Defence, where he has worked for over five years. Charles has gained his executive-level experience through his roles as Deputy Group CIO/COO at BP, CEO of IT services at Prudential and CIO at Thames Water. Charles has been described as a seamless technology leader with execellent communication and stakeholder management skills. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in IT operations, infrastructure and business transformation.

Charlotte Baldwin

Charlotte Baldwin

Costa Coffee

Charlotte Baldwin

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Food & Beverage Food & Beverage

Global CIO

Global digital and technology leader Charlotte Baldwin is currently the Global CIO at Costa Coffee where she is responsible for the company's digital and technology solutions that help enable the business. With more than 25 years of experience in the industry, Charlotte has worked in companies including Thomson Reuters, Pearson and Bupa in roles ranging from Senior Director of Technology to SVP for Global Technology Strategy & Planning. She has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in IT strategy and business intelligence in addition to many others. She was part of the Computing Leaders 100 in 2022 and was included in the Global CIO 100 list issued by HotTopics and Okta.

Christa Koenen

Christa Koenen

DB Schenker

Christa Koenen

Germany Germany
Logistics Logistics

CIO

Christa Koenen is the CIO, CDO and Member of the Board Management for DB Schenker, one of the world’s leading global logistics provider, based out of Germany. The multi-functional executive has an impressive background as a two-time CFO, and CEO, before tackling the IT function at Deutsche Bahn AG ahead of her current tenure. She has been endorsed for her skills in business strategy, business development and management consulting.

Claire Dickson

Claire Dickson

DS Smith

Claire Dickson

Claire Dickson

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Recycling Recycling

CIO

Claire Dickson is the CIO at DS Smith, where she has worked for over a year. With more than two decades of experience in the technology industry, Claire has taken on high-ranking roles in companies such as Accenture, BP and Evos, with roles ranging from SAP Analyst to NED. She has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in project delivery, change management and SAP.

Claudia Plattner

Claudia Plattner

European Central Bank

Claudia Plattner

Germany Germany
Finance Finance

Director General for Information Systems

Claudia Plattner is the Director General for Information Systems at the European Central Bank, perhaps one of the most important IT and digital roles across the continent. In the past she was Manager Enterprise Architecture for DB Cargo AB, the European logistics multi-national, and CIO for DB Systel, a German IT Services business.

Conor Whelan

Conor Whelan

Experian

Conor Whelan

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Finance Finance

CIO & COO

A Global CIO with proven influencing and leadership skills across global, multi-cultural teams and an exceptional €1billion transformational and change management track record. He has a very strong commercial background with a key focus on customer engagements across Financial Services, Retail, FMCG, Hi-Tech, Automotive, Defence, Construction, Fashion, Food Service, Facilities Management and Home Delivery market sectors. Conor Whelan was appointed to his current role as the Chief Information and Operations Officer at Experian in 2019. And most recently served as Group CIO at Jardine Lloyd Thompson from 2015 to 2019. Previously, Whelan was COO at ECS and CIO at Wincanton.

Corrado Azzarita

Corrado Azzarita

The Kraft Heinz Company

Corrado Azzarita

Corrado Azzarita

United States of America United States of America
Food & Beverage Food & Beverage

Global CIO

Senior technology executive Corrado Azzarita is currently the Global CIO at The Kraft Heinz Company, where he has been working for over five years. He is described as an achievement-oriented leader with extensive knowledge and a background in information technology. Corrado has a proven track record of driving IT and business process transformation. In the past, he has taken on senior technology roles in companies including Mondelēz International and Procter & Gamble, where he worked for over two decades. Colleagues have endorsed Corrado for his skills in business intelligence, cross-functional leadership and IT management.

Craig Bright

Craig Bright

Barclays

Craig Bright

Craig Bright

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Finance Finance

Group CIO

Considered a highly respected technology leader with a range of experience in senior technology roles in retail banking, investment and business, Craig Bright is currently Group CIO at Barclays. Throughout his 25-year career, Craig has accumulated strategic, project and operational management skills in his roles at leading companies such as National Australia Bank, Citi and Westpac. Colleagues at Barclays have endorsed him for his skills in IT strategy, service delivery and integration. He is recognised for being outcome-focused and value-driven and delivers successful workforce strategies and business plans.

Curt Garner

Curt Garner

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Curt Garner

United States of America United States of America
Food & Beverage Food & Beverage

CTO

CTO at Chipotle Mexican Grill, Curt Garner has worked at the company for over seven years in several different roles. With a career spanning more than three decades, Curt has taken on senior roles in companies such as Wendy's Inc and Starbucks. His past roles include Manager for International IT and CIO. He has been endorsed for his skills in IT strategy and leadership and has been described as a thoughtful, insightful leader who builds strong teams.

Daniel West

Daniel West

LexisNexis

Daniel West

Daniel West

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Consulting Consulting

Global CIO

Daniel West is the Global CIO at LexisNexis. He is a commercially astute Executive Director with an outstanding record of heading the design and delivery of £Million projects, aligning technology strategies with business needs, managing IT business transformations, skilled in M&A processes (due diligence, migration, integration, team consolidation) and proposing and delivering efficient technology solutions. Daniel also known for his deep technical skills that compliment his inclusive leadership style. This enables him to continuously deliver high quality results. Prior to that he was ranked in the Top 100 CIO for 2014 and the 13th in the Top 100 CIO for 2012.

Danielle Brown

Danielle Brown

Whirlpool Corporation

Danielle Brown

United States of America United States of America
Manufacturing Manufacturing

SVP CIO

Considered an agile IT executive, Danielle Brown is currently the SVP and CIO at Whirlpool Corporation, where she has worked for over two years. Alongside her role, Danielle is on the Advisory Board for the Chicago CIO Leadership Association and a Member of the Board of Directors at PRA Group. Throughout her career Danielle has led the delivery of cross-functional transformation programs and initiatives across different organisations. She has improved organisational effectiveness in companies including DuPont Corporate and Brunswick Corporation. She has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in program management, cloud computing and strategic technology planning. Danielle was recognised as a Super Global Finalist by the 2019 Chicago CIO of the year ORBIE Awards for her demonstrated leadership skills and business value.

Debbie Waters

Debbie Waters

Aegon

Debbie Waters

Debbie Waters

United States of America United States of America
Insurance Insurance

CTO

A passionate and charismatic technology leader, Debbie Waters has more than thre decades of experience in the technology industry. Throughout her career she has taken on roles such as System Analyst, Market Risk and Operational Risk Technology Lead and Managing Director. Currently CTO at Aegon, Debbie is responsible for defining the company's technology strategy and organisational goals. She is described as a transparent, strategic and empowering leader who delivers results along with her team.

Deepa Soni

Deepa Soni

The Hartford

Deepa Soni

United States of America United States of America
Insurance Insurance

CIO

Deepa Soni is a senior IT executive with over 23 years of broad diverse experience in Fortune 500 companies in business focused IT leadership, with more than 10 years in leading digital transformations. She is currently the CIO of The Hartford, the financial services institution based Connecticut, US. She has a broad range of experience in technology, business, digital, process and operations domains. She has been endorsed for her skills in IT strategy, vendor management and enterprise architecture. Deepa is described by colleagues as a transformational and technical leader who almost immediately yields results.

Diane Bitzel

Diane Bitzel

Vodafone

Diane Bitzel

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Telecommunications Telecommunications

Chief Digital & Information Officer Europe

Dr. Diane Bitzel is the Chief Digital & Information Officer for Europe at Vodafone. Before joining Vodafone, Dr. Bitzel was Group CIO at Intertek, where she worked for more than four years. Throughout her career she has also worked at leading companies such as Bosch Italia, Capgemini and Lonza. She has been endorsed for her skills in IT operations, strategy and management. She is described as an energetic and talented leader who is adept at handling different business processes as well as digital transformations.

Diane Jurgens

Diane Jurgens

The Walt Disney Company

Diane Jurgens

United States of America United States of America
Entertainment Entertainment

Global CTO & CIO

EVP and CIO at The Walt Disney Company, Diane Jurgens is a passionate, innovative and visionary technology leader with an extensive background in the industry. Among many of her achievements, Diane was named a top 5 Technology Influencer in Australia in 2018 and was awarded Shanghai’s prestigious Magnolia Award. She has been endorsed for her skills in strategy, international business and business development.

Dieter Schmidbaur

Dieter Schmidbaur

Airbus Defence & Space

Dieter Schmidbaur

Germany Germany
Aerospace Aerospace

CIO

Based in Munich, Dieter Schmidbaur is the CIO at Airbus Defence & Space. With a strong background in the aerospace field, Dieter has worked at Deutsche Aerospace, Dornier Luftfahrt and EADS Military Aircraft. During his time at Airbus Defence & Space, he was responsible for overseeing a number of disruptive transformation programs.

Erika Acosta

Erika Acosta

Laureate Education

Erika Acosta

Peru Peru
Education Education

CIO

Described as a passionate technology leader, Erika Acosta has more than 15 years of experience in the industry, working across a range of companies including DP WORLD, Centria and Laureate Education. In her current role as CIO at Laureate Education, Erika leads the company's IT Shared Service Center and is responsible for coordinating all innovation efforts as well as business growth through digital transformation. Erika is described by colleagues as a well-grounded technology professional with excellent management skills.

Fahim Siddiqui

Fahim Siddiqui

The Home Depot

Fahim Siddiqui

United States of America United States of America
Retail Retail

EVP & Chief Information Officer

Fahim Siddiqui is the is Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer at The Home Depot. Fahim is a senior executive who is passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion, with in-depth technology and business experience. He was previously the Chief Information Officer & SVP, eCommerce and Digital at Staples. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in enterprise software, strategy and product management.

Felicia Trewin

Felicia Trewin

AMP

Felicia Trewin

Felicia Trewin

Australia Australia
Finance Finance

CTO

Felicia Trewin is the CTO at AMP and has over 25 years of experience in technology where she leads the group’s technology strategy. Accelerating the adoption of digital and data technology across the wealth and banking business, she joins AMP from AustralianSuper, where she served as its Group Executive, Technology Services. Prior to this role, she worked at ANZ Bank in technology leadership roles, including establishing the bank’s Emerging Technology Labs. She has also worked at Microsoft, Deloitte and Accenture, working across Australia, the US and UK.

Filippo Catalano

Filippo Catalano

Reckitt

Filippo Catalano

United Kingdom United Kingdom
FMCG FMCG

CIO & CDO

Filippo Catalano is the Chief Information Officer and Digitisation Officer at Reckitt, the global consumer goods conglomerate. He is also holds several Board member and Advisor positions, at QuantumMetric, farmer connect, as well as others. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in strategy, management and FMCG. He is described as a great strategic thinker who has a firm grasp of the way organisations work, along with the knowledge to apply innovative technology in businesses.

Francesca Vergara

Francesca Vergara

Disneyland Paris

Francesca Vergara

Italy Italy
Entertainment Entertainment

Vice President, Technology and Digital

Francesca Vergara is currently the Chief Information Officer and Digital Transformation Leader at Esselunga, a leading retailer in the Italian market. She is a business-driven IT executive with international experience and an active quadrilingual public speaker on digital transformation matters. Francesca has the ability to operate in a global and multicultural environment with an objective focused, action oriented strategic thinker with strong teamwork and collaboration skills. She also named one of the Italian Inspiring 50 women.

Ganesh Jayaram

Ganesh Jayaram

American Airlines

Ganesh Jayaram

United States of America United States of America
Aerospace Aerospace

Chief Digital and Information Officer

Chief Information Officer at American Airlines, Ganesh delivers measurable business outcomes for the company’s customers and stakeholders. He is responsible for information technology activities and continues to drive digital transformation while solving complex business challenges. Colleagues describe him as a responsive and dedicated leader who is capable of strategic thought, planning and execution. He has been endorsed for his skills in business strategy, new business development and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Giovanni d'Aniello

Giovanni d'Aniello

AXA

Giovanni d'Aniello

France France
Insurance Insurance

Group CIO

Giovanni d'Aniello is the Group CIO at AXA, where he has worked for over 12 years. During his time at AXA, Giovanni has taken on six senior roles ranging from Deputy CTO and Head of IT Infrastructure to Chief IT Officer. With more than 27 years of experience in the technology industry, Giovanni has worked at leading companies including IBM, HPE and Orange. He has been endorsed for his skills in management, change management and ITL. Colleagues describe him as a technology leader who is constantly focused on objectives and uses his management skills to complete complex projects.

Gordon Mackechnie

Gordon Mackechnie

Deutsche Bank

Gordon Mackechnie

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Finance Finance

CTO

Seasoned technology leader Gordon Mackechnie is now the CTO at Deutsche Bank, where he is now responsible for developing and executing a clear strategic direction for the transformation of the Bank's technology. Before joining Deutsche Bank, Gordon spent more than 11 years at the Royal Bank of Scotland where he held a variety of positions and was responsible for managing the change portfolio of the RBS investment bank.

Graeme Howard

Graeme Howard

Covea Insurance

Graeme Howard

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Insurance Insurance

CTO & CIO

Dynamic technology leader Graeme Howard is the Chief Information Technology Officer at Covéa Insurance, where he has worked for over four years. Alongside his role, Graeme is also a CIO Institute Advisory Board Member at the Global CIO Institute. He specialises in the delivery of transformational digital programs and agile software development to drive organisational growth and operational efficiency. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in telecommunications, cross-functional team leadership and integration.

Graham Calder

Graham Calder

Santander UK

Graham Calder

Graham Calder

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Finance Finance

CIO

Executive technology leader Graham Calder is currently the CIO at Santander UK. In his role, he leads delivery and development of Santander's technology strategy and IT transformation. With more than two decades of accumulated knowledge and experience across different sectors, Graham uses digital and consumer technology to transform and modernise organisations. He has been endorsed for his skills in business analysis, business strategy and CRM.

Helene Chaplain Lambert

Helene Chaplain Lambert

Pernod Ricard

Helene Chaplain Lambert

France France
Food & Beverage Food & Beverage

Group CIO

With more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry, Hélène Chaplain Lambert is now the Group CIO at Pernod Ricard, where she has worked for over a year. Known for leveraging a wide understanding of business and organisation dynamics, Helen is also recognised for being a CPG and retail industry strategy expert. Over the years, she has worked at companies such as Accenture, Deloitte Consulting and Monitor Deloitte. Her main functional skills include C-suite initiatives, strategy, operating models, transformatiom programs and many more. Colleagues have also endorsed her for her skills in management consulting and business transformation.

Jan Brecht

Jan Brecht

Mercedes

Jan Brecht

Germany Germany
Automotive Automotive

CIO

Jan Brecht is the CIO at Mercedes-Benz AG, he has worked for the company and its subsidiaries over 19 years. Based in Germany, Jan is responsible for managing IT operations and processes at the company while making sure to deliver outcomes that align with business goals. Over the years, Jan has taken on a number of different technology roles ranging from Head of International Information Office to CIO and Head of Global Supply Chain.

Jay Crotts

Jay Crotts

Shell

Jay Crotts

Netherlands Netherlands
Energy Energy

Group CIO

Executive digital leader Jay Crotts is the EVP & CIO at Shell, where he has worked for over 37 years in a variety of roles including Shell Global IT Strategic Relationship and Procurement Director to VP & CIO Services & Operations. In his current role, Jay is responsible for a global IT function with a mult-billion dollar annual budget and more than 8,000 staff contractors. Colleagues have endorsed Jay for his skills in business transformation, leadership and business strategy.

Jayashree Thacker

Jayashree Thacker

PerkinElmer

Jayashree Thacker

India India
Health Health

Global CIO

Jayashree Thacker is a highly capable and experienced IT leader with 36 years' experience of organisation-building experience. As the Global CIO of PerkinElmer, a global provider of bio-chemical research technology and solutions, she is accountable for digital transformation that enables superior customer experience, high operational productivity and exceptional business outcomes. Jayashree also manages the Global Delivery Centre in Mumbai, which has over 100 resources with global roles and is on the Board of two PerkinElmer Group companies in India. Prior to this she worked across IBM, as its Associate Partner for Life Sciences & Healthcare and its Globally Integrated Capabilities (GIC) Global Lead.

Jayne Showell

Jayne Showell

Coventry Building Society

Jayne Showell

Jayne Showell

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Finance Finance

CIO & CDO

Chief Information & Digital Office at Coventry Building Society Jayne Showell has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services and utilities sector. She has been described as a seasoned technology leader who is inspired by innovation and a commitment to continued learning. Throughout her career she has held senior technology roles in companies such as Capital One, Lloyds Banking Group and Severn Trent. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in business analysis, change management and business intelligence.

Jennifer Hartsock

Jennifer Hartsock

Cargill

Jennifer Hartsock

United States of America United States of America
Food & Beverage Food & Beverage

Chief Information & Digital Officer

Chief Information & Digital Officer at Cargill, Jennifer Hartsock has a strong background in technology, with more than two decades of experience in the industry. She has worked at companies including Caterpillar, GE and Baker Hughes in roles ranging from Information Technology Analyst to Global CIO of Oil & Gas. She has been endorsed for her skills in project management and business process improvement.

Jim Swanson

Jim Swanson

Johnson & Johnson

Jim Swanson

United States of America United States of America
Pharmaceutical Pharmaceutical

EVP & Enterprise CIO

Jim Swanson is a visionary IT leader with 30 years of experience helping companies excel in the digital space. Leading a team in more than 75 countries to accelerate the digital health ecosystem, he is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, tech-centric culture where colleagues have opportunities to shape their own paths. He has held executive positions across a wealth of international organisations, including Merck, Monsanto and Bayer Crop Science.

Jimmy Scholefield

Jimmy Scholefield

Marriott International

Jimmy Scholefield

Jimmy Scholefield

United States of America United States of America
Hospitality Hospitality

CIO & CDO

Jim Scholefield is the Chief Information and Digital Officer for Marriott International, based in Maryland. A globally recognized technology leader, Jim has been the CIDO for Merck, the Global CIO for Nike, where he was esponsible for leading NIKE, Inc.’s technology strategy and operations to support the company’s future growth, and the CTO of The Coca-Cola Company. Jim has been endorsed for his skills in IT management, business transformation and cross-functional team leadership. He won the Finalist CIO of the Year Award issued by Georgia CIO Leadership Association in 2014 and the Leadership Award for Enterprise issued by Association of Telecomm Providers in 2012.

Joanna Drake

Joanna Drake

THG

Joanna Drake

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Retail Retail

CIO

Accomplished technology professional Joanna Drake is the CIO at e-commerce retail company THG, where she is responsible for delivering world-class global operations and technology services globally across all of the company's websites, customer websites and staff technology. Throughout her career Joanna has taken on a variety of roles ranging from Service Management Consultant at the BBC to Global SVP - Technology Services Group at Wood Mackenzie. She has been described as a dedicated and driven leader who thinks outside the box. She has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in ITL, service delivery and service management.

Joanna Pamphilis

Joanna Pamphilis

UniCredit

Joanna Pamphilis

Joanna Pamphilis

Italy Italy
Finance Finance

CDIO

Managing Director and Member of the Management Board for Unicredit Services, Joanna Pamphilis is a technology leader who is a well-respected capital markets professional. Throughout her career she has taken on senior technology roles in companies such as UBS, Northern Trust Asset Management and State Street. Joanna has a proven track record in leading and delivering results through enterprise-wide transformation and change programmes. she has been endorsed for her skills in program management and trading systems by colleagues.

Johnson Idesoh

Johnson Idesoh

Absa Group

Johnson Idesoh

Johnson Idesoh

South Africa South Africa
Finance Finance

CIO

Johnson Idesoh is the CIO of Old Mutual Limited and a seasoned operations and technology executive with extensive global experience in digital transformation across financial and pharmaceutical industries. Based in South Africa, Old Mutual is one of the worlds’ top financial service brands. Johnson is also an Executive Board Member for CABS. Johnson has been endorsed for his skills in IT strategy, change management and strategy.

Judy Kawaguchi

Judy Kawaguchi

HSBC

Judy Kawaguchi

Judy Kawaguchi

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Finance Finance

CIO, Global Operations & Automation, HSBC

Global technology and operations executive Judy Kawaguchi is the Global CIO of Global Operations and Automation at HSBC, where she has worked for a year. Prior to this, Judy was the COO of Technology at the London Stock Exchange Group. Throughout her career she has taken on roles in leading companies such as Accenture, UBS and Moody's Corporation. She has a proven track record of leading large-scale organizations through disruptive change and delivering complex programs. Judy has been endorsed for her skills in management, IT strategy and business analysis.

Julia Anderson

Julia Anderson

Campbell Soup Company

Julia Anderson

Julia Anderson

United States of America United States of America
Food & Beverage Food & Beverage

CIO & CTO

An experienced technology leader, Julia Anderson is currently the Chief Technology & Information Officer at Campbell Soup Company. Julia is recognised for leveraging technology to increase revenue and innovation at companies such as PepsiCo, Heinz and Kraft. Throughout her career, she has taken on senior technology roles including Director of Corporate Systems, Senior Global Director of IT and Global CIO & SVP. She has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in business strategy, cross-functional team leadership and technology-enabled business transformation. She has been described as an articulate and business-savvy technology executive who brings value to every organisation. On top of the three awards she has won throughout her career, most recently, Julia was recognised as a Global Finalist by the 2020 Capital CIO of the year ORBIE Awards for her leadership and business management skills.

Katrina Roche

Katrina Roche

Keller

Katrina Roche

Katrina Roche

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Manufacturing Manufacturing

Group CIO

Experienced global IT leader Katrina is the Group CIO at Keller, where she has worked for over two years. She has a proven track record of establishing and redesigning information technology, digital and security services in multiple industries to align with the organisation's business strategy. Over the years, Katrina has worked in companies such as Verizon, Raytheon UK and Cobham. She has been endorsed for her skills in program management, change management and strategy. She is described by colleagues as an outstanding senior level IT executive with excellent programme delivery skills.

Ketan Patel

Ketan Patel

WHSmith PLC

Ketan Patel

Ketan Patel

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Retail Retail

Group CIO

Ketan is a technology executive with a successful track record in leading digital strategies which expedite top and bottom-line growth across multi-sector B2B, B2C global organizations, from start-ups through to blue-chip FTSE 100 (£13bn+), including driving technology optimization and value in pre- and post- PE transactions. He is currently Group CIO at WHSmith, where he has worked for over a year. Ketan's colleagues have endorsed him for his skills in IT strategy, business process and program management.

Linda Rogers-Nwokobia

Linda Rogers-Nwokobia

Life Healthcare Group

Linda Rogers-Nwokobia

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Health Health

CIO

Linda Rogers-Nwokobia is an international executive team member responsible for leading Life Healthcare Group technology transformation activities across the International operations. She is the former Portfolio CIO – Employee and Shared Services for Virgin Media O2 and Global Head of IT Delivery and Portfolio Management office (PMO) for RB. She has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in strategy, business intelligence and project management. She is described as a formidable leader with a proven track record of delivering value.

Lori Beer

Lori Beer

JPMorgan Chase

Lori Beer

United States of America United States of America
Finance Finance

Global CIO

Currently based in the US, Lori Beer is the Global CIO at JPMorgan Chase. She has been working at the company for over nine years and is responsible for managing and implementing their information technology systems. Before joining JPMorgan Chase, Lori took on senior technology roles at Vantiv and Wellpoint, where she was most recently the EVP of Specialty Businesses and Information Technology. Lori's top five skills include program management, information technology, IT strategy, vendor management and SDLC.

Mahesh Ramamoorthy

Mahesh Ramamoorthy

YES BANK

Mahesh Ramamoorthy

India India
Finance Finance

CIO

Currenrtly the CIO at YES BANK, Mahesh Ramamoorthy is a technology executive with more than three decades of experience in the industry. Over the years he has taken on senior roles in companies such as Aviva Plc, Barclays and FIS. He has been endorsed for his skills in IT strategy, vendor management and outsourcing.

Martina Ritzer

Martina Ritzer

CWS Group

Martina Ritzer

Martina Ritzer

Germany Germany
Consulting Consulting

CIO

Martina Ritzer is a dedicated, visionary and result-oriented IT executive with extensive global management experience and a creative leader in organizational development and high performance team management. Currently the CIO of CWS Group, she is the former Global Functions - Head of Manufacturing IT (Director) for Roche and has experience leading large international and multicultural teams across Europe, Asia and North America. She has been endorsed for her skills in business analysis, ITIL and business intelligence by colleagues.

May Yap

May Yap

Jabil

May Yap

Singapore Singapore
Manufacturing Manufacturing

SVP & CIO

May Yap is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer responsible for strategic IT management and smooth day-to-day operations across operating sites in Asia and US, and most recently responsible for spearheading key transformation programs using technology, systems, and analytics as key transformation enablers. Before joining Jabil she worked at IBM, PwC and Ministry of Defence of Singapore. She has been endorsed for her skills in outsourcing, IT strategy and IT service management. May has been described as a tremendous asset to any team and is considered a technology leader with strong business acumen.

Mike Yorwerth

Mike Yorwerth

M&S

Mike Yorwerth

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Retail Retail

CTO

Mike Yorwerth is the Chief Technology Officer at Marks and Spencer. He graduated MA in Engineering with Honours from Cambridge University and worked across the industry, including as Group Chief Information Officer at Bunzl plc. At Tesco, Mike worked for over 19 years as a Head of Systems Architecture, before her progressed to Chief Architect and Technology Director and lead a team of 800 across UK, India and Poland until 2019. Mike's endorsed for his skills in IT strategy , stakeholder management and solution architecture.

Neeti Wahi

Neeti Wahi

Sterlite Power

Neeti Wahi

India India
Energy Energy

Group CIO & CDO

Neeti Wahi is the Group CIO for Sterlite Power, leading the information technology and digital portfolio for the group. She has been with Sterlite Power since Oct 2019. Prior to her current position she was the CIO for Clix Capital, and before that she has led the IT Function for GE Capital India and SBI Cards. Her 20 years of technology domain experience encompasses spearheading and establishing the technology setup for a start-up, as well as leading the technology function for large scale enterprises. Neeti brings with her both B2B as well as B2C technology expertise. She is a Six Sigma certified professional and holds an MBA degree from Symbiosis, Pune.

Nicholas Woods

Nicholas Woods

MAG

Nicholas Woods

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Aerospace Aerospace

CIO

A passionate triligual technologist, Nicholas Woods is the Chief Information Officer at MAG, the leading UK airport group that owns and operates Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands Airports. Nicholas joined MAG in 2016 to lead technology for the £1 billion Manchester transformation programme, then promoted to Chief Technology Officer in 2017. He was instrumental in developing MAG’s IT strategy and was subsequently appointed CIO in September 2018. Prior to joining MAG, Nicholas worked in consulting for Accenture, where he specialised in the delivery of complex systems integration and transformation programmes. He studied Computer Science and Management Science at the University of Edinburgh. Nicholas' collegues have praised his realistic and practical approach, dedication and resourcefulnes. He is also known for his willingess to undertake any complex project and is described as a first-rate communicator, who has an excellent eye for detail and ways to maximise benefits.

Nigel Wilkinson

Nigel Wilkinson

GKN Automotive

Nigel Wilkinson

Nigel Wilkinson

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Automotive Automotive

CIO

Nigel Wilkinson is a senior technology leader and IT professional with extensive expertise operating at C-Suite business and functional leadership level. He has a proven track record of successful delivery of large-scale complex projects whilst supporting ongoing operations. This includes harvesting benefits, M&A, restructuring and business change, security, IT transformation programs to modern digital technologies, and leadership of cross functional teams. Nigel was also in charge of the company's internal IT organisation and strategic partners through both regional and global leadership positions with ICI (Imperial Chemicals Industry), DuPont de Nemours and GKN Automotive.

Nikos Angelopoulos

Nikos Angelopoulos

MTN

Nikos Angelopoulos

Nikos Angelopoulos

South Africa South Africa
Telecommunications Telecommunications

Group CIO

Nikos Angelopoulos is currently the Group CIO at MTN, where he has worked for over four years. With more than three decades of experience in the industry, Nikos has worked for companies such as Accenture, Vodafone and du in senior technology roles ranging from Director of Engineering Consulting to EVP Information Technology and Product Engineering. He has been endorsed by colleagues at MTN for his skills in telecommunications, IT strategy and integration. Nikos is recognised as a results-oriented and inspirational leader who has a wide range of knowledge of complex IT archiectures and systems. In 2015 he was awarded Innovation, Transformation and Big Data Adoption by EMC in association with Vodafone Italy.

Patrick Eltridge

Patrick Eltridge

Nomura

Patrick Eltridge

Patrick Eltridge

Japan Japan
Finance Finance

Group CIO

Patrick Eltridge is the Group CIO at Nomura, where he has worked for four months. Patrick has been described as a collaborative technology leader committed to his role. Before joining Nomura, he was the Non Executive Director at NHS Digital for over a year. He has taken on a number of senior technology roles over the years in companies such as Standard Chartered Bank, NatWest Group and Nationwide Building Society. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in IT strategy, strategy and stakeholder management. Patrick is known for having a collaborative and nuanced approach to complex projects and for leading teams while under pressure.

Paul Murphy

Paul Murphy

GHD

Paul Murphy

Paul Murphy

Australia Australia
Consulting Consulting

CIO

Paul Murphy is the CIO at GHD, where he has worked for over 22 years. He is described as an executive leader passionate about technology. A former army officer, Paul has taken on a range of senior technology roles at GHD ranging from Manager of Security Consulting to Information Services Leader APAC. Before his promotion, Paul was the CTO at GHD where he was responsible for overseeing IT operations and the development of technology. He has been endorsed for his skills in security, leadership and infrastructure.

Peter Crouch

Peter Crouch

Lloyds Banking Group

Peter Crouch

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Finance Finance

CIO

Financial Services CIO and Transformation executive Peter Crouch is the CIO at Lloyds Banking Group, where he has been working for over seven years. Alongside his new role, Peter is the Group Ambassador for Lloyds Greater Manchester and is the Chair of the Greater Manchester Committee. Now, Peter is responsible for the technology investment priorities and strategic roadmap that delivers great customer and business outcomes, whilst achieving the overall Group Technology strategy. He has been endorsed for his skills in business transformation, outsourcing and IT strategy.

Phillipe Baumlin

Phillipe Baumlin

Chanel

Phillipe Baumlin

Phillipe Baumlin

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Luxury Fashion Luxury Fashion

Coporate CIO

Philippe was recently been promoted to Corporate CIO at luxury retailer Chanel, where he has worked for 15 years. Before this, he was Chanel's Regional Director & CIO in the Asia Pacific region and Global Digital IT Program Director. His colleagues at have endorsed Philippe for his skills in e-commerce, IT management and CRM, among many others. In 2018, Phillippe was included in the annual Top 50 Innovative Retail Leaders in Hong Kong.

Prasanna Gopalakrishnan

Prasanna Gopalakrishnan

Sky

Prasanna Gopalakrishnan

Prasanna Gopalakrishnan

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Telecommunications Telecommunications

Group CTO

Prasanna Gopalakrishnan is the Group CTO of Sky and a digital Executive with over 20 years of experience and expertise in leading and specializing in transformation, centered on client experience and operational excellence. She is the former CIO, Consumer Technology Business and Operations for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and sat on the Advisory Board for Adjoint. Prasanna has been endorsed for her skills in IT strategy, vendor management and business analysis. In 2018, she received the Distinguished Alumnus Award - Corporate Leadership issued by the Birla institute of Technology and Science.

Ralf Weissbeck

Ralf Weissbeck

The Adecco Group

Ralf Weissbeck

Ralf Weissbeck

Switzerland Switzerland
Consulting Consulting

Group CIO and member of the Executive Committee

Ralf Weissbeck the CIO at The Adecco Group, described as the motivated manager and guieded leader. He is an internationally experienced senior executive who has a proven track record in developing and executing strategies for complex IT transformation and integration programs. He has high leadership skill with more than16 years of experience at large international IT organizations in industry leading logistics and automotive companies.

Rebecca Straka

Rebecca Straka

Weyerhaeuser

Rebecca Straka

United States of America United States of America
Manufacturing Manufacturing

CIO

A transformational IT Executive with experience across all facets of IT, Rebecca Straka spent nearly 23 years at Weyerhaeuser, then left the company for 10 years before she returned as its new CIO. She has a strong business acumen with the ability to create clarity and action in ambiguous situations. She re-established a centralised enterprise architecture team and PMO, and has pushed restructuring that combines functions together for efficiency.

Renata Marques

Renata Marques

Natura &Co

Renata Marques

Brazil Brazil
Food & Beverage Food & Beverage

CIO Latin America

Passionate and dynamic technology executive Renata Marques is the CIO, Latin America at Natura & Co where she is responsible for IT, data and analytics and places a strong focus on organisational design and acquisition integration, productivity and synergies. Throughout her career, Renata has taken on senior technology roles ranging from IT Infrastructure Latin America at Monsanto Company to Latin America CIO at Whirlpool Latin America. She has been described as a strategic digital transformation leader who is forward-thinking. Colleagues have endorsed Renata for her skills in business analysis, analytical capacity and team integration.

Rich Corbridge

Rich Corbridge

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

Rich Corbridge

Rich Corbridge

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Government Government

CDIO

Rich Corbridge is the CIO for the No.7 Beauty Company at Boots UK. In his current role, he provides IT insight to the No.7 brands including Soap & Glory, Liz Earle, Botanics, Your Good Skin & Sleek. Rich also delivers the No.7 Beauty Company IT plan in Boots stores and integrates this into the Boots IT function. Among a wide range of achievements over the years, Rich was named Wired Magazine Change Maker 2022, BCS CIO of the year 2022 and HotTopics Top 5 Digital Leaders on Social Media 2019-21. He has been endorsed for his skills in stakeholder management, leadership and strategy. He has been described as an exceptional technology leader who finds ways to engage teams, accelerate innovation, driving change and delivering goals.

Rich Robinson

Rich Robinson

Standard Industries

Rich Robinson

Rich Robinson

United States of America United States of America
Manufacturing Manufacturing

CIO

Rich Robinson is currently the CIO at Standard Industries, where he has worked for over four years. Rich has been described as an inspirational leader and passionate technologist by colleagues. Before his promotion, Rich was the CTO at Standard Industries. Over the years he has worked at companies such as NBC, kgb and SunPower Corporation. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in SaaS, strategy and cloud computing.

Rob Carter

Rob Carter

FedEx Services

Rob Carter

United States of America United States of America
Transportation Transportation

EVP Information Services / Chief Information Officer

Currently the EVP - FedEx Information Services at FedEx Corporation, Rob Carter is a seasoned IT leader with more than twp decades of experience in the sector. Alongside his role at FedEx, Rob is a Director on the Board of Director at New York Life Insurance Company, a position he has held for more than seven years. Colleagues have endorsed Rob for his skills in enterprise software, program management and IT strategy.

Rob Greig

Rob Greig

Arup

Rob Greig

Rob Greig

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Consulting Consulting

Global Chief Information Officer

Rob Greig is the Global CIO at Arup. He currently leads Arup’s strategic digital technology ambitions globally, bringing more than two decades of experience in technology and digital leadership, digital content development, cloud capabilities and strategic cyber security practice. In the past, Rob has worked at companies such as Parliamentary Digital Service, Royal Opera House and Curve Theatre. He has been endorsed for his skills in project management and team leadership by colleagues.

Robin Johnson

Robin Johnson

Munich Re

Robin Johnson

Germany Germany
Insurance Insurance

CIO

Robin Johnson is the CIO of Munich Re Group, one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, primary insurance and insurance-related risk solutions. Robin has an impressive roster of brands to his name, having also been EMEA CIO and Global CIO for Dell, and CIO of Maersk, amongst others. He has been praised for his skills in IT strategy, IT management and enterprise architecture. Colleagues describe Robin as a professional and charismatic leader who efficiently brings business and IT together witin organisations.

Ron van Kemenade

Ron van Kemenade

ING Bank

Ron van Kemenade

Netherlands Netherlands
Finance Finance

CTO

Ron van Kemenade is a senior technology executive with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, as well as telecommunications and internet. Currently the CIO of ING, he has transformed ING’s technology organization to a true engineering organization that drives the strategy for ING. Ron's colleagues at ING have endorsed him for his skills in change management, IT management and program management. He has been described as an intelligent and critical thinker who utlises his creative thinking in order to help the team progress.

Russell Prigmore

Russell Prigmore

First Group

Russell Prigmore

Russell Prigmore

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Transportation Transportation

CIO

Described as a dedicated and experienced technology professional among colleagues, Russell Prigmore is the Group CIO at FirstGroup Plc. Throughout the years Russell has worked at a variety of companies in senior technology roles including Barclays, The Cooperative Bank and RBS. Before taking on his new role, Russell worked at Jaguar Land Rover for over five years as their Director of IT Service Delivery and CIO. He has been endorsed for his skills in stakeholder management, project delivery and project portfolio management.

Ruth Sleeter

Ruth Sleeter

Sonos

Ruth Sleeter

Ruth Sleeter

United States of America United States of America
Manufacturing Manufacturing

CIO

Senior technology executive Ruth Sleeter is the SVP, Chief Information Officer at Sonos, where she has worked for over two years. Throughout her career, Ruth has gained diverse experience in global software product development, digital transformation and business strategy development. Ruth has held a variety of senior technology roles at companies such as NetApp, Lenovo and Deutsche Bank. She has been described as a high-performing leader who aligns her business goals with organisational vision. Colleagues have endorsed Ruth for her skills in leadership, team management and software development.

Sam Kini

Sam Kini

Unilever

Sam Kini

United Kingdom United Kingdom
FMCG FMCG

Global CIO

Sam Kini is the Global CIO at Unilever, where she has worked for over two years. Sam has more than 20 years of experience in IT-focused executive roles at Belgian cable broadband provider Telenet Group, British telecommunications company Virgin Media and the multinational telecommunications company Liberty Global. From 2019 to 2020, Sam was the Chief Data & Information Officer at EasyJet. Alongside her role, Sam is a Non Executive Director & Member of Audit Committee at Tele2. She has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in service delivery, project delivery and stakeholder management.

Sandeep Pandey

Sandeep Pandey

FWD Insurance

Sandeep Pandey

Sandeep Pandey

Hong Kong Hong Kong
Insurance Insurance

Group CTO

Skilled IT leader Sandeep Pandey is the Group CTO at FWD Insurance, where he has worked for over two years. His main responsibility at FWD Insurance is enabling ambitious business goals through delivering end to end customer experience via robust technology strategies. Sabdeep has taken on multiple senior technology roles throughout his career, working in companies such as Tata AIG Life Insurance, AIA Shared Services and Bupa. He has been endorsed for his skills in IT strategy, outsourcing and vendor management. He is described as a true leader and an IT professional who provides valuable insight.

Scott Marcar

Scott Marcar

NatWest Group

Scott Marcar

Scott Marcar

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Finance Finance

CIO

Senior marketing leader Scott Marcar is the CIO at NatWest Group. Before joining NatWest, Scott worked at Deutsche Bank for eight years in a range of senior technology roles including Head of IT Infrastructure, CTO and CIO Corporate Investment and Banking. He also took on the role of Chief Business Technologist of Emerging Markets at JPMorgan Chase. He has been endorsed for his skills in investment banking, financial risk and derivatives.

Seemantini Godbole

Seemantini Godbole

Lowe's Companies

Seemantini Godbole

United States of America United States of America
Retail Retail

EVP & CIO

Seemantini Godbole is a senior global technology executive with over 25 years of experience working with Fortune 50 companies across diverse operational and strategic roles in the areas of omni channel retail, travel/airline and hospitality domains. Currently EVP and CIO for Lowe's Companies, Seemantini is leading innovation, product, engineering, data, technology operations and security globally. Seemantini has been endorsed for her skills in strategy, cross-functional team leadership and management. Colleagues describe her as an adept technology leader who demonstrates technical and leadership skills.

Sergio Varela

Sergio Varela

Citi

Sergio Varela

Sergio Varela

Singapore Singapore
Finance Finance

CIO Global Consumer Technology - APAC & EMEA

A passionate trilingual technology leader, Sergio Varela the CIO Global Consumer Technology at Citi has over than 23 years experince in technology and design. He lead the Digital Technology team at Citibanamex and created the technology innovation function new to the organization at Santander Bank in UK and led the Digital Transformation across IT. Sergio also helped Santander to ensure the smooth and successful integration of new bank acquisitions in UK, Brazil, Germany and US and before joining Santander he managed the delivery of the first truly integrated CRM solution in Sogecable. he has been endorsed for his skills in IT Strategy, managment and integration.

Shekar Pannala

Shekar Pannala

The Hartford

Shekar Pannala

United States of America United States of America
Insurance Insurance

Chief Information Officer, Property & Casualty

A senior technology leader with more than 25 years of experience in delivering enterprise-class solutions in the financial services industry, Shekar Pannala is the Globa CIO at Chubb. He has a proven track record in leading infrastructure optimisation efforts including standardisation, virtualisation and moving to a cloud platform. Throughout his career, Shekar has worked in companies such as IBM, State Street, BNY Mellon and S&P Global Ratings. He has been endorsed for his skills in management, business analysis and enterprise software.

Siva Balu

Siva Balu

UnitedHealth Group

Siva Balu

United States of America United States of America
Health Health

CIO

Described as a customer-focused, results-driven and entrepreneurial technology executive, Siva Balu is currently the CIO at UnitedHealth Group, where he has worked for over a year. Alongside his role at UnitedHealth, Siva is a Director on the Board of Directors at a number of non-profit organisations. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in leadership and IT business strategy. Some of Siva's biggest achievements throughout his career include leading a $1 billion healthcare digital transformation strategy, creating a cloud-based SaaS platform and founding Y Cloud, a digital health platform.

Sonia Patel

Sonia Patel

NHS England

Sonia Patel

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Health Health

Systems CIO

Sonia Patel is the CIO at NHSX, driving forward the digital transformation of health and social care. They are a joint unit of NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care, supporting local NHS and care organizations to transform. She has been endorsed for her skills in public sectors and change management, among other things. Sonja's colleagues describe her as a focused, reliable and results-driven professional who always delivers, in addition to being a great team player.

Sreeji Gopinathan

Sreeji Gopinathan

Lupin

Sreeji Gopinathan

India India
Pharmaceutical Pharmaceutical

Global CIO

Based in Mumbai, Sreeji Gopinathan is the Global CIO at pharmaceutical company Lupin, where he has worked for over three years. Sreeji drives businesses using technology solutions and services as well as leveraging systems and data to maximise revenue, among other tasks and responsibilities. Alongisde his current role, he is an Advisor at Oorjja. Sreeji jas been endorsed for his skills in project management, ERP and SAP by colleagues. He has been described as an inpsirational leader who leads by principle and is passionate about his role.

Stuart Hughes

Stuart Hughes

Rolls-Royce

Stuart Hughes

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Automotive Automotive

CDIO

Stuart’s is Chief Information and Digital Officer at Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace. Stuart’s sits as part of the Civil Aerospace Leadership team at Rolls-Royce. As well as leading the strategy for Civil’s more traditional IT function Stuart’s teams operate the ‘IntelligentEngine’, a collection of digital products and services that underpin our TotalCare service ensuring our engines optimal operation and engine availability. Stuart’s teams build these product and services using the very latest cloud technologies, data analytics and AI capabilities to ensure Rolls-Royce maximise the availability of its engines for its customer. Our Applied Intelligence Platform (Data) helps avoid unplanned maintenance whilst optimising the maintenance forecasting and planning to minimise customer disruption and ensure we have the right parts, in the right location sustainably. Stuart brings considerable experience to Rolls-Royce from other industries. Most recently, he was Group Chief Information Officer at JCB the industrial construction equipment manufacturer where he transformed the companies 80,000 machines telematics system adding digital safety, fuel and security advice to improve fleet efficiency and Chief Information Officer at ecommerce disrupters THG. Prior to this, he held senior positions in many “born digital” companies: Chief Technology Officer at travel market place LateRooms.com, Chief Information Officer at ecommerce disrupters THG and Moneysupermarket.com. Stuart creates an environment in which his team and innovation can thrive by driving focus on value and giving the team the autonomy to get the job done.

Susan Doniz

Susan Doniz

Boeing

Susan Doniz

United States of America United States of America
Aerospace Aerospace

Global CIO & Data Anayltics Officer

Susan Doniz is the CIO and data analytics lead at The Boeing Company and leads a global team responsible for delivering innovative and agile digital solutions across all business units and functions. This includes all aspects of information technology, information security and data and analytics. She is known for being a results-oriented, and pragmatic and inspirational technology leader who creatives compelling strategies. In 2012, she was awarded Canadian Diversity Champion issued by Women of Influence and placed in the 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada list by WXN. She has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in business intelligence, strategy and IT strategy.

Tiago Spritzer

Tiago Spritzer

Wells Fargo

Tiago Spritzer

United States of America United States of America
Finance Finance

CIO

Tiago Spritzer is the CIO at Wells Fargo. Considered an innovative technology professional, Tiago has more than 20 years of experience in the industry across companies such as IBM and Citibanamex. Before taking on his role at Wells Fargo, Tiago was the Global Head of Technology and Managing Director at Citi, where he worked for over a year. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in IT strategy and management. He is described as an inspirational and professional technology leader.

Unathi Mtya

Unathi Mtya

African Bank

Unathi Mtya

Unathi Mtya

South Africa South Africa
Finance Finance

Group Chief Information & Digital officer

Unathi Mtya is a globally respected technology leader who is passionate about narrowing the digital divide and promoting equal access to financial services across Africa. In April 2022, she was recognised as one of the world’s leading CIOs and a winner of the Global CIO 100 2022. In May 2022, she was voted the Most Influential African Woman Banker of the Year in the Digital Transformation category of the 8 th Africa Bank 4.0 Summit, held in Nairobi. With over two decades of experience in the Technology sector, Unathi has led multi-disciplinary teams across a diverse portfolio of technical and strategic disciplines. Her invaluable expertise provides strategic impetus in African Bank’s journey towards a sustainable, scalable, and diversified business, with digital transformation lying at the core of the Bank’s philosophy. A member of the Forbes Technology Council, she says the role of her function at African Bank is to advance and transform lives through inclusive technology, an important part of the Bank’s strategy.

Vittorio Cretella

Vittorio Cretella

P&G

Vittorio Cretella

United States of America United States of America
Manufacturing Manufacturing

CIO

CIO at Procter & Gamble, Vittorio Cretella has worked at the company for more than three years. In his role, Vittorio leads a global team of dedicated IT professionals driving digital transformation to deliver consumer experiences. This allows the company to accelerate their product innovation and improve operational efficiency. Vittorio is passionate about driivng change and delivering business value within organisations as well as leveraging leading-edge technology to engage consumers. For over 26 years he worked at Mars in various executive technology roles ranging from VP and CIO of the Wrigley Segment to Global CIO. He has been endorsed for his skills in digital transformation, IT strategy and FMCG.

Voranuch Dejakaisaya

Voranuch Dejakaisaya

SCB - Siam Commercial Bank

Voranuch Dejakaisaya

Voranuch Dejakaisaya

Thailand Thailand
Finance Finance

CIO & COO

Results-oriented leader Voranuch Dejakaisaya is currently the CIOO at Siam Commercial Bank, where she has been working for over two years. Voranuch posesses a demonstrated ability to manage and motivate her teams to improve management and technology capabilities within organisations. She has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in banking, business process management and business analysis.

Yanna Winter

Yanna Winter

Generali

Yanna Winter

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Finance Finance

CIO

Yanna Winter serves as the CIO for Generali UK and Generali Corporate and Commercial, which is located in 20 countries. Her role includes the breadth of IT – spanning transformation, projects, and running services. She is a strategy and technology expert with extensive IT experience. She has a strong track record and an established reputation in leading and delivering large-scale transformations and her skills lie in leadership, strategic planning, PCL, SQL and systems analysis.

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