Meet 2023's Top 100 Future CIOs
HotTopics is delighted to announce the Top 100 Future CIOs pioneering in their field, as voted for by you and chosen by our judges. Congratulations to our winners.
Prepare to be inspired by the world’s most innovative and influential technology leaders.
HotTopics, the leading global C-suite community with over 15,000 executives worldwide, is thrilled to announce the winners of the prestigious Future CIO 100 2023 award, in partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
These 100 trailblazing future CIOs have been nominated by our community of 15,000 global executives and selected by our esteemed panel of judges, featuring industry experts.
Top 100 Future CIOs
Abby Knowles is a results-driven technology leader experienced in successful strategic planning and operationalisation of new technologies, including the necessary people, process, and systems development in tandem with financial targets. She is currently the Vice President of Information Technology at Verizon, where she has worked for over 24 years. In her role, Abby leads the demand management, testing and security information technology teams at Verizon. Colleagues have endorsed her for her skills in cross-functional team leadership and network design. Abby has been described as detail-oriented and innovative leader who is a leader in her field.
The Coca-Cola Company
Director, Technology Services - EMEA
An accomplished and results-driven leader, Abhijeet Mehrotra is the Director, Technlogy Services for Europe, Middle East and Africa at The Coca-Cola Company. Abhijeet is responsible for creating and aligning the company's technology strategy, roadmap and budgets to service the business units in EMEA. Throughout his career, he has taken on senior technology roles in companies such as Accenture, Barclays Capital and Carlson Wagonlit Travel. Colleagues have endorsed him for his skills in IT infrastructure management, cloud computing and IT strategy.
Head of IT, Applications & Innovation
Currently Head of IT, Applications & Innovation at FirstGroup plc, Adrian Whitaker is an experienced IT leader. He has a proven track record in delivering digital strategies, transforming IT services and leading teams of technical engineers. In his role at FirstGroup, he is leading the introduction and development of new technology delivering capabilities into First Customer Contact. Alongside this, he is a Board Member at Action for Children, a position he has held for over four years. Adrian has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in telecommunications, outsourcing and service delivery.
Head of Technology Canada
Senior IT leader Adrian Wilczek is the Head of Technology at Airbus, where he has worked for over four years. Adrian has over two decades of IT experience in the consulting, FMCG, aerospace and commercial real estate industry. Over the years, he has taken on senior technology roles in companies such as Deloitte, Oracle and Danone. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in ERP, business intelligence and IT strategy and is described as a pragmatic and professional leader.
Sr. Director Information Technology
Adriana Graham is a transformational and results-oriented global leader with a strong passion for business and the ability to use IT to facilitate organizational effectiveness. Ariana is currently the Senior Director of IT at Tyson Foods, where she has worked for over 18 years. She is a senior executive with over 18 years of experience delivering full-scale SAP implementations around the world and leading domestic and international teams to deliver results. Throughout her career at Tyson Foods, she has taken on roles ranging from Senior Architect for Business Intelligence to her current role. Colleagues have endorsed Adriana for her skills in leadership, strategic planning and IT management.
NatWest Markets Plc
Head of Digital Products Technology - Digital FX & Rates products
Currently the Head of Digital Products Technology - Digital FX & Rates products at NatWest Markets, Alex Hutchings is a senior technology leader with more than 15 years of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, Alex has taken on technology roles in organisations such as Royal Bank of Scotland Business, Deutsche Bank and British Safety Council. Colleagues have described him as a strategic thinker who is known for thinking outside the box. Alex has also been endorsed for his skills in investment banking, Google Cloud platform and digital technology.
Babcock International Group
Senior technology leader Andrew Munday is currently the Technology Director at Babcock International Group, where he has worked for over a year. In addition to his current role, he is also the Technical Director of Defence Systems Technology at the company. Andrew served in Atkins for over two decades where he progressed from Graduate Engineer to Chief Engineer, then Practice Director Advanced engineering and was Director of Advanced Engeneering for two years. Andrew has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in stress analysis, aerospace and composites.
Director of Technology
With more than two decades of experience working across different companies, Andy Williams is now the Director of Technology at News UK, where he oversees the technology projects and deliverables for The Sun. Throughout his career, Andy has taken on a variety of roles ranging from Editorial Director, Yahoo! UK & Ireland to Operations Director at High50. Andy has been described as an organised, proactive and communicative leader who has been endorsed for his skills in digital strategy, content strategy editorial and SEO.
Director of Information Technology
Currently the Senior Director of Information Technology at PepsiCo, Angelica Arceneaux is a technology leader with more than three decades of experience in the industry. Throughout her career she has worked in companies such as IBM, Applied Microsystems Corporation and i2 Technologies. Her roles have ranged from Technical Lead for Test Engineering to Senior Manager of SAP Release and Change Management. Angelica has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in process improvement, cross-functional team leadership and SDLC.
Anna Berg Asberg
Anna Berg Asberg
Global Vice President R&D IT
Global technology leader Anna Berg Asberg is currently the Global Vice President R&D IT at AstraZeneca, where she has worked for over 19 years. In her role, Anna is responsible for driving the IT strategy and delivery of IT, data, AI and digital for global R&D at Astrazeneca. Over the years, Anna has taken on senior technology roles ranging from IT strategy for Ericsson to Global VP of Operation IT at AstraZeneca. She has been endorsed by colleagues for IT strategy, service delivery and project delivery.
Senior Director, IT Operations and Infrastructure
Anna Falbogowska is an innovative and action-oriented leader with extensive experience in applying technology to achieve key business objectives in fast-paced and rapid-change global environments. She is currently the Senior Director of IT Operations and Infrastructure at Hapag-Lloyd AG, based in Germany. In her role, Anna is responsible for providing IT operations and IT infrastructure to Hapag-Lloyd employees across more than 130 countries. Colleagues have endorsed Anna for her skills in digital transformation, customer service and cross-functional team leadership. She is described as a technologist with strong capabilities and an exemplary leadership style which promotes transparency and trust within her teams.
The TJX Companies, Inc
Vice President IT, Architecture & Technology
Results-oriented and business aligned IT professional Arun Padmanabhan is the Vice President IT, Architecture & Technology at The TJX Companies. He has more than two decades of proven success in designing, developing and implementing enterprise solutions for Fortune 500 companies. In addition to this, he has extensive experience in providing intuitive digital experiences, as well as being adept at leading IT vision, strategy and execution. He has been described by colleagues as an open and supportive leader who approaches business problems with a can-do attitude and a practical perspective.
VP Technology Transformation UKI
London-based senior technology leader Ashley Somerville is the VP Technology Transformation UKI at Experian, where she has worked for over three years. With more than 25 years of experience in a variety of technology and business-facing roles, Ashley is considered a strategic and tactical leader. Throughout her career she has worked at companies such as T-Mobile, Leading Resolutions and JLT Group with roles ranging from Head of IT Enablers to Group IT Transformation Director. She has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in project delivery, telecommunications and outsourcing.
Bart Van Assche
Bart Van Assche
Vice President Global Infrastructure Technology
Bart Van Assche is the Vice President Global Infrastructure Technology at BASF, where he has worked for over two decades. Throughout his career at BASF, Bart has taken on positions ranging from Maintenance Manager for Mechanical Cluster Fertilizers to Operations Manager for Butadiene/Isobutene/Polyisobutene/Formaldehyde. Colleagues have endorsed Bart for his skills in maintenance management, process optimisation and project management.
Head of Technology Support and Operations
Ben Ashdown is currently the Head of Technology Support and Operations at Dunelm, where he has worked for over 17 years. A dedicated IT professional, Ben has taken on seven senior roles at the company over the years, ranging from Technical Support Team Leader to Head of Corporate IT Services. Prior to this has has worked at companies such as MCR SYSTEMS, Tenpin Ltd and Alliance & Leicester. Ben has been described by colleagues as an enthusiastic and hard-working IT professional who shows dedication and committment to his role. He has been endorsed for his skills in technical staff management, IT strategy and many other technical skills.
Director of Information Technology
Currently Director of Information Technology at Spectrum, Beth Campbell MBA is a technology leader with more than two decades of experience in the industry. Over the years, Beth has worked in companies such as Amdocs, Bank of America and Time Warner Cable with her roles ranging from Senior Software Engineer to Senior Technologist. She has been endorsed for her skills in agile methodologies, Unix and Java enterprise edition. Colleagues have described her as an able developer who understands the technical underpinnings of the requirements process.
Director of IT
Proficient and resourceful IT executive Chris Roberts is currently the Director of IT at Formula 1, where he has worked for over 13 years. Chris is responsible for planning and managing projects, budgets and teams in delivering global high-quality IT infrastructure and creating new data security and cloud adoption teams at Formula 1. Equipped with a technical mindset, Chris is recognised for his expertise in devising tailored solutions for a range of technological business functions. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in information security, IT strategy and cybersecurity.
General Manager IT
A passionate and innovative IT leader, Cindy Tan is the General Manager IT at TPG Telcom, where she has worked for over four years. In her role, Cindy oversees the engine room of the company, managing digital and IT applications, shaping long and short term plans and projects. Throughout her career, Cindy has taken on senior positions at companies such as Vodafone and Symbio in roles ranging from Solutions and Operations Manager to Technology Strategy and Planning Manager. Colleagues describe her as a leader who pays attention to detail and has a deep understanding of IT systems as well as a passion for self-development. Among several honours and awards, Cindy most recently won the VHA Quarterly Hero Award issued by Vodafone for her outstanding performance in budget planning. She has been endorsed for her skills in stakeholder management, strategic planning and IT strategy.
Head of IT Delivery
Claire Pagano is an IT manager who is self-motivated, enthusiastic and driven. She is currently the Head of IT Delivery at Williams Racing, where she has worked for over 8 years. One of her main responsibilities at the company is ensuring that the IT strategy is implemented to successfully and consistently deliver the programme of work to time, cost and quality. Throughout her career, Claire has taken on roles in companies such as Experian ID & Fraud and the Lotus F1 Team. She has been endorsed for her skills in project management, process improvement and business analysis.
Director of Information Technology
Senior business and IT leader Colin Simpson is the Global IT Director at PZ Cussons, where he has worked for over nine years. He is responsible for vision, strategy, transformation, design, and delivery of core operational services across digital, infrastructure, cyber, information Security and service management for PZ Cussons. Colin has been described by colleagues as an IT specialist with technical and strategic abilities and a credible leader who takes time to understand customer requirements in order to ensure he provides the optimum solution. He has been endorsed for his skills in IT service management, change management and service delivery.
Baxter International Inc.
Vice President Technology Innovation Office
Constantin Kalopetrakis is the Vice President Technology Innovation Office at Baxter International Inc. He is a digital thought leader and IT executive with more than two decades of experience in the life science industry across multiple domains. In his current role at Baxter International, he drives their enterprise technology roadmap and aligns it with the enterprise strategic goals. He has taken on senior roles in companies including Eli Lilly Benelux and Abbott Vascular. Constantin has been endorsed for his skills in digital strategy and business transformation.
Global IT Solutions Director
Group IT Solutions Director at DPD Group, Corinne Dubot is a technology leader with more than 24 years of experience in the industry. Corinne has a proven track record in leading major transformation programs, mobilising teams around agile projects and implementing solutions that respond to strategies around data and digitalisation. Over the years she has worked in companies such as Sopra Steria, EDS Consulting services and GEFCO in roles ranging from Consultant in AMOA - Telecom to Business IS Manager. Colleagues have endorsed Corinne for her skills in IT strategy, agile project management and leadership.
Executive Director IT-Mexico
Based in the US, Daniel Concepcion is the Head of Technology at Santander, a position he has held for over three years. In his role, Daniel leads Santander Mexico's IT team within the development, data, governance, architecture and infrastructure domains. He is described as a strategic systems thinker who delivers leadership and tactical direction while driving technical strategy, product roadmaps and partnered relationships and acquisitions. throughout his career at Santander, Daniel has held a range of technology positions ranging from Global Head of Platform Engineering to Head of IT Engineering, SVP. He has been endorsed for his skills in IT strategy, cloud computing and data centers.
Director of IT Transformation Programmes
Daniel Healy is the Director of IT Transformation Programmes at Three UK, where he has worked for over two years. He is considered a successful and driven programme director with over a decade of experience in building high-performing, cross-functional teams. Daniel also has a proven track record in balancing commercial, customer and technology requirements to deliver transformational business change within organisations. Throughout his career he has taken on technology roles in companies such as British Gas and Centrica. Colleagues have described Daniel as a fantastic leader and problem-solver who empowers his team to deliver results with confidence.
Group Information Technology Director
A highly motivated IT and digital transformation leader, Daniele Carminati is the Group Information Technology Director at Whirlpool Corporation, where he has worked for over four years. Daniele is responsible for the company's IT EMEA portfolio for integrated supply chain, manufacturing, global strategic sourcing, sales effectiveness technologies, markets solutions and E2E B2B applications. Throughout his career, he has taken on technology roles ranging from Production Engineer to BI and Analytics Lead in companies such as Alstom Transport and Accenture. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in business intelligence, analytics and business analysis.
Director of Information Technology and Data - UK&I
Daria Grishina is a progressive IT leader who is currently the Director of Information Technology and Data - UK & Ireland at Danone, where she has worked for over two years. With more than two decades of experience in the industry, she has taken on roles in Global Fortune 500s in the consumer products market. Throughout her career, she has worked for companies such as BAT, P&G and Renaissance Capital. Colleagues have endorsed Daria for her skills in business process, project management and strategy. She has been described as a creative, proactive and driven technology leader who can strategically solve any complex issues that arise within the company.
First Quantum Minerals
Global Head of IT
Passionate and accomplished senior IT professional David Allison is currently the Global Head of IT at First Quantum Minerals LTD, a position he has held for over five years. David has a proven track record in leading IT teams, managing application technology solutions and implementing IT-enabled business transformations. Throughout his career, David has worked in companies such as KPMG Consulting, Atos Consulting and LafargeHolcim. Described as an energetic and inspiring leader, David's colleagues have endorsed him for his skills in IT strategy, business transformation and program management.
Sr Director, Digital Transformation - Supply Chain Technology
Energetic and confident IT leader Dayna C Martin is the Senior Director, Digital Transformation - Supply Chain Technology at VSP Vision, a position she has held for six months. Throughout her career, Dayna has held senioe technology positions in companies such as Bayer HealthCare, Philips Respironics and Thermo Fisher Scientific. Dayna has a proven track record in creating and deploying strategic IT initiatives, mentoring teams and continuously striving to innovate and improve. She has been endorsed for her skills in project management, process improvement and leadership. Colleagues describe Dayna as a highly collaborative leader with a strategic mindset with an ability to rally teams to achieve results.
Senior Director of Engineering
Currently the Senior Director of Engineering at GoDaddy, Dineth M is a focused technology leader with extensive experience in leading technology initiatives and growing global cross-functional teams made up of more than 135 people. Based in Queensland, Australia, Dineth has worked across companies such as Ephox, Vigil Systems and Experian, where he worked for over eight years in several different senior technology roles. He has been endorsed for his skills in mobile applications, user experience, software design and many other technical skills.
Diogo Donadoni Santos
Diogo Donadoni Santos
Group IT Infrastructure Director
Information technology professional Diogo Donadoni Santos is the Group IT Infrastructure Director at Unilabs, where he has worked for over a year. In his role, he leads the company's IT technology and infrastructure strategy. Diogo has more than two decades of experience in delivering technology-based solutions that improve the efficiency of IT operations within companies. Throughout his career, he has taken on senior roles in companies such as IBM, Mars and Clariant. He is described by colleagues as a team builder who is easygoing and demonstrates flexibility while displaying a vast amount of knowledge in IT.
Group Head of Applications and Master Data
Senior technology leader Edwige Bach is the Group Head of Applications and Master Data at Accorinvest. In her role, Edwige is responsible for the company's IS applications landscape, securing business continuity and developing strategy to reinforce solutions usability and adoption. With more than 19 years of experience in the industry, she has a proven track record in leading large-scale transformation programs for IT and field operations. Throughout her career, she has taken on senior technology roles in companies such as Honeywell Safety, Accenture and Elior Group. She has been endorsed for her skills in international project management, digital strategy and change management.
Sr. Vice President of Information Technology
Currently Senior Vice President Information Technology at U.S. Bank, Erik Lindell has held this position for over a decade. Throughout his time at the company, Erik took on roles ranging from Head of Software Testing for Wholesale Banking & Capital Markets to Head of Technology for Commercial and Enterprise Automation/Robotic Enablement and Content Management. Alongside his current role, Erik is an Advisor on the Board of Directors at Memorial Blood Centers. Colleagues have described as a highly engaged leader who builds high-performing and engaged teams. He has been endorsed for his skills in vendor management, program management and process improvement.
Evette Pastoriza Clift
Evette Pastoriza Clift
Chief Information Officer
Technology and business leader Evette Pastoriza Clift is the Global Director of Technology Services at Clifford Chance. In her role, she creates and drives IT strategy and global technology vision at the company. She is recognised for being a trusted business partner who is focused on modernising IT to support changing demands and enable the adoption of new technologies. Colleagues have endorsed her for her skills in business relationship management, operating budgets and IT strategy.
Gabor De Wit
BME - Building Materials Europe
Gabor De Wit
Group Director IT OperationsGroup Director IT Operations
Gabor De Wit is the Group Director IT Operations at BME - Building Materials Europe, where he has worked for over a year. Considered a technology-driven leader who does whatever it takes to meet the goals set out at the beginning of an engagement, Gabor was the Senior Manager at Accenture's Technology Strategy and Advisory Practice. Colleagues have endorsed Gabor for his skills in project management, enterprise architecture and cloud development.
Based in Germany, Hans Pezold is the SVP Information Technology at Uniper, where he has worked for over seven years. With more than two decades of experience in the technology industry, he is passionate about technology and serving customers by improving services and processes. Throughout his career, Hans has taken on senior technology roles ranging from Head of IT Corporate Development & Transformation Management to Managing Director EBS Berlin GmbH, 4people Program Manager at E.ON. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in renewable energy, power generation and application lifecycle-management.
Marks and Spencer
Group Head Architecture & Infrastructure
Currently the Group Head Architecture & Infrastructure at Marks and Spencer, Jane Gilmour has worked at the company for over a year. Throughout her career, Jane has worked at companies such as GE Capital, Barclays Bank and The Coca-Cola Company in roles ranging from IT Leader Europe to IT Director for Global Services. She has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in IT strategy enterprise architecture and management.
Senior Director Information Technology
Jane Shea is the Senior Director Information Technology at Johnson Controls. She is considered a highly successful IT professional with demonstrated achievements in generating new profits through strategic website development, software application development and SaaS implementations. Jane is experienced in identifying, analysing, organising and directing human and financial resources to solve client problems. She has been endorsed for her skills in project management, quality assurance and business analysis. Colleagues describe Jane as an enthusiastic and dedicated IT professional who has demonstrated solid management skills enabling teams to deliver solutions that satisfy the business.
Janel Robinson Edwards
Janel Robinson Edwards
Executive Director, Health IT
Executive IT leader Janel Robinson Edwards is currently the Executive Director, Human Health IT at Merck, where she has worked for over two decades. Equipped with strong interpersonal skills and technical abilities, Janel has a proven track record of managing large and complex projects while using her strategies and tactics to achieve her goals. Throughout her career at Merck, she has taken on technology roles ranging from Process Engineer to IT Strategy Realisation Lead. Colleagues have endorsed Janel for her skills in six sigma, operational excellence and cross-functional team leadership.
Executive Director Information Technology
Jayson Baard is the Executive Director Information Technology at Mitsubishi UFJ Trust International Limited, a financial service company. He is the former IT Support Analyst at BBC, IT Support Engineer at Cisco and E-commerce IT Analyst at IPC Electric, Media. Colleagues have endorsed Jayson for his skills in project management, strategic planning and IT strategy, among other technical skills.
Director of Information Technology
Jeff Joy is the Director of Information Technology at American Airlines and an IT executive with 20 years' experience with a focus on highly complex, mission critical systems within the transportation industry. This experience ranges from startups to a global Fortune 100 company, gaining specific expertise in all areas of IT including application development, architecture, technical operations and disaster recovery. Colleagues have endorsed Jeff for his skils in aviation, program management and operations management.
Director of IT - Boots Digital Core
Senior technology executive Jennifer Duffy is the Director of IT - Boots Digital Core, a position she has held for over a year. Throughout her career, Jennifer has taken on senior technology roles in organisations such as North Yorkshire County Council, DXC Technology and Dedalus. She has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in IT project and program management, leadership and IT service management. She has been described as a flexible and creative IT leader who helps her teams thrive in their roles.
Senior Vice President
Currently Senior Vice President - IT Service, Support & Governance Technology Manager, Jennifer Hewit is a technology leader with more than two decades of experience in the industry. In her current role, she is responsible for digitally transforming US Bank's IT Support Services with a focus on employee experience, supporter experience with tooling that enables employees to get their problems solved quickly and effectively. In 2018, she was awarded NC Tech Woman of the Year by the NC Tech Association for her significant contributions throughout her career to her company, industry and community. She has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in data analytics, automation and digital transformation.
Johnson & Johnson
Vice President of Information Technology
Jitendra Sinha is an IT executive with extensive experience in defining and guiding information technology vision, strategy, and execution for major organisations. He is currently the Vice President of Information Technology at Johnson & Johnson, where he has worked for over 18 years. In his role, he is responsible for leading strategy and implementation of technology solutions to enable data sciences, digital and intelligent automation. Jitendra has taken on a variety of technology roles over the years in companies such as Silverline Technologies and Pfizer. He has been endorsed for his skills in business intelligence, IT strategy and data warehousing. Colleagues describe him as an inspiring leader who establishes a clear vision when it comes to planning a route for business success.
Sky Betting & Gaming
SBG Technology Director
Jo Prosser has recently been promoted to SBG Technology Director at Sky Betting & Gaming. Before her new role, Jo was the Director of Technology, Customer Tribe and Head of Technology. Prior to joining Sky, Jo worked at the StepChange Debt Charity for over 13 years, with the most recent role being Head of IT & Change. She has been endorsed by colleagues at Sky Betting & Gaming for her skills in leadership, management and project delivery.
IT Director - UKI
Joann McCann is the IT Director Europe at Unilever and a successful leader in information technology with a proven track record of delivering complex change and transformation programs at a global level. She has over 20 years of experience in the consumer goods industry, leading teams and partnering with senior stakeholders across multiple geographies and functions. Alongside her current role, Joann is a Member on the Digital Route Panel at the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. She has been endorsed for her skills in change management, IT strategy and program management.
The Walt Disney Company
VP, Enterprise Technology Strategy and Transformation
Senior technology leader Jon Baker is the VP, Enterprise Technology Strategy and Transformation, Corporate and DPEP at The Walt Disney Company. In his role, he is responsible for developing strategic roadmaps and implementing transformation programs to deliver the corporate value chain's vision. Jon is a global executive with success in designing, leading and developing high-performance international teams. He is viewed as a trusted advisor and partner with deep relationships across Walt Disney C-suite and functional heads. Colleagues have endorsed him for his skills in IT strategy, business analysis and outsourcing, among other things.
Radisson Hotel Group
VP - Information Management & Enterprise Integration CoE
Innovative IT leader Johnathan Genah is the VP - Information Management & Enterprise Integration at Radisson Hotel Group. Based in Belgium, Johnathan has a strong track record in efficiently managing operational teams, driving innovation and opening communication within organisations. He has worked across organisations including Fiege, Visant and DHL with roles ranging from IT Platform Engineer to Senior Director of Data and Analytics Strategy for Information and Performance Management. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in business intelligence, leadership and master data management. Colleagues have described him as a pragmatic and knowledegable professional who always goes the extra mile to solve a problem.
José María Ríos Pavón
José María Ríos Pavón
Head of IT
Head of Information Technology at BMW Car IT, José María Ríos Pavón, is a technology leader with more than 15 years of experience in the industry. In his current role, he is responsible for BMW Group's internal IT processes, controlling their multi-project landscape as a whole. He has a proven track record of working in information technologies, first on the technical and development side and later in project management, alongside his Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering. Throughout his career, he has taken on senior roles in leading companies such as Telefónica, Santander and Siemens.
Head Of Technology Network and Hosting
With more than two decades of experience in leading global infrastructure teams across EMEA, APAC and Americas, Karen Bullen is considered a driven and strong leader with a variety of IT-related specialties. She is currently the Head of Technology Network and Hosting at easyJet, where she has worked for up to two years. Before this, Karen worked at Dyson for over nine years, with her most recent role being Global Head of Infrastructure Delivery and Operations. She has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in cloud management, IT infrastructure management and leadership.
VP Architecture and Technology
Experienced technology executive Karthic Sundararaj is currently the Vice President Architecture and Technology (Architecture, Software Engineering & Enterprise Data) at Etihad Airways, a position he has held for over two years. Described as a dynamic, strategic and inspirational leader, Karthic has more than two decades of experience in the industry. He has worked at companies such as the UK Department for Education, Adecco Group and Emirates Group. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in program management, business transformation and outsourcing.
Head of Digital Portfolio & Data Intelligence
Head of Technology, Change and Data Analytics at Evelyn Partners, Katarina Alderson has worked at the company for over a year. Throughout her career, Katarina has worked at companies such as Centrica, Tilney Smith & Williamson and British Gas in roles ranging from Smart Metering IS Programme Manager to Technology Director. She has more than two decades of experience in collaborating and contextualising system designs, implementing solutions and managing effective teams. She has been endorsed for her skills in program management, project delivery and ITIL.
Kathleen Glaser is the Senior Vice President, Global IT Solution Delivery & Digital Enablement at Jacobs, a Civil Engineering company in Dallas. Kathleen is an enterprising, hardworking and technically skilled program manager known for her accuracy, attention to detail and timeliness in managing and overseeing key internal and external programs for the business. Kathleen has spent her career building high-performance software development teams that implement complex business applications on web-based platforms. She has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in program management, PMP and integration.
Director Of Information Technology, Cloud Architecture
Director of Information Technology, Cloud Architecture at Capital One, Kavitha Jayaprakash has worked at the company for over a year. She has a proven track record in building technology roadmaps, formulating strategic plans and architecting innovative technology-based solutions that help companies achieve their business goals and objectives. Throughout her career she has taken on senior roles ranging from Lead Technical Administrator at America Online Inc to IT Director, Architecture & Cloud Secured Operations at Comcast. Kavitha has been endorsed for her skills in cross-functional team leadership, IT strategy and technical leadership.
Vice President , UPS Information Technology
Kavitha Rao is currently the Vice President, UPS Information Technology, where she has worked for over 16 years. With more than two decades of experience, she has a proven track record in managing and delivering multiple large complex project initiatives that improve business processes, reduce costs and grow the organisation's overall revenue. Throughout her career at UPS, she has progressed from Senior Programmer Analyst to her current role as VP of IT. Her top skills and specialties include agile methodologies, software development and IT strategy.
Warner Bros. Discovery
Vice President of Technology Operations
Kerry Shreeve is the Vice President of Technology Operations at Warner Bros. Discovery. A strong and effective IT broadcast and digital media pperations leader with over 20 years of experience leading and managing teams across multiple functions for some of the world’s leading broadcasters. She has worked for companies including ITV, Al Jazeera Media Network and the BBC. She has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in broadcast television, digital media and management. She has been described as an inspirational and passionate IT leader who is a highly effective operational manager.
Associate VP, IT
Author, Speaker, certified Professional Coach and Leadership Development expert Keturah Jenkins is currently the Associate Vice President, Information Technology at Humana. In addition to her current executive role, she also works with corporations and individuals who are going through change to push the boundaries of what is possible, create a compelling vision and then make that vision a reality. She has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in leadership, process improvement and six sigma. Ketutah has been described as an engaging and personable leader who has a vast depth of knowledge.
The University of Law
Director of Innovation and Programme Delivery
Kristen is now the Director of Innovation and Programme Delivery at The University of Law, where she has been working for the past month. Prior to her new role, Kristen held multiple senior positions at City University of London, with her most recent role being Joint Interim Director of IT. In her new role, Kristen oversees the planning and implementation of the university’s IT systems and infrastructure.
Vice President Information Technology at
Senior technology leader Kristin Vinson is the Vice President Information Technology at Centene Corporation, where she has worked for over 15 years. In her current role, she is responsible for the design, development and implementation of the organisation's information, software and infrastructure systems. Throughout her time at Centene, she has taken on roles ranging from Senior Business Analyst to Staff VP of Information Technology. Kristin has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in business intelligence, data warehousing and business process improvement.
Director of Engineering
Experienced technology leader Liciane Andreatta is the Senior Director, Software Engineering (P2M / Payments to Merchants) at Nubank, where she has worked for over two years. She has worked in software development for over 15 years and has a vast range of experience in e-commerce, payment methods and solutions, lending, credit, investments and ERP. Throughout her career she has worked in companies such as EBANX, Conta Azul and Mannesoft Software Solutions. Alongside her current role she is a Mentor at Honey Island Capital. Colleagues describe her as an inspirational and professional IT leader who encourages collaboration and innovation within her teams.
The Estée Lauder Companies
Director of Information Technology - Canada
Lital Daviko-Oz is the Director of Information Technology Canada at The Estée Lauder Companies Inc, where she has worked for over a year. She has a multitude of experience in leading IT teams, navigating complex global projects and applications, infrastructure and technology transitions and ongoing operations. She has worked at companies such as Teva Canada, Purdue Pharma and Votorantim Cimentos. Lital has been endorsed for her skills in ERP, change control and business analysis.
Head of Technology
Technology leader Lorna Martyn is the Ireland Regional Chair and SVP, Technology at Fidelity Investments. As a member of Fidelity’s global technology leadership team, Lorna drives their technology strategy and leads over 1000 technology professionals who develop superior quality innovative technology solutions for the Fidelity business. In her 17 year career to date at Fidelity, she has held a variety of senior leadership roles both in Ireland and the US.
Low Augustine is a technology leader with more than 15 years of proven experience in driving digital transformation for multiple consumer brands, creating entirely new revenue streams where there was little or no digital presence to profitable success. In his current role as Vice President - Engineering (PMG) at ComfortDelGro, Low is driving business success by modernising the application development process starting from the consumer fronting app Zig to building out scalable backend systems to adapt to current business environments. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in user experience, mobile applications and digital marketing.
Global Head of IT Innovation
Executive technologist Luca Dell'Orletta is the Global Head IT Innovation - Nestlé Group, where he has worked for over seven years. Throughout his career at Nestlé, Luca has taken on senior leadership roles ranging from Global Product Manager to Global Lead of IT Innovation. Before progressing to his current role, Luca led the organisation's IT Transformation to a product-based operating model with over 200 Tech Product Teams, 2000 brands, 5000 IT employees and one of the biggest tech landscapes worldwide. He was also their Global Product Director for the Nestlé Mobile Platforms, applications and tech, leading a multi-award-winning AI-powered global platform. Colleagues have endorsed him for his skills in project management, business intelligence and business analysis.
Marcel Den Herder
DFI Retail Group
Marcel Den Herder
Group IT Director
Marcel Den Herder is the Group IT Director at DFI Retail Group, where he has worked for over six years. Throughout his time at the company, Marcel has taken on seven senior technology roles ranging from Director of IT to Product Line Owner Supply Chain. A results-driven and business-minded IT leader, Marcel has more than two decades of experience in SAP, functional domain and business processes, in addition to many other responsibilities and skills he has gained over the years. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in business process, SAP and process improvement.
NH Hotel Group
SVP, IT & S
Executive technologist Marta Marcos is the Senior Vice President Information Technology & Systems at NH Hotel Group, where she has worked for over a decade. With a strong background in senior technology roles across a variety of companies in hospitality, she has been described as professional and excellent management partner who always has an idea to contribute or an improvement to propose. She has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in hotel management, CRM and revenue analysis.
Considered a dynamic IT leader with a proven track record in delivering large-scale, measurable technology and business change, Mauli Tikkiwal is currently the IT Director at Johnson Controls, where she has worked for over seven years. Before joining Johnson Controls, Mauli worked at TE Connectivity and its subsidiaries for over 14 years in roles ranging from Project Manager - Product Engineering to Principal Strategy & Portfolio. Colleagues have described her as a customer-focused and business-minded technology leader who has led high impact digital business transformation programs. She has been endorsed for her skills in strategic planning, analytics and large scale change management.
VP IT - Product & Supply Chain
With more than two decades of experience in a variety of roles, Melanie Stocker is currently the Vice President IT - Product, Merchandising and Supply Chain at Burberry, where she has worked for more than 16 years. Throughout her career at the luxury fashion house, Melanie has taken on eight roles ranging from Head of Business Intelligence to Director, Business Transformation. Colleagues have endorsed Melanie for her skills in retail, e-commerce and business strategy.
Meredith Rachinsky Smith
Meredith Rachinsky Smith
Senior Director of Information Technology
Meredith Rachinsky Smith is the Senior Director of Information Technology at Comcast, a position she has held for over three years. Throughout her career, she has taken on roles ranging from Project Manager, Information Technology to Senior Director of Information Technology. Meredith has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in leadership, IT management and integration.
Director Group IT
Currently the Director of Group IT at Trelleborg Group, Michael Braig is a technology leader with more than two decades of experience in the industry. Throghout his 16-year career at Trelleborg, Michael has taken on five senior technology roles ranging from Manager of Global Data Centre to Director of Group IT Infrastructure. Prior to this, Michael worked at Cooper Standard Automotive, with his most recent role being Manager for their European Data Centre. Michael has been endorsed for his skills in data center, infrastructure and project management.
Procter & Gamble
Senior IT Director - Fabric Care
Currently Senior Director of Information Technology at Procter & Gamble, Michelle KimHorak has worked at the company for over 24 years. Throughout her career at P&G, Michelle has taken on a variety of technology roles ranging from Systems Analyst to her prior role as Global Fabric Care Marketing Technology Leader. She has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in digital marketing, consumer products and cross-functional team leadership.
Zurich Insurance Company
Mythyly Putcha is the Global VP of Information Technology at Zurich Insurance Company, where she has worked for more than two years. She has a history of achievements as an internal consultant and partner to executives of Fortune 50, 100, 500 client companies overcoming cultural differences, bridging the gap between business and technology across national and international borders. Colleagues have endorsed Mythyly for her skills in enterprise architecture, IT strategy and software development.
IT Group Director for Manufacturing, Quality, Logistic and Industry 4.0
Based in France, Nabil Sid is the IT Group Director for Manufacturing, Quality, Logistic and Industry 4.0 at L'Oréal. Throughout the 12 years Nabil has worked at L'Oréal, he has taken on multiple technology roles progressing from Functional Consultant - SAP QM to his prior role at Manufacturing and Quality IT Team Leader. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in software project management, consulting and SAP ERP.
Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
Nanda Padayachee is the Head of Innovation Technology Solutions at Standard Bank Group. With a track record of successful enterprise deployments and system migrations across distributed locations, Nanda excels at transformational work and aligning business goals with flexible technology solutions to drive commercial gains, process improvement and competitive advantage. Colleagues have endorsed Nanda for his skills in banking, business analysis and business process.
VP, Enterprise Systems and Payments
Seasoned information technology leader Nina Sober is currently the VP of Enterprise Systems and Payments at Dominos, where she has worked for over a year. Nina has more than two decades of experience in public and private sectors, and managing different COTS and ERP products and implementations, including Oracle E-business, Salesforce and SAP. Throughout her career she has taken on senior technology roles raning from Program Manager of Enterprise Systems at DC Government to Senior Director of IT Program Management and Corporate Systems at Marriott International. She has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in program management, Oracle E-Business Suite and project management.
Director of Information Technology
Paul Cannon is the Director of Information Technology at Homebase, where he has worked for over four years. He is considered a credible and commercially-astute leader with a strong background in the retail sector. Paul has a track record of delivering results aligned to business strategy and objectives through innovative and differentiated solutions. Before joining Homebase he took on roles such as Store Technology Proposition Manager at B&Q and Head of Retail IT at Wickes. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in multi-channel retail, store management and team leadership.
Walgreens Boots Alliance
Vice President IT Strategy, Planning and Portfolio
A commercially astute leader with expertise in strategy definition, business transformation and service transition, Paul Willows has over 25 years of commercial IT experience in a career encompassing all areas of information resource, business process and technology management. Paul is the VP of IT Strategy, Planning and Portfolio at Walgreens Boots Alliance, where he has worked for over nine years. Over the years he has taken on a variety of technology roles in companies such as Vision Express, De Rigo and Boots Opticians. Colleagues have endorsed Paul for his skills in IT strategy, change management and leadership.
Vice President Technology EMEA
Successful IT transformation leader Ralph Marshall is the VP of Technology EMEA at Starbucks, where he has worked for over five years. Ralph has experience in professional directing and delivering strategic programmes that have enhanced digital, retail and hospitality technology in some of the largest global brands. In his current role, he is responsible for leading the technology function within the EMEA region across multiple ownership models covering 39 markets and more than 2500 stores. Before joining Starbucks, Ralph worked at companies including Marks and Spencer, McDonald's and Nando's. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in management, retail and strategy.
IT Project Delivery Director
Ranjeet Khosa is the IT Project Delivery Director at Sysco, where he has worked for over nine months. Throughout his career, Ranjeet has taken on senior technology roles in companies such as Shell, Aldi UK and McKesson. He was previously the Europoean Head of Retail Technology where he was responsible for all technology related to a retail omnichannel environment across Europe for McKesson. Colleagues have endorsed Ranjeet for his skills in project portfolio management, program management and business analysis.
Bank of America
Vice President - Technology AMS
Dr. Renu Rajani is currently the VP of Application Management Services at Bank of America. Prior to this, she was VP and Delivery Head at Infosys, VP at Capgemini and Senior VP at Citibank India, in addition to multiple other senior technology roles throughout her career. She has been endorsed for her skills in software project management, CRM and strategy. Dr Rajani has been described as a results-oriented technology leader who demonstrates a passion for her roles.
Campbell Soup Company
VP, Integrated Commercial Services
Accomplished IT business relationship leader Risa Britton is the VP, Integrated Commercial Services at Campbell Soup Company. Risa has a proven track record in driving value and innovation for global marketing, communications, operations and insights business partners. She has more than two decades of experience working across PepsiCo and its subsidiaries in roles ranging from Senior Director, IT to Senior Director, Beverage and Quaker Business Intelligence. Colleagues have endorsed Risa for her skills in cross-functional team leadership, business process improvment and vendor management.
Bristol Myers Squibb
Head of IT Brazil
Roberta Nogueira is the Head of Information Technology at Bristol Myers Squibb, where she has worked for over two years. Throughout her career, Roberta has gained experience in leading IT teams, managing supply chain areas and overseeing strategic projects with a focus on high financial return. She has taken on roles in companies such as Bank of Boston, Claro and DuPont. She has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in six sigma, SAP and process engineering.
Vice President, Infrastructure and International
Ryan L Ramirez is the Vice President, Infrastructure and International (Enterprise IT) at Lockheed Martin, where he has worked for over two years. Alongside his role, he is a Board Member at AVANCE-Dallas, a position he has held for over five years. Ryan has worked across different companies in roles ranging from Director, Global Business Technology Service Delivery at VF Corporation to VP Global Digital Technology Solutions Infrastructure and Operations at Kimberly-Clark. He has been endorsed for his skills in IT strategy, IT management and cross-functional team leadership.
Director of Information Technology
Experienced IT leader Sabina Kajtezovic is the Director of Information Technology at AbbVie, where she has worked for over a decade. In her role, she is responsible for organisational transformation and the company's digital strategy implementation to enable efficient and streamlined business process for engineering, maintenance and calibration organisations at all manufacturing sites. Sabina has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in smart manufacturing, predictive analysis and predictive maintenance. She won the Gold Award, Level 3 issued by the Business Director at AbbVie in 2013.
Engineering Director, Next Generation Consumer Banking
Senior IT leader Sahana Hussain is the Engineering Director for Next Generation Consumer Banking at Barclays. In her role, she is responsible for building the next generation consumer bank (NGCB) in the cloud aligning to the company's 'Digital First Strategy'. Throughout her career, she has taken on senior leadership roles at companies such as Visa Europe, Icon Solutions and HSBC. Colleagues have endorsed Sahana for her skills in API management platform, SOA and web services.
Director, Operations & Technology
Results-driven transformation leader Sandy Chen is the Director, Operations & Technology at Mastercard, a position she has held for over a year. She has experience across financial services, healthcare and eCommerce. She is passionate about customers' needs and experiences, and uses data insights to inform decisions and prioritisation. She has worked across companies such as AIG, Citi and IBM. She has been endorsed for her skills in leadership, IT strategy and business analysis.
Lloyds Banking Group
Head of Technology
Sarah Lucas is a technology leader with experience in gaming, financial services and transportation sectors. She is currently the Head of Migration Services at Lloyds Banking Group, where she has worked for over a year. She has vast experience in technology, digital, programme, portfolio, change management and business transformation. Sarah is described as a results-driven leader and a strong team player with a proven ability to deliver organisational and cultural changes across enterprises. Colleagues have endorsed Sarah for her skills in service delivery, stakeholder management and project delivery.
Head of IT
Head of Information Technology at Woolworths, Shaheed Gamieldien is an experienced technology executive based in Cape Town, SA. His academic history includes an MBA and as of August 2013 he is certified as a Program Member with the Project Management Institute. Throughout his career, Shaheed has taken on roles in organisations such as City of Cape Town, Accenture and eGovernment Authority. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in leadership, business strategy and IT strategy. Colleagues describe Shaheed as a dilligent and focused leader who utilises his skills in strategy to contribute to organisational success.
Vice President IT Sourcing & IT Infrastructure
A senior technology executive with a proven track record in deploying agile methods in new technologies to realise digitalisation, Stefanie Neumann is now the CEO Lufthansa Systems. Before taking on her new role, Stefanie was Lufthansa Group's Vice President IT Sourcing & IT Infrastructure. Throughout her extensive career, Stephanie has taken on roles ranging from Business Consulting Manager at Dell to Senior Vice President TV Delivery at Deutsche Telekom AG. She has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in IPTV, telecommunication and business development.
The Wendy's Company
Vice President - Enterprise Technology
Information technology and enterprise solutions expert Stephanie Shaw is the VP of Enterprise Technology at The Wendy's Company, where she has worked for over 12 years. Stephanie has more than two decades of experience working across companies such as Mastech, Oracle and EiS Technologies. In her current role, she directs all enterprise project portfolio management, application development and corporate technology services at Wendy's. Stephanie has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in Oracle E-Suite, enterprise software and ERP. In association with The Wendy's Company, she won the 2021 National Diversity Council’s Top 100 Women in Technology issued by the National Diversity Council.
Group IT Director
Steve Evans is currently the Group IT Director at WHSmith, where he has worked for over four years. He has been described as a dedicated, driven and professional IT executive with a leadership style that inspires his teams. Throughout his career, Steve has taken on technology roles in companies such as Budweiser, Initium Onboard and Debenhams. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in programme management, stakeholder management and project delivery.
Stuart O'Hara is a technology director accountable for delivery of the technology change portfolio and service excellence across the manufacturing, logistics, supply chain, corporate, commercial, finance and wholesale business domains. He is currently the Technology Director for Service Operations & Delivery at Morrisons, where he has worked for over a decade. Over the years, Stuart has worked at companies such as BetFred, Aviva plc and Lloyds Banking Group. Colleagues have endorsed Stuart for his skills in operations management, AWS and program management.
Group IT Director
Currently the Group IT Director at B&M Retail, Suzie Williams is a solution-oriented technology and industry leader. She has a track record of managing complex IT implementations with over 17 years of retail industry expertise and four years of animal healthcare expertise, as well as a reputation for putting the customer at the heart of an application infrastructure. Throughout her career, Suzie has taken on a variety of senior technology roles such as Group IT Director at Pets at Home and Deputy CTO for the NHS Test and Trace Service at the Department of Health and Social Care. Suzy has been described by colleagues as a pragmatic and comercially-focused IT professional who is a great asset to any business.
VP, Head of International IT
A technology leader with more than two decades of experience in the industry, Takahiko Sugibayashi is currently the VP, Head of International and Information Technology at Tapestry, where he has worked for over five years. Throughout his career, Takahiko has taken on roles in companies such as Gap and COACH Japan. He has been endorsed for his management, e-commerce and project management.
Global Senior Director, CX Transformation - Data Analytics & AI
Tarv Nijjar is the Global Senior Director, CX Transformation for Data Analytics & AI at McDonald's, where he has worked for over a year. Tarv is a global executive with a strong background of working in the consumer goods and restaurant industry. Before joining McDonald's, he worked at Mars for more than 12 years in seven senior technology roles. Colleagues have endorsed Tarv for his skills in AI, strategy and storytelling.
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners
IT Director - Supply Chain
Based in Madrid, Tim Marsden is the IT Director - Supply Chain at Coca-Cola European Partners, a position he has held for nearly five years. Tim is considered an IT leader who inspires and develops teams that transform companies’ processes and performance with innovative digital solutions. Throughout his career Tim has worked across companies such as The Kraft Heinz Company, Mondelēz International and ABB. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in SAP, business process improvement and strategy.
North America Information Technology Director
Tom Sedory is currently the North America Information Technology Director at Nike, where he has worked for over 29 years. Throughout his career at Nike, Tom has taken on roles ranging from Technical Lead to Global Information Technology Director. He is responsible for overseeing Nike's engineering operations, architecture, technical product management and program delivery. Colleagues at Nike have endorsed Tom for his skills in cross-functional team leadership, strategic planning and project management.
Technology Change Delivery Director
Senior management professional Vanessa Dent is currently the Technology Change Delivery Director at Aviva, where she has worked for almost nine years. During her time at Aviva she has taken on a range of senior technology roles including Head of Digital Change and Head of CIO Governance. In her new role, Vanessa is responsible for delivering a multi-million change portfolio covering cyber, cloud and hosting, network, operations and IT services. She has been endorsed by colleagues for her skills in stakeholder management, business analysis and governance.
Senior Director of IT
Vishal Anand is currently the Senior Director of Information Technology at Jumeirah Group, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, a position he has held for over two years. He is described as a senior management professional with over 24 years of experience in managing multiple disciplines across information technology, destination management, retail, hospitality and human resources. Over the years, Vishal has taken on senior technology roles at leading companies such as Emirates Group, Dubai Retail and Sarood Hospitality. He has has been endorsed for his skills in project management, vendor management and HR.
EVP of Information Technology at Kerzner International, Willem Both is responsible for delivering an integrated guest experience for all brands and manages the entire IT team at the company's global ofﬁce in Dubai. Willem has a strong background in running IT operations for hotels and corporate organisations, taking on positions such as Front Officer and IT Manager at Sheraton Los Angeles Airport and VP of IT for APAC at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. Colleagues describe Willem as an inspirational and strategic technology leader who is a great mentor.
Experienced senior technology leader Zahid Amin is currently the Cloud Director at HSBC, where he has worked for over a year. Zahid is highly accomplished in the financial product and development sector as well as working at the cutting-edge of services delivery and design with organisations including CLS Services, Pink Elephant [Saudi Stock Exchange] and Thomson Reuters plc. He has been endorsed for his skills in IT strategy, ITIL and enterprise architecture.
Future CIO 100 Judges:
- Annie Matthew, Group CIO, Mother Dairy
- Nadine Thomson, CIO, GroupM
- Arnaud Robert, CIO, Sanofi
- Peter Stojanovic, Editor, HotTopics
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