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Global C-Suite Awards Series

Celebrating Top Executives and Digital Trailblazers

 

HotTopics celebrates exceptional global business and technology executives shaping the future of digital transformation and business innovation.

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Celebrating the
Digital Trailblazers

The C-Suite Awards is not simply a one-off accolade; it's an annual, worldwide series of awards, events, and networking opportunities bringing together the globe's finest digital trailblazers. Join the Global C-Suite Awards Series to celebrate and connect with top executives driving innovation across industries.

 

Who Can Apply for the C-Suite Awards?

As the leading global C-Suite community with over 18,000 executives globally, HotTopics celebrates the following professionals, guided by our experienced judging panels, to spotlight the most innovative figures in business and technology:

 

Award Categories

Recognising Tomorrow's Leaders

We also recognise tomorrow's leaders with these awards:

Global C-suite Award Series

2024 Award Dates for your Diary

Key Dates for your diary:

Winners Announced:

  • 6th May 2024: Global CISO 100
  • 13th May 2024: Global B2B CMO
  • 15th May 2024: Future B2B CMO
  • 5th June 2024: Global CDataO 100, Future CIO 100
  • Date to announce soon: Global CIO 100, Global CFO 100, Global CX Leaders 100, Global CDigitalO 100, Future CISO 100

Award Ceremonies: Held at The Studio Event Series

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C-suite Awards Nominations open

Nominations and
Judges Selection
Jan - May

Leadership Gradient

Marketing C-suite
Award Ceremony

Abbey Road Studios,
London
May 2024

movers and shakers Gradient

The Global C-suite
Award Ceremony

The Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville
October 2024

Innovation Gradient

European C-suite
Award Ceremony

BAFTA,
London
December 2024

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Meet the 2024
C-suite Awards
Judges

Our C-Suite Awards judging panels feature prominent and experienced industry leaders who are experts in their fields. These judges bring a wealth of knowledge and insight, ensuring that our award selections are fair, rigorous, and reflective of the highest standards of excellence in the business and technology sectors.
Latha Maripuri

Latha Maripuri

CISO, Uber

Sreeji Gopinathan

Sreeji Gopinathan

Global CIO, Lupin

Harold Rivas

Harold Rivas

CISO, Trellix

Isabelle Duarte

Isabelle Duarte

CMO, Soldo

Ruth Rowan

Ruth Rowan

CMO, Avanade

Brian Brackenborough

Brian Brackenborough

CISO, Channel 4

Howard Pinto

Howard Pinto

Group CISO, Bupa

Samir Bagga

Samir Bagga

CMO, L&T Technology Services

Sandeep Pandey

Sandeep Pandey

Group CTO, FWD Insurance

Tricia Stinton

Tricia Stinton

CMO, CMO, Cloud & Infrastructure Services, Capgemini

Joanna Drake

Joanna Drake

CIO, THG

Jussi Wacklin

Jussi Wacklin

CMO & SVP, T-Systems International

Antonia Wade

Antonia Wade

CMO, PwC

Joanna Pamphilis

Joanna Pamphilis

SVP CDO & CIO, UniCredit

Meredith Harper

Meredith Harper

SVP CISO, Synchrony

Dimple Santwan

Dimple Santwan

CISO, Saraswat Bank

Ingrid Briffa

Ingrid Briffa

Chief Security Officer, AXA Health

Thelma Kganakga

Thelma Kganakga

Group CISO, Equity Bank

Nikos Angelopoulos

Nikos Angelopoulos

Group CIO, MTN

Francesca Vergara

Francesca Vergara

CIO, Disneyland Paris

Ronald Martey

Ronald Martey

CISO, GCB Bank

Peter Stojanovic

Peter Stojanovic

Editor, HotTopics

Doug Drinkwater

Doug Drinkwater

Editorial and Strategy Director, HotTopics

Brian Franz

Brian Franz

EVP & Global CIO, State Street

Karin Hone

Karin Hone

Group CISO & Risk Officer, Barloworld

David Boda

David Boda

Chief Security & Resilience Officer, Nationwide Building Society

Nick Woods

Nick Woods

CIO, MAG

Catherine Buhler

Catherine Buhler

CISO, EnergyAustralia

Paul Murphy

Paul Murphy

CIO, GHD

Nimisha Patel

Nimisha Patel

Chief Digital & Information Officer,

Howard Whyte

Howard Whyte

CISO, Truist

Robert Rodger

Robert Rodger

CISO, Admiral Group

Jason Fruge

Jason Fruge

CISO, Rent-A-Center

Yuri Aguiar

Yuri Aguiar

Chief Enterprise Data Officer, WPP

Maria Pilar Varela Sepulveda

Maria Pilar Varela Sepulveda

Digital Transformation Executive, DaasTaas

Bradley Schaufenbuel

Bradley Schaufenbuel

VP & CISO, Paychex

Angelica Munson

Angelica Munson

Global Chief Digital Officer, Shiseido

Maria Papastathi

Maria Papastathi

Chief Data Officer - Technology, Shell

Kate Sargent

Kate Sargent

Chief Data Officer, Financial Times

Axel Adida

Axel Adida

CDO, Beiersdorf

Hartnell Ndungi

Hartnell Ndungi

Chief Data Officer, Absa Group

Lauren Sager Weinstein

Lauren Sager Weinstein

Chief Data Officer, TfL

Dan Kellett

Dan Kellett

Chief Data Officer, Capital One

Miryem Salah

Miryem Salah

Chief Data Officer, Vodafone

Arnaud Robert

Arnaud Robert

CDO,

Sherry Aaholm

Sherry Aaholm

CDO, Cummins

Christoffer Hernæs

Christoffer Hernæs

CDO, Skanska

Steven Zuanella

Steven Zuanella

Group Chief Digital & Innovation Officer, Generali

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

Chief Digital and Transformation Officer, Speedy Services

Mike Pearmain

Mike Pearmain

Chief Data Officer, Vietcombank

Ako Sabir

Ako Sabir

Group CDO, Hiscox

Ameet Shetty

Ameet Shetty

Enterprise Data Head, Equifax

José Meroño

José Meroño

Chief Data Officer, The Adecco Group

Caroline Carruthers

Caroline Carruthers

CEO, Carruthers and Jackson

Mark Settle

Mark Settle

Author, Truth from the Valley, A Practical Primer on IT Management for the Next Decade

Randi Levin

Randi Levin

Technology Advisor, The White House

Isaac Sacolick

Isaac Sacolick

President, StarCIO

Eric Sigurdson

Eric Sigurdson

CIO Practice Lead, Russell Reynolds

Ilona Simpson

Ilona Simpson

CXO Advisor, Netskope

Mel Reyes

Mel Reyes

Global Executive Coach, Trainer, & Keynote Speaker, Elite Technical Concierge

Steve Van Wyk

Steve Van Wyk

Chairman of the Board, BIAN Services GmbH

Clive MacTavish

Clive MacTavish

CFO, British Red Cross

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Top 100 Awards

The Top 100 Award Winners are nominated by our global community and selected by our independent judges. These individuals represent the pinnacle of excellence in their respective fields, showcasing exceptional talent, innovation, and leadership.

GLOBAL CIO 100 - Belinda Finch

Global CIO
100

GLOBAL CISO 100

Global CISO
100

FUTURE CMO 100 - DAVID KEENE

Global B2B CMO 100

Future CMO Awards

NEW! Global CFO 100

GLOBAL CDO 100 - NAFY DIAGNE

Global CDO 100 (Digital)

GLOBAL CDO 100 - KAREN AMBROSE

Global CDO 100
(Data)

SERVICE VISIONARIES 100 - ROY DOCKERY

Global CX
Leaders 100

Global CMO Awards

NEW! Global CX
Leaders 100

FUTURE CIO 100 - ASHLEY SOMERVILLE

Future CIO 100

FUTURE CISO 100 - LUKE CROSBY

Future CISO 100

B2B CMO 100 WINNER

Future B2B CMO 100

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Find your  community

CIO community
CISO community
CDigitalO community
CDataO community
CMO community
Service Visionaries

Global CIO community

Discover the HotTopics CIO community – a global platform for technology leaders to connect, collaborate, and drive the future of IT. dive into pivotal discussions from cyber security to AI and machine learning.

CIO

Global CISO community

Dive into a secure network of the globe's premier CISOs. Foster invaluable relationships with cybersecurity experts from myriad industries and experiences. Together, let's orchestrate advanced security strategies, share robust best practices, and confront the cybersecurity challenges of today and beyond.

CISO Community

Global CDO community (Digital)

Embrace the digital revolution within a community of the world's leading Chief Digital Officers. Engage with digital masters from an array of backgrounds and sectors. Together, let's spark digital innovation, exchange groundbreaking strategies, and navigate the digital transformation landscape.

Chief Digital Officer Community

Global CDO community (Data)

Enter the realm of data excellence with a network of the world's most esteemed Chief Data Officers. Connect with data pioneers from a rich array of industries and experiences. Together, let's drive data-driven decision making, share valuable insights, and tackle the data-centric challenges of the modern business world.

Chief Data Officer Community

Global CMO community

Explore the HotTopics CMO community – a global network designed for marketing executives to share insights and shape the future of marketing. Discuss key topics from purpose marketing to data analytics.

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Service Visionaries community

Introducing the Service Visionaries community – a worldwide gathering for customer service pioneers from sectors such as manufacturing and utilities. Unite, exchange, and shape the next wave of service innovation.

SERVICE VISIONARIES 100

Join the community

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FAQS

 

How does the C-Suite Awards work? can apply for the C-Suite Awards?

The HotTopics C-Suite Awards series follows a robust process for all of our award categories.

Leaders can nominate themselves via the online submission link, or nominate peers who they feel are driving change. Our independent judging panel, comprising industry experts and experienced technology executives, evaluates each entry against each award category's criteria.

 

Winners are informed after the judging process has finished, and they are invited to join us at our global awards ceremonies, co-located with our flagship Studio event. In 2024, our awards will be taking place at The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennesee, and at iconic Abbey Road Studios in London, featuring live panel debates and 'spotlight' stories.

 

In addition, award winners are featured in our community hub, showcasing their profiles and achievements to our network of over 17,000 global C-suite executives.

 

What criteria is used to evaluate nominees in each category?
 
You can find the criteria for each award on the award category's landing page. Typically, across each award, we are looking to identify leaders who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation, cross-functional collaboration, and business impact.
 
Can individuals self-nominate, or must they be nominated by someone else?
 
We actively encourage individuals to self-nominate or nominate their peers. While we appreciate that third-party nominations may sometimes lack the same detail as first-person applications, we believe that this approach is pivotal to celebrating individuals who may not otherwise come forward, particularly those in minority groups.
 
Are there specific categories or sectors that the C-Suite Awards cover, or is it open to all industries?
 
The HotTopics C-Suite Awards is open to all industries and company sizes.
 
How will the winners be recognised, and what prizes or benefits come with receiving a C-Suite Award?
 
Winners are invited to attend the C-Suite Awards in-person or virtually at The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennesee, and at Abbey Road Studios in London. During each awards ceremony, winners can take part in live panel debates, short 'spotlight' stories to the audience and collect their award from the HotTopics team.
 
Furthermore, winners receive social media graphics that they can share with their online networks, and they are invited to attend post-event, educational masterclass sessions with industry thought leaders.
 

How can nominees showcase their achievements during the selection process?

We actively encourage individuals to provide us with as much detail as possible during the nomination process. Not only does this help our judges in evaluating each entry, but it often results in a greater chance the nominee makes their respective awards 100 list.
 
Once you have submitted the online form, you'll receive an email with some additional questions to complete. This is your chance to make your achievements (or those of a peer or colleague) stand out from the crowd.
 
Do I need to pay to enter the C-Suite Awards?
 
There is no fee to enter any of our awards. At HotTopics, we pride ourselves on the trust our community puts in us, and the credibility we have built in The Studio, the C-Suite Awards, and our editorial content.
 
I am unable to attend the C-Suite Awards ceremony. Can I still accept it?
 
Yes. The C-Suite Awards is a 12-month series of initiatives so there will be plenty of opportunities to pick up your award at another of our events.
 
Should this not be possible, we can also post your award to your home or office address - but please note this will come at personal expense.
 
Can I find out who voted for me?
 
You are welcome to ask the HotTopics team the question. Please note, however, third-party nominees rarely leave a name, or a reason for their nomination.
 
Can I vote for more than one person?

 

Yes.