AWARDS Announced


Global Hall of Fame Awards

llustrious awards for long-standing leadership excellence


Introducing the HotTopics Global Hall of Fame

Welcome to the HotTopics Global Hall of Fame Awards, where we pay tribute to the achievements and contributions of distinguished global technology executives who have redefined leadership, transformed business outcomes, and accelerated industry change. This award, part of the HotTopics Global C-suite Awards series, highlight the pinnacle of executive excellence worldwide.


Honouring the Legacy of Technology Visionaries

As a key part of the Global Hall of Fame Awards, the Hall of Fame category recognises individuals who have demonstrated long-standing dedication, innovation, and influence in their field. These visionaries leave an indelible mark on the evolution of technology in business and wider society.


Embracing a Legacy of Innovation

The Global Hall of Fame Awards honour those who have consistently pushed the boundaries of technology, driving groundbreaking advancements and inspiring the next generations of leaders. Our CXO Awards celebrate these trailblazers for their enduring commitment to technological innovation and leadership.


Defining Leadership with Global Hall of Fame Awards

The Global Hall of Fame Awards set the standard for excellence in technology leadership. Our honourees are selected based on their outstanding contributions to the industry, as recognised by a panel of esteemed and industry-recognised experts.

By honouring these long-standing technology executives, we celebrate not only their individual accomplishments but also the collective impact of their visionary leadership on the ever-changing digital landscape. Join us in commemorating their legacy and inspiring the next generation of technology innovators.


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Global Hall of Fame Awards Criteria

See below what makes a Global Hall of Fame Award winner

Innovation Gradient

Innovation & Technological Advancement

Demonstrated ability to implement groundbreaking technologies, significantly advancing their organisation’s technological maturity and the technology industry as a whole

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Leadership and Vision

Exhibited exceptional leadership and a clear vision, guiding their organisation or the industry toward growth and success, and effectively mentoring, coaching, and planning succession for future leaders


Impact on Business Outcomes

Tangible contributions to the success and transformation of multiple organisations, driving financial growth, market share, efficiency improvements, and growing valuations

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Industry Influence and Recognition

Recognised as a thought leader and influencer within the technology sector over many years

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Longevity and Consistency

Sustained commitment to excellence and innovation in technology over a significant period

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Societal Contributions

Impact beyond business, contributing to society, education, and public good through technology, by leading or supporting community initiatives and educational programs

Nominate for Your Global Hall of Fame Awards Now

Nominations close on 31st July 2024

Do you know a distinguished leader who deserves recognition for their contributions to technology and leadership? Nominate them for the Global Hall of Fame Awards today.

Don't miss the opportunity to honour the exceptional leaders shaping the future of technology and business.

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The Global C-suite Awards at The Studio

Announcement of Winners at The Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville

The Global Hall of Fame winners will be announced and celebrated at our flagship C-suite event series, The Studio, in Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame on 28th October. Apply to join us for this prestigious event and witness the celebration of visionary leaders.

Meet the Judges

Caroline Carruthers

Caroline Carruthers

CEO, Carruthers and Jackson

Mark Settle

Mark Settle

Author, Truth from the Valley

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, Elite Technical Concierge

Steve Van Wyk

Steve Van Wyk

Chairman of the Board, BIAN Services GmbH

Mark Sutton

Mark Sutton

Chief Information Security Officer, Bain Capital


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?


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