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Future CIO Awards


Global Future CIO 100 Award 2024

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Nominations are now closed


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2024 Future CIO 100 Awards

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Honouring Future Chief Information Officers: Recognise Tomorrow's Information Technology Leaders

Nominations are now closed for HotTopics’ Global Future CIO 100 Awards 2024. This award is dedicated to celebrating the achievements and leadership of Future Chief Information Officers (CIOs), who are redefining the landscape of information technology, securing a brighter future for their businesses, and demonstrating admirable leadership skills.


The Emergence of Future CIOs

Future Chief Information Officers (CIOs) play a pivotal role in navigating organisations through the complex digital landscape.


As technology continues to evolve rapidly, CIOs serve as strategic leaders, driving innovation and ensuring the seamless integration of emerging technologies. They are essential in crafting and executing digital strategies that align with business objectives, enhancing operational efficiency, and fostering a culture of adaptability.


In an era of data-driven decision-making, CIOs are guardians of information security, safeguarding against cyber threats. Their ability to harness the power of data, artificial intelligence, and connectivity positions them as key drivers of organisational success.


Why Nominate for the Global CIO 100?

  • Showcase Leadership: Elevate Future CIOs who are already leading the way in technological innovation and strategic planning.
  • Highlight Success: Bring attention to the transformative projects and initiatives led by tomorrow's CIOs.
  • Inspire the Community: Encourage a culture of excellence and forward-thinking among transformational technology leaders.
  • Drive Recruitment and Internal Champions: Previous HotTopics award-winners say the  Global Future CIO 100 award has helped to improve talent attraction and retention, and to win internal champions within the business.

Nomination Criteria

We are looking for aspiring CIOs who demonstrate:

  • Innovative Solutions: Pioneering new technologies and strategies within their organisations.
  • Strategic Vision: Guiding their organisations through digital transformation and technological progress.
  • Leadership Excellence: Inspiring and leading teams to drive business change.
  • Business Impact: Making significant contributions to their organisation's growth and success.

The Expert Judging Panel

Our panels feature prominent and experienced industry leaders:

  • Joanna Pamphilis, SVP CDO & CIO, UniCredit
  • Nicholas Woods, CIO, MAG
  • Peter Stojanovic, Editor, HotTopics
  • Nikos Angelopoulos, Group CIO, MTN
  • Sreeji Gopinathan, Global CIO, Lupin
  • Francesca Vergara, CIO, Disneyland Paris

Nominations are now closed:

Celebrate the achievements of a CIO who is transforming the world of technology. Nominate them for the Global Future CIO 100 Awards to honour their outstanding contributions to the IT sector


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C-suite Awards FAQs

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?