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Global Chief Data Officer 100 Awards:

Celebrating Excellence in Data Leadership

Nominations close 5th April 2024


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Submit Your Nomination for the 2024 Global CDO 100

CDO 100 Awards 2024: Top Chief Data Officers


Welcome to the CDO 100 (Data) Awards 2024, honouring the most influential and innovative Chief Data Officers (CDOs) globally. These awards recognise individuals who are leading the way in data management, analytics, and strategy, contributing significantly to their organisations' success through data-driven insights.


The Critical Impact of CDOs in Data-Driven Business

In today's digital and data-centric world, Chief Data Officers play a pivotal role in shaping the strategic use of data in organizations. Their expertise in data governance, data quality, and analytics is crucial for driving business growth, enhancing customer experiences, and maintaining a competitive edge.


Why Nominate for the CDO 100 (Data)?

  • Spotlight Leadership: Acknowledge CDOs who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in the realm of data management and strategy.
  • Showcase Innovations: Highlight the transformative projects and impactful initiatives spearheaded by top data leaders.
  • Inspire the Data Community: Promote a culture of excellence and innovation in data management and analytics.

Honouring Leaders in Data Strategy and Management

The CDO 100 (Data) Awards aim to recognise and celebrate CDOs who have excelled in leveraging data for strategic advantage. These leaders are at the forefront of data governance, analytics, and digital transformation, paving the way for future advancements in the field.


Nomination Criteria

We are seeking CDOs who exemplify:

  • Data Mastery: Demonstrating expertise in data management, analytics, and governance.
  • Strategic Vision: Guiding their organizations through the complexities of data-driven decision-making.
  • Impactful Leadership: Driving significant business outcomes through innovative data strategies.

Judging Panel

We will be announcing our 2024 Judging Panel soon. Our panels feature prominent and experienced industry leaders, as shown below:

  • Mike Pearmain, Chief Data Officer, Vietcombank
  • Hartnell Ndungi, Chief Data Officer, Absa Group
  • Simon Kaffel, Chief Data Officer, Rank Group
  • Ameet Shetty, Enterprise Data Head, Equifax
  • Lauren Sager Weinstein, Chief Data Officer, TFL
  • Miryem Salah, Chief Data Officer & Head of Digital & Transformation, Vodafone
  • Yuri Aguiar, Chief Enterprise Data Officer, WPP
  • Tim Lum, Chief Data Officer, WPP
  • José Meroño, Chief Data Officer, The Adecco Group
  • Kate Sargent, Chief Data Officer, Financial Times
  • Maria Papastathi, Chief Data Officer - Technology, Shell
  • Barry Green, Chief Data Officer, WTW
  • Ako Sabir, Group CDO, Hiscox

Nominations open:

Nominate a Chief Data Officer today to celebrate their outstanding contributions to the world of data and analytics.
  • Simply fill out the form below to begin your nomination
  • Nomination close 5th April 2024


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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?