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CIO of the Year Awards

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

540 N Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL

7:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.


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Super Global Finalists

Dennis
Boecker

Global IT Innovation Lead

Danielle
Brown

VP & CIO

Scott
Ramsbottom

EVP & CIO

Glenn
Schneider

CIO & EVP Business Technology

Global Finalists

Rita
Fisher

CIO

David
Houck

CIO

Jason
Najacht

US CIO

Daniel
Nottke

CIO

Creighton
Warren

VP & CIO

Large Enterprise Finalists

Miles
English

CIO

Brad
Hildestad

EVP & CIO

Kevin
Lowell

SVP IT

Chris
Nash

CIO

Diane
Randolph

CIO

Enterprise Finalists

Scot
Berkey

CIO

James
Connors

Partner & CTO

Lisa
Dykstra

SVP & CIO

Andrew
McIntyre

VP Technology

Corporate Finalists

Joe
Cannella

CIO

Tracy
Elmblad

CIO & COO

Karen
Fedyszyn

CTO

David
Hoag

SVP & CIO

2019 Keynote

Tom Leighton, Co-Founder & CEO, Akamai

Dr. Tom Leighton co-founded Akamai Technologies in 1998 and served as Akamai’s Chief Scientist until he became CEO in 2013. Under Dr. Leighton’s leadership, Akamai has evolved from its origins as a Content Delivery Network (CDN) into one of the most essential and trusted cloud delivery and cybersecurity platforms, upon which many of the world’s best brands and enterprises build and secure their digital experiences. During his initial four years as CEO, Akamai’s revenue and profit grew by 70%, and annual revenue from Akamai’s security business grew 15-fold to more than $400 million per year.

Leadership Award Recipient

Tim Theriault, Global CIO, Director & Advisor

Tim Theriault is an executive with more than 30 years of experience in various leadership roles for publicly traded and private companies. Tim currently serves on the Boards of Directors for Alliance Data Systems and Vitamin Shoppe. Alliance Data Systems, where Tim serves on the Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees, provides a portfolio of integrated outsourced marketing solutions, including customer loyalty programs, database marketing services, end-to-end marketing services, analytics and creative services, direct marketing services, and private label and co-brand retail credit card programs. Vitamin Shoppe, where Tim serves on the Audit, Compensation, and IT Committees, operates as an omni-channel specialty retailer of nutritional products in the United States and internationally.

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