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CIO of the Year Awards


Crain's Special Section Crain's Announcement Winners Press Release

Congratulations to our 2021 winners!




Leadership

Linda Jojo

Global

Edward Wagoner

Large Enterprise

Bobbie Byrne


Enterprise

Ed Rybicki

Large Corporate

Nicole White

Corporate

Madhu Reddy

Public Sector

Tracy Harrington

Global Finalists

Abhi
Dhar

Sven
Krause

Kuldip
Mohanty

Kris
Rao

Edward
Wagoner

Large Enterprise Finalists

Maryann
Byrdak

Bobbie
Byrne

Suja
Chandrasekaran

Kevin
Lowell

Marvin
Richardson

Enterprise Finalists

Tim
Dickson

Gretchen
Horn

Anson
Johnson

Ed
Rybicki

Rich
Voinovich

Janet
Zelenka

Large Corporate Finalists

Brad
Bodell

Michelle
Kasson

Bridget
Quinlan

Allen
Smith

Tim
Walter

Nicole
White

Corporate Finalists

Sunitha
Chamarti

Susan
Czarnecki

Augustus
Oakes

Pinky
Raina

Madhu
Reddy

Raj
Sampoornam

Public Sector Finalists

Scot
Berkey

Tracy
Harrington

Heather
Nelson

Michael
Pegues

John
Sudduth

2021 Keynote

Jim Whitehurst, President, IBM

Jim Whitehurst is the President of IBM. He is responsible for the IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software organization, and Corporate Strategy. Whitehurst is an advocate for open principles as a catalyst for business innovation. With a background in business development, finance and global operations, he has proven expertise helping companies flourish—even in the most challenging environments. Prior to IBM, Whitehurst served as the President and CEO of Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source enterprise software solutions.

Leadership Award Recipient

Linda Jojo, EVP, Technology & CDO, United Airlines

Linda Jojo is executive vice president of technology and chief digital officer for United Airlines, responsible for information technology, data analytics, digital products, e-commerce, cyber security and the airline’s digital strategy. Linda and her team have been recognized by multiple organizations for their technology leadership. In 2019, United won a prestigious “Webby Award” for its reimagined Mobile app and Linda was named one of the Top 50 most Powerful Women in Tech by the National Diversity Council. She has also been named to Crain’s Chicago Business “Tech 50” three times, most recently in 2020.

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