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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

EVP, Technology & CDO
Global

Edward Wagoner

CIO, Digital
Large Enterprise

Bobbie Byrne

CIO

Enterprise

Ed Rybicki

SVP & CIO
Large Corporate

Nicole White

CIO
Corporate

Madhu Reddy

SVP & CIO
Public Sector

Tracy Harrington

SVP & CIO

Global Finalists

Abhi
Dhar

EVP & CITO

Sven
Krause

CIO

Kuldip
Mohanty

CIO

Kris
Rao

CIO & CDO

Edward
Wagoner

CIO, Digital

Large Enterprise Finalists

Maryann
Byrdak

CIO

Bobbie
Byrne

CIO

Suja
Chandrasekaran

CDO & CIO

Kevin
Lowell

SVP IT

Marvin
Richardson

SVP & CIO

Enterprise Finalists

Tim
Dickson

CIO

Gretchen
Horn

SVP & CTO

Anson
Johnson

VP & CIO

Ed
Rybicki

SVP & CIO

Rich
Voinovich

SVP IT

Janet
Zelenka

EVP, CIO & CFO

Large Corporate Finalists

Brad
Bodell

SVP & CIO

Michelle
Kasson

VP & CIO

Bridget
Quinlan

VP IT

Allen
Smith

CIO

Tim
Walter

SVP & CIO

Nicole
White

CIO

Corporate Finalists

Sunitha
Chamarti

CIO

Susan
Czarnecki

CIO

Augustus
Oakes

CIO

Pinky
Raina

Head of IT, CFO & CHRO

Madhu
Reddy

SVP & CIO

Raj
Sampoornam

SVP & CIO

Public Sector Finalists

Scot
Berkey

CIO

Tracy
Harrington

SVP & CIO

Heather
Nelson

SVP & CIO

Michael
Pegues

CIO

John
Sudduth

CIO & Dir. IT

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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