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Ones To Watch Awards: Nominations Closed as Judging Begins

Ones to Watch Award: Nominations Closed as Judging Begins

Nominations for the Ones to Watch awards, produced by CIO and the CIO Executive Council, closed recently and entries are now in the hands of the 2019 IT leadership judging team that will select finalists and ultimately the winners in the competition. Winners will be announced later this year and the awards will be given out at the AGENDA20 conference, May 23-25, 2020 at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

Judges for this year’s competition include: Tim April, VP of IT, Applications, Vail Resorts; Jesse Carrillo, SVP & CIO, Hines Interests; John McGuthry, CIO, Cal Poly Pomona; Jason Nairn, CIO, Concordia University; Matt Ode, SVP & CIO, Thrifty White Pharmacy; Ramon Padilla Jr., CIO, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities; Avon Puri, CIO, Rubrik; Sanjay Shringarpure, VP of IS Applications, E&J Gallo Winery; David Behen, VP & CIO, La-Z-Boy; Bill Blausey, SVP & CIO, Eaton Corp.; Satya Jayadev, VP & CIO, Skyworks Solutions; Russell Kaurloto, CIO, Clemson University; Cathie Kozik, SVP & CIO, PSAV; Joseph Spagnoletti, CIO, US LBM Holdings; Richard Wiedenbeck, CIO, Ameritas Life Insurance; Jim Edmunds, VP of Technology, Allan Myers; Bernie Gracy, CDO, Agero; Tom Kuczynski, District of Columbia Water & Sewer Authority; Bill Mayo, CIO, The Broad Institute; Cindy Stoddard, SVP & CIO, Adobe Systems; Stephen Haag, CIO, HNTB; and Kenny Mullican, CIO, Paragon Films.

The Ones to Watch awards, produced by CIO and CIO Executive Council, spotlight rising technology leaders who have what it takes to become the strategic, C-level business technology executives of tomorrow. Candidates have not yet reached the C-level, yet have a track record of success, an essential blend of communication and collaboration skills, and a keen understanding of business goals. The prestigious award is an opportunity for senior leaders to publicly recognize those who routinely go above and beyond in delivering value to their organization and your business and the senior leader’s endorsement is a key element of the submission process.The annual award will be presented at the AGENDA2020 Conference March 23-25, 2020 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.