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Computerworld Celebrates IT Leadership & Achievement With 2013 Premier 100 Awards

Honorees Will Be Recognized at Annual Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference in March 2013

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/05/12 -- IDG's Computerworld -- the IT media brand dedicated to providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results -- announces the 2013 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders honorees, as well as highlights for the Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference. The awards program features leaders, from both the technology and business sides of companies, for their exceptional technology leadership, innovative solutions to business challenges and effective management of IT strategies.

The Premier 100 honorees and their achievements will be highlighted in the February 25, 2013 issue of Computerworld, on Computerworld.com and recognized during the Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference, being held March 3-5, 2013, at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

"The Premier 100 awards program showcases the exceptional work of a dedicated group of senior IT leaders who are driving huge change in their organizations," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Every day, these exemplary business leaders make strategic technology decisions that track to their organizations' top priorities. These men and women keep a keen eye on the changing landscape of political, economic, regulatory and technology trends that are driving significant shifts in IT. We are very pleased to recognize the leadership and achievements of the 2013 Premier 100 honorees."

In addition to honoring the 2013 Premier 100 recipients and learning from their success stories, the Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference agenda is packed with leading IT executives sharing strategies and best practices designed to help IT decision-makers find innovative solutions to their IT challenges. Along with the many Premier 100 honorees speaking at the 2013 conference, the following top IT executives will also be sharing their insight:

  • Daphne Jones, Chief Information Officer, Hospira, Inc.
  • Tom Soderstrom, IT CTO, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Carol Zierhoffer, Chief Information Officer, Xerox Corporation
  • The full agenda can be viewed at www.Premier100.com

"For the past 14 years, Computerworld has been honoring the 100 top IT and business executives at the Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference, and we are very proud to induct the 2013 recipients into this prestigious group," said John Amato, VP and publisher of Computerworld. "The Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference has emerged as the nation's leading and largest peer to peer conference for senior IT and business executives to discuss IT strategy, technology trends, and actionable plans for driving their business forward. Peer based strategies for deploying big data, cloud, mobility, consumer technologies, predictive analytics and more will lead general session presentations and will continue with conversations during networking receptions and informal gatherings. In addition to learning from peers, attendees can discover new IT solutions from sponsoring companies like Good for Enterprise, IBM and Ping Identity."

2013 Premier 100 Honorees:

  • Steven B. Ambrose, Vice president & CIO, DTE Energy
  • Saad Ayub, Senior vice president & CIO, Scholastic Inc.
  • Loren Bast, Director of business intelligence, Cheezburger
  • Gary Bateman, CIO, Iowa Workforce Development
  • Judith L. Batenburg, Vice president, IT infrastructure & operations, Starz Entertainment
  • Robin H. Beck, Vice president, information systems & computing, University of Pennsylvania
  • Todd Bell, Senior vice president of IT infrastructure management, Verizon
  • Cathy Bessant, Global technology & operations executive, Bank of America
  • Horace Blackman, Facility CIO & director, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • George M. Brenckle, Senior vice president & CIO, UMass Memorial Health Care
  • Thomas A. Bres, Vice president & CIO, Sparrow Health System
  • Brandon W. Brown, CIO, Trident Marketing
  • Oliver Bussmann, Executive vice president & CIO, SAP AG
  • Matt Butcher, CIO, Karl Storz Endoskope
  • Vince Campisi, CIO & lean leader, GE Intelligent Platforms
  • Paul J. Capizzi, former Vice president of technology, SBLI USA
  • Lakshman Charanjiva, Vice president & CIO, NextEra Energy Inc.
  • Kevin Chase, CIO & senior vice president, Energy Future Holdings
  • Sonya M. Christian, CIO, West Georgia Health
  • Andy H.W. Chun, CIO, City University of Hong Kong
  • Linda W. Clement-Holmes, Senior vice president, global business services, Procter & Gamble
  • Lee A. Congdon, CIO, Red Hat Inc.
  • Marlo Donate, Director, enterprise applications & digital services, Toyota Financial Services
  • John Donovan, Senior executive vice president - AT&T Technology and Network Operations, AT&T Inc.
  • Chad A. Eckes, CIO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • Joseph Eckroth, Senior vice president & CIO, The Hertz Corp.
  • Curtis D. Edge, CIO, The First Church of Christ, Scientist
  • Tim Elkins, Senior vice president & CIO, PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company
  • Michael Fergang, Vice president & CIO, The Grange Mutual Casualty Group
  • Timothy M. Ferrarell, Senior vice president & CIO, W.W. Grainger Inc.
  • Randall Gaboriault, Vice president & CIO, Christiana Care Health System
  • JR Gamez, Chief of police, Redwood City Police Department
  • Emad Georgy, CTO, North America, Experian Marketing Services
  • Darren W. Ghanayem, Vice president, information officer, WellPoint Inc.
  • Richard L. Gilbert, Senior vice president, Technology Services, SunTrust Banks Inc.
  • Tom Gill, Vice president of IT & CIO, Plantronics
  • Kai Gray, Vice president, Operations, Carbonite Inc.
  • Gary K. Hensley, Director, IT, Clif Bar and Co.
  • Kris Herrin, CTO, Heartland Payment Systems
  • Blake K. Holman, Senior vice president & CIO, Ryan LLC
  • Stan M. Hoptroff, Infrastructure services director, Southern Company Services
  • Jeanette Horan, Vice president & CIO, IBM
  • Don Imholz, Executive vice president & CIO, Centene Corp.
  • Malcolm D. Jackson, Assistant administrator & CIO, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Brad P. Kenney, Vice president of Enterprise Infrastructure, Avnet Inc.
  • Robert G. Krestakos, CIO, Steelcase Inc.
  • Warren Kudman, Vice president & CIO, Sealed Air Corp.
  • Mujib Lodhi, CIO, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
  • Garry Lyons, Chief innovation officer, Mastercard WorldWide
  • Richard A. Maranville, Executive vice president & CIO, Freeman Co.
  • Lucille Mayer, Co-CIO, Pershing LLC/Ramaswamy Nagappan, Co-CIO, Pershing LLC
  • Michelle R. McKenna-Doyle, Senior vice president & CIO, National Football League
  • Theresa Meadows, Senior vice president & CIO, Cook Children's Health Care System
  • Robert Meikle, CIO, City of Brampton
  • Ahmet M. Mendi, CIO, Ulkar Holding A.S.
  • Greg Meyers, Vice president, IT, Biogen Idec
  • Steve Mills, CIO, Rackspace Hosting
  • Mark Moroses, Senior vice president & CIO, Continuum Health Partners Inc.
  • Cynthia J. Nustad, Senior vice president & CIO, HMS
  • Marco S. Orellana, CIO & CSO, CODELCO
  • Tarun Pandey, Vice president, IT, Aditya Birla Financial Services Group
  • Tamara S. Payne, Senior vice president, IT, FedEx Services
  • Juan R. Perez, Vice president, UPS Information Services, UPS
  • John A. Prusnick, Director, IT innovation & strategy, Hyatt Hotels Corp.
  • Paul R. Quinn, Strategic execution officer & CIO, Duke Realty Corp.
  • Stephanie L. Reel, Senior vice president & CIO, Johns Hopkins Health System
  • Mark Reilley, Diector, IT, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
  • Rebecca R. Rhoads, Vice president & CIO, Raytheon Co.
  • Brian S. Rice, Senior vice president &CIO, Kellogg Co.
  • Jason Rieger, CTO, FireHost
  • Imran Sayeed, Senior vice president & CTO, NTT Data Inc.
  • Greg Schaffer, Executive vice president & CISO, FIS
  • Kathleen M. Scheirman, Senior vice president, IT, corporate services business information officer, Kaiser Permanente
  • David Schmoock, President Lenovo North America & senior vice president Lenovo Group, Lenovo
  • Edward Schwartz, Vice president & CSO, RSA, The Security Division of EMC
  • Hugh Scott, CIO , Energy Plus
  • Mike Scott, Director of application architecture, Scottrade Inc.
  • Mark Settle, CIO, BMC Software
  • Monique S. Shivanandan, Senior vice president & CTO, Capital One Financial Corp
  • Tami Shoham, Head of information systems & technology Europe and Israel, Applied Materials
  • Henry J. Sienkiewicz, Vice chief information assurance executive, Defense Information Systems Agency
  • Pradip Sitaram, Senior vice president & CIO, Enterprise Community Partners Inc.
  • Mark S. Smith, Vice president & CIO, American Water Works Co. Inc.
  • Thomas W. Smith, Executive vice president, health information technology, NorthShore University HealthSystem
  • Steven G. Snyder, CIO/CTO, Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
  • Denise L. Stephens, CIO, Idaho National Laboratory
  • Kim S. Stevenson, Vice president & CIO, Intel Corp.
  • Michael J. Sylvester II, Assistant director & department CIO, Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services
  • Darren Tedesco, Managing principal, Innovation & Strategy, Commonwealth Financial Network
  • William T. Thirsk, Vice president of IT, Marist College
  • Richard I. Thomas, CIO, Quintiles
  • B Venkatakrishnan, Head of IT, Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers Ltd
  • Dee K. Waddell, Group information officer, Marketing, Amtrak
  • Lincoln Wallen, CTO, DreamWorks Animation
  • Jon Walton, CIO, City & County of San Francisco
  • Rudiger Wolf, Vice president & CIO, Puget Sound Energy
  • Nancy Wolk, CIO, Alcoa Inc.
  • Mark Wright, CIO, Inmar
  • Walter Yosafat, Senior vice president & CIO, Wyndham Worldwide
  • Tony Young, Senior vice president & CIO, Informatica Corp.

About the Premier 100
The Premier 100 program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. These are individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to business challenges and effectively manage and execute IT strategies. Each year nominees are invited to complete a survey that addresses a number of topics, including their background and experience and their attitude toward risk and innovation. Using Computerworld's IT Leader Index, which is a measurement of how closely an individual matches our definition of the IT Leader, we analyze the data. Each year, 100 honorees are selected to receive this life-time recognition award. Information on previous honorees can be viewed at: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9065479/Premier_100_IT_Leaders

About Computerworld
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, August 2012) and was recognized as the Best Website by ASBPE and TABPI in 2012. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

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