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CIO of the Year Awards


DBJ Special Section DBJ Announcement Winners Press Release

Congratulations to our 2021 winners!




Leadership

Alan Cullop

SVP & CIO
Super Global

Brian Gabbard

VP IT & Services
Global

Chandra Venkataramani

CIO
Large Enterprise

Purnima Wagle

CIO & Digital Transformation Leader

Enterprise

Bill Case

CIO
Corporate

Michael Bush

Sr. Director of IS
Nonprofit/Public Sector

Michael Jefferies

VP & CIO

Super Global Finalists

Luis
Canepari

VP & CIO

Velia
Carboni

EVP, Chief Digital & Technology Officer

Brian
Gabbard

VP IT & Services

Tim
Langley-Hawthorne

SVP & CIO

Chad
Moss

Partner, CIO

Global Finalists

Jason
Giachino

VP, IT

Tammie
Hilend

VP IT & Facilities, CIO

Sandi
Mays

Co-Founder, CIO & CXO

Michael
Ringman

CIO

Chandra
Venkataramani

CIO

Mike
Wade

SVP Global Technology & Enterprise PMO

Large Enterprise Finalists

Joyce
Crocker

CIO & Sr. Manager IT

Jamie
Cutler

SVP of IT & CIO

Carrie
Damon

CIO

Carol
Kline

CIO

Atilla
Tinic

SVP & CIO

Purnima
Wagle

CIO & Digital Transformation Leader

Enterprise Finalists

Dev
Ashish

CIO

Eileen
Baines

SVP & CIO

Rich
Benner

CIO

Bill
Case

CIO

Geoff
Felder

CTO

Corporate Finalists

Charles
Billings

CIO & VP of IS

Michael
Bush

Sr. Director of IS

Paul
Farnsworth

CTO

James
Johnson

Interim CIO & CISO

Klavs
Miller

CTO

Nonprofit/Public Sector Finalists

Dr. David
Bessen

CIO& Director IT

Michael
Jefferies

VP & CIO

Dr. Monique
Sendze

CIO

Chris
Watkins

Director of IT

Kevin
Wilkins

CIO

2021 Keynote

Robert Dixon, CIO (fmr), PepsiCo

Robert L. Dixon has over a 40-year career influenced the direction of two of the world’s most iconic organizations. As the longest tenured CIO in PepsiCo’s 50+ years of operation, he led the global function that delivered all information technology and information risk management solutions worldwide. He assumed the CIO and Transformation role for almost 9 years from 2007-2016. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Robert was a 30-year veteran with Procter & Gamble and concluded as Vice President in the Global Business Services Organization. Critical experiences gained throughout his career include leading digital transformations, IT, Engineering, Supply Chain, Brand Management and International.

Leadership Award Recipient

Alan Cullop, SVP & CIO, DaVita, Inc.

Alan Cullop currently serves as CIO and SVP at DaVita, Inc., a Fortune 300 company and a leading provider of health care services. During his 20+year career, he has led the development and expansion of IT systems and teams for numerous transaction-intensive businesses, including, Avis, Priceline.com, Orbitz.com, American Express, Wyndham, Holiday Inn Worldwide, Coldwell Banker/Sotheby’s and MCI. Alan began his career as a developer with MCI Communications and has served as CIO for 10+ years for complex global 100 companies including Berkshire Hathaway’s NetJets, Cendant and the TriZetto Group, a health care software services company. He holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Tennessee and Georgia Tech's Dupree College of Management Leadership Forum. Alan enjoys spending time with his family, reading and traveling.

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