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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

Super Global

Brian Gabbard

Global

Chandra Venkataramani

Large Enterprise

Purnima Wagle


Enterprise

Bill Case

Corporate

Michael Bush

Nonprofit/Public Sector

Michael Jefferies

Super Global Finalists

Luis
Canepari

Velia
Carboni

Brian
Gabbard

Tim
Langley-Hawthorne

Chad
Moss

Global Finalists

Jason
Giachino

Tammie
Hilend

Sandi
Mays

Michael
Ringman

Chandra
Venkataramani

Mike
Wade

Large Enterprise Finalists

Joyce
Crocker

Jamie
Cutler

Carrie
Damon

Carol
Kline

Atilla
Tinic

Purnima
Wagle

Enterprise Finalists

Dev
Ashish

Eileen
Baines

Rich
Benner

Bill
Case

Geoff
Felder

Corporate Finalists

Charles
Billings

Michael
Bush

Paul
Farnsworth

James
Johnson

Klavs
Miller

Nonprofit/Public Sector Finalists

Dr. David
Bessen

Michael
Jefferies

Dr. Monique
Sendze

Chris
Watkins

Kevin
Wilkins

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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