Winners of the 2009 Ones to Watch Awards

Honoring the next generation of IT leaders and the CIOs who have fostered their talents

Mon, May 04, 2009


Smart leaders invest now for the future. And they don't stop making that investment when times get tough.

Honoring that steadfast commitment to leadership development is at the heart of the Ones to Watch Awards, presented annually by CIO magazine and the CIO Executive Council. Through this award, we recognize the next generation of IT leaders and the CIOs who've never stopped investing in their talents. With our Standout awards, we highlight those Ones to Watch honorees who have excelled in leading innovation, business strategy, project execution, team building or organizational change.

The 25 men and women who comprise the 2009 Ones to Watch honorees truly epitomize the spirit of business technology leadership. Congratulations to all of our honorees and their CIOs.

Mark Abbott, 36

SVP for Strategy and Technology Alignment
Raymond James Financial

Philip Alberta, 38

VP, IT Business and Technology
Tiffany & Co.

Richard Bailey, 54

Deputy CIO
State of Connecticut, Dept. of Information Technology

Sharon Cates-Williams, 48

Deputy CIO IT Delivery Services
New York State CIO/Office for Technology

Kevin Cooke, 39

Associate CIO, IT Corporate Management
U.S. Department of Energy

Ken Corless, 44

Executive Director of Business Applications Delivery

Risa Fogel

Senior Managing Director of Business Relationship Management
Cushman & Wakefield

Tracy Foy, 42

VP and CTO

Vipin Gupta, 40
standout winner Innovator

SVP, Business Information Officer
National City

Bruno Hall, 41

Deputy CIO, Americas
ECI Telecom

Zack Hicks, 45

VP, Administrative Services
Toyota Motor Sales, USA

T.X. Ho, 51
standout winner Project Driver

Senior Director of Global Applications

Harold Eugene (Gene) Hopkins, 50

Senior Director, Enterprise Applications
EMCON Technologies

Debbie Jowers, 52

Administrative Director of Applications
Texas Health Resources

Jay Kerley, 42
standout winner Change Agent

VP, IT Production Services and Solutions Management
Applied Materials

Craig Lynch, 38

Enterprise Information and eLearning Services Officer
Chicago Public Schools

Vito Melfi, 52

VP, IT Operations

Jeffrey Modell, 40

Division Chief, IT Client Services
International Monetary Fund

Karen Nocket, 47
standout winner Business Strategist

Divisional Information Officer, Automotive Systems
Toyota Motor Sales, USA

Jennifer Sanchez, 49

IT Manager, Section Chief
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Ed Smith, 43

SVP, Global Internet Solutions

Chris Tomlinson, 32

Director, Radiology
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Dee Waddell, 37
standout winner Team Builder

Group Information Officer, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service
Amtrak (National Railroad Passenger Corporation)

Gary Widiger, 44

Director, Enterprise Architecture

David Zanca, 51

SVP, E-Commerce Technology
FedEx Services

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