2010 Ones to Watch Winners

CIO magazine's annual list of promising IT leaders.

By Stephanie Overby
Tue, May 04, 2010


No one becomes a leader overnight. But over time, in the face of increasingly complex challenges, promising leaders emerge. The Ones to Watch Awards, presented annually by CIO magazine and the CIO Executive Council, recognize this next generation of IT leaders and the CIOs who nurture their talents. Our five Standout Awards, meanwhile, highlight those Ones to Watch winners who best exemplify those critical leadership traits that distinguish the most successful CIOs: innovation; business strategy; people development; collaboration and influence; and change leadership. The 25 men and women below are outstanding representatives of the energy and commitment of business technology leadership. Congratulations to them and to their sponsoring CIOs.

Brian Abeyta
Vice President
IT Project Management Office
Aflac (AFL)

Thomas M. Bartiromo
Saint Barnabas Health Care System

Jason Benedict
Exec. Dir. of Information Security Office
Fordham University

Jeffrey D. Blackwell
National Dir. of Technology Information Technology Services

Steven Bloomfield
Dir. of IT Manufacturing Systems
Freescale Semiconductor
Standout Award Winner People/Organization Development

Andy Blumenthal
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Paul J. Capizzi
VP of IT
SBLI USA Mutual Life Insurance

Srini Cherukuri
Senior Director of IT Operations
Maston Navigation

Terry Dinterman
VP of Technology Services
JetBlue Airways (JBLU)

Paul Dowling
VP of IT Hosting, Network & Information Security

Michael N. Dunn*

Simon Dunning
Managing Director of Demand Management
Applied Materials

Myra Egbert
IT Manager of Corporate Client Services
Marathon Oil

Aaron Gani
VP of Applications Engineering
IT Humana

Michael Guggemos
Corporate VP of IT
Motorola (MOT)

Heather Hartman
Director of IS Technical Services Care
New England Health System

Bryson Koehler
SVP of Global Revenue and Guest Technology
IHG InterContinental Hotels Group
Standout Award Winner Innovation

John Meister
SVP & Group Head of Authorization and Database Engineering
MasterCard Worldwide (MA)
Standout Award Winner Business Strategy

David Neitz
VP of Solutions & Innovation
Lincoln Trust Company
Standout Award Winner Change Leadership

Lynn Roberts
VP of Enterprise Project Delivery & Enabling Functions
AstraZeneca (AZN)

Ruchir Rodrigues
Vice President
Verizon (VZ)

Jill T. Singer*
National Reconnaissance Office
Standout Award Winner Collaboration & Influence

Joanne Wilken
Process Managing Director

Wes Wright
Seattle Childrens Hospital

Craig Young
Staff VP of IT; Area CIO of the Northeast
Verizon Wireless

* Became a CIO after winners were selected

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