Top CIOs Use IT to Speed Up the Business

This year’s CIO 100 award winners 
understand the need for speed to deliver business agility

Thu, July 25, 2013
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As Kippelman puts it, "Speed is a game-changer."

How We Chose the 2013 CIO 100 Winners

Beginning last November, we solicited applications for the 2013 CIO 100 Awards through ads in CIOand our online newsletters, and through electronic mailings to our print subscribers, event attendees and publicists who sign up to receive our editorial announcements

Entrants filled out an online application between November 2012 and late February 2013. Although most applications came from companies headquartered in North America, the pool included entries from multiple continents.

Each application was read by two of the 42 CIO 100 judges--a list that included former CIOs, academic experts and independent consultants. The judges evaluated the applications according to two criteria: innovation and business value. Applications that received a score of 16 or higher (out of a possible 20) were selected for a second round of scrutiny by CIO editors.

We examined how each company stacked up against the others in the pool, putting emphasis on submissions that told the best stories about generating business value through creative and cutting-edge uses of technology. We sought to pull the most exciting initiatives from the pack and reward them with the CIO 100 honor.

The companies we selected for this year's CIO 100 Awards range from nonprofits to multibillion-dollar global powerhouses, and they come from every industry. Companies had to demonstrate not only that they were able to create new value using IT and to execute their project well, but also that they did so in uncommon, innovative ways: pioneering a new technology, applying a familiar technology to a new purpose, setting the bar higher for their competitors. We also emphasized projects that, due to their scope and impact, are helping propel companies to a more profitable future. In short, these organizations are technology leaders.

The list of award winners was published in the July 1 issue of CIO magazine, and award plaques will be handed out at the 2013 CIO 100 Symposium and Awards Ceremony, August 11-13, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

2013 CIO 100 Awards: Judges List

Dennis Anderson
Professor & Chairman of the Department of Management & IT
St. Francis College

Stephen Andriole, Ph.D.
Thomas G. Labrecque Professor of Business Technology
Villanova University School of Business

Robert D. Austin
Professor of Management of Creativity and Innovation
Copenhagen Business School

Doug Barker
Barker & Scott Consulting

Paul Bergamo
Partner & Practice Lead
NewVantage Partners

Jack Bergstrand
Brand Velocity

Hans Brechbuhl
Executive Director, Center for Digital Strategies
Adjunct Associate Professor, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

Bob Bruce
President & CEO
BlueCod Technologies

Howard Dresner
Chief Research Officer
Dresner Advisory Services

Les Duncan
CIO (ret.)
Atmos Energy

Charlie Feld
The Feld Group Institute

Martha Heller
Heller Search Associates

Peter High
President of Metis Strategy
Author of World Class IT: Why Businesses Succeed When IT Triumphs

Dion Hinchcliffe
EVP of Strategy
Dachis Group

D. Kevin Horner
President & CEO

Cathy Hotka
Cathy Hotka & Associates

Mike Hugos
CIO at Large
Center for Systems Innovation

M. Eric Johnson
Dean and Bruce D. Henderson Professor of Strategy
Owen School of Management, Vanderbilt University

Matt Karlyn
Cooley LLP

Michael Krigsman

Kristen Lamoreaux
President & CEO
Lamoreaux Search

Michael E. Lawson
Professor of Economics & Associate Dean of Executive Education
Boston University School of Management

Jerry Luftman
Professor & Managing Director
Global Institute for IT Management

Abbie Lundberg
Lundberg Media

Thornton May
Futurist, Executive Director & Dean
IT Leadership Academy

Jerry McElhatton
Virtual Resources

Kavin Moody
Executive Director of the Center for Information Management Studies (ret.)
Babson College

David Moschella
Research Director
Leading Edge Forum

Honorio J. Padron III
Managing Director & Global Business Services Practice Leader
The Hackett Group

Bart Perkins
Managing Partner
Leverage Partners, Inc.

Tom Pettibone
Transition Partners

Ron Ponder
Founder & CEO
The Ponder Group

Chris Potts
CIO Mentor
Author of the FruITion trilogy: FruITion, RecrEAtion & DefrICtion

Dr. Howard Rubin
Founder & President
Rubin Worldwide

Phil Schneidermeyer
Heidrick & Struggles

Eric Sigurdson
CIO Practice Leader
Russell Reynolds Associates

Sheila Smith
Omega Point Consulting

Jim Spitze
Executive Director of the Fisher CIO Leadership Program at the Haas School of Business
UC Berkeley

Jim Sutter
Senior Partner
Peer Consulting Group

Rick Swanborg

Madeline Weiss
Weiss Associates

George Westerman
Research Scientist
MIT Center for Digital Business

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