CIO Ones to Watch

We're looking for the next generation of standout IT leaders.

CIO magazine and the CIO Executive Council's annual Ones to Watch award identifies the rising stars in IT. To be honored, these future CIOs must have demonstrated leadership, driven innovation and delivered value to their business; in short, they have the leadership skills and experience to soon be able to head up their own IT organization.

To be eligible, nominees must not now, or ever have been, the top head of IT in any organization.

The application is now live and nominations are being accepted through the extended deadline of October 31, 2013. Click here to start your online nomination or to download a Word application in which to work.

Feel free to learn about our past winners from 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2005.

Why This Award?

Three reasons. First, CIO's readers and Council members believe that developing the next generation of IT leaders is essential to IT's ability to add real and sustained value to the enterprise. Yet research shows that CIOs do not spend enough time and attention on this. Through this award, we honor those who do and showcase how they do it. Second, this award will ensure that we stay in touch with the people who are leading the profession as they advance in their careers. Finally, it is a way for us to serve our readers and members by helping them recognize their key staff in a positive and public way. Visit our winners page to view a list of past honorees.


Contact Rick Pastore at or 508-988-6768.