2008 CIO Hall of Fame

This year's inductees truly epitomize business technology leadership

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  • Doreen Wright, SVP and CIO, Campbell Soup (Retired)
  • Held executive posts at Merrill Lynch and Bankers Trust. Developed multicurrency accounting system at Bankers Trust.
  • Joined Prudential in 1995 as SVP of operations and systems. Developed award-winning application unifying multiple internal investment product systems through single workstation, enabling customer service capability independent of production and distribution channels.
  • EVP and CIO of Nabisco. Developed its Web order entry capability, HR portal and launched e-freight service.
  • Campbell Soup's SVP and Global CIO in 2001. Transformed IT by introducing processes governing portfolio management and investment selection, program management and business change management.
  • Centralized, standardized and outsourced global infrastructure and AMS. Successfully deployed a $140 million SAP implementation across all Campbell North American businesses which was cited as case study by MIT.
  • Managed extensive organization redesign, new compensation plans, performance management and succession planning processes as interim head of Campbell's HR department in 2002.
  • Serves on Campbell's Diversity Advisory Board.
  • Working with Wright, Campbell President and CEO Douglas Conant says he developed "a deeper appreciation for the value of standardized processes across our global enterprise." But, he adds, "what differentiates her from other CIOs is her contributions above and beyond the traditional IT role." When he appointed Wright interim head of HR in 2002, she helped not only with overall management but with a cultural transformation that required Campbell to turn over 300 of its top 350 executives and promote more than 100 from within the company. "She has the ability to balance the drive for results with encouraging individual development," notes Joseph Spagnoletti, SVP and CIO for Campbell and a former direct report.
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