2008 CIO Hall of Fame

This year's inductees truly epitomize business technology leadership

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  • Patricia Lawicki, SVP and CIO, Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Named PG&E SVP and CIO in 2005. Brought in as part of a mostly new executive team to begin a major business transformation.
  • Centralized and consolidated disparate IT groups into a single-solution delivery center focused on implementing programs to support multiyear, enterprisewide business transformation.
  • Successfully delivered over $600 million in new, large-scale enterprise ERP solutions in a three-year span.
  • Standardized platforms and consolidated hundreds of legacy applications leading to a multimillion-dollar reduction in support costs in application support, telecommunications, infrastructure and networking.
  • Rolled out the SmartMeter program, the largest deployment of advanced metering technology in the U.S., to provide better, faster and more cost-effective service to its customers. PG&E can remotely read meters and facilitate rate options to encourage energy conservation and help customers save money.
  • Named one of the top 100 CIOs by Information Week in 2007.
  • Held dual role as NiSource's CIO and VP of enterprise integration and strategy. Involved with NiSource's consolidation and reengineering of enterprise operating functions.
  • Lawicki's leadership enabled IT to play a critical role in PG&E's business transformation. "Whether it's improving the efficiency of our workforce or delivering better service to our customers, IT is oftentimes pivotal in getting us there," says Peter Darbee, president and CEO of PG&E. Lawicki understands the needs of customers and the business, and uses that knowledge to determine technology needs "from a strategic basis, not just from a tactical, just-get-it-done-every-day basis," says Chris Johns, SVP and CFO of PG&E.
  • Next: Patricia Morrison, Motorola
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