CIO 100 Winners Turn Analytics Into Money-Making New Products

GE Capital, Procter & Gamble and other winners of our 27th annual CIO 100 awards say big data brings IT a chance to break new ground in generating revenue and improving customer experience.

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How We Chose the 2014 CIO 100 Winners

Starting last November, we solicited applications for the 2014 CIO 100 Awards through ads, online newsletters and electronic mailings to our contacts. Entrants filled out an online application between November 2013 and late February 2014. 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 June 1 issue of CIO magazine, and award plaques will be handed out at the 2014 CIO 100 Symposium and Awards Ceremony, Aug. 17-19, in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

2014 CIO 100 Awards: Judges List

Dennis Anderson
Professor & Chairman of the Department of Management & IT
Executive Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship 
St. Francis College

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

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

Doug Barker
President
Barker & Scott Consulting

Jack Bergstrand
CEO
Brand Velocity

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

Bob Bruce
President & CEO
BlueCod Technologies

Robert Carr
Vice President & Executive Partner
Gartner

Helen Cousins
President
CIO Executive Advisors

Mary Silva Doctor
Principal Consultant
The Table Group

Lynne Ellyn
Former CIO
DTE Energy

Charlie Feld
Founder & CEO
The Feld Group Institute

Pat Gillogly
Adjunct Professor and Graduate Programs Director
Clark University College of Professional and Continuing Education

Martha Heller
President 
Heller Search Associates

Peter High
President
Metis Strategy

Dion Hinchcliffe
Chief Strategy Officer
Adjuvi

Kevin Horner
President & CEO
Mastech

Cathy Hotka
Principal
Cathy Hotka & Associates

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

Michael Krigsman
CEO
Asuret

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
President
Lundberg Media

Jerry McElhatton
President, Virtual Resources, Inc.
Board Member, SpearTip

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

Philip R. Morrissette
Former CIO of Global Primary Products
Alcoa, Inc.

Jim Noble
Director
The Advisory Council, Inc.

Roland Paanakker
SVP & CIO
Levi Strauss & Co.

Bart Perkins
Managing Partner
Leverage Partners, Inc.

Tom Pettibone
Partner
Transition Partners Co.

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

Howard Rubin
Founder & President
Rubin Worldwide

Phil Schneidermeyer
Partner
Heidrick & Struggles

Eric Sigurdson
CIO Practice Leader
Russell Reynolds Associates

Sheila Smith
President
Omega Point Consulting

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

Eileen Strider
President
Strider & Cline, Inc.

Jim Sutter
Senior Partner
Peer Consulting Group

Rick Swanborg
President
ICEX

Madeline Weiss
President
Weiss Associates

George Westerman
Research Scientist
MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy

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