Keith Morrow (pictured at left) made out well amidst his company’s management shuffle. The CIO of 7-Eleven was promoted to SVP. The management changes were prompted by what appeared to be Jim Keyes’ sudden resignation in November as the convenience store chain’s chairman of the board and CEO and the appointment of Joseph DePinto as Keyes’ successor. Keyes stepped down from his post after Seven-Eleven Japan bought out 7-Eleven in early November. CIOinterviewed Keyes for the May 15, 2005 issue about his expectations of IT and his CIO.
CIO received word from one of its first-ever Ones to Watch honorees last week. Darren Dworkin e-mailed CIO to let us know that he is now the CIO of Cedars-Sinaihealth system. When he was chosen as one to watch, Dworkin was CTO of Boston Medical Center. CIO launched its first Ones to Watch program last year to recognize up and coming IT executives, managers and directors who are exceptional CIO material. Judging by Dwokin’s new job, people took notice of our picks!
If you have a staff member whom you think is a rising star that you’d like to nominate for a Ones to Watch award, check out the background we have on the program. Unfortunately, nominations have closed for the 2006 award, but here’s a link to our upcoming leadership conference, where we’ll honor 2006’s rising stars.