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How We Chose the 2015 CIO 100 Winners

Starting last November, we solicited applications for the 2015 CIO 100 Awards through ads, online newsletters and electronic mailings to our contacts. Entrants filled out an online application between November 2014 and late February 2015. 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 34 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 list of award winners was published in the June 1 issue of CIO magazine, and award plaques will be handed out at the 2015 CIO 100 Symposium and Awards Ceremony, Aug. 9-11, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo.

2015 CIO 100 Award Judges

34 judges helped to select the innovative IT projects honored in the CIO 100 awards program

Dennis Anderson
Professor & Chairman, Department of Management & IT
St. Francis College

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

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

Doug Barker
CEO
Barker & Scott Consulting

Paul Bergamo
Vice President and Consulting Director EA practice
Forrester Research Inc

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

Bob Bruce
President & CEO
BlueCod Technologies

Robert Carr
Vice President, Executive Partner
Gartner Inc.

Charlie Feld
Founder
The Feld Group Institute

Martha Heller
President
Heller Search Associates

Peter High
President
Metis Strategy

Dion Hinchcliffe
Chief Strategy Officer
Adjuvi

D. 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
CXOTalk.com

Kristen Lamoreaux
President & CEO
Lamoreaux Search

Michael E. Lawson
Professor of Economics, Executive Education
Boston University Questrom School of Business

Jerry Luftman
Professor & Managing Director
Global Institute for IT Management

Abbie Lundberg
President
Lundberg Media

Jerry McElhatton
President
Virtual Resources

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

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 Sutter
Senior Partner
Peer Consulting Group

Rick Swanborg
President
ICEX

Madeline Weiss
President
Weiss Associates

George Westerman
Principal Research Scientist
MIT Sloan School of Management

Carl Wilson
EVP & CIO (retired)
Marriott International

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