2015 CIO 100 winners exemplify IT excellence

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Learn about the 2015 CIO 100 Award recipients and their winning projects with this interactive chart. Click on the company name to get more details, such as a description of the winning project (including the innovations and business results), the general business goal, the types of technologies used and more company information.
Project descriptions by Mitch Betts, Rich Hein, Maryfran Johnson, Ed Murray, Dan Muse, Linda Rosencrance and Al Sacco. Fact-checking by Lauren Brousell and Mitch Betts. Publication date: Aug. 1, 2015.
Company Location Industry Revenue (2014) Project Type Business Function Business Goal CIO
Metro Health Hospital Wyoming, Mich. Healthcare Virtualization IT Operations Operational Impact William (Bill) Lewkowski
Accenture Dublin, Ireland Business or Management Services $31.87 billion Collaboration Tools Human Resources Operational Impact Andrew Wilson
AECOM Los Angeles, Calif. Construction $19.5 billion Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Sales Operational Impact Thomas Peck
AIG Travel Houston, Texas Insurance $68.7 billion Enterprise Architecture Research and Development Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage Ellison Scudder
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Washington, D.C. Legal Business Process Management Order Processing or Fulfillment Financial Impact Scott Bravi
Amalgamated Security Services Ltd., Geographic Information Systems Unit Tunapuna, Trinidad & Tobago Business or Management Services $1 million Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Human Resources Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage Ewart DeNoon
American Cancer Society Atlanta, Ga. Healthcare Mobile or Wireless Accounting and Finance Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage Jay Ferro
Arizona Department of Education Phoenix, Ariz. Education or Nonprofit $12 million Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Accounting and Finance Societal Impact Mark Masterson
AT&T Inc. Dallas, Texas Telecommunications $132.45 billion Business Process Management Inventory Management Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage Pam Parisian
Avnet Inc. Phoenix, Ariz. Retail, Wholesale or Distribution $27.5 billion Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Sales Customer Impact Steve Phillips
Boston Heart Diagnostics Corp. Framingham, Mass. Healthcare Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Marketing Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage Mitchell Hansen
Brady Corp. Milwaukee, Wis. Manufacturing $1.23 billion New Product or Market Financial Impact Bentley Curran
Cancer Treatment Centers of America Schaumburg, Ill. Healthcare Databases or Data Warehouse Customer Impact Kristin Darby
Celestica Inc. Toronto, Ontario Manufacturing $5.63 billion Collaboration Tools IT Operations Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage Arpad Hevizi
Celgene Corp. Summit, N.J. Healthcare $7.67 billion Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Accounting and Finance Operational Impact Richard Williams
Cisco Systems Inc. San Jose, Calif. Telecommunications $47.14 billion Business Process Management Accounting and Finance Operational Impact Kin-Ching Wu
City of Jacksonville, Fla. Jacksonville, Fla. Government $2.184 billion Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Operational Impact Usha Mohan
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. Teaneck, N.J. Computer Software $10.26 billion Security Technologies Accounting and Finance Operational Impact Vishnu Potty
Crawford & Company Atlanta, Ga. Insurance $1.22 billion Business Process Management Order Processing or Fulfillment Operational Impact Brian Flynn
CUNA Mutual Group Madison, Wis. Insurance Mobile or Wireless New Product or Market Customer Impact Tim Peterson
CVS Health Corp. Woonsocket, R.I. Retail, Wholesale or Distribution $139.37 billion Business Process Management New Product or Market Customer Impact Stephen Gold
Dell Inc. Round Rock, Texas Computer Hardware Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Marketing Customer Impact Paul J. Walsh
DHL Express Americas Plantation, Fla. Transportation Business Process Management Supply Chain or Logistics Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage Pablo Ciano
Discover Financial Services Riverwoods, Ill. Financial Services $9.61 billion Business Intelligence or Data Analytics New Product or Market Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage Glenn Schneider
E. & J. Gallo Winery Modesto, Calif. Manufacturing Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Supply Chain or Logistics Operational Impact Tom Smith
Eaton Corp. Dublin, Ireland Manufacturing $22.55 billion Collaboration Tools Accounting and Finance Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage William Blausey
Eli Lilly and Co. Indianapolis, Ind. Healthcare $19.62 billion Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Research and Development Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage Ina Kamenz
Enterprise Integration Jacksonville, Fla. Business or Management Services Business Intelligence or Data Analytics IT Operations Financial Impact Kevin Batchelor
Federal Communications Commission Washington, D.C. Telecommunications $339 million Cloud Computing Services or Software as a Service (SaaS) Order Processing or Fulfillment Societal Impact David Bray
FedEx Corp. Memphis, Tenn. Transportation $45.567 billion Enterprise Architecture Operational Impact Robert Carter
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. Austin, Texas Manufacturing $4.63 billion Enterprise Architecture Human Resources Societal Impact Karen Rapp
Harley-Davidson Inc. Milwaukee, Wis. Manufacturing $6.23 billion Cloud Computing Services or Software as a Service (SaaS) Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage Dave Cotteleer
Harry Rosen Inc. Toronto, Ontario Retail, Wholesale or Distribution Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Marketing Customer Impact Stephen Jackson
HDFC Standard Life Insurance Co. Mumbai, India Insurance $1.946 billion Collaboration Tools Sales Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage Thomson Thomas
Hearst Newspapers New York, N.Y. Media Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Accounting and Finance Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage Michael Fogel
General Motors Co. Detroit, Mich. Manufacturing $155.93 billion Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Manufacturing Customer Impact Randy Mott
Hilton Worldwide Inc. McLean, Va. Hospitality, Travel and Leisure $10.5 billion Business Intelligence or Data Analytics New Product or Market Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage Bill Murphy
IBM Armonk, N.Y. Computer Software $92.79 billion Mobile or Wireless Operational Impact Jeff Smith
Jersey Mike's Franchise Systems Inc. Manasquan, N.J. Retail, Wholesale or Distribution Databases or Data Warehouse Supply Chain or Logistics Financial Impact Scott Scherer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, Calif. Government $1.6 billion Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Research and Development Operational Impact James Rinaldi
JetBlue Airways Corp. Long Island City, N.Y. Hospitality, Travel and Leisure $5.82 billion Business Process Management New Product or Market Customer Impact Eash Sundaram
Kaiser Permanente Oakland, Calif. Healthcare $56.4 billion Supply Chain or Logistics Marketing Customer Impact Dick Daniels
Kennametal Inc. Latrobe, Pa. Manufacturing $2.84 billion Business Intelligence or Data Analytics New Product or Market Customer Impact Steven Hanna
Kindred Healthcare Inc. Louisville, Ky. Healthcare $5.028 billion Business Intelligence or Data Analytics New Product or Market Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage Charles Wardrip
Land O'Lakes Inc. Arden Hills, Minn. Agriculture $14.97 billion Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Supply Chain or Logistics Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage Michael Macrie
LPL Financial Boston, Mass. Financial Services $4.37 billion Collaboration Tools Marketing Customer Impact Victor Fetter
Maersk Line A/S Copenhagen, Denmark Transportation Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Asset Management or Maintenance Operational Impact Robin Johnson
Marriott International Inc. Bethesda, Md. Hospitality, Travel and Leisure $13.8 billion Content or Document Management New Product or Market Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage Bruce Hoffmeister
Mercy Health Cincinnati, Ohio Healthcare Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage Rebecca Sykes
Monsanto Co. St. Louis, Mo. Agriculture $15.855 billion Mobile or Wireless Research and Development Operational Impact James Swanson
New Jersey Turnpike Authority Woodbridge, N.J. Government $1.624 billion Business Process Management Asset Management or Maintenance Operational Impact Barry M. Pelletteri
Oregon Mutual Insurance Co. McMinnville, Ore. Insurance Mobile or Wireless Operational Impact Bryan Fowler
Owens Corning Toledo, Ohio Manufacturing $5.28 billion Supply Chain or Logistics Supply Chain or Logistics Customer Impact Steven Zerby
Parsons Corp. Pasadena, Calif. Transportation Business Intelligence or Data Analytics New Product or Market Societal Impact Scott Carl
PPG Architectural Coatings Pittsburgh, Pa. Manufacturing $15.36 billion Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Marketing Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage Werner Baer
Progressive Insurance Mayfield Village, Ohio Insurance $19.39 billion Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Research and Development Operational Impact Raymond Voelker
PSCU Inc. St. Petersburg, Fla. Financial Services Cloud Computing Services or Software as a Service (SaaS) New Product or Market Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage Sam Esfahani
RainTree Oncology Services San Diego, Calif. Healthcare Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Research and Development Societal Impact Scott Skellenger
Rockford Health System Rockford, Ill. Healthcare Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Accounting and Finance Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage Dennis L'Heureux
Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. Memphis, Tenn. Insurance Databases or Data Warehouse Sales Customer Impact Jason Landrum
Southwest Airlines Co. Dallas, Texas Hospitality, Travel and Leisure $18.61 billion Databases or Data Warehouse New Product or Market Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage Randy Sloan
SquareTwo Financial Denver, Colo. Financial Services $247 million Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Customer Impact William A. Weeks
The Kroger Co. Cincinnati, Ohio Retail, Wholesale or Distribution $98.4 billion Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Supply Chain or Logistics Operational Impact Chris Hjelm
SunTrust Banks Inc. Atlanta, Ga. Financial Services $8.71 billion Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Sales Customer Impact Anil Cheriyan
Synchrony Financial Stamford, Conn. Financial Services $12.73 billion Mobile or Wireless New Product or Market Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage Carol Juel
The AES Corp. Arlington, Va. Utilities $90.76 billion Collaboration Tools Research and Development Operational Impact Elizabeth Hackenson
The Boeing Co. Chicago, Ill. Aerospace or Defense Contractor $86.6 billion Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Marketing Customer Impact Ted Colbert
The Clorox Co. Oakland, Calif. Manufacturing $5.59 billion Databases or Data Warehouse Supply Chain or Logistics Operational Impact Manjit Singh
The Coca-Cola Co. Atlanta, Ga. Retail, Wholesale or Distribution $46.0 billion Videoconferencing or Telepresence New Product or Market Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage Ed Steinike
The George Washington University Washington, D.C. Education or Nonprofit Research and Development Societal Impact David Steinour
The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, N.Y. Nonprofit $326 million Mobile or Wireless Sales Customer Impact Jeffrey S. Spar
The Vanguard Group Inc. Malvern, Pa. Financial Services Customer Service or Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Customer Service or Support Customer Impact John Marcante
The World Bank Group Washington, D.C. Nonprofit Mobile or Wireless Human Resources Operational Impact Stephanie von Friedeburg
TIAA-CREF New York, N.Y. Financial Services $33.8 billion Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Marketing Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage Rahul Merchant
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. Torrance, Calif. Transportation $249.34 billion Mobile or Wireless Inventory Management Customer Impact Zack Hicks
Turner Industries Group LLC Baton Rouge, La. Construction Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Customer Service or Support Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage Stephen Toups
U.S. Air Force, District of Washington, 844th Communications Group Joint Base Andrews, Md. Government $14.513 billion Databases or Data Warehouse Asset Management or Maintenance Operational Impact Bradley Barnhart
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Washington, D.C. Government $60.0 billion Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Financial Impact Luke McCormack
U.S. Department of State Washington, D.C. Government $48.0 billion Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Asset Management or Maintenance Operational Impact Cecilia Coates
Universal Weather & Aviation Inc. Houston, Texas Aerospace or Defense Contractor Collaboration Tools New Product or Market Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage Dee Waddell
Verizon Wireless Basking Ridge, N.J. Telecommunications $87.6 billion Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Sales Customer Impact Shankar Arumugavelu
VTM Group Beaverton, Ore. Business or Management Services Collaboration Tools New Product or Market Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage Travis Luckey
Wagner Logistics North Kansas City, Mo. Retail, Wholesale or Distribution Mobile or Wireless Supply Chain or Logistics Customer Impact Joseph Johnson
City of Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pa. Government $3.8 billion Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Research and Development Societal Impact Adel Ebeid
Whirlpool Corp. Benton Harbor, Mich. Manufacturing $19.87 billion Business Intelligence or Data Analytics New Product or Market Customer Impact Michael Heim
Access Health CT Hartford, Conn. Government Cloud Computing Services or Software as a Service (SaaS) New Product or Market Customer Impact Peter Nichol
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia Tallinn, Estonia Government Business Intelligence or Data Analytics New Product or Market Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage Taavi Kotka
The University of Chicago Medicine Chicago, Ill. Healthcare Collaboration Tools Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage Eric Yablonka
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. San Francisco, Calif. Utilities $17.09 billion Collaboration Tools IT Operations Customer Impact Karen Austin
ARI Mount Laurel, N.J. Transportation Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Human Resources Financial Impact Steve Haindl
City and County of San Francisco San Francisco, Calif. Government $7.92 billion Business Intelligence or Data Analytics New Product or Market Operational Impact Miguel Gamino
Colorado Department of State Denver, Colo. Government $21 million Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Asset Management or Maintenance Customer Impact Trevor Timmons
Heartland Express Inc. North Liberty, Iowa Transportation $871 million Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Accounting and Finance Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage Eric Eickman
Johnson Controls Inc. Milwaukee, Wis. Manufacturing $42.83 billion Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Customer Service or Support Customer Impact Sheryl Haislet
Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Kansas City, Mo. Legal Security Technologies Marketing Security, Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management John Anderson
State of Indiana Indianapolis, Ind. Government $15.2 billion Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Asset Management or Maintenance Financial Impact Paul Baltzell
State of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah Government $12.89 billion Content or Document Management Accounting and Finance Operational Impact Mark Van Orden
Verizon Consumer and Mass Business Basking Ridge, N.J. Telecommunications $127.08 billion Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Sales Customer Impact Mahmoud El-Assir
Yale New Haven Health Services Corp. New Haven, Conn. Healthcare $3.3 billion Videoconferencing or Telepresence New Product or Market Operational Impact Daniel Barchi
DTZ Chicago, Ill. Real Estate Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Asset Management or Maintenance Operational Impact Adam Stanley
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