CIO to Celebrate Innovations and Business Value Creation at the CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony

CIO 100 Award winners & CIO Hall of Fame inductees to be honored in ceremony in front of 300+ CIOs and Sr. IT executives at CIO 100 Symposium, August 9-11th

Framingham, Mass.– June 1, 2015–IDG Enterprise’s CIO—the executive-level IT media brand providing insight into business technology leadership—is thrilled to announce the 2015 CIO 100 Award winners and the 2015 CIO Hall of Fame inductees. The CIO 100 awards program annually recognizes 100 organizations that have distinguished themselves by creating business value through the innovative use of technology. Additionally, the CIO Hall of Fame is a special honor bestowed upon individuals whose work has shown both creative vision and practical leadership in information technology.

The five CIOs chosen for the 2015 Hall of Fame are Rebecca Jacoby, SVP & CIO, Cisco Systems; Ina Kamenz, SVP & Global CIO, Eli Lilly & Company; Tom Peck, SVP & CIO, Global Lead, Procurement & Travel, Aecom; Chris Perretta, EVP & CIO, State Street Corporation; and Steve Phillips, SVP & CIO, Avnet.

The 2015 CIO 100 Award winners and CIO Hall of Fame inductees will be celebrated during a gala awards dinner and ceremony at the CIO 100 Symposium, being held August 9-11, 2015 at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This year’s conference theme is “Innovating the Digital Economy.”

“This annual event is a delightful tradition for CIO magazine, and we look forward to bringing together hundreds of the most innovative and strategic minds in technology,” said Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief of CIO magazine & Events. “This year’s class of CIO 100 honorees and the CIO Hall of Fame inductees represents IT leadership at its very best. They are outstanding examples of the power of IT to drive everything from revenue growth to digital transformation. This year’s honorees are an inspiration to CIOs everywhere.”

Insight into Award Winning Technology Thought Leadership
At the 28th annual CIO 100 Symposium, more than 300 CIOs, senior IT leaders and business executives will discuss the transformative IT work under way across so many industries, as well as the business opportunities arising from emerging technologies in enterprise mobility, big data and advanced analytics, cloud computing, collaboration and more.

In addition to hearing about the CIO 100 award winning projects, several industry innovators will share their strategies on transitioning to a digital enterprise, including:

  • Tim Campos, CIO of Facebook
  • Bob Carrigan, CEO of Dun & Bradstreet
  • Bask Iyer, CIO of VMware
  • Jennifer Sepull, CIO of Kimberly-Clark
  • Vivek Wadhwa, Tech Entrepreneur and author

The symposium concludes with an awards ceremony recognizing the 2015 CIO 100 winners and the 2015 CIO Hall of Fame inductees. The full 2015 CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony agenda can be viewed here.

“Emerging technologies are drastically impacting the technology landscape and CIOs have been challenged to leverage these new technologies to drive business value and gain a competitive advantage for their organization. The CIO 100 winners continue to impress me with their innovative vision, thought leadership and ability to execute successfully,” said Adam Dennison, senior vice president & publisher of CIO. “CIO 100 attendees come to the event to hear from their peers and to learn more about potential solutions that can elevate their business. We are happy to provide an environment for this conversation and we look forward to seeing the next wave of business innovation through technology.”

2015 CIO 100 Honorees:

  • Accenture
  • Access Health CT
  • AES Corp.
  • AIG Travel
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Amalgamated Security Services Ltd., Geographic Information Systems Unit
  • American Cancer Society
  • ARI
  • Arizona Department of Education
  • AT&T Inc.
  • Avnet Inc.
  • Boston Heart Diagnostics Corp.
  • Brady Corp.
  • Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • Celestica Inc.
  • Celgene Corp.
  • Cisco Systems Inc.
  • City and County of San Francisco
  • City of Jacksonville, Fla.
  • City of Philadelphia
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp.
  • Colorado Department of State
  • Crawford & Co.
  • CUNA Mutual Group
  • CVS Health
  • Dell Inc.
  • DHL Express Americas
  • Discover Financial Services
  • DTZ
  • E.& J. Gallo Winery
  • Eaton Corp.
  • Eli Lilly and Co.
  • Enterprise Integration
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • FedEx Corp.
  • Freescale Semiconductor Inc.
  • General Motors Co.
  • Harley-Davidson Inc.
  • Harry Rosen Inc.
  • HDFC Standard Life Insurance Co.
  • Hearst Newspapers
  • Heartland Express
  • Hilton Worldwide Inc.
  • IBM
  • Jersey Mike’s Subs
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • JetBlue Airways Corp.
  • Johnson Controls Inc.
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Kennametal Inc.
  • Kindred Healthcare
  • Land O’Lakes Inc.
  • LPL Financial
  • Maersk Line A/S
  • Marriott International Inc.
  • Mercy Health
  • Metro Health Hospital
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia
  • Monsanto Co.
  • New Jersey Turnpike Authority
  • Oregon Mutual Insurance
  • Owens Corning
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
  • Parsons Corp.
  • PPG Architectural Coatings
  • Progressive Insurance
  • PSCU Inc.
  • RainTree Oncology Services
  • Rockford Health System
  • Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc.
  • Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Southwest Airlines Co.
  • SquareTwo Financial
  • State of Indiana
  • State of Utah
  • SunTrust Banks Inc.
  • Synchrony Financial
  • The Boeing Co.
  • The Clorox Co.
  • The Coca-Cola Co.
  • The George Washington University
  • The Kroger Co.
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • The University of Chicago Medicine
  • The Vanguard Group Inc.
  • The World Bank Group
  • Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.
  • Turner Industries Group
  • U.S. Air Force, District of Washington, 844th Communication Group
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of State
  • Universal Weather & Aviation Inc.
  • Verizon Consumer and Mass Business Operations
  • Verizon Wireless
  • VTM Group
  • Wagner Logistics
  • Whirlpool Corp.
  • Yale New Haven Health Services Corp.

2015 CIO Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Rebecca Jacoby, SVP & CIO, Cisco Systems
  • Ina Kamenz, SVP & Global CIO, Eli Lilly & Company
  • Tom Peck, SVP & CIO, Global Lead, Procurement & Travel, Aecom
  • Chris Perretta, EVP & CIO, State Street Corporation
  • Steve Phillips, SVP & CIO, Avnet

Registration Information
To learn more about the symposium or to register to attend visit, call 800.366.0246 or email:

Sponsorship Information
The 2015 CIO 100 Symposium is underwritten by VMware. Additional CIO 100 corporate sponsors include Dropbox, ServiceNow, Siemens, and Sungard Availability Services. Our emerging tech sponsor is Platfora. For more information on becoming a corporate sponsor or an emerging tech sponsor at the CIO 100, please visit or contact Adam Dennison, senior vice president & publisher, CIO at

About the CIO 100
Recipients of this year’s CIO 100 Award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. Next, a team of external judges (many of them former CIOs) reviewed the applications in depth, looking for leading-edge IT practices and measurable results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges’ recommendations and selected the final 100.

Coverage of the 2015 CIO 100 Awards will be available online at on August 1, 2015 and in the August 1st issue of CIO magazine.

About the CIO Hall of Fame
The CIO Hall of Fame was first created in 1997 to spotlight 12 outstanding IT leaders who had significantly contributed to and profoundly influenced the IT discipline, the use of technology in business and the advancement of the CIO role. Ten years later, in 2007, CIO inducted its second class of honorees into the CIO Hall of Fame during CIO magazine’s 20th anniversary celebration. CIO continues to showcase this elite group of CIOs – now numbering 78 – during the CIO Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

About CIO
CIO is the premier content and community resource for information technology executives and leaders thriving and prospering in this fast-paced era of IT transformation in the enterprise. The award-winning CIO portfolio—, CIO magazine (launched in 1987), CIO executive programs, CIO strategic marketing solutions, CIO Forum on LinkedIn, CIO Executive Council and CIO primary research—provides business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT’s role in achieving business goals. Additionally, CIO provides opportunities for IT solution providers to reach this executive IT audience. The CIO Executive Council is a professional organization of CIOs created to serve as an unbiased and trusted peer advisory group. CIO is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at

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