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CIO of the Year Awards

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July 31, 2020

7:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.


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Super Global Finalists

Abhijeet
Bhandare

EVP, CIO Finance & Chief Automation Officer

Brad
Breau

SVP & CIO

Archana
Deskus

SVP & CIO

Jennifer
Hartsock

CIO

Global Finalists

Dulce
Borjas

VP & CIO

Ishmael
Cooper

VP & CIO

Cormac
Lynch

SVP, CIO & Chief Procurement Officer

Allen
Wuescher

VP & CIO

Large Enterprise Finalists

Kim
Hales

SVP IT

Annessa
McKenzie

VP IT & CSO

Joe
Shannon

VP & CIO

Jonathan
Sider

CIO

Enterprise Finalists

Jesse
Carrillo

SVP & CIO

Greg
Moreno-Earle

VP IT

Todd
Renaud

CIO

Baron
Unbehagen

CIO

Corporate Finalists

Kerry
Bray

VP & CIO

George
Crawford

CIO

Michael
Dean

VP IT

Mark
Seale

VP IT

Okpara
Young

Dir. IT & Telecommunications

Nonprofit/Public Sector Finalists

Mario
Berry

VP IT & CIO

Murshid
Khan

SVP & CIO

Maria
ONeill

SVP & CIO

Charles
Thompson

CIO

2020 Keynote

Becky Blalock, IT Thought Leader, Author, Speaker

Author of the bestselling book DARE: Straight Talk on Confidence, Courage, and Career and a trailblazer to the C-suite, Becky Blalock is a sought after speaker, IT thought leader and champion of skill and relationship building to achieve success in the workplace.

Leadership Award Recipient

Wayne Shurts, EVP & CTO (fmr), Sysco Corporation

Wayne is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Sysco Corporation (2012-2019), the global leader in the Food Service distribution industry. At Sysco, Wayne led the transformation of the technology function into a modern Silicon Valley styled product and solutions based organization that applied technology, data and analytics to reimagine and remake not only Sysco but the food service industry. Wayne is currently an Independent Director at Armstrong World Industries (NYSE - AWI), where he is a member of the Audit, Compensation, and Environmental committees and contributes to digital, cyber, and innovation strategies. Armstrong is a global leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling and wall solutions.

Join us as we honor technology leaders in Houston.