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CIO of the Year Awards

Marriott Marquis Houston

1777 Walker St.
Houston, TX

April 2, 2020

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


HBJ Announcement

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, Sysco Corporation

As Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Sysco Corporation, the leader within the Foodservice Distributor industry, Wayne Shurt's major focus is on the digital experience enjoyed by Sysco’s customers which include restaurants, colleges and universities, airlines, healthcare facilities, military facilities, and casinos. He ensures that technology addresses the specific needs of these customers allowing them to be more profitable. In his 4+ years at Sysco, Wayne has made a big impact repositioning Information Technology into a Business Technology function that is lean, agile, cost effective and customer focused. He has implemented a technology strategy focused on Operational Excellence, Agility and Analytics. Wayne’s leadership has resulted in dramatically increased speed to market for technology enablement and enhancements.

Join us as we honor technology leaders in Houston.