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CIO of the Year Awards

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September 18, 2020

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MSPBJ Special Section MSPBJ Announcement Winners Press Release

Congratulations to our 2020 winners!




Leadership

Rick King

Managing Director
Global

Kurt Svendsen

VP IS
Large Enterprise

Hunter Saklad

SVP & CIO

Enterprise

Rachel Lockett

CIO
Corporate

Carey Smith

VP & CTO
Healthcare

Cris Ross

CIO
Nonprofit/Public Sector

Tarek Tomes

CIO

Global Finalists

Julius
Chepey

CIO

Tammylynne
Jonas

Global CIO

Bob
Olson

VP & CIO Reinsurance

John
Pelant

EVP & CTO

Kurt
Svendsen

VP IS

Large Enterprise Finalists

Troy
Cardinal

CIO

Sid
Gandhi

SVP, Chief Strategy & Enterprise Technology Officer

Randy
Kupper

CIO

Mike
McGuire

EVP, Chief Operations & Technology Office & President Abōva

Hunter
Saklad

SVP & CIO

Enterprise Finalists

Ben
Davis

EVP & CDO

David
Hirschkorn

CIO

Dennis
Keane

VP & CIO

Rachel
Lockett

CIO

Shawn
Quant

Managing Director - Chief Information & Operations Officer

Corporate Finalists

Wade
Anderson

CIO & CTO

Mark
Bradley

Chief Innovation & Technology Officer

Gary
Inman

EVP, IT

Carey
Smith

VP & CTO

Steve
Swenson

VP, Product Platforms & Development

Healthcare Finalists

Alan
Abramson

SVP & CIO

Shahid
Alam

SVP, Chief Analytics & Information Officer

Francois
Charette

CIO OptumRx

Mark
Gingrich

CIO

Cris
Ross

CIO

Nonprofit/Public Sector Finalists

Idrissa
Davis

Executive Director of Technology Services

Rahoul
Ghose

CIO

Dr. Casey
Gordon

CIO

Jim
Jones

VP & CIO

Michael
Thyken

CTO

Tarek
Tomes

CIO

2020 Keynote

Tom Leighton, Co-Founder & CEO, Akamai

Dr. Tom Leighton co-founded Akamai Technologies in 1998 and served as Akamai’s Chief Scientist until he became CEO in 2013. Under Dr. Leighton’s leadership, Akamai has evolved from its origins as a Content Delivery Network (CDN) into one of the most essential and trusted cloud delivery and cybersecurity platforms, upon which many of the world’s best brands and enterprises build and secure their digital experiences. During his initial four years as CEO, Akamai’s revenue and profit grew by 70%, and annual revenue from Akamai’s security business grew 15-fold to more than $400 million per year.

Leadership Award Recipient

Rick King, Managing Director, Thomson Reuters

Rick King is the Managing Director of Thomson Reuters. Since 2000 he has held numerous executive-level roles in the company including EVP, CIO, COO & CTO. In 2019 and 2018, Mr. King was named to the Minnesota 500 (top business executives) and in 2019, he was one of the “100 People to Know in 2020”. In 2017, he was named to the CIO 100 and in 2012 and won the CIO Career Achievement Award from the Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal.

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