Top CIOs Use IT to Speed Up the Business

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Even an internal back-end process like Amgen's manufacturing analytics system can affect the company's overall speed with measurable financial results. With in-depth manufacturing knowledge, "we react more quickly and it allows us to produce a higher-quality product and have more manufacturing throughput," McKenzie says.

As Kippelman puts it, "Speed is a game-changer."

How We Chose the 2013 CIO 100 Winners

Beginning last November, we solicited applications for the 2013 CIO 100 Awards through ads in CIO and our online newsletters, and through electronic mailings to our print subscribers, event attendees and publicists who sign up to receive our editorial announcements

Entrants filled out an online application between November 2012 and late February 2013. Although most applications came from companies headquartered in North America, the pool included entries from multiple continents.

Each application was read by two of the 42 CIO 100 judges--a list that included former CIOs, academic experts and independent consultants. The judges evaluated the applications according to two criteria: innovation and business value. Applications that received a score of 16 or higher (out of a possible 20) were selected for a second round of scrutiny by CIO editors.

We examined how each company stacked up against the others in the pool, putting emphasis on submissions that told the best stories about generating business value through creative and cutting-edge uses of technology. We sought to pull the most exciting initiatives from the pack and reward them with the CIO 100 honor.

The companies we selected for this year's CIO 100 Awards range from nonprofits to multibillion-dollar global powerhouses, and they come from every industry. Companies had to demonstrate not only that they were able to create new value using IT and to execute their project well, but also that they did so in uncommon, innovative ways: pioneering a new technology, applying a familiar technology to a new purpose, setting the bar higher for their competitors. We also emphasized projects that, due to their scope and impact, are helping propel companies to a more profitable future. In short, these organizations are technology leaders.

The list of award winners was published in the July 1 issue of CIO magazine, and award plaques will be handed out at the 2013 CIO 100 Symposium and Awards Ceremony, August 11-13, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

2013 CIO 100 Awards: Judges List

Dennis Anderson

Professor & Chairman of the Department of Management & IT

St. Francis College

Stephen Andriole, Ph.D.

Thomas G. Labrecque Professor of Business Technology

Villanova University School of Business

Robert D. Austin

Professor of Management of Creativity and Innovation

Copenhagen Business School

Doug Barker


Barker & Scott Consulting

Paul Bergamo

Partner & Practice Lead

NewVantage Partners

Jack Bergstrand


Brand Velocity

Hans Brechbuhl

Executive Director, Center for Digital Strategies

Adjunct Associate Professor, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

Bob Bruce

President & CEO

BlueCod Technologies

Howard Dresner

Chief Research Officer

Dresner Advisory Services

Les Duncan

CIO (ret.)

Atmos Energy

Charlie Feld


The Feld Group Institute

Martha Heller


Heller Search Associates

Peter High

President of Metis Strategy

Author of World Class IT: Why Businesses Succeed When IT Triumphs

Dion Hinchcliffe

EVP of Strategy

Dachis Group

D. Kevin Horner

President & CEO


Cathy Hotka


Cathy Hotka & Associates

Mike Hugos

CIO at Large

Center for Systems Innovation

M. Eric Johnson

Dean and Bruce D. Henderson Professor of Strategy

Owen School of Management, Vanderbilt University

Matt Karlyn


Cooley LLP

Michael Krigsman



Kristen Lamoreaux

President & CEO

Lamoreaux Search

Michael E. Lawson

Professor of Economics & Associate Dean of Executive Education

Boston University School of Management

Jerry Luftman

Professor & Managing Director

Global Institute for IT Management

Abbie Lundberg


Lundberg Media

Thornton May

Futurist, Executive Director & Dean

IT Leadership Academy

Jerry McElhatton


Virtual Resources

Kavin Moody

Executive Director of the Center for Information Management Studies (ret.)

Babson College

David Moschella

Research Director

Leading Edge Forum

Honorio J. Padron III

Managing Director & Global Business Services Practice Leader

The Hackett Group

Bart Perkins

Managing Partner

Leverage Partners, Inc.

Tom Pettibone


Transition Partners

Ron Ponder

Founder & CEO

The Ponder Group

Chris Potts

CIO Mentor

Author of the FruITion trilogy: FruITion, RecrEAtion & DefrICtion

Dr. Howard Rubin

Founder & President

Rubin Worldwide

Phil Schneidermeyer


Heidrick & Struggles

Eric Sigurdson

CIO Practice Leader

Russell Reynolds Associates

Sheila Smith


Omega Point Consulting

Jim Spitze

Executive Director of the Fisher CIO Leadership Program at the Haas School of Business

UC Berkeley

Jim Sutter

Senior Partner

Peer Consulting Group

Rick Swanborg



Madeline Weiss


Weiss Associates

George Westerman

Research Scientist

MIT Center for Digital Business

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