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CIO of the Year Awards


PSBJ Announcement

Global Finalists

Edmond
Mesrobian

CIO & CTO

Monika
Panpaliya

Global Head of Enterprise Technology Services

Rebecca
Straka

CIO

Large Enterprise Finalists

Vikram
Baskaran

VP IT Services (CIO)

Andrew
Beers

Founder & CTO

David
Beitel

Founder and CTO

Jeff
Dirks

CIO & CTO

Enterprise Finalists

Laury
Miller

SVP and CIO

Sasi
Pillay

VP of Information Technology Services & CIO

Lisa
Wernli

EVP & CIO

Garrett
Whitney

CIO

Large Corporate Finalists

Bridget
Frey

CTO

Chris
Purcell

VP & CIO

Sabra
Schneider

CIO

Scott
Waters

CIO & CTO

Corporate Finalists

John Michael
Gross

CIO

Erik
Jones

VP of Technology

Chris
Lindner

Chief Information Officer

Diane
Tschauner

Chief Information Officer

Healthcare Finalists

Zafar
Chaudry

SVP & CIO

BJ
Moore

EVP/CIO

Laurent
Rotival

SVP, Strategic Technology Solutions & CIO

Jon
Russell

SVP & CIO

2021 Keynote

Tom Leighton, Co-Founder & CEO, Akamai Technologies

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

Gerri Martin-Flickinger, EVP & CTO, Starbucks

As EVP and CTO, Gerri Martin-Flickinger leads the global technology organization at Starbucks. She is the passionate leader behind the technology strategy that plays a critical part in propelling the Starbucks Mission forward—empowering partners and delighting customers, globally. Upon joining Starbucks in 2015, Gerri led Starbucks Technology through a transformation into a best-in-class retail technology organization. Her globally respected team of technologists develops and enables industry-leading innovations including mobile order and pay, voice ordering, and social gifting.

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