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CIO of the Year Awards

Cobb Galleria Centre

2 Galleria Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA

November 8, 2019

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


ABC Special Section ABC Announcement Winners Press Release

Congratulations to our 2019 winners!




Lifetime Achievement

Ed Steinike

Former VP & CIO
Super Global

Laura Miller

Global CIO
Global

Shirl Stroeing

SVP & CIO
Large Enterprise

Neil Brinson

CTO

Enterprise

Bernard Gay

CIO
Corporate

Wes Richard

SVP, Innovations and Operations
Nonprofit/Public Sector

Steven Ferguson

CIO

Super Global Finalists

Steve
Clancey

SVP & CIO

Alan
Fralick

CIO

Trey
Keisler

CIO - Supply Chain

Laura
Miller

Global CIO

Rahul
Samant

CIO

Global Finalists

Karen
Bird

CIO

Mitchell
Gersten

CIO

Ben
Pivar

SVP & CIO

Shirl
Stroeing

SVP & CIO

Hilton
Sturisky

Global CIO

Large Enterprise Finalists

Neil
Brinson

CTO

Ryan
Esparza

CIO

Rohit
Lal

VP & CIO

Michael
Muncy

CIO

Darrell
Riekena

CIO

Enterprise Finalists

Brian
Baggett

CIO

Bernard
Gay

CIO

Christopher
Lindner

CIO

Pramesh
Naik

CIO

Brandon
Van Orden

SVP & CIO

Corporate Finalists

Greg
Blair

CIO

Ross
Creasy

CIO

Wes
Richard

SVP, Innovations and Operations

Marcus
Wasdin

SVP & CIO

Darrell
Winfield

CIO

Nonprofit/Public Sector Finalists

Omer
Awan

SVP, CIO & CDO

Steven
Ferguson

CIO

Brandon
Kenney

CIO

John
Matelski

CIO

Steven
McWilliams

VP & CIO

2019 Keynote

James Dallas, Two-Time Fortune 500 CIO

James Dallas is an accomplished senior executive with extensive experience as an agent of change in large domestic and international corporate settings. Previously serving as the SVP of Quality, Operations & IT at Medtronic Inc. and VP & CIO at Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Dallas has over 30 years experience in business operations roles & CIO positions. The majority of Dallas’ career has been focused on bridging the gap between strategy and execution, using IT both strategically and entrepreneurially. He is currently the President of James Dallas & Associates, where he consults and speaks to companies about managing change & executive leadership development in a digital world.

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Ed Steinike, Former VP & CIO, Coca-Cola Company

Ed Steinike will be honored posthumously with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 Georgia CIO of the Year Awards. Steinike was the consummate Coca-Cola leader and ambassador, a man who led the technology operations with great care and competence. He began his tenure at The Coca-Cola Company as Chief Technology Officer in 2002, responsible for all technology, including networks, data centers, operations, data warehousing and systems architecture.

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