HMG Strategy 2012 Transformational CIO Leadership Awards Honor Top Performing CIOs

Feb 01, 2013, 11:19 ET from HMG Strategy, LLC

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HMG Strategy, LLC a leading global provider of innovative IT leadership, management and technology support to CIO/Senior IT executives, announced the 2012 Transformational CIO Leadership Awards, at the 2013 CIO Summit of America, held Monday, January 28th at the Harvard Club in New York.   

"The honorees represent the absolute best of world-class IT leadership," said Hunter Muller, President and CEO of HMG Strategy. "We are so incredibly proud of our collaboration with an elite group of CIOs and IT leaders from such a broad range of industries and organizations."

The annual Transformational CIO Leadership Awards honor top performing Chief Information/Innovation/Technology Officers who have excelled in Leadership, Innovation, Transformation, Industry Give-Back, Management of Extreme Growth and Legacy Leadership. The awards are based on extensive in-depth research conducted over the course of numerous meetings, interviews and conversations with Hunter Muller and the HMG Strategy team. The 2012 award winners are:

  • Puneet Bhasin, SVP & CIO, Waste Management, Inc. and President, WM Logistics
  • Brian Bonner, VP & CIO, Texas Instruments
  • Gregory Buoncontri, EVP & CIO, Pitney Bowes, Inc.
  • Timothy Campos, CIO, Facebook
  • Robert Dixon, SVP & Global CIO, PepsiCo, Inc.
  • Donagh Herlihy, SVP eCommerce & CIO, Avon Products, Inc.
  • Jeanette Horan, VP & CIO, IBM Corporation
  • Mario Leone, EVP & CIO, Ingram Micro
  • Steve Phillips, SVP & CIO, Avnet, Inc.
  • David Smoley, SVP & CIO, Flextronics International
  • Randall Spratt, EVP, CIO & CTO, McKesson Corporation
  • Ed Steinike, VP & CIO, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Kimberly Stevenson, VP & CIO, Intel Corporation
  • Carl Wilson, former EVP & CIO, Marriott International

"This is singular group of amazing corporate leaders who serve as role models for the IT community," said Muller. "I'm genuinely proud and humbled to work alongside people with such talent, experience and expertise."

The awards were announced Monday at the 2013 CIO Summit of America. The annual summit, described as "the industry's most genuinely effective and dynamic peer-to-peer networking event," drew a record attendance of more than 320 top-level executives. "The scope, range and depth of the presentations, panels and discussions were truly epic and unparalleled," said Muller.

"The summit and the awards demonstrate the strategic relevance of the modern CIO as a transformational leader and indispensable corporate officer," said Muller. "From my perspective, the message is crystal clear: The CIO/IT leader is absolutely critical to the long term success of modern companies."

About HMG Strategy, LLC
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