NEW YORK, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- Information Management today unveiled its third annual listing of 25 Top Information Managers. The 2012 list recognizes leaders who have designed or deployed information management strategies that make their organizations significantly more competitive, productive and cost-effective.
The 25 Top Information Managers listing is compiled by the editors of Information Management and the information technology experts who contribute to the community's website. Throughout the year, these authorities nominate chief information officers, chief technology officers, enterprise architects, and other technology leaders who are transforming their organizations though architectures and applications of traditional and new technologies. These include data management and reporting, analytics, cloud computing and mobile technologies.
The accomplishments of the nominees are verified by the Information Management editorial staff, which researches and interviews every nominee on their experiences, background, leadership style and accomplishments.
"In today's demanding business environment, every person on this list is an exceptional manager with a complex role," says Information Management editorial director Jim Ericson. "As leaders, these individuals bring very distinct personal approaches to the various challenges they face."
The innovators and influencers featured on this year's list come from industries including health care, banking, manufacturing, retail, logistics and insurance. Companies represented include Bank of America, Marriott International, Partners HealthCare, UPS, and Walgreens. Many of the top information managers come from federal, state and city agencies including the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, the state of Oklahoma and the City of Boston.
This year's list of top information managers includes:
Adrian Gardner, CIO and director of the information technology and communications director at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. With 13 data centers, 10,000 users and a supercomputer on site, Gardner manages data gathering for the entire civilian satellite program and projects including the Hubble Space Telescope.
Gary Lynch, managing director of supply chain risk management at Marsh, who directs a global consulting practice using data and analytics to help clients prioritize activities based on risk, create return on risk investments and understand potential points of failure in enterprise value chains.
Anthony Perez, director of business strategies for the NBA's Orlando Magic, who is working with comprehensive predictive analytic models to create a strategy for season ticketholder renewals.
"The 25 managers on the list represent some of today's best and brightest IT and data-centric business leaders," says Tony Carrini, publisher of Information Management (www.information-management.com). "We want to share with our community what their organizations already know about their leadership and the value they bring to their jobs every day."
The 2012 list of 25 Top Information Managers is available online as a slide gallery: http://www.information-management.com/gallery/25-top-information-managers-2012-10022676-1.html and in a list with links to individual articles about each honoree: http://www.information-management.com/newsletters/25_Top_Information_Managers_2012-10022674-1.html .
Over the course of the year, several of the honorees will be the subject of deeper online profiles at Information-Management.com.
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