CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The 14th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium today announced that David Gledhill, Group Chief Information Officer and Head of Group Technology & Operations at DBS Bank Ltd, is the recipient of the prestigious 2017 MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award. Over the past decade, the Award has recognized Chief Information Officers (CIOs) who lead their organizations to deliver exemplary levels of business value through innovative use of IT.
"The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Awards Committee is proud to present David Gledhill of DBS Bank with the 2017 CIO Leadership Award," said Dr. George Westerman of MIT's Initiative on the Digital Economy and Co-Chair of the Award Program. "While we received many strong nominations for this award, Mr. Gledhill rose to the top in delivering business value through reimagining the use of IT."
Mr. Gledhill manages about 10,000 professionals across Asia and is focused on strengthening the bank's technology and infrastructure platform to drive greater resilience, organizational flexibility and innovation. Executing against DBS' strategy to be at the forefront of digital transformation, he plays a lead role in driving the bank's innovation agenda. Mr. Gledhill's portfolio includes the group's operations, which are focused on re-imagining customer journeys and the way business is supported, so as to make banking simpler and more effortless for customers. He has 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, and prior to joining DBS in 2008, he worked at J.P. Morgan, holding senior regional positions in Technology & Operations. At DBS, he is also the Director of Singapore Clearing House, a member of an IBM Advisory Board and the National Super Computing Centre Steering Committee, and a board advisor to the Singapore Management University School of Information Systems.
"Winning the MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award is a great honor, and is testament to the bank's collective efforts in re-imagining banking for our customers," said Mr. Gledhill. "This has been an all-encompassing journey, whether it is changing the culture and mindsets of our people, re-architecting our technology infrastructure, or leveraging big data, biometrics and AI to make banking simple and seamless for our customers. Winning this award from MIT, an organization that is at the forefront of driving innovation, is a great encouragement to all of us at DBS."
Dr. Westerman presented the award to Mr. Gledhill at the pre-Symposium dinner at the Exchange Conference Center in Boston, MA, on the evening of May 23. The three other distinguished Award finalists were Carlo Bozzoli of Enel, Julia Davis of Aflac, and Stephen Gold of CVS Health.
About the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is the premier global conference for CIOs and digital business executives to become more effective leaders. In one day, CIOs and senior IT executives explore enterprise technology innovations and business practices, and receive actionable information that enables them to meet the challenges of today and the future. The Symposium offers a unique learning environment by bringing together the academic thought leadership of MIT with the in-the-trenches experience of leading, global CIOs and industry experts. The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is organized and developed by the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association, the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE), and the MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). For more information, visit www.mitcio.com.
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