The Chief Information Officer has become the point-person for innovation and the forerunner for change inside today’s organizations, inexorably linked to this information generation of rapid progress. And as the role of technology has shifted, so too has the role of the CIO. ‘Big Data’ is the watchword, with the volume and importance of information constantly surging. Today’s CIO must be equipped to leverage that information towards a greater strategy of organizational growth and success. We are proud to recognize 40 executives who are doing just that.

Explore below to find out more about the honorees along with what they believe is the biggest strategic issue facing their field in the near future.

Andrew Wilson

Accenture

Ben Fried

Google

Diana McKenzie

Workday

Georgette Kiser

The Carlyle Group

Jim Dubois

Microsoft

Jonathan Chow

LiveNation

Kimberly Anstett

The Nielsen Company

Mark Sunday

Oracle

Mike Benson

DirecTV

Naresh Shanker

HP

Roger Gurnani

Verizon

Sigal Zarmi

PwC

Sondra Barbour

Lockheed Martin

Andy Crowder

Scripps Health

Cheryl Thomas

Valero

Cheryl Thomas

Valero

Dick Daniels

Kaiser Permanente

Guillermo Diaz

Cisco

Jim Fowler

General Electric

Karenann Terrell

Walmart

Linda Holmes

Proctor & Gamble

Martin Chavez

Goldman Sachs

Mike Crowe

Colgate Palmolive

Norm Fjeldheim

Qualcomm

Ross Meyercord

Salesforce

Sheila Jordan

Symantec

Susan O'Day

Walt Disney

Tony Scott

The White House

Bask Iyer

VMWare

Dan Morales

eBay

Ellen Barker

Texas Instruments

Jay Kerley

Applied Materials

John Tonnison

Tech Data

Kim Stevenson

Intel

Marcy Klevorn

Ford Motors

Michael Hedges

Medtronic

ML Krakaeur

EMC

Ramesh Nair

Ingram Micro

Ryan Neading

Rackspace

Sherry Neubert

Goodyear

Timothy Campos

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