CIO Magazine Names 20 Influential CIOs to Hall of Fame

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JULY 30, 2007 – IDG’s CIO magazine, as part of its year-long 20th anniversary celebration, highlights the growth of the information technology (IT) profession with the induction of 20 accomplished CIOs into the CIO Hall of Fame. Honorees were selected for their leadership in the CIO community and contributions to the advancement of the profession. The 20 2007 inductees include (alphabetically listed):

Gregor Bailar, EVP and CIO, Capital One*

John Boushy, President, CEO, Director, Ameristar

Rob Carter, EVP and CIO, FedEx

Barbara Cooper, VP and CIO, Toyota*

Rick Dalzell, SVP and CIO,

John Doucette, VP and CIO, United Technologies Corp.

Jim Flyzik, President, The Flyzik Group

Monte Ford, SVP and CIO, American Airlines

Paul Gaffney, COO, Desktone

John Glaser, VP and CIO, Partners Health Care

Darwin John, CIO, Church of LDS, Retired

Dave Kepler, SVP and CIO, The Dow Chemical Company

Shaygan Kheradpir, EVP and CIO, Verizon

Dawn Lepore, President and CEO,

Randy Mott, EVP and CIO, Hewlett-Packard

Mike Prince, CIO, Burlington Coat

Rebecca Rhoads, VP and CIO, Raytheon*

Ralph Szygenda, VP and CIO, General Motors

Kevin Turner, COO, Microsoft Corp.

Carl Wilson, EVP and CIO, Marriott*

*CIO Executive Council member

According to Abbie Lundberg, editor-in-chief of CIO magazine, “As we celebrate 20 years of providing IT executives with the strategies and best practices to perform their jobs effectively, it makes sense to honor the elite CIOs who have been pioneers in breaking new ground in the use of technology in business.”

Hall of Fame inductees will be honored during CIO magazine’s annual CIO|08: The Year Ahead Conference, Monday, October 29th at the Hotel Del Coronado in Coronado, CA. The ceremony, to be attended by more than 175 of the world’s most influential chief information officers (CIOs), CEOs and senior business executives, will highlight the impact forward thinking CIOs had on the field while attendees plan for the year ahead. (More info available at

About the CIO Hall of Fame:

The CIO Hall of Fame was first created in 1997 to spotlight IT professionals who had provided significant contributions to and profound influence on the IT discipline, the use of technology in business and the advancement of the CIO role. The 12 1997 Hall of Fame inductees include:.

John Cross, British Petroleum

David V. Evans, J.C. Penney

Charlie Feld, Frito-Lay

Cinda A. Hallman, DuPont

Max D. Hopper, American Airlines

Katherine M. Hudson, Kodak

Donald R. Lasher, USAA

Bob L. Martin, Wal-Mart

DuWayne J. Peterson, Merrill Lynch

Ron J. Ponder, AT&T

Paul A. Strassmann, Dept. of Defense

Patricia M. Wallington, Xerox

About CIO:

Produced by CXO Media, the CIO portfolio includes, CIO magazine (launched in 1987), CIO Executive Programs and the CIO Executive Council. CIO properties provide technology and business leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT’s role in achieving business goals. The U.S. edition of the magazine and website are recipients of 140 awards to date, including two Grand Neals from the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards and two Magazine of the Year awards from the National Society of Business Publication Editors. CIO magazine is published in more than a dozen countries, including Australia, Canada, China, France and Germany. CIO Executive Programs – a series of face-to-face conferences including the CIO 100 Awards & Symposium – provide educational and networking opportunities for pre-qualified corporate and government leaders. The CIO Executive Council is a professional organization of CIOs created to achieve lasting change in critical industry, academic, media and governmental groups. CXO Media is a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading technology media, research and event company. Company information is available at