IDG’s InfoWorld Honors IT Leaders: The “25 Most Influential CTOs” In 2002

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – DECEMBER 3, 2002 – InfoWorld Media Group, the provider of in-depth analysis of enterprise technology and strategies through its integrated online, print, research and events channels, today announced the "25 Most Influential CTOs" – an exemplary group of IT executives whose innovative efforts continue to generate success despite a challenging economic landscape. These influential IT executives represent diverse industries. From the auto and travel industries to security services and the U.S. federal government, they have helped their companies generate revenue, introduced strategic innovation, streamlined processes and infrastructure, and wield influence both inside and outside their organizations. InfoWorld celebrates the achievements of these CTOs in the December 9th issue featuring profiles of each honoree.


"The role of the CTO has grown in importance in the overall corporate infrastructure," stated Eve Epstein, executive editor for CTO media, InfoWorld Media Group. "CTOs are being held more accountable for the bottom line and return on investment. The CTOs honored by InfoWorld in this special issue stand out as relentless innovators, strategists and visionary thought leaders who continue to look to the future despite current economic challenges."

The InfoWorld "25 Most Influential CTOs"

The "25 Most Influential CTOs" are an elite group of IT executives representing diverse industries — from the auto and travel industries to security services and the U.S. federal government. InfoWorld's team of top editors, using rankings from its CTO Advisory Council, chose honorees based on the following:

How does the nominee's background and experience demonstrate leadership and influence?

How has the nominee demonstrated leadership and proven influence in his or her organization and the broader CTO community?

What is the size of his or her organization and overall influence in the broader business community?

What special projects, technology innovation or implementation has the nominee spearheaded? What risks did he or she take? How did the project succeed or enhance overall business opportunities and operations? How can this effort be seen as a model for other CTOs?

How has the nominee demonstrated leadership during this economic downturn? What steps were taken to push his or her organization forward into the future, despite tight resources? What are the demonstrated results?

The 25 Most Influential CTOs:

1. Boeing, Gene Rogers

2. CheckFree, Randy McCoy

3. Covisint, Kevin Vasconi

4. DISA, Dawn Meyerriecks

5. EDS, Terry Milholland

6. Fannie Mae, Julie St. John

7. Federal Government, OMB, Norman Lorentz

8. GE, Larry Biagini

9. General Motors, Anthony Scott

10. Housing Works, Duane Ebesu

11. Keen, Mark Halstead

12. Kontiki, Wade Hennessey

13. LexisNexis, Allan McLaughlin

14. Merrill Lynch, John McKinley

15. Orbitz, Alex Zoghlin

16. PayPal, Max Levchin

17. Putnam Lovell NBF, Rodric R. O'Connor

18. Qualys, Gerhard Eschelbeck

19. Reuters, Mike Sayers

20., Dave Moellenhoff

21. Sony Music Entertainment, Phil Wiser

22. Textron, Phyllis Michaelides

23. TiVo, Jim Barton

24. TruSecure, Peter Tippett

25. United Airlines, Rob Robless

Runners Up:

Golden Gate University, Anthony Hill

Island ECN, Will Sterling

1-800-Flowers, Enzo Micali