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. Salesforce.com, 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
Golden Gate University, Anthony Hill
Island ECN, Will Sterling
1-800-Flowers, Enzo Micali