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CIO of the Year Awards

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December 11, 2020

7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


Crain's Special Section Crain's Announcement Winners Press Release

Congratulations to our 2020 winners!




Leadership

Melanie Kalmar

Corporate VP, CIO & CDO
Super Global

Mamatha Chamarthi

CDO & CIO
Global

John Hill

CIO & SVP, Business Planning
Large Enterprise

Steven Ambrose

VP & CIO

Enterprise

Jennifer Charters

EVP & CIO
Corporate

Andy Frey

CIO
Nonprofit/Public Sector

Ravi Pendse

VP IT & CIO

Super Global Finalists

Mamatha
Chamarthi

CDO & CIO

Matt
Fahnestock

SVP & CIO

Michelle
Greene

VP IT

Steven
Zerby

VP & CIO

Global Finalists

Thomas
Farrington

EVP & CIO

John
Hill

CIO & SVP, Business Planning

Raman
Mehta

VP & CIO

James
Seevers

CIO & Senior General Manager

Large Enterprise Finalists

Steven
Ambrose

VP & CIO

Jason
Bressler

EVP & CTO

Anita
Klopfenstein

CIO

Sangy
Vatsa

EVP, Global Chief Technology and Digital Officer

Enterprise Finalists

David
Behen

VP & CIO

Paul
Blowers

CIO

Jennifer
Charters

EVP & CIO

Corporate Finalists

Stacy
Carron

CIO

Andy
Frey

CIO

Elizabeth
Klee

CIO

Matt
Spivey

VP IT

Nonprofit/Public Sector Finalists

William
Fandrich

SVP & CIO

Lesley
Ma

VP, CIO and CDAO

Beth
Niblock

CIO

Ravi
Pendse

VP IT & CIO

2020 Keynote

Fran Dramis, SVP & CIO (fmr), BellSouth

Fran has had four parallel business careers: The first as a senior executive and head of technology at 5 Fortune 500 companies and as a CEO and COO of two midsize companies. The second as a board member of eight midsize and emerging market companies. The third as an angel investor in over 30 companies. The fourth as an author, mentor and speaker. Fran spent much of his early career with AT&T, including projects with Bell Laboratories, the telecommunication company’s research and development wing. He also served as Managing Director and CIO of Salomon Brothers, president and CEO of Network Management Inc., and president and COO of Telic Corporation.

Leadership Award Recipient

Melanie Kalmar, Corporate VP, CIO & CDO, Dow

Melanie Kalmar is corporate vice president, chief information officer and chief digital officer for Dow. She drives the global strategy for information technology and digital capabilities to advance Dow’s growth and business strategies. She is also a member of Dow’s Executive Leadership Team that sets the strategic direction, defines priorities and is accountable for delivering enterprise-level results.

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