InformationWeek Names the Global CIO 50
50 CIOs Around the Globe Recognized For Leadership, Innovation, and Business Impact
Jun 1, 2009
InformationWeek, the leading multimedia business technology brand, announced the top 50 Global CIOs redefining the CIO's role in driving business growth. (http://www.informationweek.com/news/global-cio/interviews/showArticle.jhtml?a rticleID=217600529). The CIOs were selected based on their strategic contributions to their companies, as well as for their market leadership, innovative IT-enabled business practices and results, and by their overall achievement and impact. Based on a new study from InformationWeek Analytics, CIOs around the globe are prioritizing on finding ways to reduce spending on maintenance and operations in order to liberate precious IT dollars for new initiatives. InformationWeek examined the role of CIOs in a global enterprise and how these Global CIOs are contending with the downturn -- and the eventual upturn -- in terms of business priorities and resource allocation. The study also challenged the stubborn perception that IT in general and CIOs and their teams in particular are cost centers rather than creators of value and accelerators of innovation.
"The CIOs named in the InformationWeek Global CIO 50 reflect three major themes we found in our recent research study," said Global CIO senior vice president Bob Evans. "CIOs are focusing on working to spend less money on internal IT issues and more on external, customer-facing projects. They are also developing and refining new ways to capture and communicate the business value of IT and finally, they are shifting the internal outlooks of worldwide IT organizations to reflect global perspectives."
The CIOs named to the prestigious list include: UPS CIO Dave Barnes whose philosophy is to build technology from the start with the world in mind; LG Electronics CIO Kim Tae Keuk who is leading an effort to replace more than 80 different ERP systems around the world with a single, global system; Coca-Cola's Jean-Michael Ares who with his company, recognizing China as its third-largest and perhaps fastest-growing global market, is opening a $90 million innovation and technology center in Shanghai.
The Global CIO 50 listing debuted in the May 25 issue of InformationWeek Magazine and the comprehensive InformationWeek Analytics Global CIO Report, titled "Small World, Big Opportunities" is available at InformationWeek Analytics (http://informationweek.com/globalcio50/report). The results were compiled from 861 responses from senior IT executives in seven countries across 28 industries.
For more information on InformationWeek Global CIO 50, please go to: www.informationweek.com/globalcio50.
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