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2020 FutureEdge 50 Award Winners

2020 Ones to Watch Award Winners

Bank of America


Bayer Crop Science


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC


BNY Mellon | Pershing


Caesars Entertainment


Catholic Relief Services




Children’s Hospital Los Angeles




City of Cape Coral, Florida


City of Henderson, Nevada


City of Virginia Beach Information Technology


Deakin University


Diligent Corporation


Discover Financial Services


Discovery Health Partners


Eli Lilly and Company


Freddie Mac


Green Climate Fund


Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey






Intrax Inc.


Jackson Health System


Johnson Controls
Khalifa Empowerment Program – Aqdar


King County, WA




Merck & Co., Inc.


Mercy Technology Services




Mondelez International


National Grid


New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions


Novant Health


Nuveen (A TIAA Company)


Orlando Health


Penn Medicine




Port of Seattle (SeaTac International Airport)








Rockwell Automation


Rowan University, Division of Information Resources & Technology


Tata Consultancy Services


Under Armour







Aarti Arora, Director Risk Management, Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Tracey Avidan, Head of Customer Platform Lead, Bayer Crop Science

Yelak Biru, Senior Director of Data and Analytics, Associate Digital Experience & Global People Analytics, Walmart

Gregory Bishop, Senior Director, Systems Engineering & Operations, Service Benefit Plan Administrative Services Corporation (SBPASC), an affiliate of CareFirst, Inc

Margaret Brisbane, Assistant Director – Enterprise Solutions, Miami Dade County

Marina Brown, Sr. Application Development Manager, Werner Enterprises

Burton Buffaloe, Leader, IBM CIO Logistics and Blockchain, IBM

Paul Coyne, Assistant Vice President, Clinical Informatics, Hospital for Special Surgery / Co-Founder, Inspiren

Regina DeGennaro, Director, Pershing Technology, BNY Mellon | Pershing

Sheila Eason, Director Customer Service, Internal Revenue Service

Elisa Garbett, Senior Director, IT Global Service Delivery, Bentley Systems, Inc.

Richard George, Global Head, Digital, User Experience & Marketing Technology, Refinitiv

Tyrone Green, IT Sr. Director – Global BRM Practice Lead, IT BRM PepsiCo

Angie Gregory, Network Engineering Senior Manager, SAIC

Eric Haas, Director of IT and Customer Experience, Hinshaw

Cindy Haddix, Director of IT Business Operations, World Wide Technology

Douglas Hamilton, Managing Director, Nasdaq Machine Intelligence Lab, Nasdaq

Ted Hanson, Vice President, Global Information Services, Applied Materials, Inc.

Belinda Jackson, Director of Product & Process Development, Ginnie Mae

Marcus Jennings, Chief of Office of Enterprise Solutions, Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP)

Dr. Anita Jindal, Director, Engineering, NetApp

Sherry Jordan, Director, IT, Blackbaud, Inc.

Aaron Judy, Technology Innovation Strategist, Maricopa County – Clerk of the Superior Court

Raju Kakani, Vice President, Information Services, SIGMA Corporation

Heather Kennedy, Enterprise Architect II, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Bojoon Kim, Principal Professional / Smart IT Team Leader, Samsung Electro-Mechanics

Scott Knabe, Director Network & Telecom, Information Technology, Donlen

Priya Komanduri, Head of Product Cloud Platform, Bose

Adrienne Leighton, Digital Transformation Lead, Bayer Crop Science

Janet Mak, Vice President, Systems Development, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Saul Mankes, VP, IT Delivery, Marriott International Inc.

Brian McGrath, VP Unified Commerce, Technology Process Group (TPG), Americas, PVH Corp.

Umesh Murthy, IT Director, General Motors

Nicole Narcisco, Director, CIO Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures, IBM

Cheryl Orange, Managing Director – Information Technology, FedEx Services

Chris Persaud, Director of Technical Operations, School District of Palm Beach County

Michael Ryan, VP, Technology Strategy, Freddie Mac

Setal Seth, Associate Director of Technology Operations, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Vineet Sinha, Director and Product General Manager, Johnson Controls

Sudhi Sinha, Vice President & General Manager, Johnson Controls Digital Solutions, Johnson Controls

Danielle Sparandera, Director, CIO DesignOps and Agile, IBM

Thomas Sweet, VP IT Software Solution, GM Financial

Kurt Taylor, IT Applications Director, Merchants Fleet

Roderick Thomas, Director of Application Development and Delivery, BNY Mellon | Pershing

Cem Urfalioglu, Director Intelligent Enterprise, Avanade

Warren Vander Laan, Senior Manager, Shop & Buy, Toyota Motor North America

Raj Varughese, Group Vice President IT, PVH Asia Ltd., PVH Corp.

Steve Wentzell, VP of Information Technology, Lids

Lisa Wilson, Director, Internal Revenue Service

Paula Wood, Business Solutions Director, SAIC

The FutureEdge 50 awards recognize organizations pushing the edge with new technologies to advance their business for the future. The successor to the Digital Edge 50 awards, the FutureEdge 50 will recognize not only established initiatives driving business success but also early-stage projects pursued for their watershed potential. These initiatives may be in R&D, proof of concept or pilot phases. With this, the FutureEdge 50 awards aim to bring the most cutting-edge trials and applications of emerging technologies – and the innovative cultures enabling them — to our audience at the AGENDA conference.

The Ones to Watch awards, produced by CIO and the CIO Executive Council, spotlight rising technology leaders who have what it takes to become the strategic, C-level business technology executives of tomorrow. Candidates have not yet reached the C-level, yet have a track record of success, an essential blend of communication and collaboration skills, and a keen understanding of business goals. The award is an opportunity for senior leaders to publicly recognize those who routinely go above and beyond in delivering value to their organization and your business and the senior leader’s endorsement is a key element of the submission process.

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