March 18-20, 2019

Winning with Digital

Awards at #AGENDA19

Nominations Closed. Winners will be notified December 2018.


The Digital Edge 50 Award is a recognized honor of digital innovation. The 5th annual program for 2019 will recognize 50 organizations for digital initiatives that are transforming organizations and driving business success. Organizations with innovative, complex and scaled initiatives that have modernized operations, improved the customer experience and resulted in new product launches are those that typically make the list. Vendors: You are welcome to nominate customers, but please note that it is the customer who will win the award if selected.  Awards will be presented at the AGENDA19 conference on Wednesday evening.


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. Awards will be presented at the AGENDA19 conference on Wednesday evening.


View photos from the AGENDA18 Gala Award Ceremony.

Congratulations to our 2018 Digital Edge 50 Award Winners below.

Cake Insure
California State University, Fullerton
Capital One
County of Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services
Creative Artists Agency
Deakin University
Dignity Health
Discover Financial Services
E. & J. Gallo Winery
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies®
FedEx Corporation
Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Department of Labor
GSK US Pharmaceutical Tech
Hitachi Consulting India Pvt Ltd.
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Liberty Mutual Insurance, Workgrid Software
Merck & Co., Inc.
Michigan State Police
Micron Technology, Inc.
Onslow Memorial Hospital
Penn Medicine
Pennsylvania Treasury Department
Reed Smith
Rogers Communications Inc.
RTI International
St. Luke’s University Health Network
Technical College System of Georgia
Telia Company
TGI Fridays
Town of South Windsor, CT
United Way Worldwide
Universal Orlando
Volvo Financial Services
WCA Waste Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation

Congratulations to our 2018 Ones to Watch Award Winners

Jason Anders, Technology Director, Fannie Mae
Erica Antony, Vice President of Product Management, Arcserve, LLC
Katrina Bach, Sr. Program Analyst / KM / BI Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Under Secretary for Management
Dan Baldree, Business Relationship Division Manager, County of Santa Clara
Lana Belotserkovskaya, VP, Development, Tokio Marine North America Services
Raghavendra Bhat, Head of Technology – Digital Channels, ANZ Banking Group
Michael Bondmass, Director of Information Technology, EURPAC Service, Inc.
Nik Bronder, Software Development Manager, The Belt Railway Company of Chicago
Ray Chio, Accounting Manager, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Stefan de Haar, Senior Vice President Asia Pacific, QAD Inc.
Michelle DeCarlo, Vice President, IT Enterprise Delivery Practices, Lincoln Financial Group
Jamie Engstrom, IT Director – Develop and Deploy, Caterpillar Inc.
Darlene Ernstberger, Director of Applications, Kodak Alaris
Jan Gilg, Vice President, Head of Enterprise Architecture & IT Strategy, SAP SE
Narasimha Goli, Senior Vice President, Global Watch Technology, The Nielsen Company
Vivek Gurumurthy, Vice President – IT Operations & Billing Group, Verizon
Yaser Harb, CRM Applications Manager, American Psychological Association
Bonnie Hong, Export Compliance Manager, Nuclear Program Relationship Manager, Director, Idaho National Laboratory
Shachella James, Vice President, Technology Operations, CenterPoint Energy
Rebecca Jenks, Executive Director, Merck & Co., Inc.
Praveen Jonnala, Vice President, Business Solutions Development, CommScope
Mona Kahn, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Fannie Mae
Narendra Kambam, Director, FEP Healthcare Analytics, Service Benefit Plan Administrative Services Corp, subsidiary of CareFirst BCBS & BCBS Assoc
Joe Kauffman, Vice President IT, Knight Transportation
Judith Lewis, Senior IT Manager, Texas A&M University
Steven Liles, Head of Technology for Enterprise Digital and Payments, SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Kimberly Longerbone, Information Technology and Applications Director, Hennepin County Medical Center
Sandra Longs-Hasty, IT Training Manager, Prince George’s County Government
Roland Loranger Jr., Associate Director of Technical Product Management, ESPN
Raj Madan, Managing Director, Technology, Pershing
Veronica Millan, Regional Technology Director of the Americas, MullenLowe Group
Sridevi Mullapudi, Director, Application Development, Fannie Mae
Teesee Murray, VP, Digital Strategy and Cloud, Infor
Jeniffer Oburu, Business Process Owner, The Coca-Cola Company
Joseph Paradi, Senior Director – ITS Enterprise Services, Avanade, Inc.
Brian Parchem, Senior Vice President, Application Development, TransUnion
Rakesh Patel, Vice President, Kaiser Permanente
Kent Pilip, Director of Business Systems, Front Office and Operations, Lehigh Hanson, Inc.
Meg Ramsey, Vice President, Cloud Services Product Management, Sungard Availability Services
Darren Robbins, Vice President, Allstate Insurance Company
Shawn Rodgers, Vice President, Client Technology Solutions, Pershing
Gail Seanor, Senior Director, Digital, TGI Fridays
Chris Seitz, SVP, IT Shared Services, KAR Auction Services
Naveen Singla, Director for Decision Science and Lead, Decision Science Center of Excellence, Monsanto
Mariya Tarakanova, Global Technology Innovation Leader, Mercer
Manish Vipani, Vice President, Kaiser Permanente
Sean Walsh, Senior Manager, Information Security, Matson, Inc.
Scot Whigham, Director (Global Services and Support), IHG
Paul Yoder, Information Systems Security Specialist, El Camino Community College District
Nirut Zaveri, Director, Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions, KPMG LLP