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Evanta Announces Winners of Global CIO Executive Summit Breakaway Leadership Awards

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Evanta Announces Winners of Global CIO Executive Summit Breakaway Leadership Awards

Winners of Evanta's 11th annual Global CIO Breakaway Leadership Awards were announced August 23 at the Global CIO Executive Summit in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

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PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Winners of Evanta's 11th annual Global CIO Breakaway Leadership Awards were announced August 23 at the Global CIO Executive Summit in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

This honor, built on peer recognition, honors Chief Information Officers (CIOs) identified as breakaway leaders in three categories: driving exceptional impact, innovation and influence. Attendees of the Global CIO Executive Summit voted for the winners, who are listed below:

  • Kevin Gokey, VP & Global CIO, Church & Dwight Co., Inc., won in the Impact category (Tangible, transformative impact on specific projects or initiatives)
  • Les Ottolenghi, EVP & CIO, Caesars Entertainment Corporation, won in the Innovation category (Creative thinking, problem-solving and use of technology to drive results)
  • Mugunth Vaithylingam, CIO, College of Southern Nevada, won in the Influence category (Outsized effect on their organization, community and/or profession)

In addition to the three winners, finalists included Dan Adam, CIO, Extreme Networks, Inc., and Tom Phillips, CIO, Elavon Inc., in the Impact category; Radha Swaminathan, CTO and Innovation Officer, American Water, and Michael Restuccia, CIO/SVP, Penn Medicine, in the Innovation category; and Nazmul Islam, CIO, UAB Department of Medicine, and Charu Jain, VP & CIO, Alaska Air Group, in the Influence category.

The 2019 Global CIO Executive Summit will be Sept. 11-13 in Westlake Village, California. For more information on the awards, contact Evanta Awards Facilitator Kaylen Schwartz at 503-808-9816 or kaylen.schwartz(at)evanta.com. For information on the Global CIO Summit, contact Jordan Guess at 971-717-6668 or jordan.guess(at)evanta.com.

About Evanta, a Gartner company, and the Global CIO Executive Summit
Evanta, a Gartner company, fosters leadership development and collaborative exchange among North America's top executives. We convene thousands of C-suite executives each year to create unmatched opportunities for leaders of the best companies to network, share and learn. The Global CIO Executive Summit has an agenda built entirely "by CIOs, for CIOs," and provides a platform to develop tangible solutions to the biggest challenges facing the CIO community. Now in its 11th year, this invitation-only conference unites the most influential CIOs from North America and abroad for a crucial day of insights, networking and candid conversations. For more information, please visit http://www.evanta.com/cio/summits/global.

 

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