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Top 5 CIO’s of 2012CIO’s are beginning to play an ever more crucial role in the strategic planning andoverall success of any enterprise as our world becomes increasingly data driven. Theseindividuals go beyond implementing an ITIL strategy and leading successful projects;these CIOs show incredible leadership, while driving innovation and fostering a solidnetwork within the industry through board positions and impressive resumes. Here arefive of the most influential in the year 2012.1) Theresa Wise – Senior VP and CIO for Delta Air LinesRanked number one on ExecRanks listings for both Top Exec and Top FemaleExec, she is widely recognized for the dynamic leadership that saw her through thesuccessful merger of two major airlines (Northwest and Delta), all while revitalizing andstreamlining Delta’s configuration of information systems along the way. She was sosuccessful in this venture that it has now become a case study in what a successfulairline merger looks like. In addition to being a powerhouse CIO, she’s also anaccomplished concert violinist and math whiz.2) Paul Coby – CIO for John Lewis
Coby is a frequent star on TechRepublic’s CIO50 list, ranking number one in 2012 and2007 and showing up in the top 10 in 2008 and 2009. He has a strong history as atalented CIO, serving 10 years with British Airways where he managed all the IT acrossthe entire corporation. During his time there, British Airways reduced IT costs by 54percent through innovative production measures, such as self-service kiosks and onlinebooking. In his current role with John Lewis, he is transforming an aged infrastructureand streamlining processes to create a leaner, more efficient, and cost-effective ITdepartment.3) Catherine Bruno – VP & CIO for Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems
Winner of the 2012 prestigious MIT Award for Innovation Leadership and the 2010 CIOof the Year award by New England HIMSS, Catherine Bruno leads a multimillion dollargrant program that focuses on how innovative IT can improve healthcare quality andcompliance. She has 30 years of experience in healthcare IT, and 14 years as a CIO inhealthcare. She focused on deploying a forward-thinking electronic health recordssystem, along with several other intuitive and cost-saving technological measuresfocused on providing better medical care to patients. Her grant program helps unitedozens of local healthcare organizations in reducing costs through effectiveimplementation of IT.4) Chris Perretta – EVP & CIO for State Street CorporationAnother winner of the 2012 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium award for InnovationLeadership, Chris Perretta leads a team of over 5,000 employees and contractorssupervising operations in 27 countries. Before working for State Street, he served asCIO for North American Consumer Financial Services and Chief Technology Officer forGE Capital. He maintains a strong focus on cybersecurity, and is working towardsestablishing a focus on strategic planning, forward-thinking automation appdevelopment for the financial sector. Chris additionally emphasizes improving uponexisting system architecture. He has also been a driving force in seeing his companybecome an early leader in cloud computing.
5) Jennifer Rigby – CIO of the Department of Energy and Climate ChangeListed as one of the top ten CIOs by TechRepublic for 2012, Jennifer Rigby was alsowritten up by Computer Weekly as one of the influential women in IT. In her role at theDECC since January of 2011, she has been able to greatly cut the department’s carbonemissions and leads with a vision of green IT. She is focused on utilizing cloudcomputing and e-procurement to achieve further improvement. She has formerly workedfor the Home Office, the National Archives, and the BBC in a number of roles.Follow ScriptRock on Twitter