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CIO of the Year Awards


LABJ Special Section LABJ Announcement Winners Press Release

Congratulations to our 2021 winners!




Leadership

Mary Gendron

Global

Michael Zahigian

Large Enterprise

Todd Inlander

Enterprise

Ted Ross

Large Corporate

Randi Levin

Corporate

Joseph Cevetello

Nonprofit/Public Sector

Albert Oriol

Global Finalists

Nicholas
Colisto

Allen
Fazio

Sai
Koorapati

Rhonda
Vetere

Michael
Zahigian

Large Enterprise Finalists

Jonathan
Behnke

Joel
Golub

Ben
Gordon

Todd
Inlander

Thomas
MacDougall

Enterprise Finalists

David
Baker

Josh
Goode

Mark
Hagan

Montaque
Hou

Ted
Ross

Large Corporate Finalists

Dan
Abushanab

Frederick
Donatucci

Randi
Levin

Joel
Manfredo

Corporate Finalists

Joseph
Cevetello

Ghalib
Kassam

Matthew
March

Derek
Peterson

Erik
Quade

Nonprofit/Public Sector Finalists

Denise (NeeCee)
Cornish

Steve
Garske

Raymond
Lowe

Albert
Oriol

Ashwin
Rangan

2021 Keynote

Tom Leighton, Co-Founder & CEO, Akamai Technologies

Dr. Tom Leighton co-founded Akamai Technologies in 1998 and served as Akamai’s Chief Scientist until he became CEO in 2013. Under Dr. Leighton’s leadership, Akamai has evolved from its origins as a Content Delivery Network (CDN) into one of the most essential and trusted cloud delivery and cybersecurity platforms, upon which many of the world’s best brands and enterprises build and secure their digital experiences. During his initial four years as CEO, Akamai’s revenue and profit grew by 70%, and annual revenue from Akamai’s security business grew 15-fold to more than $400 million per year.

Leadership Award Recipient

Mary Gendron, SVP & CIO, Qualcomm

Mary Gendron is senior vice president and chief information officer for Qualcomm Incorporated. As the leader of Qualcomm’s global IT organization, Gendron provides strategic direction within the IT organization and drives operational excellence across the enterprise. Gendron collaborates with the executive and business unit leadership to incorporate forward-looking technology solutions to enable an efficient employee and customer experience and achieve company goals. Gendron joined Qualcomm in 2016, bringing more than 25 years of IT experience to the role, with expertise in developing and executing IT and talent-focused strategies, services and plans.

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