CIO of the Year

ORBIE Awards

Leadership

Charlie Feld
Founder and CEO
2017 CIO Awards

Global

Robert Pischke
VP Information Technology
2017 CIO Awards

Enterprise

John Burke
CIO
2017 CIO Awards

Corporate

Juan Fontanes
VP of Information Technology
2017 CIO Awards

Nonprofit

Matthew Kull
SVP & CIO
2017 CIO Awards

Finalists & Keynote

Global

2017 CIO Awards
Richard Maranville
Chief Digital Officer
2017 CIO Awards
2017 CIO Awards
Robert Pischke
VP Information Technology
2017 CIO Awards
2017 CIO Awards
Rama Prasad
CTO & SVP of IT
2017 CIO Awards
2017 CIO Awards
Ed Robben
SVP & CIO
2017 CIO Awards
2017 CIO Awards
Gertrude Van Horn
CIO
2017 CIO Awards

Enterprise

2017 CIO Awards
Michael Adams
CTO
2017 CIO Awards
2017 CIO Awards
John Burke
CIO
2017 CIO Awards
2017 CIO Awards
Nellson Burns
VP Information Technology
2017 CIO Awards
2017 CIO Awards
Larry Freed
CIO
2017 CIO Awards
2017 CIO Awards
Noel Wong
SVP & CIO
2017 CIO Awards

Corporate

2017 CIO Awards
Juan Fontanes
VP of Information Technology
2017 CIO Awards
2017 CIO Awards
Joan Holman
CIO
2017 CIO Awards
2017 CIO Awards
Luke Moranda
CIO
2017 CIO Awards
2017 CIO Awards
Stacy Peterson
CIO
2017 CIO Awards
2017 CIO Awards
Michelle Sheffield
CIO
2017 CIO Awards

Nonprofit

2017 CIO Awards
Matthew Chambers
CIO
2017 CIO Awards
2017 CIO Awards
Matthew Kull
SVP & CIO
2017 CIO Awards
2017 CIO Awards
Theresa Meadows
SVP & CIO
2017 CIO Awards
2017 CIO Awards
Chris Nchopa-Ayafor
CIO
2017 CIO Awards
2017 CIO Awards
Jeffery Neyland
VP & CIO
2017 CIO Awards

2017 DallasCIO Keynote Speaker

2017 CIO Awards

Fran Dramis

Bellsouth

Francis “Fran” Dramis has been recognized as one of the nation’s top strategic CIOs for his leadership and innovativeness in technology. Over the course of his career, he has received, many technology leadership awards, including:

  • CIO Magazine’s CIO 100 Award, 1999
  • CIO Magazine’s Top 100 Leaders for the Next Millennium, 2000
  • Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders, 2002
  • GeorgiaCIO Lifetime Achievement Award, 2016

Fran brings extensive knowledge and experience with the power, innovation, and productivity that values-based leadership brings to IT organizations. As Executive Vice President, Chief Information, eCommerce, and Security Officer for BellSouth Corporation, Fran was responsible for the company’s information technologies and for directing and setting the foundation for BellSouth’s first eCommerce efforts.

During Fran’s tenure from 1998 to 2007, BellSouth’s information technology and security groups received numerous awards and recognized as one of the top IT organizations in the nation:

  • Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
  • Top 10 in Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT for its Diversity (2004)
  • SecurE-Biz Leadership Award
  • InformationWeek 500 Most Innovative Users of Technology (Ranked #10 in 2005)
  • CIO Magazine’s Enterprise Value Award in 2005

Fran spent much of his early career with AT&T, including projects with Bell Laboratories, the telecommunication company’s research and development wing—arguably the most effective laboratory for new ideas in the world. He also served as Managing Director and CIO of Salomon Brothers, president and CEO of Network Management Inc., and president and COO of Telic Corporation.

Today, Fran is the CEO of F. Dramis LLC, an investor, and a member of multiple public and private technology boards. Most recently, he founded, chaired, and chartered the IT committee of the board for US Oncology, one of the nation’s largest networks of integrated, community-based oncology practices dedicated to advancing high-quality, evidence-based cancer care. He chairs the boards of Nanolumens, a digital display and visual communications company, and Catavolt, a provider of enterprise-grade cloud services for instant and secure access to enterprise data on mobile devices.

Fran has authored two books: The CIO Handbook that details his unique methodology for aligning technology with the strategic direction of the organization; and Creating an Intentional Business Life, that outlines his mentoring process in helping individuals, especially in the field of technology, chart a career path to a fulfilling business and personal life. Fran is a frequent speaker at technology and leadership forums, and at university EMBA sessions.

Fran received a Master of Science degree in Advanced Management from Pace University in New York City and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University. He lives in Atlanta.

2017 DallasCIO Leadership Award Recipient

2017 CIO Awards

Charlie Feld

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As founder and CEO of The Feld Group—based in Dallas, Texas—Feld built a team of information technology executives that enabled dramatic results in Fortune 500 companies through the transformation of their own IT organizations. This was an interim two-year turnaround model with 7 to 8 teams of approximately 50 people. The Feld Group was acquired by EDS in 2004, which was subsequently purchased by Hewlett-Packard in 2008. During this time, Charlie led the development of EDS’ portfolio of service offerings and solutions in Infrastructure, Applications and Business Process Outsourcing. He also led the Core Integration and Architecture and the office of the Multi-Year Plan. He was responsible for the office of the CIO and the EDS Fellows, a group of Electronic Data Systems Corp.’s most innovative thought leaders. 

In September 2008, Feld retired as a Senior Executive Vice President and Member of EDS’ Executive Committee. In 2009, Feld launched The Feld Group Institute, a leadership development firm that is using all of the learnings out of the decades of running IT organizations.   Currently the Institute is working with a number of Fortune 50 companies developing the next generation of Business and IT Leaders i.e.:  FedEx, Bank of Montreal, Cummins, Intel and others.

Feld has garnered accolades from numerous sources, including Business 2.0 and Computerworld magazines. He has also been featured in InformationWeek and CIO magazines, which placed him among its “5 Top CIOs” in 2001. In 1997, Feld was named “One of the 12 Most Influential IT Executives of the Past Decade” by CIO magazine and Computerworld named him as one of “25 IT People to Watch in 1998.” His articles on IT leadership topics have appeared regularly in Computerworld Executive Suite, Harvard Business Review, and CIO magazine.  He has received several industry awards, including the Smithsonian Award for Technology Excellence and the Carnegie Mellon Award for Innovative Technology.  In addition, The Feld Group’s work has been the subject of multiple case studies appearing in the Harvard Business School, MIT and McKinsey Quarterly.   Feld has also authored two books on Leadership – The Blind Spot: A Leader’s Guide to IT-Enabled Business Transformation and The Calloway Way-Results & Integrity.

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