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CIO of the Year Awards


DBJ Special Section DBJ Announcement Winners Press Release

Congratulations to our 2021 winners!




Leadership

Zack Hicks

EVP & CDO (Toyota Motor North America) and CEO & President (Toyota Connected North America)
Super Global

Sue-Jean Lin

SVP & CIO
Global

Gertrude Van Horn

SVP & CIO
Large Enterprise

Nimesh Mehta

CIO

Enterprise

Michele Rodgers

CIO
Corporate

Jyoti Lynch

CIO
Healthcare

Shane Henderson

CTO
Public Sector

Jack Kelanic

CTO

Super Global Finalists

Nancy
Flores

EVP, CIO & CTO

Tammy
Gilbert

CIO & Head of Corporate Technologies

Sue-Jean
Lin

SVP & CIO

Sudhir
Nair

Chief Information and Technology Officer

Pankaj
Patra

SVP & CIO

Angela
Venuk

CIO

Global Finalists

Ramnik
Kamo

EVP Global Operations & CIO

Christi
Liebe

Global CIO

Bill
McDonald

CIO

Andy
Potter

CTO

Gertrude
Van Horn

SVP & CIO

Large Enterprise Finalists

Ashley
Denison

CIO

Jim
French

CTO

Vipin
Gupta

CIO

Nimesh
Mehta

CIO

Mike
Santimaw

SVP & CIO

Enterprise Finalists

Brian
Drevicky

CIO

Michele
Rodgers

CIO

Hina
Shamsi

CIO

Trey
Smith

CIO

Mani
Suri

SVP & CIO

Corporate Finalists

Joan
Holman

CIO

Jyoti
Lynch

CIO

Steve
McLaurin

VP & CIO

Mark
Overton

SVP & CIO

Neelu
Sethi

SVP & CIO

Healthcare Finalists

Vin
Crispino

CIO

Shane
Henderson

CTO

Joe
Longo

SVP & CIO

Pamela
McNutt

SVP & CIO

Theresa
Meadows

SVP & CIO

Jan
Ross

CIO, Technology Division

Public Sector Finalists

Mark
Elrod

Director of IT

Jack
Kelanic

CTO

Doug
Short

CIO

Caren
Skipworth

CIO

Michael
Youngs

VP of IT Services

2021 Keynote

Tom Nealon, President, Southwest Airlines

Tom Nealon, President of Southwest Airlines, returned to Southwest Airlines in 2016 as Executive Vice President Strategy & Innovation before assuming the role of President in 2017. He previously served as a Director on the Southwest Board from 2010 to 2015, and as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer from 2002 to 2006. As President, Tom is responsible for the Commercial (including Revenue, Network, Corporate Sales and Customer Relations/Rapid Rewards), Finance, Technology, Marketing, and Internal Audit Departments.

Leadership Award Recipient

Zack Hicks, EVP & CDO (Toyota Motor North America) and CEO & President (Toyota Connected North America), Toyota

Zack Hicks is executive vice president and chief digital officer at Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). He also is chief executive officer and president of Toyota Connected North America. Additionally, he has a global role leading information security management for Toyota Motor Corporation and serves as senior general manager for its in-house Connected Company. As Toyota’s first chief digital officer, Hicks leads Toyota’s newly created Digital Transformation & Mobility unit, leading shared mobility, connectivity services, over-the-air upgrades and future business opportunities. This new role is designed to define and accelerate Toyota’s mobility efforts including vehicle connectivity, electrification and autonomous driving technologies in coordination with other company business divisions.

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