CIO Hall Of Fame Inducts 20 For Class Of 2017

It doesn’t calculate number of homeruns or consecutive games played, nor does it consider amount of championships won. Despite all that, there is, in fact, a Chief Information Officer Hall of Fame, and it currently has 85 now-immortal IT executives enshrined.

The enshrinement, organized by publication, announced its 11th class of inductees recently. The full list of 85 members can be seen here. The inaugural class launched in 1997, and ensuing groups were inducted from 2007 until now.

This year’s class includes 20 inductees from medium to large enterprises. Some are retired, others are still active. Here’s the list of names and organizations for 2017:

  • Phil Bertolini, Oakland County, Michigan
  • Suja Chandrasekaran, Kimberly-Clark
  • Phil Fasano, AIG
  • Tracy Futhey, Duke University
  • Clark Golestani, Merck
  • Rick Hopfer, Molina Healthcare
  • Bask Iyer, Dell and VMware
  • Justin Kershaw, Cargill
  • Catherine Kozik, PSAV
  • Anne Margulies, Harvard University
  • Paul Martin, Baxter International
  • Harry Moseley, KPMG
  • Dan Olley, Elsevier
  • James Rinaldi, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Randal Robison, Georgia Pacific
  • Bill Schlough, San Francisco Giants
  • Wayne Shurts, Sysco
  • Frank Sirianni, Fordham University
  • Mike Skinner, Eurpac Service
  • Gordon Wishon, Arizona State University

The Hall of Fame “celebrates outstanding personal achievement in IT, honoring the technology executives who, along with significant accomplishments in the field of IT, have all demonstrated substantial business impact and technology vision within one or more organizations,” the publication wrote.

First, a nominating form must be completed by either the CIO or someone who is recommending him or her. Those who meet the criteria are invited to fill out a final application, which includes essay questions, accomplishments, awards and references.

Take a look at the full list of CIO Hall of Fame inductees here. Are there CIOs you believe should be part of this esteemed group? Executives who’ve made business-altering technology moves to help pave a path forward for generations of workers to come?

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