JUDGE'S VIEW "He represents a model of a long-term CIO at one company. He has aligned IT very nicely with the business goals and management, which has driven the business to retain him over a long period--something that is not easy given the normal tenure of CIOs."
CAREER Smoley joined AstraZeneca as CIO last month after a lengthy stint at Flextronics International, where he oversaw the company's $250 million IT budget and 2,400 IT employees in 30 countries. In addition to adopting a "lean IT" approach that keeps costs low, he created a culture of innovation resulting in high-ROI projects, such as consolidating 80 HR systems into one global cloud-based tool.
JUDGE'S VIEW "Dave is a true thought leader in cloud/[software-as-a-service] applications and has been a champion and adviser to many CIOs."
Department of Defense
CAREER After making a big impact as IT strategic planner at Ford Motor Co., she moved into the public sector as CIO for the state of Michigan and then California. Now Takai faces perhaps the biggest IT challenge of all: bringing the Pentagon and its $37 billion IT budget into the age of cloud and mobile computing.
JUDGE'S VIEW "Someone who knows technology and how to get things done in a very difficult environment. A long track record of success."
Hall of Fame Judges
Gregor Bailar, Former CIO, Capital One
Helen Cousins, CIO, Lincoln Trust Company
Charlie Feld, Founder, The Feld Group Institute
Tom Flanagan, VP & Senior Client Partner at IBM, Former CIO of Amgen
David Johns, CIO, Ascena Retail
Patty Morrison, EVP of Customer Care Shared Services & CIO, Cardinal Health
Tom Murphy, VP of IT & University CIO, University of Pennsylvania
Filippo Passerini, Group President of Global Business Services & CIO, Procter & Gamble
Andreas Resch, Managing Director, Modalis Management
Rebecca Rhoads, VP of Global Business Services & CIO, Raytheon
Ralph Szygenda, Former Group VP & CIO, GM
Tim Theriault, CIO, Walgreens
Carl Wilson, Former EVP & CIO, Marriott International
Ones to Watch Winners
Senior Vice President of Technology and Operations
Director of Application Management
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Senior Vice President of IT & Divisional Information Officer
Senior Director of Business Systems Delivery
Senior Vice President & CIO of FedEx Express Solutions
The Steritech Group
Lt. Col. Bobby Saxon
Division Chief & Program Manager of Enterprise Management Decision Support
U.S. Army G-3/5/7
Vice President of Applications Engineering
Manager of Application Administration
Newport News Shipbuilding division of Huntington Ingalls Industries
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