2018 USA WINNERS

ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR

Winner: Ronni Eloff, Women in Technology International

Sponsored by AT&T

AT&T

 

 

Picture shows left to right:
Rita Marty – Vice President, Security Architecture at AT&T Business Operations, Catherine Devine – Chief Digital Officer at American Museum of Natural History (on behalf of Ronni Eloff) & Eva Saha – awards host.  

E-SKILLS INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

Winner: Tracey Welson-Rossman, Chariot Solutions/ TechGirlz

Sponsored by InvestmentNews Women to Watch

Women to Watch

 

 

 

Picture shows, left to right:
Suzanne Siracuse, VP at Investment News Women to Watch, Amy Cliett, National Outreach Manager at TechGirls (on behalf of Tracey Welson-Rossman) & Eva Saha – awards host.

YOUNG LEADER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Karen Parisi, Oodi

Sponsored by Deloitte


Deloitte

 

 

Picture shows, left to right:
Erica Volini, Principal and US Human Capital Leader at Deloitte, Karen Parisi, Founder and Owner of Oodi, Eva Saha – awards host. 

FUTURE CIO OF THE YEAR

Winner: Tracy Vo, Bank of the West

Sponsored by Bluewolf


Bluewolf

 

 

Picture shows, left to right:
Cindy Breshears, Cheif Transformation Officer at Bluewolf, Tracy Vo, Head of Digital and Innovation, Wealth Management at Bank of the West, Eva Saha – awards host. 

DIGITAL LEADER OF THE YEAR

Joint winners: Monica Caldas, GE Transportation & Melissa Stevens, Fifth Third Bank

Sponsored by Equinix


Equinix

 

 

Picture shows, left to right:
Debra McCowan, Chief Human Resources Officer at Equinix, Monica Caldas, CIO at GE Transportation (and on behalf of Melissa Stevens), Eva Saha – awards host

BUSINESS ROLE MODEL OF THE YEAR

Winner: Margaret Dawson, Red Hat

Sponsored by BMC Software

 

 

Picture shows, left to right:
Morgan Weltner, Director, Enterprise Sales Eastern US Digital Service Management at BMC, Sharmey Shah, Red Hat (on behalf of Margaret Dawson, Red Hat), Eva Saha – awards host. 

BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Paula Hunter, NFC Forum

Sponsored by Zayo



 

Picture shows, left to right:
Alissa Lovens, Head of Financial Services Marketing Strategy at Zayo, Fred Gabriel, InvestmentNews (on behalf of Paula Hunter) Eva Saha – awards host. 

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

Winner: Veena Gundavelli, Emagia Corporation

Sponsored by Rolls-Royce


Rolls-Royce

 

 

 

Picture shows, left to right:
Phil Burkholder, President of Defense Aerospace in North America at Rolls-Royce, Risé Jacobs, SVP / CTO at Astoria Bank (on behalf of Veena Gundavelli), Eva Saha – awards host. 

RISING STAR OF THE YEAR

Winner:  Annie Eaton, Futurus

Sponsored by FireEye



 

 

Picture shows, left to right:
Barbara Massa, EVP Global Human Resources at FireEye, Annie Eaton, CEO at Futurus, Eva Saha – awards host

SECURITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

Winner: Monica Jain, LogicHub

Sponsored by T-Mobile


T-Mobile

 

Picture shows, left to right:
Rittu Jewett, Senior Director, IT Development at T-Mobile, Monica Jain, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer of LogicHub, Eva Saha – awards host

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Winner: Jennifer Kyriakakis, MATRIXX Software

Sponsored by Neustar



 

Picture shows, left to right:
Simon Stilwell, CEO of Vitesse Media publishers of InformationAge (on behalf of Neustar), Jennifer Kyriakakis, Founder & VP Marketing at MATRIXX Software, Eva Saha – awards host

EDITOR’S CHOICE

Winner: Winnie Cheng, Chief Data Scientist at Io-Tahoe

Sponsored by Information Age

Information Age

 

 

 

Picture shows, left to right:
Lawrence Gosling, Editorial Director at InformationAge, Christina Callas, FMR Chief Digital Officer at The Children’s Place (on behalf of Winnie Cheng), Eva Saha – awards host

DATA LEADER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Jacquelin Speck, U.S. Navy

Sponsored by SheSays


SheSays

 

 

Picture shows, left to right:
Alessandra Lariu, Innovation Consultant and co-founder of SheSays, Katherine Stilwell (on behalf of Jaquelin Speck), Eva Saha – awards host. 

TRANSFORMATION LEADER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Kelly Switt, Citi

Sponsored by BP


bp

 

 

 

Picture shows, left to right:
Cheryl Daniels, Director of Planning & Lifecycle Management, IT&S at BP, Kelly Switt, Senior Vice President, Reengineering Director at Citi, Eva Saha – awards host

CIO OF THE YEAR

Joint winners: Sherry Aaholm, Cummins & Janice Withers, TD Bank

Sponsored by Google Cloud


Google Cloud

 

 

Picture shows, left to right:
Diane Bryant, Cheif Operating Officer at Google Cloud,  Janice Withers, CIO of TD Bank (and on behalf of Sherry Aaholm), Eva Saha – awards host

WOMAN OF THE YEAR

Winner: Mayuni Hiramatsu, Infor

Sponsored by Frank Recruitment Group

Frank Recruitment Group

 

 

Picture shows, left to right:
Sunny Ackerman, Group President of Americas at Frank Recruitment, Mayumi Hiramatsu, SVP, Cloud Operations Engineering and Security, Eva Saha – awards host

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