A panel of judges has named 20 local businesspeople finalists for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2016 CIO of the Year Awards.
Additionally, three winners have been named in separate categories.
The TBBJ sought nominations for eligible information technology executives in the area and emerging leaders.
The following were named finalists in six categories:
Todd Bayley, CIO, Pasco County Government
Ken Washington, CIO, Port Tampa Bay
Jennifer Greenman, CIO, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Elizabeth Kerns, CIO, Lakeland Regional Health
Sheree McFarland, CIO, HCA West Florida
Timothy Thompson, CIO, BayCare Health System
Chad Lewis, CIO, Tampa Preparatory School
Jim Miller, CIO, Operation PAR / SAS Tampa Bay
Ray Wright, CIO, Eckerd Kids
Private – large
Scott Caschette, CIO, ALAW
Chris Cate, CIO, Cox Target Media/Valpak
John Kuemmel, CIO, Triad Retail Media
Steve Rubinow, CIO, Catalina
Private – medium
Gianni Barkett, CTO, Amalie Oil Co.
Michael Geis, CIO, myMatrixx
Tom Rybak, CIO, Franklin Street
Kimberly Anstett, CIO, The Nielsen Co.
Marcio deOliveira, CTO, C1 Bank
Karen Etzkorn, CIO, HSN Inc.
John Tonnison, CIO, Tech Data Corp.
The following companies have been named winners in these categories and will be honored at the event:
Best big data and analytic project: Catalina
Innovative technology project in retail: Triad Retail Media
Emerging leader: Stephanie Davis, Cox Target Media/Valpak
The CIO of the Year Awards will be held on Aug. 25 at the Straz Center in Tampa. Event details to come.
Presenting sponsor is CDW; event partners are Cologix and Dobler Consulting.