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Meet the CIO of the Year finalists

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Tom Rybak is named one of 20 local businesspeople finalists for the Tampa Bay Business Journal's 2016 CIO of the Year Awards.

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

Health care
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.

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