CIO of the Year

ORBIE Awards

2018 Winners

Leadership

Chris Heck
VP & CIO
2018 CIO Awards

Super Global

Marc Hamer
Corp. VP, Global CIO & CDO
2018 CIO Awards

Global

Detlef Dohmen
CIO
2018 CIO Awards

Enterprise

Ames Flynn
EVP Shared Services
2018 CIO Awards

Corporate

Joe Topinka
CIO
2018 CIO Awards

Healthcare

Harold Moore
VP and System CIO
2018 CIO Awards

Education

Candace Salmon-Hosey
CTO
2018 CIO Awards

2018 Finalists

Super Global

2018 CIO Awards
Steve Hagood
SVP & CIO
2018 CIO Awards
2018 CIO Awards
Marc Hamer
Corp. VP, Global CIO & CDO
2018 CIO Awards
2018 CIO Awards
Suhas Yerra
Global CIO, General Insurance
2018 CIO Awards

Global

2018 CIO Awards
Detlef Dohmen
CIO
2018 CIO Awards
2018 CIO Awards
Stephan LeMoine Jr
CIO
2018 CIO Awards
2018 CIO Awards
Krish Mani
SVP & Global CIO
2018 CIO Awards

Enterprise

2018 CIO Awards
Brent Chapman
CIO
2018 CIO Awards
2018 CIO Awards
Ames Flynn
EVP Shared Services
2018 CIO Awards
2018 CIO Awards
Jim Taylor
VP IT
2018 CIO Awards

Corporate

2018 CIO Awards
Shawn Cardner
SVP, Information Technology
2018 CIO Awards
2018 CIO Awards
Markus Hill
CIO
2018 CIO Awards
2018 CIO Awards
Joe Topinka
CIO
2018 CIO Awards

Healthcare

2018 CIO Awards
Joe Kress
CIO
2018 CIO Awards
2018 CIO Awards
Harold Moore
VP and System CIO
2018 CIO Awards
2018 CIO Awards
Lee Powe
CIO
2018 CIO Awards

Education

2018 CIO Awards
Ken Russell
VP, Digital Transformation & CIO
2018 CIO Awards
2018 CIO Awards
Candace Salmon-Hosey
CTO
2018 CIO Awards
2018 CIO Awards
Ryan Schwiebert
VP of IT
2018 CIO Awards

Keynote

2018 CIO Awards

Chris Riley

President, Americas Enterprise Sales & Customer Operations at Dell EMC.

Previously, Riley served as Senior Vice President, Americas Enterprise Sales at EMC. With revenues of $24.7 billion in 2015 and more than 70,000 people worldwide, EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset – information –in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.

Riley brings more than 28 years’ experience in technology sales, management, and marketing to his role as head of Americas Enterprise Sales for EMC. In this capacity, he leads an organization focused on attracting, retaining and expanding corporate customers in North and South America, and guiding their IT transformation. Prior to assuming his current role in May 2015, Riley led EMC’s Global Alliances group, where he developed the company’s integrated global strategy for Service Providers, System Integrators, Outsourcers, OEMs, Industry Sales, and Market Development.

Riley is a 12-year veteran of EMC. Before rejoining EMC in 2015, he served for seven years as HP’s Vice President and General Manager of Americas Enterprise Storage Division. He has also held key executive leadership and sales management positions at Gryphon Networks, McDATA, Computer Network Technology Corporation and Comdisco.

Riley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Connecticut, where he served on the Foundation Board of Directors and led various subcommittees.

Leadership Award

2018 CIO Awards

Chris Heck

VP & CIO, Duke Energy

Chris Heck serves as vice president and chief information officer for Duke Energy. He is responsible for IT strategy, operations, architecture, and the delivery and support of IT applications across the company.

Previously, Heck served as managing director of IT operations and infrastructure for Duke Energy, a position he held since 2007. He was responsible for PCs, data centers, server and mainframe computing platforms, and mobile device operations. Prior to that, he led IT strategy and compliance for the company, which included architecture, security, sourcing strategy and the Project Management Office (PMO).

Heck began his career with the company in 1983 as a programmer in the information services department. In 1987, he joined the marketing and rates department as an analyst programmer. After a series of leadership roles in power delivery and information management, Heck was named division manager of operations workstation services and support in the corporate resources group in 2000. He served as director of operations for DukeNet Communications in 2002 and vice president of sales and marketing in 2003, where he was responsible for managing the sales force marketing group, as well as business development. During 2005, Heck led the PMO for the

Duke Energy/Cinergy merger integration effort. In this role, he was responsible for the successful integration of the two IT organizations, including detailed three-year plans for replacing the IT platform in order to meet the scalability and cost-saving goals of the new company. He assumed his current position in August 2014.

Heck graduated cum laude from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and received a Master of Computer Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

He is an active board member of the Carolinas Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Apparo, an organization dedicated to providing pro bono IT services to service-oriented nonprofit organizations.

A native of Charlotte, N.C., Heck and his wife, Brenda, have one daughter and one son.

Duke Energy, one of the largest energy holding companies in the United States, supplies and delivers electric services to approximately 7.5 million customers in the Southeast and Midwest. The company also distributes natural gas services to approximately 1.6 million customers in the Carolinas, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Its commercial business operates a growing renewable energy portfolio across the United States. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 125 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK.

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CharlotteCIO Awards sponsors are highly valued partners invited by local CIOs to experience the unique opportunity of supporting and recognizing the senior technology leadership of Charlotte’s top organizations through a series of year-long events.

Super Global

Marc Hamer
Corp. VP, Global CIO & CDO
2018 CIO Awards

Global

Detlef Dohmen
CIO
2018 CIO Awards

Enterprise

Ames Flynn
EVP Shared Services
2018 CIO Awards

Corporate

Joe Topinka
CIO
2018 CIO Awards

Healthcare

Harold Moore
VP and System CIO
2018 CIO Awards

Education

Candace Salmon-Hosey
CTO
2018 CIO Awards
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