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CIO of the Year Awards

The Westin Charlotte

601 S College St.
Charlotte, NC

September 20, 2019

7:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.


Business Journal Announcement

Global Finalists

 

Shoukat Ali
Bhamani

VP, CIO & CDO

Ivy
Chin

Chief Digital & Technology Officer

Steve
Hagood

SVP & CIO

Cynthia
Miller

CIO

Patrick
Thompson

CIO
 

Enterprise Finalists

 

Elizabeth
Austin

CIO

Steve
Ermish

CIO

Kirby
Miner

SVP IT

Darrell
Thompson

CIO & SVP IT

Gary
Upton

Sr. Director of IT
 

Corporate Finalists

 

Ronnie
Bryant

VP IT

Shawn
Cardner

EVP IT & Operations

Tanner
Fritz

CTO

Mike
Hillhouse

CIO & Security Officer

Nicole
White

VP IT
 

Nonprofit Finalists

 

David
Kim

CIO & VP IT, Research Services

Joe
Kress

CIO

Lety
Nettles

CIO

Derek
Root

CTO

Sandeep
Uthra

CIO
 

2019 Keynote

Cathy Bessant, Chief Operations and Technology Officer, Bank of America

Catherine P. Bessant is chief operations and technology officer at Bank of America, and is a member of the company’s executive management team. Since 2010, Bessant has led Global Technology and Operations (GT&O), delivering end-to-end technology and operating services across the company through nearly 95,000 employees and contractors in more than 35 countries.

Leadership Award Recipient

Cam Faison, SVP & CIO, Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company

Cam Faison joined Charlotte Pipe and Foundry’s information systems department in 1983. He has held many IS positions related to application systems development, technology services and ERP implementations. A unique career opportunity was created when Cam was asked by the business to lead the company’s customer service center in 1990. He later led the sales and distribution implementation for an ERP system in 1995, returning to information systems. Since becoming CIO in 1998, he has been responsible for the company’s information systems, technology, security and acquisition integration.

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