Game Changers

Executive Appointments

Biogen

Mark Hernon

SVP, Chief Information Officer

In his new role, Mr. Hernon will lead the global information technology (IT) organization and be responsible for accelerating and supporting Biogen’s operations through delivery of innovative technology capabilities, systems, and tools that align with Biogen’s corporate strategy.

December 04, 2017 -- Business Wire

GrabPay

Vikas Agrawal

Chief Technology Officer

Grab, the leading on-demand transportation and mobile payments platform in Southeast Asia, today announced it has appointed Vikas Agrawal as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for GrabPay, its mobile payments platform.

November 23, 2017 -- Business World Disrupt

Dick's Sporting Goods

Paul Gaffney

Chief Technology Officer

Dick’s Sporting Goods appointed Paul Gaffney as its new chief technology officer, effective Nov. 20. In his new role, Gaffney will oversee the company’s e-commerce platforms and other technology initiatives. Gaffney joins Dick's from The Home Depot, where he most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Information Technology.

November 17, 2017 -- PR Newswire

Riffyn

Lili Nader

Chief Technology Officer

Riffyn, a global provider of R&D software has appointed industry veteran Lili Nader to the role of Chief Technical Officer. In her expanded role, Ms. Nader will continue to lead Riffyn's growing team of engineers and technical staff, while guiding the strategic development of Riffyn's technology backbone.

November 14, 2017 -- Marketer Insider

Grab

Theo Vassilakis

CTO

Ride-hailing company Grab announced on Wednesday (Oct 25) it has appointed an alumni from Google and Microsoft to be its chief technology officer (CTO), even as it expands on its research and development capabilities.

October 24, 2017 -- Channel NewsAsia

Sato

Atsushi Suzuki

Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

Sato has appointed Atsushi Suzuki as its first chief technology and innovation officer (CTIO), who will lead the in-line digital printing business worldwide and help realize the group’s mid-term objectives.

October 17, 2017 -- Labels & Labeling

TBI Bank

Andreas Down

Chief Information Officer

Andreas Down has been appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) of TBI Bank and will manage the digital transformation of the bank. In his new position, Down will apply the TBI Bank’s digital strategy that he developed together with experts in finance and technology.

October 03, 2017 -- Business Review

Alcorn McBride

Scott Harkless

Chief Innovation Officer

As Chief Innovation Officer at Alcorn McBride, Harkless works closely with clients to determine their biggest areas of need and combines efforts with a talented team of engineers to come up with creative solutions.

September 18, 2017 -- InPark Magazine

LYNX Technik

Sebastian Schaffrath

Chief Technology Innovation Officer

In the role of Chief Technology Innovation Officer (CTIO), the newly appointed Sebastian Schaffrath (37) takes the lead on all technology functions, including spearheading product development and implementing advanced technology strategies and innovative solutions.

September 07, 2017 -- Broadcasting Cable

TeleTech

Anthony Tsai

Chief Information & Innovation Officer

Teletech Holdings, Inc. welcomes Anthony (Tony) Tsai as the Company's new Chief Information and Innovation Officer.  In this executive leadership role, Mr. Tsai will be responsible for overseeing the design and delivery of all technology, information systems and shared technology services at TeleTech. He will be part of the Company's Executive Committee.

September 06, 2017 -- TeleTech

Globetrotter

Johannes Jurecka

Chief Operations Officer

German multi-brand outdoor retailer Globetrotter has appointed Johannes Jurecka to the newly created position of chief operations officer.

August 31, 2017 -- Fashion Network

Verity Health System

Rich Adcock

Chief Operating Officer

Verity Health System today announced the appointment of Richard Adcock as chief operating officer of Verity Health System, a chain of six hospitals serving patients and communities in Northern and Southern California.

August 08, 2017 -- Business Wire

Influencer

Caspar Lee

Chief Innovation Officer

South African YouTube star Caspar Lee is stepping behind the camera to hone his business acumen. The 23-year-old has taken equity in influencer marketing agency Influencer and joined the London-based startup as chief innovation officer.

August 03, 2017 -- TubeFilter

Securitas North America

Jeremy Brecher

CTO

Securitas, a global knowledge leader in security based here, announced on Aug. 1 that Jeremy Brecher has been promoted to chief technology officer and has become a member of the Securitas North America Division Management Team.

August 02, 2017 -- Security Systems News

Olds College

Debbie Thompson

Chief Innovation Officer

Debbie Thompson has been named the new Vice President, Academic & Student Experience and Chief Innovation Officer at Olds College.

August 01, 2017 -- RD News Now

Indiana Economic Development Corp.

Dave Roberts

Chief Innovation Officer

Dave Roberts, who previously served as president of the Battery Innovation Center at the WestGate at Crane Technology Park, will oversee innovation and entrepreneurship efforts at the IEDC.

July 21, 2017 -- Inside Indiana Business

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Daniel Gorfine

Chief Innovation Officer

Gorfine, who previously worked as director of financial markets policy at the Milken Institute, will be heading the CFTC's efforts to coordinate with both national and international regulatory bodies to construct "digital and agile" regulatory frameworks.

July 11, 2017 -- Global Capital

Geisinger Health System

Karen Murphy

Executive Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer

Karen Murphy, RN and Secretary of Health in Pennsylvania, has been named to the positions of Executive Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer and Founding Director of the Steele Institute for Healthcare Innovation at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania. 

July 06, 2017 -- Healthcare IT News

Halma

Inken Braunschmidt

Chief Innovation Officer & Chief Digital Officer

Inken Braunschmidt has joined Halma plc, the leading safety, health and environmental technology group, as Chief Innovation and Digital Officer and member of Halma's Executive Board.

July 05, 2017 -- Halma

Central Ohio Transit Authority

Michael Stevens

Chief Innovation Officer

Michael Stevens was sworn in Wednesday as COTA's newest board member. Stevens' appointment comes as the Central Ohio Transit Authority and Smart Columbus seek to work together better to take advantage of technology as public transportation evolves.

June 28, 2017 -- Mass Transit

HYPE Foundation

Dr. Ilan Hadar

Chief Innovation Officer and Partner

HYPE Foundation, a global platform connecting and investing in sports innovation, is pleased to announce that Dr. Ilan Hadar was appointed as HYPE Foundation's Partner & Chief Innovation Officer.

June 22, 2017 -- IT Business Net

BRIEF-Tdc

Andreas Pfisterer

Chief Technology & Information Officer

BRIEF-Tdc appoints Andreas Pfisterer as CTIO permanently.

June 07, 2017 -- Reuters

DTI

Clifton C. Dutton

Chief Innovation Officer

DTI, a global legal process outsourcing (LPO) company providing eDiscovery, management services, litigation support and court reporting, announced today that Clifton C. “Cliff” Dutton has joined the organization as chief innovation officer.

June 06, 2017 -- Nasdaq

Viscosity

Rich Niemiec

Chief Innovation Officer

Viscosity North America (Viscosity) today announced that world renowned IT Expert, Rich Niemiec, joined the company as Chief Innovation Officer.

June 06, 2017 -- Sys-Con

Insurance Thought Leadership

Guy Fraker

Chief Innovation Officer

Insurance Thought Leadership (ITL), a global network of thought leaders and decision makers, has appointed Guy Fraker as chief innovation officer. Fraker will lead the delivery of a new suite of innovation strategy workshops and leadership coaching programmes for insurance industry companies.

May 31, 2017 -- Intelligent Insurer

Grand Junction Economic Partnership

Erik Mitisek

Chief Innovation Officer

GJEP is excited to welcome Erik Mitisek, Chief Innovation Officer in the State of Colorado, among the speakers at the 2017 Western Colorado Economic Summit.

May 28, 2017 -- GJEP

Gecko Biomedical

Maria Pereira

Chief Innovation Officer

Maria Pereira joined Gecko at its inception. She holds a MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a PhD in Bioengineering systems under the scope of the MIT-Portugal program.

May 24, 2017 -- BioSpace

Burberry

Mark McClennon

Chief Information Officer

Burberry, the British luxury fashion designer and retailer, has hired former Unilever chief information officer (CIO) Mark McClennon to be its global CIO.

May 12, 2017 -- Computing

HCB Health

Robert Palmer

Chief Innovation Officer

JUICE Pharma Worldwide veteran Robert Palmer has joined Austin-based agency HCB Health as its chief innovation officer. He spent seven years at JUICE and was most recently EVP, managing director.

May 11, 2017 -- MM&M

Eurex

Romanos Daniel

Chief Innovation Officer

Romanos Daniel took on the role as Chief Innovation Officer at Eurex, which is part of Deutsche Börse Group. As a Member of the Executive Board, he will strengthen Eurex’ innovation focus.

May 03, 2017 -- LeapRate

Razorpay Software

Arif Khan

Chief Innovation Officer

Razorpay Software Pvt. Ltd, which runs payment gateway company Razorpay, has roped in Arif Khan, a senior MasterCard executive, as chief innovation officer.

April 28, 2017 -- VCCircle

Active Interest Media

Jonathan Dorn

Chief Innovation Officer

Active Interest Media today announced that Jonathan Dorn has been promoted to Chief Innovation Officer. He was formerly Senior Vice President, Digital and Creative Services.

April 17, 2017 -- Talking New Media

ProService Hawaii

Joseph Pigato

Chief Innovation Officer

Joseph Pigato started his new position a couple months ago after previously serving as vice president of marketing at San Francisco-based Sparked.

April 06, 2017 -- Pacific Business News

Misys

Natalie Gammon

CIO

Natalie will take responsibility for managing Misys’ global infrastructure and technology operations, including all business applications and support services, as well as the company’s data centres and overall information security. She will drive process efficiencies and deliver continuous technology improvements across the organisation and support the company’s expansion into new geographies.

April 05, 2017 -- FX-MM

Metso

Vesa Erolainen

Chief Information Officer

Vesa Erolainen has been appointed Metso's Chief Information Officer, reporting to CFO Eeva Sipilä. He has a long and successful career within information technology, latest serving as the CIO of Pöyry and before that in CIO and other IT Leadership positions in Myllykoski and UPM. Metso's previous CIO Pirkka Penttinen is leaving Metso on his own initiative.

April 05, 2017 -- Nasdaq

Sackett National Holdings

Eric Ring

Chief Information Officer

As an experienced IT industry leader, Eric brings with him an impressive professional background. Prior to joining SNH, Eric served as Senior Vice President of the Enterprise Architecture at CoreLogic. 

April 04, 2017 -- PR Newswire

AIG

Martha Gallo

CIO

As we get ready to welcome spring and to close out the first quarter of this year, we offer hearty congratulations to these new CIOs. Martha Gallo was promoted from chief auditor to CIO with AIG.

March 30, 2017 -- CIO

Sempra Energy

Kevin Chase

CIO

Kevin Chase joined Sempra Energy as CIO. Previously, Chase served as CIO and senior vice president of Technology and Supply Chain at Energy Future Holdings.

March 30, 2017 -- CIO

Yale University

John Barden

CIO

John Barden joined Yale University as associate vice president and CIO. Previously, Barden served as CTO & associate CIO, Applications & Architecture at the University of Rochester.

March 30, 2017 -- CIO

Kinder Care

Abe Lietz

Senior Vice President and CIO

Abe Lietz has joined Kinder Care as Senior Vice President and CIO. Previously, Lietz was CIO and vice president, Customer Service Operations for Curves at Jenny Craig.

March 30, 2017 -- CIO

ProQR

David M. Rodman, MD

Chief Development Strategy Officer

ProQR Therapeutics N.V. today announced that it appointed David M. Rodman, MD as Chief Development Strategy Officer.

March 27, 2017 -- Nasdaq

Coca-Cola

Robert Long

Chief Innovation Officer

Robert Long, currently Vice President, Research and Development, will become a direct report to the CEO as Chief Innovation Officer. This move is indicative of Coca-Cola’s increased focus on accelerating the growth of its consumer-centric brand portfolio with hundreds of new products and continued innovation in beverages, packaging, ingredients and other areas of the business around the world.

March 23, 2017 -- Sat PR News

Coca-Cola

Barry Simpson

Chief Information Officer

Barry Simpson, currently Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, will remain in his role but be elevated as a direct report to the CEO to increase visibility and focus on efforts to digitize all aspects of the company’s business. Barry became CIO last fall and oversees all of the company’s global information technology strategy, services and operations.

March 23, 2017 -- Sat PR News

Citizen Watch

Barbara Garces

Chief Digital Officer

Citizen Watch America has appointed former Ralph Lauren executive Barbara Garces as its first chief digital officer, as part of the brand’s strategy to invest in digital “to transform the customer experience across myriad touchpoints and channels for all its brands”.

March 21, 2017 -- Fashion United

Mediacorp

Parminder 'Parry' Singh

Chief Commercial and Digital Officer

Singapore broadcaster, Mediacorp announced the appointment of Parminder 'Parry' Singh as its new chief commercial and digital officer.

March 20, 2017 -- The Drum

Under Armour

Clay Dean

Chief Innovation Officer

Under Armour (UA) announced on Monday that it will hire Clay Dean as the company's chief innovation officer, a newly established creative position. He will be responsible for global strategy and collaboration between the design, marketing, product and category management teams.  

March 13, 2017 -- TheStreet

Complia Health

Chris Azar

Chief Information Officer

Complia Health, a growing global leader in home healthcare and hospice software solutions, announced today it has appointed Chris Azar to the executive team as Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this role, Chris will be responsible for all development and IT operations and play a key role in shaping the technology agenda for Complia Health. 

March 13, 2017 -- News On 6

Walgreens

Steve Turner

Chief Information Officer

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) has promoted Steve Turner to vice president and chief information officer at Walgreens, effective April 1. He succeeds outgoing CIO Abhi Dhar, with whom he is working closely to transition ­responsibilities.

March 13, 2017 -- Chain Drug Review

Nascent Health Sciences

Alex Woo, Ph.D.

Chief Innovation Officer

As Nascent's Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. Woo is using his expertise to drive scientific discovery to further develop and enhance SoPure™ Stevia products. His primary research on the interaction of steviol glycosides and sugar reduction adds a key component to developing a balanced sweetener taste profile to meet current and future food and manufacturing needs.

March 07, 2017 -- Benzinga

PSAV

Sky Cunningham

Chief Innovation Officer

The new role of Chief Innovation Officer cements PSAV's commitment to develop the next generation of disruptive, industry-leading capabilities that support customers and venue partners alike. Sky Cunningham will be responsible for the development of best-in-class product and service solutions. With more than 33 years in the industry, including 28 with PSAV, Cunningham is uniquely suited to oversee this responsibility. From his recent role as COO, Cunningham understands the value that innovation brings to a global, industry-leading company.

March 02, 2017 -- MarketWired

Technica

Brian Fogg

Chief Innovation Officer

Technica named Brian Fogg, former chief technology officer at NCI‘s (Nasdaq: NCIT) information systems subsidiary, as chief innovation officer. Fogg will spearhead the firm’s customer-facing Innovation Council as it works to develop strategies and implement advisory services for clients. He also previously served as a vice president and chief architect at NCI and strategic solutions director at SRA International.

March 01, 2017 -- GovCon Wire

Alaska Airlines

Charu Jain

CIO

Alaska Airlines has named travel industry veteran Charu Jain as its new CIO. Jain's chief task is integrating the technology systems of Virgin America, which Alaska acquired for $2.6 billion in December.

February 23, 2017 -- CIO

BSN Sports

Kurt Hagen

Chief Innovation Officer

Mr. Hagen and his team will focus on improving the customer journey and creating proprietary technology solutions to deliver a best in class digital experience.

February 20, 2017 -- PR Newswire

VScreen

Travis Saxton

CIO and VP of Industry Relations

VScreen has appointed Travis Saxton as CIO and vice president of Industry Relations, the company recently announced. Saxton will be responsible for developing the company’s growing portfolio of large brokerages and national accounts, as well as bringing the company to the forefront of thought leadership within the real estate industry.

February 19, 2017 -- RIS Media

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