Even an internal back-end process like Amgen's manufacturing analytics system can affect the company's overall speed with measurable financial results. With in-depth manufacturing knowledge, "we react more quickly and it allows us to produce a higher-quality product and have more manufacturing throughput," McKenzie says.
As Kippelman puts it, "Speed is a game-changer."
How We Chose the 2013 CIO 100 Winners
Beginning last November, we solicited applications for the 2013 CIO 100 Awards through ads in CIO and our online newsletters, and through electronic mailings to our print subscribers, event attendees and publicists who sign up to receive our editorial announcements
Entrants filled out an online application between November 2012 and late February 2013. Although most applications came from companies headquartered in North America, the pool included entries from multiple continents.
Each application was read by two of the 42 CIO 100 judges--a list that included former CIOs, academic experts and independent consultants. The judges evaluated the applications according to two criteria: innovation and business value. Applications that received a score of 16 or higher (out of a possible 20) were selected for a second round of scrutiny by CIO editors.
We examined how each company stacked up against the others in the pool, putting emphasis on submissions that told the best stories about generating business value through creative and cutting-edge uses of technology. We sought to pull the most exciting initiatives from the pack and reward them with the CIO 100 honor.
The companies we selected for this year's CIO 100 Awards range from nonprofits to multibillion-dollar global powerhouses, and they come from every industry. Companies had to demonstrate not only that they were able to create new value using IT and to execute their project well, but also that they did so in uncommon, innovative ways: pioneering a new technology, applying a familiar technology to a new purpose, setting the bar higher for their competitors. We also emphasized projects that, due to their scope and impact, are helping propel companies to a more profitable future. In short, these organizations are technology leaders.
The list of award winners was published in the July 1 issue of CIO magazine, and award plaques will be handed out at the 2013 CIO 100 Symposium and Awards Ceremony, August 11-13, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
2013 CIO 100 Awards: Judges List
Professor & Chairman of the Department of Management & IT
St. Francis College
Stephen Andriole, Ph.D.
Thomas G. Labrecque Professor of Business Technology
Villanova University School of Business
Robert D. Austin
Professor of Management of Creativity and Innovation
Copenhagen Business School
Barker & Scott Consulting
Partner & Practice Lead
Executive Director, Center for Digital Strategies
Adjunct Associate Professor, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College
President & CEO
Chief Research Officer
Dresner Advisory Services
The Feld Group Institute
Heller Search Associates
President of Metis Strategy
Author of World Class IT: Why Businesses Succeed When IT Triumphs
EVP of Strategy
D. Kevin Horner
President & CEO
Cathy Hotka & Associates
CIO at Large
Center for Systems Innovation
M. Eric Johnson
Dean and Bruce D. Henderson Professor of Strategy
Owen School of Management, Vanderbilt University
President & CEO
Michael E. Lawson
Professor of Economics & Associate Dean of Executive Education
Boston University School of Management
Professor & Managing Director
Global Institute for IT Management
Futurist, Executive Director & Dean
IT Leadership Academy
Executive Director of the Center for Information Management Studies (ret.)
Leading Edge Forum
Honorio J. Padron III
Managing Director & Global Business Services Practice Leader
The Hackett Group
Leverage Partners, Inc.
Founder & CEO
The Ponder Group
Author of the FruITion trilogy: FruITion, RecrEAtion & DefrICtion
Dr. Howard Rubin
Founder & President
Heidrick & Struggles
CIO Practice Leader
Russell Reynolds Associates
Omega Point Consulting
Executive Director of the Fisher CIO Leadership Program at the Haas School of Business
Peer Consulting Group
MIT Center for Digital Business
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