- Kate wins additional “Business Impact Award” in recognition of outstanding business performance
- Virtual awards ceremony held at the CIO Digital Summit USA hosted by GDS Group
April 23 2021, New York, USA: GDS Group, the global events, research and technology services company, has awarded Kate Johnson, President of Microsoft US with the title of “Technology Leader of the Year” at this year’s CIO Digital Summit USA 2021. In addition to the main award, Kate was also recognised for the additional Business Impact category award in recognition of outstanding business performance. The awards were presented during a live, interactive virtual ceremony at CIO Digital Summit USA on April 23 2021.
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Kate was chosen as the winner by a judging panel which consisted of former CIO Leadership Excellence Awards winners, including Graeme Cochrane, Global Director Digital Transformation, AB InBev (Silver Leadership Excellence Award USA 2020), Michael Bodner, CIO, Shipley (Bronze Leadership Excellence Award USA 2020), and Stefan Latuski, CIO, Siemens Mobility GmbH (Silver Leadership Excellence Award Europe 2020).
In addition to Technology Leader of the Year, three further awards were announced to recognise achievements in specific areas, with Kate Johnson also being recognised in the Business Impact Award for “delivering outstanding business performance.” The two further award category winners were:
- Steven Ferguson, CIO, Technical College System of Georgia was given the Innovation & Transformation Award for demonstrating successful innovation and/or transformation of their operations, team, technology and processes to improve outcomes for their organisation.
- Jack Smith, CEO of Fortuna Business Management Consulting was given the Integrity Award for achievements in terms of ethics, improving the working lives of colleagues, supporting marketplace change or reducing environmental impact.
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