National Diversity & Leadership Conference Announces the 2020 Top Chief Technology/ Information Officers Award

Oct 27, 2020 6:40 PM ET
Press Release

United States, October 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The National Diversity Council will host the 2020 National Diversity and Leadership Conference virtually on October 27-28, 2020, and November 4-5,2020. This year’s theme is “Max Talent”. This virtual conference will feature big-name keynote speakers such as Donna Brazile, Anne Chow, Tony Plana, Carly Fiorina and more. During the conference, professionals will gain access to learning sessions held by industry experts, organizational tracks, and endless inspiration that highlight the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. 

The Top Chief Technology/ Information Officers are based off the following criteria:

  • A top information or technology officer in his or her organization

  • Directly contributes to business growth and strategic direction of the organization

  • Maintains a record of innovation and accomplishment in areas of expertise

  • Effective role model who inspires others and is active in mentoring the next generation of professionals in the industry

  • Displays high integrity and ethical behavior

  • Demonstrates a commitment to corporate citizenship

 “The 2020 Top Chief Technology/ Information Officers is a true testament to the abilities of innovation in the workplace,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair of the National Diversity Council. “Each year, we are amazed and inspired at the achievements of each awardee. The 2020 class is truly a powerful force.”

2020 Top Chief Technonolgy/ Information Officers  

Akash Khurana
Global Vice President, Chief Information Officer & Chief Digital Officer
McDermott International

Brooke Forbes 
Chief Information Officer, Head of Technology for Personal Investing
Fidelity Investments

Dalia Powers 
Senior Vice President of Platform Innovation and Engineering 

Dilip Nath
Interim VP & Chief Information Officer
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Ellen Barker
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Texas Instruments Incorporated

James L. Wilkinson
Chief Information Officer
Lockheed Martin

Jesse Carrillo
SVP & Chief Information Officer 

Julieta Schuster
CIO Global Fem Care, Family Care and PGVentures
Procter & Gamble

Jyoti Lynch
Chief Information Officer 
European Wax Center

Kerry Pauling 
(former) Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer 

Larry Jones
Senior Vice President & Group CIO
Johnson & Johnson

Lisa Baldwin
Chief Information Officer
Tiffany & Co.

Michael Mathias
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Blue Shield of California

Michael Sullivan
Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Southern Company Gas

Mike Anderson 
Senior Vice President, CIO  for North America 
Schneider Electric

Mike D. Kail
Chief Technology Officer

Neal Ramasamy
Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
New York Life Insurance Company

Neelu Sethi

Nick Parrotta
Chief Digital and Information Officer

Noel Wong 
Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Technology
Tulane University

Prakash Kota
Chief Information Officer

Shuja Goraya
Chief Technology Officer
Precision Drilling

Sri Valleru 
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer & Chief Digital Officer
Nabors Industries

Sridhar Nallani
EVP and Chief Information Officer

Sudhakar Virupakshi
Chief Information Officer
Par Pacific

Sue Kozik
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

Teena Piccione
Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer
RTI International

Tony Moore
Chief Information Officer
Prairie View A&M University

Xia Liu
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 
CenterPoint Energy 

Yanni Charalambous
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Occidental Petroleum 

Registration for the National Diversity & Leadership Conference is ongoing and can be completed at For 2021 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Dennis Kennedy at

About The National Diversity Council

A non-profit organization committed to fostering a learning environment for organizations to grow in their knowledge of diversity. The council affords opportunities for organizations to share best practices and learn from top corporate leaders in the areas of diversity and inclusion.  More information about the National Diversity Council is available at:

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Ashana Outler 
National Diversity Council