National Diversity Council's Tech Inclusion Conference Announces Top 100 Chief Information Officers

Mar 23, 2021 2:15 PM ET
Press Release

United States, March 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The National Diversity Council is hosting the 2021 Inaugural Tech Inclusion Conference taking place Tuesday, March 23 through Thursday, March 25. This year's theme is “Inclusion Leads to Innovation.”  This virtual conference will have over 80 speakers who will discuss a variety of topics related to our ever-changing workplace, while affording organizations the opportunity to explore tools and resources necessary to build a diverse workforce and remain competitive on the global stage. During the conference, professionals will gain access to learning sessions held by industry experts and organizational tracks that highlights the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

The Top 100 Chief Information Officers meet the following criteria:

 The Chief Information/Technology Officer has become the point-person for innovation and the forerunner for change inside today’s organizations, inexorably linked to this information generation of rapid progress nad as the role of technology has shifted, so too has the role of the CIO and CTO. ‘Big Data’ is the watchword, with the volume and importance of information constantly rising. Today’s CIO/CTO must be equipped to leverage that information towards a greater strategy of organizational growth and success. The National Diversity Council is proud to recognize the executives who are doing just that.

  • 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 2021 Top 100 Chief Information Officers showcases the leaders at the forefront of information generation and organizational innovation,” 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 2021 class is truly a powerful force.” 

Alvina Antar

Okta

CIO

Anil Bhatt

Anthem

Chief Technology Officer

Bashir Agboola

Hospital for Special Surgery

CTO

Chakradhar Sriperumbudur

Infomerica

CIO and COO

Dr. Rachel-Yvonne Talton

Florence Conference for Women in Leadership

CTO

Dr. Reginald Parker

Optimal Technology Corporation

Founder & President

Gina Loften

Microsoft

CTO

Jennifer Hartsock

Baker Hughes

Chief Information Officer

Julieta Schuster

Procter & Gamble

Vice President, Family Care & PGVentures CIO

Karen Xie

Blue Shield of California

SVP & CTO

Kimberly K Snipes

KeyBank

EVP, CIO Consumer and Digital

Larry Quinlan

Deloitte

CIO

M. Ahmad Shahzad

IBM

CTO

Mary Kotch

Core Specialty Insurance Holdings, Inc.

EVP, CIO

Meerah Rajavel

Citrix

CIO

Melanie Kirkwood Ruiz

ABM

CIO

Mike D. Kail

Palo Alto Strategy Group

CIO

Nancy Flores

McKesson

CIO/CTO

Neelu Sethi

Reddy Ice

SVP & CIO

Prakash Kota

Autodesk

SVP,CIO

Pranab Sinha

Genesys

Senior Vice President & CIO

Prith Banerjee

ANSYS, Inc.

CTO

Ram Chakravarti

BMC Software

CTO

Rathi Murthy

Verizon

CIO

Ravi Singh

Auction.com

Chief Product and Technology Officer

Rhonda Veetre

HerbaLife

CIO

Urvashi Tyagi

ADP

SVP,CTO

Vishal Gupta

Lexmark

CTO & CIO

Registration for the Tech Inclusion Conference is ongoing and can be completed at http://techinclusionconference.com/2021/register. For 2021 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Dennis Kennedy at dennis.kennedy@nationaldiversitycouncil.org

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: www.nationaldiversitycouncil.org.

About The Tech Diversity & Inclusion Council
The mission of the Tech Diversity & Inclusion Council is to be a provider of DEI resources and tools for the Tech industry. The vision of the council is to create an environment where people from all races, orientations, genders, abilities and cultural backgrounds feel welcome and valued equally and equitably. More information about the National Diversity Council is available at:www.techinclusioncouncil.org.

Media Contact:
Ashana Outler 
National Diversity Council
ashana.outler@nationaldiversitycouncil.org