Stellar Performance

A look at 2017’s CIOs of the Year

By Monica Mehta

Winter 2018

The CIO of the Year awards, part of the Oracle Excellence Awards, are given annually to CIOs who have displayed unequalled performance and vision in using Oracle technology to improve the organization, the customer and partner experience, and the bottom line. Congratulations to the 2017 winners:

Dave Curran, CIO, Westpac Group
Curran and his team embarked on an enterprisewide transformation to digitize customer capabilities with a modern technology architecture, while growing revenue and reducing operating costs.

Scott Dillon, Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, and Head of Enterprise Information Technology, Wells Fargo
Since joining Wells Fargo, Dillon has helped to focus the organization on standardizing and modernizing technology across the bank, with the goal of reducing risk and costs through simplification. Dillon consolidated and modernized more than 5,000 of Wells Fargo’s Oracle databases—a project seen as one of the most successful IT initiatives at Wells Fargo today.

Yasufumi Hirai, Executive Vice President, CIO, and Chief Information Security Officer, Rakuten
Hirai is focused on driving Rakuten’s productivity and business value, making the most of the company’s big data, and dedicating time and resources to mobile—which accounts for more than 50 percent of its transactions.

Yogesh Malik, Group Chief Technology Officer, VEON
After launching high-speed 4G/LTE networks in six countries in just one year and consolidating networks after mergers in Italy and Pakistan, Malik has taken VEON on an unprecedented global business support system transformation, creating state-of-the-art, data-centric billing and customer care systems.

Greg Meyers, Corporate Vice President and CIO, Motorola Solutions
To support Motorola’s transformation from a products company to a software company, Meyers has focused on the intersection of people, process, and technology. Meyers implemented cloud technology, moved to managed data centers to free resources, and moved disaster recovery to the cloud to give the company more capital and visibility into recurring revenues.

Fredson Oliveira, CIO, Grupo Ultra
Under Oliveira’s direction, Grupo Ultra—including Ultragaz, a liquefied petroleum gas distribution company; Ipiranga, a fuel distribution company; Oxiteno, a multinational chemical company; and Ultracargo, a bulk liquids storage and logistics company—successfully consolidated all of its companies’ disparate enterprise resource planning solutions.

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