Executive vice president for business development, supply chain and I. T. was head of
e-commerce before ascending to CIO role.
An innovator in adapting open source and open-source-style management inside I. T.
BES T BUY
Also a senior executive in operations at Best Buy, Willett is a big RFID believer; trying to get
Best Buy established in China.
Uses I. T. to give Wal-Mart’s Sam’s Club a run for its money.
Author of Straight to the Top, How to Become a World Class CIO; climbed a 16,000-foot peak
in the Andes to test network connectivity. WWF is formerly known as the World Wildlife Fund.
BANK OF NEW YORK
Heads the bank’s Office of Innovation, directing resources in support of accelerating new
product development and the successful commercialization of those products and services.
CIO at large, fast-growing pharmacy chain; her predecessor, Trent Taylor, became
president of Walgreens Health Services in May.
Adopted SOA to help with bank’s integration efforts.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Designs the one of the best professional sports Web sites; MLB.com deploys business
intelligence to enable real-time offers.
Longtime CIO of nation’s largest defense contractor and a major systems integrator.
Creating great outsourcing relationship with company’s vendors.
Uses customer data to boost sales.
Healthcare I. T. innovator continues to streamlining operations through the use of virtualization
and data center consolidation.
Winnebago is the poster child for how to run a company efficiently on homegrown software.
Leading I. T. through company’s Chapter 11 by focusing on key projects.
Before coming to Cardinal, the second-biggest distributor of medical supplies behind
McKesson, Davids was a director of technology services at Nike and spent 15 years at Apple.
JONATHAN C. ROBERTS
A 16-year veteran of CVS, he’s also held management positions overseeing store operations;
used I. T. to boost performance of the company’s pharmacy operations.
Was a finalist for Gartner’s Business Intelligence Award.
Leads Honeywell’s Six Sigma and standards initiatives.
BURLINGTON COAT FACTORY
Embraced VLDB (very large database) technology early on; recently shifted to the CTO role.
BASELINE JUNE 2007
Using Web services to create a unified customer experience.
Led implementation of content management systems, Web 2.0 at Dow Jones; now helping
medical publisher Elsevier push content to the Web.
DEUTSCHE BANK ASSET MANAGEMENT