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Top 100 Chief Information Technology Officers

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Werner Vogels Profile Image Werner Vogels
CTO @ Amazon
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Mike Krieger Profile Image Mike Krieger
co-founder & cto @ instagram
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David A. Bray, PhD Profile Image David A. Bray, PhD
Senior Executive. FCC CIO. @WEF 2016 @YGLvoices. Visiting Exec @Harvard. RT/Links/Follows Do Not Imply Endorsement. Leadership is Passion to Improve Our World.
98

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Mike Quindazzi Profile Image Mike Quindazzi
Managing Director Strategy& PwC | Council Co-Chair LAEDC | Tweets for C-Suite on Global Megatrends
97

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Tim   Crawford Profile Image Tim Crawford
CIO Strategic Advisor | Top 100 Most Influential CIOs (#4) | Board Member | Speaker
96

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Oliver Bussmann Profile Image Oliver Bussmann
Global FinTech Executive, Advisor, Keynote #Speaker and Blogger. Top 10 #FinTech #Blockchain Influencer.
95

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David Chou Profile Image David Chou
#Healthcare #CIO & Chief #Digital Officer #CDO,
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Mike D.   Kail Profile Image Mike D. Kail
Chief Innovation Officer @Cybric #CIO #DevOps #DevSecOps #CyberSecurity #Cloud #SaaS
93

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Mark McArdle Profile Image Mark McArdle
Zero Touch IT | Azure | AWS | GCP | DevOps | Automation | Hybrid | Infrastructure | Data Centre | ITSM | AI | Robotics | IoT | PwC | Views & opinions are my own
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Jay Ferro Profile Image Jay Ferro
Chief Information & Product Officer @EarthLink | GA CIO of the Year x2 | Top 10 #huffpo Social CIO | @iamtechbridge BOD | @americancancer SA BOD
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Dharmesh   Shah Profile Image Dharmesh Shah
Entrepreneur. Founder/CTO @HubSpot inbound marketing and sales SaaS and startup blogger at https://t.co/NQC4eRyARh.
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Christian   McMahon Profile Image Christian McMahon
Transformational #CIO | Global Business Leader | #ChangeAgent : Board Level IT, #DigitalTransformation & #StartUp Experience : Top 100 Most Influential CIO #11
89

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Isaac Sacolick Profile Image Isaac Sacolick
Top 100 Social CIO & Digital Transformation Leader. Innovation, Agile, Big Data, Data Science, IoT, SaaS, SocBiz, Digital Marketing, Media, FinTech, Dad
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Stephen   DiFilipo Profile Image Stephen DiFilipo
@UTxTEx #ProductiveImpatience~HuffPo Top Social CIO~Higher Ed~#BYOD Wizard~Tech Thought Leader~Early Adopter~Change Agent~Provocateur~Media Ecology~Irreverent
87

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Stephen   Landry Profile Image Stephen Landry
Stephen Landry is a highered CIO interested in technology, education, edtech, outdoors, and classical music. The views expressed are his own, RT != endorsement.
86

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Shane   Wall Profile Image Shane Wall
@HP CTO/Global Head @HPLabs Technology futurist, passionate leader focused on #BlendedReality of physical & digital, #3Dprinting, #drones, #photography & travel
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Will Lassalle,   PMP Profile Image Will Lassalle, PMP
Chief Information Officer @jlstechusa Loves to Discuss IT Strategy, #Cybersecurity; Top 100 IT Officer, Top15 #HuffPo #Social #CIO #CISO #Speaker
84

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Dan Webber Profile Image Dan Webber
Chief Information Officer; Executive Advisor; Co-Founder Global Disrupters; CPA, CGMA
83

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Ron Tolido Profile Image Ron Tolido
EVP, Global CTO, Capgemini Insights & Data. Director, The Open Group. IT Architecture, Big Data, AI, Cognitive, IT trends, TechnoVision, Digital Transformation.
82

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Jonathan Reichental Profile Image Jonathan Reichental
Award-winning Chief Information Officer (#CIO) of Palo Alto, CA (@PaloAltoCIO). Named top 25 in Govt. Teach @usfsvi & @UCBerkeley. https://t.co/W3rW8I5m3L
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Michael   Skaff Profile Image Michael Skaff
Chief Operating Officer for Masons of CA, father, author, advisor & music geek. Top 50 Social CIO. Top 20 Most Innovative Midmarket CIO. Views are my own.
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Joanna   Young Profile Image Joanna Young
#CIO Unplugged, #Digital Advisor, #603 by way of UK #WomenInTech #leadership #STEM #Broadband #UNHWildcat
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Joe Baguley Profile Image Joe Baguley
VP & CTO, EMEA - VMware : Virtualization, Containers, Cloud, SDDC, Datacenters, EVs, Energy, Science, Photography, Shooting, Fireworks, Cars & Gadgets!
78

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Victor   Fetter Profile Image Victor Fetter
Passionate about #technology #innovation, #leadership and #digital transformation. #CIO, @LPL Financial. Member SIPC https://t.co/0ZqgzBIRjy
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Jascha FranklinHodge Profile Image Jascha FranklinHodge
Chief Information Officer - City of Boston, former co-founder Blue State Digital. Cities, technology, politics, bikes.
76

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Mark Spratt - Profile Image Mark Spratt -
@PwCAdvisory Director | @USC Lecturer | Driving bottom line impact to HR and Learning organizations
75

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Ben   Hamner Profile Image Ben Hamner
Co-founder & CTO @kaggle. FOR artists, builders, creators, inventors. FOR open data, open science, open markets, open governments.
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Ryan Fay Profile Image Ryan Fay
Top 20 Influential #CIO | Global #CIO @ACIBenefits | @Forbes 30 under 30 | Speaker @TEDTalks | Contributor @CIOonline | Mentor @Stanford | Bylines in @daily @WSJ
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Wayne Sadin -- Transformational CIO Profile Image Wayne Sadin -- Transformational CIO
Transformational #CIO/#CTO/#CDO, #CEO & #Board #Advisor, Independent #Director, #NACD Board #Governance Fellow....When you outgrow your IT Department, call me!
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Chris   Curran Profile Image Chris Curran
Emerging Technology leader and partner at @PwC_LLP. Passionate about emerging tech learning, experimentation and adoption. #CIO Dashboard blog author.
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Ben   Kepes Profile Image Ben Kepes
Business, and the business of tech | Fighting fires - literally and figuratively | Blake Leadership Award 2016
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Miguel A. Gamiño Jr. Profile Image Miguel A. Gamiño Jr.
Civic Tech'ist | CTO of @NYCgov @NYCForward • Former @SFCityCIO of @SFGov | Co-Founder Council of #GlobalCityCIOs | Sneakerhead
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Gunnar Menzel Profile Image Gunnar Menzel
Vice President/Chief Architect Officer at Capgemini Cloud Infra. All tweets reflect my own views
68

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Neil   Pearce Profile Image Neil Pearce
Group CIO - Travis Perkins - Business Technology Leadership all about The Customer
67

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Beth   Beck Profile Image Beth Beck
Exploring IT Innovation Universe! NASA HQ Office of Chief Information Officer: Open Innovation Manager, Acting Deputy Associate CIO, Acting Info Mgmt Prog Exec
66

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Raechelle Clemmons Profile Image Raechelle Clemmons
CIO @DavidsonCollege, Frye fellow, proud geeky girl & occasional #geekrockstar, passionate about gender equity & the transformative power of technology.
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Diane Doersch Profile Image Diane Doersch
iMom, Dreamer, servant leader, and Chief Technology and Information Officer of Green Bay Area Public Schools
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Ben   Haines Profile Image Ben Haines
VP Global Information Systems @Yahoo #AUS Bikes http://t.co/ebLfyc2tFG
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Richard   Corbridge Profile Image Richard Corbridge
#CIO for #Health in #Ireland | #HIT100 | #KLAS | @eHealthIreland | Interested in #Digital #Change #Dublin #Music & #Ibiza | Views from the ♥️ not the office.
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Christian   Reilly Profile Image Christian Reilly
VP & Chief Technology Officer @ Citrix. Harbinger of Change. Disruptive technology thought leader. Former enterprise IT servant. Would-be upstart. Dad. avgeek.
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Rajiv Pant 潘睿哲   राजीव Profile Image Rajiv Pant 潘睿哲 राजीव
#Dad @FitzRaj. Young Global Leader #YGL @WEF. #CTO & #CPO @Thrive Global. Former CTO @NYTimes. "Victory is winning people over, not defeating others."
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Richard Gendal Brown Profile Image Richard Gendal Brown
Executive Architect for Innovation in Banking and Financial Markets at IBM UK
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Michael Coates ⚡️ Profile Image Michael Coates ⚡️
Chief Information Security Officer @Twitter, @OWASP Global Board, Former @Mozilla
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John Winsor Profile Image John Winsor
CEO/Founder, Speakeasy Guild, Former CEO of Victors & Spoils - CIO of Havas - Author, Baked In/Spark - Speaker on Co-Creation/Open Innovation - Climber, Surfer
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Dirk Hoag Profile Image Dirk Hoag
#ERP IT Director (Infor M3), husband to @amyhforgood, father of 3, @UMich #econ grad & Tolkien nerd. Former hockey blogger. Major INTP. Lots of #biztravel.
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Adam L   Stanley Profile Image Adam L Stanley
Believer. Leader. Giver. #Premier100 #CIO100 #CRETech #Tech50 #SocialCIO on #leadership, #technology, #food, #life. #COYG Wharton MBA. WashU BSBA. My views.
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Bill   Marion Profile Image Bill Marion
Deputy Air Force CIO. Transforming DoD IT thru #therealJIE innovation, Cyber Security, UC, Mobile, Cloud, eServices. Opinions/retweets aren't endorsements
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Brian E. Thomas Profile Image Brian E. Thomas
An innovative, digital leader experienced in healthcare, technology - disrupting the industry; #USMC combat vet. #cio #cto #cdo #ciso @DivergentCIO
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Dino   Miele Profile Image Dino Miele
Chief Information Officer @DSBN - gr8 passion 4 Edtech, Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Founder of @ihubniagara @canconnected @infosparkedu (RT ≠ Endorsement)
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Paul Lomax Profile Image Paul Lomax
CTO at @DennisUK. Ex-Northern foodie, dad & @ManCity seasoncard holder. OH of @scotian_girl. Talk tech, UX, product, media, football, politics. Left of Corbyn.
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Steve   Downs Profile Image Steve Downs
Chief Technology & Strategy Officer at @RWJF; avid generalist; interests in innovations in #philanthropy, #healthIT, and how tech shapes culture and health
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Mary Sobiechowski Profile Image Mary Sobiechowski
Global transformational #CIO I #WomenInTech #Leadership #STEM #art, #culture #yoga. Let's make the world better every day!
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Thomas Saueressig Profile Image Thomas Saueressig
Chief Information Officer, Global Head of IT Services, SAP SE | Excited about Technology, Traveling, Sports & spending time with my friends - views are mine!
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Aaron LaBerge Profile Image Aaron LaBerge
Chief Technology Officer @ ESPN, #Gamecock
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Giancarlo Gonzalez Profile Image Giancarlo Gonzalez
Gov Tech #RebelAlliance | CIO | Investor @nxtplabs Advisor @ausuboventures | HQ @piloto151 #FooCamp 2015 | #GOAP LatAm | #PuertoRico
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Vince Kellen,   Ph.D. Profile Image Vince Kellen, Ph.D.
Chief Information Officer (CIO) @ UC San Diego. Interested in how IT mediates social and individual cognition
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Atefeh   Riazi Profile Image Atefeh Riazi
Assistant Secretary-General, Chief Information Technology Officer
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Cynthia   Stoddard Profile Image Cynthia Stoddard
CIO at @Adobe, passionate about technology, gardening, and cooking. Tweets are my own.
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Will Weider Profile Image Will Weider
Healthcare IT. Technology lover. New Urbanist. Real estate investor. Crohn's research advocate.
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Bryan M.   Sastokas Profile Image Bryan M. Sastokas
CIO & Head of Technology & Innovation for Long Beach, CA --- Advocate of #innovation, #opendata & #civictech --- Antagonist of mediocrity
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Karl Hoods Profile Image Karl Hoods
Technology & Digital Director @savechildrenuk. Tech advisor @the_ttrust. Chair of Governors. Addicted to tea, running & @concept2. Views all mine.
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Seth Wainer Profile Image Seth Wainer
Chief Information Officer for the City of Newark. Welcome to the revolution.
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Lee Beardmore Profile Image Lee Beardmore
Chief Technology Officer | @Capgemini | Global Business Services | Pragmatist | Always Learning | Opinions are my own ... #AI #MachineLearning #CTO
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Tony Scott Profile Image Tony Scott
Former U.S. Federal CIO @whitehouse | Former CIO @vmware, @Microsoft, & @Disney | Former CTO @GM | Landing the plane on Federal IT modernization
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G.   Ravishanker Profile Image G. Ravishanker
Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA. If it is not obvious, you should know that everything I say here are my personal opinions!
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Brett   Bobley Profile Image Brett Bobley
I'm the CIO at the NEH. I also direct the Office of Digital Humanities. I have a huge jar of kimchi fermenting in my fridge. I like muffins.
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Dan Alig Profile Image Dan Alig
The Chief Information Officer (#CIO) for @Wharton at @Penn. Passionate about #family, #tech, #highered and #food. Tweets are my own.
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Andrew   Wilson Profile Image Andrew Wilson
Chief Information Officer #Accenture. #DigitalCIO, #Tech, #Broadcast, #LGBT, all things #DoctorWho, #StarTrek and proud resident of the State of Florida
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Preston Williams III Profile Image Preston Williams III
Visionary Founder, Senior Partner & Chief Information Officer (CIO) at GBC® Global Services.
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Aldo   Ceccarelli Profile Image Aldo Ceccarelli
Top 100 Inspirational CIOs, ICT specialist editor @datamanager_it, ICT4D digital optimist, respect as best choice
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Paul Hofmann Profile Image Paul Hofmann
Chief Technology Officer at SpaceTime Insight, technologist, high tech, loves nature
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David Thompson Profile Image David Thompson
Executive Vice President, Global Operations and Technology, Chief Information Officer at Western Union
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David Shive Profile Image David Shive
Chief information Officer of the US General Services Administration. Find us at http://t.co/hBgyWUmsyU
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Beth Niblock Profile Image Beth Niblock
City Of Detroit CIO - interested in citizen engagement, Technology, opendata, gov2.0, ICT4D
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Bruno Jacobfeuerborn Profile Image Bruno Jacobfeuerborn
CEO at https://t.co/UfvnV3boGw | CTO @deutschetelekom - @telekom_group | Impressum: https://t.co/LjL9K4mKxO
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Sabine   Everaet Profile Image Sabine Everaet
Europe Group CIO, The Coca-Cola Company #CIO #DigitalTransformation #WomenInTech #TravelAddict
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Emanuele Baldacci Profile Image Emanuele Baldacci
Chief information officer @EU_Eurostat. Official statistician, economist, data analyst. Opinions are personal. RT not endorsement.
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Tony   Singleton Profile Image Tony Singleton
Working at @educationgovuk to set up the Institute for Apprenticeships and prepare it for expanding into its wider remit. Tweets from a personal viewpoint.
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Stephanie Hannon Profile Image Stephanie Hannon
CTO for @HillaryClinton. Gmail. Wave. Maps. Civic Innovation. Crisis Response. Diver. Hiker. Shopper. Aunt.
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Michelle McKenna-Doy Profile Image Michelle McKenna-Doy
Lover of family, faith, and football. Mom to Maggie, Jackie, wife to Patrick. Opinions strictly my own.
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Anton D. Batalla Profile Image Anton D. Batalla
Sr #IT Leader @CitySanLeandro. Husband, Dad. Wearer of ties. Champion of gov't #tech #innovation #smartcities. Friends call me Tony. Views my own. Header: {WLQ}
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Usama   Fayyad Profile Image Usama Fayyad
Entrepreneur, tech/Online Investor, Data Mining/Big Data, @Barclays CDO/CIO & Group Managing Director; Chairman @Oasis_500 - tech startups accelerator/fund.
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Fumbi Chima CIO Profile Image Fumbi Chima CIO
| | Chief Information Officer (CIO) | | Board Member at @diplocourier | | Passionate about #innovation, #STEM, & #womenempowerment | |
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Shafiq Rab Profile Image Shafiq Rab
Chief Information Officer and Vice President
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Mike Hudack Profile Image Mike Hudack
CTO at Deliveroo. Was director of product at facebook. High school dropout. Poke the internet occasionally. Now a Londoner.
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Andrew   Abboud Profile Image Andrew Abboud
Lifelong learner, passionate about education for all. CIO in higher education & professional services. Top 100 Social CIOs in Huffington Post 2014, 2015 & 2016.
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Jon   Walton Profile Image Jon Walton
Chief Information Officer for the County of San Mateo
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Chris Walsh Profile Image Chris Walsh
Chief Information Officer, tweets here are my own and not endorsed!
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Rachel Dunscombe Profile Image Rachel Dunscombe
CIO - Talent Unleashed Most Disruptive CIO in Europe 2016 / No8 in CIO 100 2016 NHS - KLAS - CHIME Ambassador - AXELOS - APMG (views my own)
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Quentin   Nichini Profile Image Quentin Nichini
Cofounder / CTO @grytics @wholikesus Facebook group analytics & page analytics #wordpress #php #graphapi #webmarketing #digitalmarketing #CQTM #moviebuff
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Ken Piddington Profile Image Ken Piddington
Business Technology Executive | Transformational Leader | Trusted Advisor | Coach | Chief Information Officer | Husband | Father | Golfer
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Sarah Wilkinson Profile Image Sarah Wilkinson
UK Government CIO. ex Finance CIO. Proud Mum, avid tech-o-phile and faithful supporter of the viticulture industry.
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Helen Spencer Profile Image Helen Spencer
Chief Information Officer for the Harris County Department of Education.
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Mayank Prakash Profile Image Mayank Prakash
Dad, Friend, Geek - in pursuit of the extra-ordinary. I am Director General, Chief Digital and Information Officer at Department for Work and Pensions
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Christina Scott Profile Image Christina Scott
CTO @NewsUK interested in talking about technology and media amongst other things. Tweets are my own and do not reflect the opinions of my employer.
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Ann Dunkin Profile Image Ann Dunkin
Chief Information Officer, US Environmental Protection Agency, Personal Account
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Trevor Woods Profile Image Trevor Woods
Chief Information Officer @ Monash University
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Andy Caddy Profile Image Andy Caddy
The tragic case of a 25 year old sporting hero, DJ Superstar and technology evangelist trapped in the body of a middle aged man. AKA CIO at Virgin Active!
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Sheila Jordan Profile Image Sheila Jordan
Symantec CIO responsible for driving global IT strategy & world class information infrastructure. Passion for collaboration: video, mobile, social. My views!
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Cait O'Riordan Profile Image Cait O'Riordan
Chief Product and Information Officer at the FT. Never in the Pogues but was Shazam and BBC. My views ...
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