Winner Testimonials

"It's always gratifying to be recognized by leading IT magazines like InformationWeek for our innovative use of technology, and we are honored to once again be a part of the InformationWeek 500 list. Vanguard's practical innovation process is a product of our long-standing commitment to what has become a core competence for our firm-connecting our business needs with technology to enable awesome client service while, at the same time, lowering our cost structure. It's a true win-win."
Paul Heller
Managing Director & CIO
The Vanguard Group Inc.
Industry: Banking & Financial Services


"We're honored to make the InformationWeek 500. This list of honorees signifies tremendous thought leadership in the technology arena. IHG continues to push the envelope by developing game-changing technology that will benefit our owners, hotels and our business overall, which is our first priority. To be recognized by our peers for our efforts is icing on the cake."
Thomas M. Conophy
CIO
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
Industry: Hospitality & Travel


"Being named to the InformationWeek 500 is a tremendous honor for our organization. UPMC is humbled to be at the top of the InformationWeek 500 list with technology innovators from other industries and to be recognized as a leader in healthcare IT. UPMC is dedicated to providing excellent care to our patients and our information technology innovations play a major part in our ability to provide life-changing medicine. The collaborations of our doctors, nurses, clinicians, and information technology professionals and the support of our leaders are what have truly made us successful."
Dan Drawbaugh
Sr. Vice-President & CIO
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Industry: Healthcare & Medical


"Coca-Cola Enterprises' vision is to be the best beverage sales and customer service company. As a member of CCE's executive team, I hold equal accountability for creating a community that is focused on delivery of this goal. By implementing a culture of innovation, our Business Information Services team is improving employee engagement, attracting and retaining top talent, and delivering differentiating service, solutions, and technology. From this foundation, we are driving bottom line value for our company with year-over-year improvements in efficient and effective operations of the world's largest bottler and distributor of Coca-Cola brands and products. These positive results are mirrored in our climb through the ranks of the InformationWeek 500 listings. This award represents validation from our peers that activation of our digital strategy is bringing value to our customers. We are proud that CCE is recognized as a leading innovation company."
Esat Sezer
Sr. Vice-President & CIO
Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.
Industry: Consumer Goods


"Innovation is critically important to our competitiveness and to supporting our core competencies of knowing our members, providing integrated solutions and delivering exceptional member experiences. For all of us at USAA it's about making it easier for our members to do business with us-however they choose to do so. That means we must be innovative in everything we do and continuously improve."
Greg Schwartz
CIO & Sr. Vice-President, Information Technology
USAA
Industry: Insurance


"Healthways could not be more proud to be named to the InformationWeek 500 and included amongst such prestigious company for the third consecutive year. We are appreciative for the continuous validation that our innovation capabilities are the best in our industry and truly market-impacting."
Scott Blanchette
CIO
Healthways Inc.
Industry: Healthcare & Medical


"Our IT team plays a critical role in ensuring that Verizon Wireless finds innovative new ways to better serve customers and improve our business through technology. The InformationWeek 500 award recognizes the dedication of our company and our IT employees who strive to provide value to our customers and a competitive advantage to our business."
Ajay Waghray
CIO
Verizon Wireless
Industry: Telecommunications


"It's an honor to be included in a list of the country's leading technology organizations. The InformationWeek 500 has become an important measuring stick for any organization seeking to make an impact with technology internally and externally. The sale of business products (office supplies, computer supplies, furniture, etc.) has been named as the number two product category sold online after travel services, and we're very proud that the implementation of our strategic initiatives is helping our reseller customers successfully build their eCommerce capabilities to sell more of these products. This honor also helps us in the recruitment of new technology talent to our organization. [[The InformationWeek 500 award]] is further validation of the success we have achieved as a result of the strategic technological advances, which have been instrumental in helping resellers transition from a world of paper-based, catalog and flyer marketing to digital marketing."
S. David Bent
Sr. VP, eBusiness Services & Corporate CIO
United Stationers Supply Co.
Industry: Distribution


"Creating an exceptional customer service experience is McCoy's passion. Our technology is the backbone that enables our store teams to best meet the needs of both our professional and retail customers. McCoy's feels honored to have been recognized among the InformationWeek 500 for the role technology plays in our ultimate goal of serving our customers."
Dennis Strong
Sr. Vice-President & CIO
McCoy Corp.
Industry: Retail