Winner Testimonials

"I am honored to accept the InformationWeek 500 Award on behalf of Levi Strauss & Co. The award recognizes the innovative approach our IT and business teams take to working with the Levi'sŪ and DockersŪ brands. Within IT we are more than just a support function. We are a business enabler, creating unique ways for our brands to connect with consumers around the world by making shopping for jeans and khakis fun. This award is a great motivational tool for our employees because it shows how we can make a difference for our brands by building innovative e-commerce and social media tools. In addition, the award is a great recruiting tool. Our company is headquartered in San Francisco. As close are we are to Silicon Valley, we face a highly competitive recruiting market for technology and .com professionals. This award gets our name out there in the community and shows prospective employees how the Levi'sŪ and DockerŪ brands are exciting places to work."
Tom Peck
Sr. VP & CIO
Levi Strauss & Co.
Industry: Consumer Goods


"Waste Management is honored to be recognized as a leader in information technology by such a prestigious institution as the InformationWeek 500. This recognition is a testament to the work that our information technology professionals do on a daily basis and the value that we provide to our business and our customers. It also highlights how information technology is a competitive differentiator in our industry."
Puneet Bhasin
Sr. VP & CIO
Waste Management Inc.
Industry: Logistics & Transportation


"The Information Week 500 is especially valuable since it both highlights and benchmarks excellence in technology innovation across industries. For Quintiles to be recognized as one of the best of the best is outstanding-we push the envelope with a talented, passionate and extremely hard-working team that is committed to helping our Biopharma and Healthcare customers successfully navigate the gargantuan challenges ahead. Striving to make a difference is in our DNA and making the 2011 list adds valuable momentum to our efforts while underscoring the importance of our work. It is acknowledgement that as pioneers we are getting many things right. In turn, I hope this will encourage and stimulate others to work and collaborate alongside us for the benefit of patients worldwide."
Richard Thomas
CIO
Quintiles
Industry: Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals


"Information Week is one of the most trusted technology publications in the world and to be chosen as one of the top 500 best technology companies allows Catalina Marketing to not only showcase its technology achievements, but demonstrate to the world why Catalina is the place to work if you want to join the best of the best in the Industry."
Eric Williams
Exec. VP & CIO
Catalina Marketing Corp.
Industry: Consulting & Business Services


"Associated Press has undergone a technology transformation over the past eight years. We've upgraded, or in the process of upgrading, every piece of technology from our editorial desktops to our content database to our multimedia distribution systems to our video infrastructure to our back-office. We have created an innovative Web content tagging-and-tracking service, as well as mobile and other products. Most of AP's Technology team has been involved in one or more of these initiatives. Recognition by Information Week validates this good work."
Lorraine Cichowski
Sr. VP & CIO
Associated Press
Industry: Media & Entertainment


"Being recognized as a technology leader by InformationWeek is a tremendous honor for ADP. Technology and innovation are in our DNA, and serve as the foundation for the Human Capital Management services we provide to our more than 570,000 clients worldwide. And just as importantly, being ranked among the InformationWeek 500 is a great testament to the talent, hard work and excellence of our 5,000 IT associates across the global ADP organization."
Michael L. Capone
CIO
Automatic Data Processing Inc.
Industry: Consulting & Business Services


"Our Global Business Services organization's mission is to transform the way business is done. [InformationWeek's] recognition of our Business Sphere innovation is a testament to the hard work, leadership, and talent of our IT and shared-services professionals. We are truly honored and humbled to be named to the InformationWeek 500 list."
Filippo Passerini
Group President, Global Business Services & CIO
The Procter & Gamble Co.
Industry: Consumer Goods


"It is an honor for Vail Resorts to be recognized as an InformationWeek 500 company. Inclusion on this list acknowledges the value that we place on technology as an enabler of extraordinary customer experiences across our family of resorts."
Robert N. Urwiler
Exec. VP & CIO
Vail Resorts Inc.
Industry: Hospitality & Travel


"The InformationWeek 500 is to a technology team what an Oscar is to a movie actor-Knight is honored to have the external recognition for the hard work and accomplishments of our employees. At the same time, we differentiate ourselves from our financial services competitors with superior technology that drives better capabilities and service, so recognition from InformationWeek reinforces for our clients their decision to come to Knight."
Steven J. Sadoff
Exec. VP, Global Head of Operations, Services, & Technology
Knight Capital Group Inc.
Industry: Banking & Financial Services


"The InformationWeek 500 award is the recognized technology industry achievement, and it is a great honor for United Stationers to be in the top 10 this year. This award represents an external validation that United Stationers is truly raising the bar with regard to the effective use of business technology, and tells our customers that we are constantly innovating to make them more successful. Additionally, this recognition allows for United Stationers to more effectively attract, recruit, and retain the best IT talent, since these individuals generally seek out organizations that place a premium on technology excellence."
S. David Bent
Sr. VP of eBusiness Services & Corp. CIO
United Stationers Supply Co.
Industry: Distribution