Congratulations to the 2012 Top 10 Breakaway Leaders!

Please join the CIO Leadership Network Board, the Global CIO Executive Summit Governing Body, the Judging Panel and our entire CIO community in offering up congratulations to the winners of this year’s Top 10 Breakaway Leaders Award.

Last night, we celebrated the leadership, dedication and influence of 10 individuals in our own community who have risen above the rest and were recognized as 2012 Breakaway Leaders.

This year’s awards focused on the theme of Business Acceleration and Leadership in the Evolving Global Economy – Predict. Transform. Deliver. This is the only CIO awards program where winners are determined by the CIO peer community alongside an elite judging panel.

John Foley, Former Lead Solo Pilot, Blue Angels; Nancy Wolk, CIO, Alcoa Inc.; Jill Singer, CIO, National Reconnaissance Office; Haden Land, VP, Engineering & CTO, Lockheed Martin Corporation; Don Stuckert, VP, Technology & Security, British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority; Ralph Loura, CIO, The Clorox Company; Michael Dunn, VP & CIO, SuperMedia; Dr. Curtis A. Carver Jr., Vice Chancellor & CIO, University System of Georgia; Twila Day, SVP & CIO, Sysco Corporation; Tom Murphy, CIO, DaVita Inc., Awards Chair

Not Pictured: Robert Dixon, SVP & Global CIO, PepsiCo, Inc. and Kristin Russell, Secretary of Technology & CIO, State of Colorado

“On behalf of more than 285,000 PepsiCo associates around the world, it is my pleasure to congratulate Robert Dixon, Jr. for his well-deserved recognition as a “Top 10 Breakaway Leader.” In the five years that Robert has served as PepsiCo’s global CIO, he has transformed our IT organization into a capability engine for the company. Robert’s unwavering focus on enabling PepsiCo’s performance by elevating the performance of his IT teams continues to generate value for our business and all of our stakeholders. Robert also embodies Performance with Purpose – PepsiCo’s promise to do right for the business by doing right for people and the planet – as demonstrated by his steadfast commitment to developing the next generation of IT leaders. We are deeply proud of Robert and join his wife, Sheree, children Robert Dixon III and Kiah, as well as the PepsiCo Business + Information Solutions organization in celebrating this tremendous recognition of Robert’s talents and achievements.”

– John Compton, President, PepsiCo, Inc.