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2015 CTO of the Year

2015 CTO of the Year

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CTO of the Year: Judd Williams

In three years with the NCAA, Judd Williams has turned around the not-for-profit's IT quality score and helped make it a place where people like to work, all in a vastly different culture than he experienced while working at the FBI.
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CTO of the Year: Jeffrey Ton

Jeffrey Ton has brought significant technology-based changes to Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana including cloud-based architecture and a new loyalty program for customers. And he's also created a network of technology leaders to meet and discuss business issues.
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CTO of the Year: Brad Wheeler

Brad Wheeler is making textbooks more affordable for students by making it simpler to obtain digital versions while trying to offer other materials to students virtually as well. His groundbreaking work is not only helping students at Indiana University but he’s collaborating with other institutions to exert greater control over the digital learning landscape.
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CTO of the Year: Timothy Ringlespaugh

Timothy Ringlespaugh became Sigma Theta Tau’s first chief information officer when he arrived at the nursing society five years ago. Now he’s overseeing a staff of 14 people focused on web programming and design, network engineering and database management. He’s also overseen the launch of a new e-commerce site.
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CTO of the Year: David Donaldson

David Donaldson’s efforts to boost e-commerce at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has contributed to an average revenue growth of 9 percent annually since 2011 and he helped bring nearly $80,000 in donations to the museum in 2014.
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CTO of the Year: Peter Kelly

Peter Kelly launched an online vehicle auction company and then stuck with the firm that eventually bought it. Today, he’s the chief technology officer for KAR Auction Services and serves as president of the company’s digital services division, where he’s led mobile app development and invested in high-quality digital photography and better digital-condition reports.
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CTO of the Year: J. Michael Gabbei

Michael Gabbei launched a mobile application for drivers, developed more streamlined dispatching methods, and helped design the technology for Celadon’s Quality Drivers schools, which led to dramatic decreases in turnover while reducing the cost of recruitment.
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CTO of the Year: Mike Meadows

Mike Meadows helped with the massive task of taking Lilly’s IT organization through a downsizing that reduced expenses about 40 percent—with no significant IT service disruptions.
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CTO of the Year: Geary Richard

Geary Richard has used technology to help Aurora Parts & Accessories improve the efficiency of warehouse operations and strengthen relationships with the heavy duty trailer dealers that buy its parts.
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CTO of the Year: Jerrod Carter

Wheaton has bought a string of companies, including Bekins Van Lines, which required Jarrod Carter and his team to make a series of imporant decisions about which technology systems to ditch or adapt. 
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