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CIO of the Year

CIO of the Year


Masato Kuroiwa
CIO of the Year

Masato Kuroiwa, CIO, NTT Comware Corporation

NTT Comware Corporation, a leading system integrator in telecommunications business, is in the middle of NTT group major business' integration, and Masato Kuroiwa has been playing an essential role to meet their huge future success. As one of NTT group's important strategy is to lead customers to success through Digital Transformation, they are speedily transforming from B2X business to B2B2X business. Which means to focus on supporting service providers (second "B") and supplying various services to end users ("X") through smartphones and network-connected sensors.

Kuroiwa implemented various Oracle Products such as Oracle Engineered Systems and Oracle Cloud to their major businesses NTT East and NTT West. The two had business conflict including technology but Oracle Products lead to complete system integration, which was one of the most important factor to meet their future success business transformation B2B2X.

Tony Mather
CIO of the Year

Tony Mather, CIO, AWE

AWE plays a critical role in the defense of the U.K., using its expertise to assist the government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including nuclear security. As CIO, Tony Mather is responsible for AWE’s sizeable technology change portfolio that is focused on modernizing and bringing new capabilities to AWE as it continues its important security mission. The company’s IT agenda sets the stage for creating a next-gen working environment that will maintain AWE’s stature as a center of scientific, engineering, and technological excellence, equipped with some of the most advanced research, design, and production facilities in the world. Mather is combining a trio of strengths - strong leadership, commercial expertise, and technical acumen - to transform the use of IT and data in order to help AWE maintain its position at the heart of nuclear deterrence for the U.K. The deployment of Oracle ERP Cloud will be a critical enabler in that quest.

Seokrib (Stanley) Kang
CIO of the Year

Seokrib (Stanley) Kang, CIO, Samsung Electronics Semiconductor

Samsung’s semiconductor daily production is valued at approximately $200 million. When dealing with such high volumes, system downtime – both planned and unplanned – can have an immediate and significant impact on the business. Based on a review of business needs, Stanley Kang was a driving force behind the creation of a smart semiconductor factory – built on internet-of-things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) technology – with the goal of leveraging big data and analytics to drive productivity gains. Today, Samsung Electronics Semiconductor relies on data provided by more than 300,000 sensors and IoT devices to drive proactive maintenance that has helped to boost machinery up time by 20% and labor productivity by 30%. Oracle Exadata solutions have played an important role in this initiative, and the journey continues as the organization has migrated its manufacturing information system (MIS) to Oracle Cloud.

Robert Carter
CIO of the Year

Robert Carter, CIO, FedEx

FedEx has transformed the logistics landscape, and, in doing so, has dramatically accelerated the pace of global commerce. To support continued innovation, FedEx’s IT team, led by Robert Carter, is looking to the cloud. Carter is now focused on redesigning FedEx around the world in a multi-zone, cloud-enabled environment, and Oracle is an important part of the equation. At the core of Carter’s vision is a next-gen data center that makes information available natively in multiple locations – supporting transaction consistency over many sites while reducing complexity and overhead. Carter also has played an integral role in spearheading adoption of FedEx’s advanced logistics and analytics systems, which have driven new levels of efficiency for the company and its customers while fueling growth.

Gustavo Vieira
CIO of the Year

Gustavo Vieira, CIO, Vale S.A.

Data is fueling the asset-intensive mining industry like never before – from discovery, through extraction and manufacturing, to distribution and beyond. Gustavo Vieira is helping Vale S.A., one of the largest mining companies in the world, make the most of its data to drive new levels of efficiency and productivity. Oracle Cloud is an important part of his strategy. He has recently guided movement of the company’s PeopleSoft human resources management systems (HRMS) applications to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, balancing an on-premises and cloud strategy. Vale has achieved a high performing, efficient environment at half the cost it expended five years ago. With the Cloud At Customer project, Vale is migrating more than 300 databases to the cloud, which will improve agility and performance with all data across the company.

Robert Carter
CIO of the Year

Chuck Boyle, Vice President, IT, Pride Mobility

Pride Mobility, which sells motorized scooters, power wheelchairs, and lift chairs through providers across the U.S. and globally, is focused on helping people move forward – regardless of any obstacles they face. Chuck Boyle brings that same spirit to his role as Vice President, IT – finding ways to surmount challenges and drive innovation that advances the company and its mission. He recently demonstrated this determination when moving the company’s European enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to Oracle ERP Cloud, going live in 2018. In addition, as part of a top-level strategic focus on digital transformation, the company has made a move to an integrated sales platform built on Oracle Sales Cloud, and that streamlines the company’s information flow. Pride Mobility’s sales and IT leadership came together in making Oracle Sales Cloud the sole information hub to serve Pride Mobility’s providers even better and further elevate their customer experience with the company.

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