Excellence in information technology leadership

The Trace3 Outlier Award honors individuals who consistently deliver dynamic innovation and outstanding leadership in the field of information technology.

2016 Award Show

Winner

Bill Schlough
Senior Vice President and CIO
San Francisco Giants

Finalist

CORY PRIGGS
Sr. Director, Solution Delivery
Taco Bell

MICHAEL PETERSON
CIO/SVP of Information Technology
CHG Healthcare Services

MUKESH MEHTA
Chief Information Officer
Cetera Financial Group

ROBIN GORDON
SVP, IT Strategy and Innovation
CoreLogic

ROB RUTH
Chief Data Officer
Hightail

VICTOR FETTER
Chief Information Officer
LPL Financial

Judges

Andy Prenot
America’s Executive for Enterprise Business Solutions
NetApp

Ashley Sprague
Director of Employee Technology
Netflix

Barton Warner
Vice President Information Technology
Capital Group

Frank Palase
Senior Vice President of IT Strategy and Innovation
DIRECTV

Jon Swartz
Technology Reporter, Author
USA TODAY

Maryfran Johnson
Editor in Chief
CIO Events

Sherri Hammons
CTO
IQNavigator

Thiyageswaran Ramasamy
VP, Application Platform Engineering
NBCUniversal

2015 Award Show

Winner

Frank Palase
Senior Vice President, IT Strategy and Innovation
DIRECTV

Finalist

Sam Balooch
CIO
Spireon

Joseph Benjamin
CTO
Datalogix

Sherri Hammons
CTO
IQNavigator

Ramon Millan
SVP & Global CIO
Carnival Corporation

Mike Steele
SVP, Information Technology
PIMCO

Judges

Tony Coba
Senior Vice President and CIO
The Miami Heat Group

Chris Laping
SVP, Business Transformation & CIO
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc.

Keith Morrow
EVP, CIO
Epsilon

Bill Schlough
Senior Vice President and CIO
San Francisco Giants

Andy Prenot
America's Executive for Enterprise Business Solutions
NetApp

Larry Walsh
CEO & Chief Analyst
2112 Group

Missy Young
Executive Vice President
SUPERNAP

2014 Award Show

Winner

Chris Laping
SVP of Business Transformation and CIO
Red Robin

Finalist

Shohreh Abedi
Chief Information Officer
Farmers Insurance Group

David Anderson
Senior Vice President and CIO
CH2M Hill

Judy Batenburg
VP of IT Infrastructure and Operations
Starz Entertainment

Colin Black
CIO
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.

Charles Connoy
VP of Global Platform
Sony Computer Entertainment America

Jamie Cutler
Chief Information Officer
QEP Resources Inc.

Greg Reischlein
CIO
Newport Corporation

Judges

Bill Schlough
Senior Vice President and CIO
San Francisco Giants

Gary J.Beach
Publisher Emeritus
CIO Magazine

Keith Morrow
EVP, CIO
Epsilon

Ken Venner
Chief Information Officer
SpaceX

Sven Gerjets
Senior Vice President, IT Solutions Delivery
DIRECTV

Tony Coba
Senior Vice President and CIO
The Miami Heat Group

2013 Award Show

Winner

Tony Coba
Senior Vice President and CIO
The Miami Heat Group

Finalist

David Ballew
Director, Enterprise Media Management Services
The Walt Disney Company

Dean G. Barry
Chief Information Officer and SVP
Cast & Crew

Bill Donahue
CIO
Mindbody

Valerie Kwiatkowski
CIO
ICU Medical, Inc.

Chris Laping
SVP Business Transformation and CIO
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Allan Lubitz
SVP and Chief Information Officer
Mercury Insurance

Keith Morrow
EVP, CIO
Epsilon

Terry Prime
CIO
Spireon, Inc.

Jack Young
Vice President & CIO
Accelrys

Judges

Gary J. Beach
Publisher Emeritus
CIO Magazine

Mike Benson
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
DIRECTV, Inc.

Mark Cranney
Partner
Andreessen Horowitz

Chris Donnelly
EVP of Connectivity
Switch

Mike Stansbury
Vice President, Business Technology Services
Bridgepoint Education

Jim Toy
Chief Information Officer
Make-A-Wish® America

Ken Venner
Chief Information Officer
SpaceX

2012 Award Show

Winner

Ken Venner
CIO, Broadcom

Finalist

Ossama Ghebrial
Senior Vice President
Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.

Henry Grant
Senior Director of ICS Infrastructure
Amkor Technology

Jason Harkins
Senior Director, Security Operations
Sony Network Entertainment

Greg Ingino
Vice President Global Technology Operations
The Active Network, Inc.

Erez Nir
Chief Technology Officer
Mitchell

Robert Slepin
Vice President & Chief Information Officer
John C. Lincoln Health Network

Judges

Gary J. Beach
Publisher Emeritus
CIO Magazine

Tony Coba
Senior Vice President and CIO
The Miami HEAT Group

Terri S. Cooper
Vice President, Global IT Operations
CSG

Tom Hall
Sr. Director of Information Services
Orbital Sciences Corporation

Tom Honan
Senior Vice President and CIO
CapitalSource Bank

Mike Stansbury
Vice President of Risk Management
Bridgepoint Education