2021 Global Leadership Institute Awards


Premier technology executives are expected to come armed with fresh ideas for leveraging technology to deliver new waves of business value and drive future growth for their companies. The 2021 Global Leadership Institute Awards recognize those who have reimagined and reinvented themselves to place their organizations on the fast track to groundbreaking transformation in dynamic times. 

“As the global health crisis continues technology executives must foster a culture of connectedness in an isolated setting while providing authentic and compassionate leadership that can offer their teams confidence, hope and inspiration for a brighter future.” 

— President and CEO of HMG Strategy, Hunter Muller


Register Today to Celebrate Your Peers at a National Celebration:


September National Award Celebration

September 23rd, 2021 — 5:00 PM ET         



HMG Global Leadership Institute Global Gala

December 16th, 2021 — 5:00 PM ET  



Meet the 2021 Winners:


Kristie Grinnell

Global CIO & Chief Supply Chain Officer, VP - General Dynamics IT

Kristie Grinnell leads the company’s Information Technology strategic plan in areas of enterprise, business application, data centers, wide-area networks and customer service.

Ms. Grinnell brings more than 15 years of senior leadership in Information Technology in both the professional services and IT services and solutions industries. She has led two global IT transformation efforts and PwC and CSC. 

Prior to joining General Dynamics IT, she served as both director of Planning and Governance and director of Client Delivery Enablement at CSC. She oversaw execution of CSC’s strategic IT plan and implementation of its client and knowledge management strategy.

Prior, Ms. Grinnell worked for 15 years in Information Technology as chief of staff for global PricewaterhouseCoopers CIO and as Global IT Strategy and Planning leader. She led the company’s global IT transformation aligning its business strategy that encompassed development of line of service IT portfolios, organizational change management, governance and processes. 

Ms. Grinnell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s in Business Administration from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management.

The History

Since the inception of its Transformational CIO Awards in 2012, HMG Strategy has been recognizing the industry’s premier technology executives who are making a difference in their organizations through the industry’s most distinguished and recognizable awards program. In 2020, HMG Strategy introduced the Global Technology Executives Who Matter Awards to recognize the top-performing Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, Senior Technology Leaders, Venture Capitalists and Search Executives who have demonstrated unparalleled leadership in areas such as Innovation, Business Transformation and Digital Disruption.

In 2021, we are extending our recognition program to honor exemplary technology leaders and leadership teams who are delivering exceptional value to their organizations: The 2021 Global Leadership Institute Awards.

The Criteria

These annual awards recognize the top-performing Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, Venture Capitalists, Search Industry Executives and other Senior Technology Leaders who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the following areas: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Leading into the C-Suite, Creating New Go-to-Market Business Models, Modernizing Enterprise Architecture and Building Culture of Trust.

The Details

Nominations are open and are being accepted on a rolling basis. Nominations must be received at least 14 days prior to the regional summit of choice to be considered for recognition. To see HMG Strategy’s full calendar of events for 2021, click here.

To learn more about HMG Strategy’s 2021 Global Leadership Institute Awards Program, please call (203) 221-2702 or email HMG Strategy’s Digital Managing Editor, August Pelliccio at august.pelliccio@hmgstrategy.com.

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