2021-2022 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 2022 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.” 

— Founder and CEO of HMG Strategy, Hunter Muller

 

CLICK HERE to Nominate Yourself, Your Peers, Colleagues or Friends

 

Meet the 2021 Winners:

 

2021 Global Leadership Institute — Rashmi Kumar, HPE

2021 Global Leadership Institute — Jennifer Hartsock, Chief Information & Digital Officer, Cargill

2021 Global Leadership Institute — Kim Stevenson, NetApp

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Raj Badhwar

SVP, CISO - Voya Financial


Raj Badhwar is Chief Information Security Officer for Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), which helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 14.3 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $8.6 billion in revenue in 2017. The company had $528 billion in total assets under management and administration as of June 30, 2018. Badhwar is responsible for leading the company’s security engineering, architecture and operational functions for all domains (data security, network security, application and system security, monitoring and response, vulnerability management, and identity and access management), setting the overall security strategy and direction, enhancing security standards and policies, and establishing compliance with required government, financial and privacy regulations. Badhwar has more than 24 years of experience within the IT industry, with proven management, analytical and organizational skills, as well as, expertise involving requirement analysis, architecture, design, development, and management of technical resources for Cyber Security Engineering and Operations, and Incident Response. He has a mix of Security, Application Development, and Network management experience and possesses a strategic and tactical skill set for analytical and technical workloads. He also held a top secret (SSBI) clearance from the U.S. Department of Defense. Prior to joining Voya, Badhwar was the global head of information security for AIG, where he led global security engineering and operations, aided by a strategy centered on the protection and preservation of IT systems, infrastructure, and other computing assets. Additionally, he authored the AIG security policy and many security standards and guidelines. Prior to his role at AIG, he held senior Security and IT leadership roles at BAE Systems Inc., Bank of America, Time Warner Cable and AOL Time Warner. Badhwar graduated from George Washington University (GWU) with a master’s of science (MS) degree in Information Systems Technology and also holds a bachelor’s of science (BS) degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Karnatak University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), a Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA), and a Cisco certified Network Associate for Security (CCNA-Sec). He has also co-authored 13 security patents, and has conducted extensive research in the areas of Cryptography, Zero Trust Networks, Artificial Intelligence (AI) code of ethics for Cyber Security, and AI-based pattern matching and reactive-response for Cyber Incident Response.
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Raj Badhwar

SVP, CISO - Voya Financial


Raj Badhwar is Chief Information Security Officer for Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), which helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 14.3 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $8.6 billion in revenue in 2017. The company had $528 billion in total assets under management and administration as of June 30, 2018. Badhwar is responsible for leading the company’s security engineering, architecture and operational functions for all domains (data security, network security, application and system security, monitoring and response, vulnerability management, and identity and access management), setting the overall security strategy and direction, enhancing security standards and policies, and establishing compliance with required government, financial and privacy regulations. Badhwar has more than 24 years of experience within the IT industry, with proven management, analytical and organizational skills, as well as, expertise involving requirement analysis, architecture, design, development, and management of technical resources for Cyber Security Engineering and Operations, and Incident Response. He has a mix of Security, Application Development, and Network management experience and possesses a strategic and tactical skill set for analytical and technical workloads. He also held a top secret (SSBI) clearance from the U.S. Department of Defense. Prior to joining Voya, Badhwar was the global head of information security for AIG, where he led global security engineering and operations, aided by a strategy centered on the protection and preservation of IT systems, infrastructure, and other computing assets. Additionally, he authored the AIG security policy and many security standards and guidelines. Prior to his role at AIG, he held senior Security and IT leadership roles at BAE Systems Inc., Bank of America, Time Warner Cable and AOL Time Warner. Badhwar graduated from George Washington University (GWU) with a master’s of science (MS) degree in Information Systems Technology and also holds a bachelor’s of science (BS) degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Karnatak University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), a Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA), and a Cisco certified Network Associate for Security (CCNA-Sec). He has also co-authored 13 security patents, and has conducted extensive research in the areas of Cryptography, Zero Trust Networks, Artificial Intelligence (AI) code of ethics for Cyber Security, and AI-based pattern matching and reactive-response for Cyber Incident Response.

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 2022, our cross-functional and cross-industry recognition program honors exemplary technology leaders and leadership teams who are delivering exceptional value to their organizations: The 2022 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 2022, click here.

To learn more about HMG Strategy’s 2022 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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