Technology Executives to Watch Awards

2019 Top Technology Executives to Watch Awards

These annual awards 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 the following areas: InnovationBusiness TransformationCourageous Leadership; and Digital Disruption in their businesses. Recipients of this prestigious award include those executives who have also shared world-class thought leadership with the HMG Strategy CIO Executive Leadership Summit series audiences and/or on the HMG Strategy Digital Platform. 

Archie Deskus

Archana Deskus

EVP & CIO - PayPal


Archana (Archie) Deskus was elected to Cognizant’s Board of Directors in March 2020. She currently serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer for Intel Corporation, a position she has held since January 2020. Prior to Intel, she served as CIO for several other global companies in the technology, industrials, energy and consumer products industries. These companies included HP Enterprise, an information technology company; Baker Hughes, an oilfield services company; Ingersoll Rand, an industrial manufacturing company; Timex Group USA, a watch manufacturing company; and North America HVAC, part of Carrier Corporation, a heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions company.

Archie currently serves on the board of directors of Nasdaq-listed East West Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for East West Bank, the largest independent bank in Southern California. She also serves on the board of directors of East West Bank. She formerly served as a customer advisory board member for IBM Global Technology Services, as a board member for the non-profit Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas and as an advisory board member for the Data Science Institute of the University of Houston.

Archie holds an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science in business administration and management information systems from Boston University.

Archie Deskus

Archana Deskus

EVP & CIO - PayPal


Archana (Archie) Deskus was elected to Cognizant’s Board of Directors in March 2020. She currently serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer for Intel Corporation, a position she has held since January 2020. Prior to Intel, she served as CIO for several other global companies in the technology, industrials, energy and consumer products industries. These companies included HP Enterprise, an information technology company; Baker Hughes, an oilfield services company; Ingersoll Rand, an industrial manufacturing company; Timex Group USA, a watch manufacturing company; and North America HVAC, part of Carrier Corporation, a heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions company.

Archie currently serves on the board of directors of Nasdaq-listed East West Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for East West Bank, the largest independent bank in Southern California. She also serves on the board of directors of East West Bank. She formerly served as a customer advisory board member for IBM Global Technology Services, as a board member for the non-profit Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas and as an advisory board member for the Data Science Institute of the University of Houston.

Archie holds an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science in business administration and management information systems from Boston University.

Archie Deskus

Archana Deskus

EVP & CIO - PayPal


Archana (Archie) Deskus was elected to Cognizant’s Board of Directors in March 2020. She currently serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer for Intel Corporation, a position she has held since January 2020. Prior to Intel, she served as CIO for several other global companies in the technology, industrials, energy and consumer products industries. These companies included HP Enterprise, an information technology company; Baker Hughes, an oilfield services company; Ingersoll Rand, an industrial manufacturing company; Timex Group USA, a watch manufacturing company; and North America HVAC, part of Carrier Corporation, a heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions company.

Archie currently serves on the board of directors of Nasdaq-listed East West Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for East West Bank, the largest independent bank in Southern California. She also serves on the board of directors of East West Bank. She formerly served as a customer advisory board member for IBM Global Technology Services, as a board member for the non-profit Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas and as an advisory board member for the Data Science Institute of the University of Houston.

Archie holds an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science in business administration and management information systems from Boston University.

Archie Deskus

Archana Deskus

EVP & CIO - PayPal


Archana (Archie) Deskus was elected to Cognizant’s Board of Directors in March 2020. She currently serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer for Intel Corporation, a position she has held since January 2020. Prior to Intel, she served as CIO for several other global companies in the technology, industrials, energy and consumer products industries. These companies included HP Enterprise, an information technology company; Baker Hughes, an oilfield services company; Ingersoll Rand, an industrial manufacturing company; Timex Group USA, a watch manufacturing company; and North America HVAC, part of Carrier Corporation, a heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions company.

Archie currently serves on the board of directors of Nasdaq-listed East West Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for East West Bank, the largest independent bank in Southern California. She also serves on the board of directors of East West Bank. She formerly served as a customer advisory board member for IBM Global Technology Services, as a board member for the non-profit Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas and as an advisory board member for the Data Science Institute of the University of Houston.

Archie holds an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science in business administration and management information systems from Boston University.

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