2020 Global Technology Executives Who Matter Awards

Today, every company is a technology company. As a result, CEOs fully expect technology executives to come armed with fresh ideas for leveraging technology to deliver new waves of business value and drive future growth for their companies. 

CIOs, CTOs, CISOs and other C-suite technology executives play a crucial role in placing their organizations on the fast track to groundbreaking transformation. But success doesn’t occur in a vacuum – those executives who are able to summon courageous leadership, think differently and instill a passion within their teams are able to lead, reimagine and reinvent their companies and deliver winning business formulas that can provide a competitive edge. 

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Sathish Muthukrishnan

Chief Information, Data and Digital Officer - Ally Financial, Inc.


Sathish is an innovative Digital and Technology leader with a proven track record of modernizing processes, teams and technology resulting in transformative business outcomes across multiple companies. He has a diverse background with experience in e-commerce, financial services, airline operations, reservations, and inventory management. He also has supply chain and manufacturing experience along with extensive knowledge in hands on digital transformation.

From starting his career as a hands-on mainframe assembly language programmer with Singapore Airlines, Sathish progressively grew to leading digital capabilities across all business lines globally for American Express. His deep, broad technical and business acumen coupled with passionate leadership has helped drive enterprise scale transformation multiple times. He successfully seeds broad scale innovation and delivers through high performing and supremely motivated teams.

He is currently leading Digital Transformation for the Aerospace business at Honeywell. Recently, he successfully transformed the used serviceable airline parts into a digital business by creating a marketplace powered by block chain technology. He is also leading the delivery transformation of Honeywell AERO's 10,000 plus engineering organization.

Sathish was one of the pioneers of AXP’s digital transformation. He led the launch of several unique, industry-first, ground breaking digital products enabling strategic partnerships with foursquare, facebook, twitter, XBOX, Apple, Samsung and TripAdvisor. He led the development and launch of key AXP network platforms such as Card SYNC, Smart Offers and Tweet2buy leading the American Express journey from payments to commerce. Sathish’s team launched the ability for AXP Card Members to Pay with Points in NY city taxicabs, from within the UBER app, at McDonald’s restaurants and several online retailers such as BestBuy.

Sathish’s experience in several technology leadership positions with Honeywell, American Express, United & Singapore Airlines has led to over 25 filed patents in the manufacturing, payments and digital technology space. 

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 2019, HMG Strategy introduced the Technology Executives to Watch 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 2020, we are extending our recognition program to honor exemplary technology leaders who are delivering exceptional value to their organizations: The HMG Strategy 2020 Global Technology Executives Who Matter 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: InnovationBusiness TransformationCourageous LeadershipTalent Development and Digital Disruption

The awards also recognize legendary technology leaders with two new award distinctions: the Elite Alumni and Lifetime Achievement awards. 

The Elite Alumni award will showcase the courageous leadership and commitment to innovation and business transformation that earns technology executives perennial acknowledgment. Recipients in the Elite Alumni category join an exclusive list of premier global technology leaders who have been recognized by HMG Strategy in the past. The program honors those top IT leaders who have delivered unparalleled value to their organizations in innovation, business transformation, courageous leadership, digital disruption and talent development.

Meanwhile, the Lifetime Achievement award recognizes those leaders who have led a long and distinguished career. Recipients in this category have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the technology industry in various positions and exhibited excellence throughout the duration of their career.

The Details

Nominations are open and are being accepted on a rolling basis. Nominations must be received at least 21 days prior to the regional summit of choice to be considered for recognition. To see HMG Strategy’s full calendar of events for 2020, click here.


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To learn more about HMG Strategy’s 2020 Global Technology Executives Who Matter Awards Program, please call (203) 221-2702 or email HMG Strategy’s Senior Research Director Tom Hoffman at tomhoffman@hmgstrategy.com.

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