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CIO50: Australia’s top 50 CIOs

Welcome to the sixth annual CIO50 list where CIO Australia celebrates the achievements of the top 50 senior technology and digital executives who are driving technology-led innovations, building cultures, and influencing the leadership teams across their organisations.

The 2021 CIO50 will be judged based on the responses provided by entrants under two core pillars: Business Innovation and Influence.

The past 18 months has been a difficult time for CIOs and their teams as they deal with the economic devastation caused by a global pandemic and the pressure to deliver hybrid work environments that are shaping the future of work.

Under the first pillar, you are being asked to describe innovation/s that have had a positive impact on your organisation. It could be anything from an innovative response to the COVID-19 pandemic to a large transformation program.

Under the second pillar, we want to know how you are influencing people across your organisation, including other c-level executives, your board members, as well as execs across other divisions.

We are proud to announce the CIO50 for 2021 and we wish all nominees the very best of luck whether you are nominating for the first time or coming back again this year.

Your next steps

To nominate yourself or nominate on behalf of someone else, please click on the Nominations tab on the CIO50 page, fill out the questionnaire as a Word document and return it to byron_connolly@idg.com.au.

Nominations are open from Wednesday June 23, 2021 and will close on Friday August 20, 2021.

Nominations will be reviewed and marked by our CIO50 judge panel (see the Judges’ section for biographies and backgrounds), who will rate each section of the questionnaire to determine the final list.

Your responses will also form the basis of written profiles of our top 50 list, which will be revealed at an exclusive dinner in Sydney in November.

The profiles will be written by CIO Australia’s editor-in-chief Byron Connolly, and associate editor, David Binning.

Stay tuned for more story announcements and updates on the CIO50 for 2021.