Winners Announced in “Technology for the Next Decade, Today” Categories in The 19th American Business Awards®

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HCL Technologies-sponsored Stevie winners to be honored at a virtual awards ceremony on June 30

HCL Technologies (HCL) sponsored the Technology for the Next Decade, Today categories in The 2021 American Business Awards®, the premier business awards program in the USA.

HCL Technologies (HCL) sponsored the Technology for the Next Decade, Today categories in The 2021 American Business Awards®, the premier business awards program in the USA.

The Technology for the Next Decade, Today Awards categories recognize leadership, customer experience, and redefining the workplace.

HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global IT services company, sponsored the Technology for the Next Decade, Today categories in The 2021 American Business Awards®, the premier business awards program in the USA.

The Technology for the Next Decade, Today Awards categories recognize leadership, customer experience, and redefining the workplace. This is the 19th year that The American Business Awards have recognized achievements of organizations operating in the USA, and the fourth year that HCL Technologies has sponsored awards in the competition.

Winners in the six categories were determined by a panel of independent professionals convened by the Stevie Awards. Winners in these categories include:

Excellence in Elevating Customer Experience for the Next Normal
Gold Stevie® Award Winner
NBCUniversal (CNBC News): Vijay Koneru, VP – Product & Technology
Silver Stevie® Award Winner
T-Mobile: Warren McNeel, SVP, Product & Technology
Bronze Stevie® Award Winners
Stanley Black & Decker: Tony Gazikas, Chief Information Officer – Global IT Operations
Club Corp: Harsh Uchariya, CIO

Excellence in Redefining the Next Gen Workplace
Gold Stevie® Award Winner
Walden University: Karthik Venkatesh, Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Silver Stevie® Award Winner
Tronox: Todd M. Putnam, CIO
Bronze Stevie® Award Winner
SC Johnson & Son, Inc.: Imran K. Warrich, Head of Global Infrastructure & Operations

Leader in Operations and Business Resilience
Gold Stevie® Award Winner
Occidental Petroleum: Yanni Charalambous, VP, Chief Information Officer
Silver Stevie® Award Winner
Oncor Electric Delivery: Malia Hodges, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Bronze Stevie® Award Winners
True Value CO.: John Armbrecht, Chief Technical Officer
Brightstar Corp: Dean Dawes, CIO

Leading Innovation in a Time of Crisis
Gold Stevie® Award Winner
AARP: Najeeb Uddin, Chief Information Officer
Silver Stevie® Award Winner
Pearson VUE: Farzana Ashraf, Chief Product & Technology Officer
Bronze Stevie® Award Winners
Meritor, Inc: Ryan M Olivier, Vice President & CIO
Tru Kids: Paul Pansini, VP IT and Security

Leading Through Digital Disruption
Gold Stevie® Award Winner
Conduent Business Services, LLC: Mark Prout, Chief Information Officer
Silver Stevie® Award Winners
Verizon: Nicola Palmer, Chief Product Development Officer
Johnson and Johnson: Pallaw Sharma, Chief Data Science Officer, Supply Chain
Bronze Stevie® Award Winner
Stanley Black and Decker: John Rizzo, Chief Information Officer – Shared Services

Leading through Uncertainty
Gold Stevie® Award Winner
Western Union: Ernesto Boada, Chief Technology Officer
Silver Stevie® Award Winner
Direct Energy: Tanis Kozak, Vice President & General Manager – Canada Home
Bronze Stevie® Award Winners
IHG Hotels & Resorts: David Jordan, Chief Information Security Officer
PHC Holding Corporation: John Marotta, President and CEO of PHC Holding

An honorary Gold Stevie Award is also presented to Nicola Palmer, Chief Product Development Officer at Verizon, for leading disruptive innovation in technology.

All organizations operating in the U.S.A. – large and small, public and private, for-profit and non-profit - are eligible to submit nominations to the ABAs in a wide range of categories, honoring achievement in every aspect of work life, from customer service and management to public relations and product development. More than 3,800 nominations, a record number, were reviewed in the judging process this year by more than 250 professionals worldwide, whose average scores determined the winners.

2021 Stevie winners will be celebrated during a virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 30 at 2pm ET. Details of the event are available on the website.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

About HCL Technologies (HCL)
HCL Technologies (HCL) empowers global enterprises with technology for the next decade, today. HCL’s Mode 1- 2-3 strategy, based on its deep-domain industry expertise, customer-centricity and entrepreneurial culture of Ideapreneurship™, enables businesses to transform into next-gen enterprises.

HCL offers its services and products through three business units: IT and Business Services (ITBS), Engineering and R&D Services (ERS) and Products & Platforms (P&P). ITBS enables global enterprises to transform their businesses through offerings in the areas of applications, infrastructure, digital process operations and next generational digital transformation solutions. ERS offers engineering services and solutions in all aspects of product development and platform engineering. P&P provides modernized software products to global clients for their technology and industry specific requirements. Through its cutting-edge co-innovation labs, global delivery capabilities and broad global network, HCL delivers holistic services in various industry verticals, categorized as Financial Services, Manufacturing, Technology & Services, Telecom & Media, Retail & CPG, Life Sciences & Healthcare and Public Services.

As a leading global technology company, HCL takes pride in its diversity, social responsibility, sustainability, and education initiatives. For the 12 months ended March 31, 2021 HCL had consolidated revenue of US$ 10.17 B. Its 168,977 Ideapreneurs operate out of 50 countries.

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