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CxO of the Year Award: Enterprise

Congratulations JoAnna Sohovich, CEO, Chamberlain Group, winner of the IoT World 2019 CxO of the Year award: enterprise category.

The Internet of Things World 2019 "CxO of the Year" awards recognize individual executives, whose outstanding leadership has resulted in the implementation and success of IoT in their businesses and beyond.


Chief Information Officer, Daimler Trucks North America

Lutz Beck is Chief Information Officer for Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). In his role, Lutz is actively transforming the organization by implementing the new IT strategy, “Building the Intelligent Company” and by leading DTNA’s digital transformation efforts.

Meg Goldthwaite

Chief Marketing Officer, NPR

Meg Goldthwaite is the Chief Marketing Officer for NPR, where she brings her experience in branding, visual storytelling, and digital communications to engage new audiences and build greater awareness of NPR programming across all platforms.

Claus Jensen

Chief Technology Officer, CVS Health

Claus is the Chief Technology Officer for CVS Health, leading Technology Innovation, Business Transformation Incubation, Architecture Planning, Delivery and Forensics, Digital Integration and M&A activities across CVS Health. He plays a pivotal role in becoming a trusted health partner delivering a connected experience.

Robert Littles

Director of Projects, Rolls-Royce

Robert is responsible for strategic initiatives in Engineering, Software, Predictive Maintenance and Cyber Security. He is experienced in applying Data Analytics, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cognitive and Big Data to various applications.

Rob LLoyd

Chief Information Officer, City of San José

Rob Lloyd is Chief Information Officer for the City of San José, California, directing the diverse technology portfolio of the nation’s tenth largest municipality. The City’s 6,600 employees and $3.7B+ budget serve one million residents and 80,000+ businesses in heart of Silicon Valley. The City’s quest: To be as innovative as the community served.

Arthur Orduña

Chief Innovation Officer, Avis Budget Group

Arthur Orduña is EVP and Chief Innovation Officer of Avis Budget Group, Inc., a leading global mobility provider whose brands include Zipcar. Since 2016, Arthur has guided the digital transformation of the company through mobile apps, connected cars and a cloud-based, next-gen technology platform that leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning. These efforts are resulting in operational efficiencies, cost savings and greater customer satisfaction.

JoAnna Sohovich

CEO, Chamberlain Group

JoAnna, CEO of Chamberlain Group (CGI), leads advancements in IoT with CGI’s innovative myQ technology, driving the next evolution of in-garage delivery with the latest smart tech for access. With a strong background in engineering, JoAnna has a passion for delivering on a first class end-user experience by developing strategies, leveraging partnerships and leading ONETeam focused on residential, commercial and industrial connectivity solutions.

Bryan Stubbs

Executive Director, Cleveland Water Alliance

Cleveland Water Alliance is leveraging the urgency to address Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in Lake Erie to build the first demonstration “Smart Lake” a new breed of Smart & Connected Infrastructure (S&CI) that enables intelligent community water management. CWA is collaborating with community partners to develop and deploy a system that transforms diverse data into tools to enable effective community solutions.

Mark Young

Chief Technology Officer, The Climate Corporation

Mark leads the development of a unified technical vision, architecture, and roadmap to help The Climate Corporation deliver an industry-leading digital agriculture platform. Mark has 18 years of experience in Silicon Valley and previously served as a Director of Mobile Product Excellence at Yahoo, the Chief Technology Officer of Mobile Technology at Zynga, and the Founder and Chief Technology Officer at HipLogic.