CIO magazine has named Marriott
International, Inc. to its CIO 100 list for a fifth time, the company
said. Marriott is the only lodging company on this year’s list. The CIO
award recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest
level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology.
The award’s 2004 theme is the “Agile 100,” which recognizes those
executives and organizations that respond quickly to changing business
environments. Winners demonstrate measurable results in how they used IT
to enable and support agility in their organizations. “This award demonstrates Marriott’s leadership in creating responsive
information technology solutions and maintaining business practices that
provide great value for our company, customers and business partners,”
says Carl Wilson, executive vice president and chief information officer.
“With the economy rebounding, companies will seek out and capitalize on
new opportunities as they emerge,” says Abbie Lundberg, editor-in-chief,
CIO. “Those best positioned to succeed are the agile enterprises, able to
move and change quickly, to create advantage in a world in flux. This
year’s CIO 100 winners have all the hallmarks: agile operations,
technology, staffing and governance models. We celebrate their
achievements and expect to see great things from them in the years ahead.”
In the last year, Marriott has been honored by several leading
publications for its innovative use of technology to create business value
and a positive work environment for its IT professionals. Marriott has
been recognized by Computerworld as a top 100 “Best Place to Work in
Information Technology” and named in InformationWeek’s Top 500 list.