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Delta Technology’s Mike Childress Honored as 2003 Premier 100 IT Leader

Delta Technology, a wholly owned information technology subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, today announced that Mike Childress, Delta Technology senior vice president - Development, has been recognized by IDG’s Computerworld, the weekly newspaper for IT leaders, as one of the business world’s Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2003.
The award honors individuals who have creatively applied technology to execute their organization’s business strategy.

Childress oversees the software development for Delta’s IT solutions, including requirements-gathering and architecture. Childress also serves as the primary liaison for Delta Technology working with Delta to create a superior customer experience by leveraging technology to increase convenience and efficiency in travel.

“Mike is instrumental in transforming business processes, enabling innovation and achieving positive business results for Delta Air Lines,” said Delta Air Lines Chief Information Officer, Curtis Robb. “During his tenure with Delta Technology, he has worked continuously to foster strong relationships with Delta Technology employees, colleagues and customers. He invests in building Delta Technology’s human capital by teaching and leading by example.”

The Premier 100 IT Leaders award recognizes exceptional technology leadership, innovative approaches to business challenges, and effective execution of comprehensive IT strategies. Childress will be honored at the Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference, Feb. 23-25, 2003 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The Premier 100 IT Leaders are highlighted in the Jan. 6, 2003 issue of Computerworld and online at



“IT leaders are responsible for a wide variety of initiatives that are vital to business—ranging from customer service to security assurance to a cost-effective supply chain,” said Maryfran Johnson, editor in chief of Computerworld. “Computerworld`s Premier 100 IT Leaders highlight an elite class of technology thought-leaders who truly practice what they preach about using IT to creatively solve business problems and enable new services.”

Since joining Delta Technology in 1996, Childress has served as vice president of the Delta Nervous System, where he was responsible for the common infrastructure components within Delta Technology, overseeing Middleware Services, Systems Management, Operational Data & Events and Enterprise Data Access & Business Services; and as vice president of Customer Systems where his responsibilities included development and support of information technology solutions for Delta’s Call Centers, Airports, Consumer Marketing, Air Logistics and