Learn about the innovative projects and organizations at CIO’s Future of Work Summit

 Boston, Mass. — April 12, 2021 — IDG’s CIO — the executive-level IT media brand providing insight into business technology leadership — today announces the winners of the 2021 FutureEdge 50 Awards, recognizing organizations pushing the edge with new technologies to advance their business for the future. From established IT initiatives driving business success to the most cutting-edge trials and applications of emerging technologies, this award honors technology advancements and the innovative cultures enabling them.

Adapting to an Evolving Business Landscape
The award winners will join the discussion and be celebrated at CIO’s Future of Work Summit taking place online September 21-23, 2021. This highly successful semiannual event focuses on how organizations are adapting to the evolving business landscape with advances in automation, cloud native applications and many other digital innovations – aligning with the types of projects honored by the award.

“This year’s class of FutureEdge 50 winners demonstrated enormous innovation, creativity and resilience as they grappled to advance their businesses during a challenging 2020,” said Anne McCrory, Group VP, Customer Experience & Operations, IDG Communications, Inc. and the FutureEdge 50 Awards chair. “We are honored to showcase their initiatives and recognize the teams made them happen as they create a future edge for their organizations through technology.”

Winning Technology Adoption
Innovations in this year’s class include a wide variety of technologies advancing organizations across many industries. Complex data aggregation initiatives with artificial intelligence and machine learning supported diverse outcomes such as disease tracking, vehicle diagnostics, and computer repair. Winners improved products and services through the adoption of edge computing and supply chain efforts with IoT. Additionally, organizations have been innovative in their use of AR/VR in manufacturing, training and education, and use of voice-activated applications in health care for clinicians and patients.

2021 US FutureEdge 50 Winners:

  • Accenture
  • AEG Vision
  • Alcon
  • Align Technology
  • APL Logistics
  • Aramark
  • Arlington, Virginia Public Schools
  • Aspen Dental Management, Inc.
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Carhartt
  • CBRE
  • ChristianaCare
  • City of Doral
  • CommonSpirit Health
  • Cummins, Inc.
  • Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA)
  • DBS Bank
  • Discover Financial Services
  • Dow
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Erickson Living
  • Estée Lauder Companies
  • FedEx Dataworks
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • IBM
  • Intel Corporation
  • Invesco
  • iPay (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Lexmark International
  • Maricopa County Clerk of Court
  • Mastercard
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Motor Oil (Hellas) Corinth Refineries S.A.
  • The New School
  • Nuveen, a TIAA company
  • Oshkosh Corporation
  • Parker University
  • Penn Medicine
  • PGA of America
  • Population Council
  • Signet Jewelers
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • Systems Engineering Group Inc.
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Toyota Financial Services
  • US Patent and Trademark Office
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Verizon, Network Systems
  • Wharton Research Data Services, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Zoom

Event Partners
CIO is proud to welcome Platinum Partner IBM to the summit. Additional event partners include T-Mobile for BusinessAdobe, Vonage, Simpplr, Zoom, Okta and IDC.  This year’s premium vendors add further value to the agenda, providing in-depth knowledge and unique solutions to address many of the issues that participants are facing in their daily roles.

Please visit the event site to learn more about the conference and partnership opportunities. To register for this year’s event, please do so here.

About the FutureEdge 50 Awards
The FutureEdge 50 awards recognize organizations pushing the edge with new technologies to advance their business for the future. The FutureEdge 50 recognizes not only established initiatives driving business success but also early-stage projects pursued for their watershed potential. These initiatives may be in R&D, proof of concept or pilot phases. With this, the FutureEdge 50 awards aim to recognize the most cutting-edge trials and applications of emerging technologies – and the innovative cultures enabling them. Awards will be conferred at CIO’s Future of Work Summit, to be held online September 21-23, 2021.

About CIO
CIO focuses on attracting the highest concentration of enterprise CIOs and business technology executives with unparalleled peer insight and expertise on business strategy, innovation, and leadership. As organizations grow with digital transformation, CIO provides its readers with key insights on career development, including certifications, hiring practices and skills development. The award-winning CIO portfolio provides business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT’s role in achieving business goals. CIO is published by IDG Communications, Inc. Company information is available at http://foundryco.com.

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Lynn Holmlund
Marketing Director | IDG Communications, Inc.