The 10 Highest-Paid CIOs of Public Companies

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 10-30-2013 Email

Today's most impactful IT leaders often wear their non-tech backgrounds and interests like a badge of honor. For evidence, look no further than the following list of the 10 highest-paid CIOs at publicly traded companies, as taken from a top 20 ranking recently published by Janco Associates. Certainly, these executives represent a new breed of CIOs, that of well-rounded tech leaders. A number of them started out somewhere other than the IT department, and all of them speak to the need for CIOs to support their organization's total strategic vision, especially when it comes to driving ROI-benefiting innovation. Indeed, the rankings demonstrate how much the CIO's role is evolving as a business-focused one instead of being “strictly tech." They also speak to a general state of change within the highest of tech-leadership ranks: Some of included executives are now performing other roles and/or have had their roles expanded. Of the top 20 CIOs on Janco's list, only eight were on the list last year, and another eight are either new to the job or have since left the company. The list was compiled from SEC filings that reflect earnings in 2012. For more about the list, click here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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