Computerworld Names FedEx SVP Eric Keane to Premier 100
February 21, 2011– IDG’s Computerworld has named Eric Keane, Senior Vice President of FedEx Express Solutions, as a 2011 Premier 100 IT Leaders honoree. This year’s Premier 100 spotlights 100 award leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership, innovative ideas to business challenges and effectively managed IT strategies.
“The Premier 100 awards program honors an elite group of IT executives," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "In the face of the past few years of economic turmoil that for many meant budget cuts and staff downsizing, these 100 men and women continued to innovate and deliver measurable business value. They begin 2011 recharged and ready, positioning their departments and their businesses for speed and growth. We’re pleased to honor the achievements of these 100 men and women who deliver strategic vision and seamless leadership through turbulent times.”
Keane, who will be a featured speaker at the Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference, was recognized for leadership of his team in developing several new innovations and solutions to help streamline and automate processes for FedEx Express customers.
“Eric’s leadership plays an important role in advancing our overall FedEx business strategy through IT innovation,” said Rob Carter, CIO of FedEx Corporation. “He and his team are developing new technologies that are driving our global business on a daily basis. I offer my sincere congratulations to him on this honor from Computerworld, an IT industry icon.”
The Premier 100 awards ceremony will be one of the highlights of Computerworld’s annual Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference, being held March 6-8, 2011, at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort in Palm Desert, California. The Conference, to be attended by more than 375 influential senior IT managers, will showcase honorees and other IT innovators as they discuss how to create competitive IT organizations. (More information available at http://www.premier100.com)