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BJ Fesq receives recognition for exceptional technology leadership and innovative approach to business challenges.

Palo Alto, California November 19, 2015:  Denodo today announced that BJ Fesq, Chief Architect and Chief Data Officer at CIT Group, has been selected as a Computerworld 2016 Premier 100 Technology Leader. In its 17th year, this award program shines a spotlight on leaders who display exceptional technology leadership and champion transformative strategies for business and IT challenges.

"The Premier 100 awards program showcases the strategic thinking of an elite group of technology leaders who are using technology to digitally transform their organizations," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "These dedicated executives are creating nimble IT organizations to respond quickly to today's business needs, by leveraging the influx of technologies such as cloud computing, the Internet of Things, social media, mobile and wearables. The 2016 honorees are actively recruiting talented technology pros for their departments and grooming them to take on new roles. They're also constantly adjusting their risk management strategies to align with the evolving security landscape."

BJ Fesq was recognized as the Computerworld 2016 Premier 100 Technology Leader for leading the strategic efforts to modernize CIT’s technology platform by developing an innovative “Data Services Layer” using data virtualization (Denodo Platform) and other technologies; his efforts will enable CIT to withstand regulatory scrutiny. BJ Fesq has had leading roles at several of the world’s largest financial services institutions, most recently as Chief Architect and one of the first Technology Fellows at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was responsible for grid computing and mobile strategy for the enterprise. 

BJ Fesq will be honored during the Computerworld 2016 Premier 100 Technology Leader ceremony at the AGENDA16 Conference, which will be held March 21 - 23, 2016, at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Florida. AGENDA is the business leadership conference focused on transforming business for the digital world.

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About the Premier 100 Technology Leadership Awards
Computerworld 2016 Premier 100 Technology Leader program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. These are individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to business challenges and effectively manage and execute IT strategies. Each year, nominees are invited to complete a questionnaire that addresses a number of topics, including their background and experience and their attitude toward risk and innovation. Using Computerworld’s IT Leader Index, which is a measurement of how closely an individual matches our definition of the IT Leader, we analyze the data. Each year, 100 honorees are selected to receive this life-time recognition award. Information on previous honorees can be viewed at:


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