As the Chief Information Officer role become increasingly prominent, it is important to recognize CIOs who actively stake a claim as innovators and communicators.

At CXOTALK, we bring together leaders who embody the qualities of leadership, innovation, and positive disruption.

To develop this list of 20 Influential Chief Information Officers, we relied on Little Bird, a marketing platform that uses social network analysis to identify top influencers among their peers. At the time of selection, every person in this group was active as CIO for a respected organization.

I want to thank every person included in this compilation and apologize to anyone we missed.

I also want to recognize Dion Hinchcliffe, Chief Strategy Officer of 7Summits, which develops strategic online communities for large organizations. Dion is an old friend and colleague, and his support and input were essential to this effort.

Maryfran Johnson who is Editor in Chief of CIO Events and known to all Chief Information Officers, wrote the introduction. For many years, she has been a great supporter of CIOs, and we are grateful for her participation.

Here is the list of 20 Influential CIOs on Social Media: