Caroline Faulkner, senior managing director and chief information officer at Pramerica Systems Ireland, a software and contact center subsidiary of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU), has been named to Computerworld magazine’s 2014 Premier 100 IT Leaders list. “We are delighted that Computerworld has named Caroline one of its Premier 100 IT Leaders. This is an honor for Caroline and an honor for Prudential,” said Barbara Koster, senior vice president and Corporate CIO at Prudential, who is a previous Premier 100 honoree. “Caroline is an accomplished IT professional. Her skills and abilities, depth of knowledge, dedication to quality service and commitment to community service are impressive and are absolutely worthy of being acknowledged in this manner.” As head of Pramerica Systems, located in Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland, Faulkner oversees the delivery of technology and operations services to Prudential business units. She collaborates with Prudential senior executives to help ensure continuous business improvement through cost reduction, quality improvements, innovation and risk mitigation. Faulkner joined Pramerica as senior program manager when the company was established in 2000, playing a key role in getting the company up and running to a fully functioning operation. “I am honored to be recognized at a Premier 100 IT leader,” said Faulkner. “I thank Computerworld for this acknowledgment. I also want to express my gratitude and appreciation to the team of people I work with at Pramerica for their hard work and dedication.” According to Computerworld, this year’s Premier 100 spotlights 100 leaders from the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges. “The Premier 100 awards program shines a well-deserved spotlight on a group of talented, creative and hard-working men and women. These IT executives are driving technology innovation in business, education and government across the country and around the world,” said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. “Technology advances quickly, and these leaders excel at keeping pace with the changing needs of customers and employees, and making fast technology decisions that map to their organizations’ top priorities. They have developed a deep bench of talented IT staffers at their organizations and managed to keep their own skills fresh by constantly mastering new technologies and processes. We are privileged to recognize the leadership and achievements of the 2014 Premier 100 honorees.”
The Premier 100 awards ceremony was one of the highlights of Computerworld’s annual Premier 100 IT Leadership Conference this week in Tucson, Arizona. The Conference was attended by more than 350 influential senior IT managers and it showcased the honorees and other IT innovators as they discussed ways to create competitive IT organizations.The Premier 100 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. Pramerica Financial is a trade name used by Prudential Financial, Inc., a company incorporated and with its principal place of business in the United States, and its affiliates in select countries outside the United States. PFI (NYSE:PRU), a financial services leader with more than $1.1 trillion of assets under management as of December 31, 2013, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. PFI’s diverse and talented employees are committed to helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth through a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. In the U.S., the company’s iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century. For more information, please visit http://www.news.prudential.com/. PFI of the United States is not affiliated in any manner with Prudential plc, a company incorporated in the United Kingdom.