IDG’s CIO 100 Award Recognizes Jabil’s Unique Citizen Data Science Program
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jabil (NYSE: JBL) today announced it has been named to IDG’s annual CIO 100 list of innovative organizations that exemplify the highest levels of operational and strategic excellence in IT. This prestigious honor celebrates companies and award-winning IT projects that deliver business value, optimize business processes, enable growth and create competitive advantages. Jabil’s Citizen Data Science Program was recognized for its ability to empower employees with data-based knowledge, tools and new approaches for solving real-world business problems.
“We are honored to be recognized by CIO for our commitment to extracting the maximum value from our data,” said Gary Cantrell, CIO and SVP of Information Technology for Jabil. “By democratizing the practice of data science, we’re enabling employees to untap powerful, actionable insights that reinforce our mission to be the world’s most technologically advanced and trusted manufacturer.”
To date, 160 employees have been trained on data-science modeling in partnership with the University of South Florida, The China Institute and the University of Malaysia. Positive business outcomes have been realized in as little as three months, as employees from finance, HR, manufacturing, supply chain, engineering and legal have collaborated on data-driven models to improve productivity, operational efficiency, cash flow and risk mitigation.
“Today’s most successful companies are using IT to deliver business value, whether by enabling growth, optimizing business processes, or improving relationships with customers,” said Adam Dennison, SVP & General Manager, IDG Events and Publisher, CIO. “We are honored to showcase the technology innovation shown by this year’s CIO 100 winners and look forward to celebrating their accomplishments at the CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony in August.”
About the CIO 100 Awards
The annual CIO 100 Awards celebrate 100 organizations and the teams within them that are using IT in innovative ways to deliver business value, whether by creating competitive advantage, optimizing business processes, enabling growth or improving relationships with customers. The award is an acknowledged mark of enterprise excellence.
Coverage of the 2020 CIO 100 award-winning projects will be available online at CIO.com in the weeks and months leading up to the event and in the summer issue of CIO’s digital magazine.
CIO focuses on attracting the highest concentration of enterprise CIOs and business technology executives with unparalleled expertise on business strategy, innovation, and leadership. As organizations grow with digital transformation, CIO provides its readers with invaluable peer insights on the evolving CIO role as well as how leading IT organizations are employing technologies, including automation, AI & machine learning, data analytics and cloud, to create business value.
The award-winning CIO portfolio — CIO.com, CIO events, CIO Strategic Marketing Services, CIO Forum on LinkedIn, CIO Executive Council and CIO primary research — provides business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT’s role in achieving business goals. CIO is published by IDG Communications, Inc. Company information is available at www.idg.com.
Jabil (NYSE: JBL) is a manufacturing solutions provider that delivers comprehensive design, manufacturing, supply chain and product management services. Leveraging the power of over 200,000 people across 100 sites strategically located around the world, Jabil simplifies complexity and delivers value in a broad range of industries, enabling innovation, growth and customer success. For more information, visit jabil.com.
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