We are delighted to announce that Pavan Pidugu is the winner of the CxO of year awards 2023.

This prestigious award was presented at a gala dinner on the 15th February, during the NetEvents Global Media Summit in San Jose, California. The finalists for this award were:

  • Bill Pappas, EVP & Head of Global Technology and Operations, MetLife
  • Pavan Pidugu, CTO, US Department of Transport
  • Gene Sun, Corporate VP, Chief Information Security Officer, Fedex

Pavan Pidugu, Chief Technology Officer at FMCSA, an agency in the U.S. Department of Transportation, has won the Business Innovation Leaders Forum ‘CxO of the Year’ award for his outstanding leadership in pioneering digital transformation within his organization, supporting Motor Carrier Safety.

He has adopted platform and hardware independence to the digital toolkit FMCSA provides to millions of commercial vehicle drivers, hundreds of thousands of motor carriers, and 12,000+ federal and state enforcement authorities. With a background in retail and international markets, running IT for retail giants like Walmart and Target, Pavan is experienced in delivering innovative technology at a rapid pace to meet ever-changing business needs and customer expectations.

“Managing the strategy and execution of digital transformation for a large, complex operation such as the US Department of Transport (FMCSA) is quite an undertaking. Pavan’s impressive IT background as well as the scale and responsibility of his role make him a very worthy winner of this award. We are pleased to be able to honor him”, said Mark Fox, CEO of NetEvents.

Angus Robertson presenting the CIO of the Year Award to Pavan Pidugu CTO US Dept of Transport (FMCSA)

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