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MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Announces Winner of the 2014 CIO Leadership Award

The 11th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium today announced that Thaddeus Arroyo, Chief Information Officer of AT&T Services, Inc. (NYSE: T), is the recipient of the prestigious MIT Sloan CIO Symposium 2014 CIO Leadership Award.

The MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award honors Chief Information Officers (CIOs) who lead their organizations to deliver business value and innovative use of IT in exceptional ways.

“The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Awards Committee is proud to present Thaddeus Arroyo with the 2014 CIO Leadership Award,” said Dr. George Westerman of MIT’s Center for Digital Business, Co-Chair of the Award Program. “Thaddeus demonstrates exceptional leadership with a strategic vision for his company. His IT transformation strategy has proved to be an incredible success, delivering high value for the business and terrific service for the customers.”

Mr. Arroyo is responsible for the company’s information technology and oversees systems supporting all AT&T business segments and global compute and storage services. In addition to directing the company’s internal information technology organization and internal and external customer-hosting data centers, he is responsible for AT&T’s digital properties and capabilities across all business segments. Arroyo has successfully advanced AT&T’s IT transformation strategy from integration, rationalization, and capabilities development to an innovation-fueled organization focused on transforming business processes and market offerings in ways that create new value and velocity for AT&T’s business, customers, and partners.

"I am honored to be the winner of this prestigious MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award. I’d like to recognize my tremendous, talented team and the entire organization for their supporting vision, the creative backbone to this success,” said Mr. Arroyo. “This award demonstrates AT&T’s commitment to ongoing advancement of our digital enterprise and to delivering superior business value to our customers.”

Dr. George Westerman, MIT Sloan, presented the award to Arroyo at the pre-Symposium dinner at the Smith & Wollensky on May 20th. Other finalists for the honor included Dr. Dieter Habanof Daimler Trucks North America, Adriana Kariboutis of Dell, Stephen Neff of Fidelity Investments, and Rebecca Rhoads of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN).

About the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium

The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is the premier global event for CIOs and senior IT executives to become better business leaders. In one day, CIOs and senior IT executives receive actionable information that enables them to meet the challenges of today’s changing global economy. The annual event offers a day of interactive learning and thought-provoking discourse on the future of technology, business, and best practices that is not available anywhere else. The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is organized and developed by a team from the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association and the MIT Center for Digital Business. Visit www.mitcio.com for more information and registration.

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