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Computerworld Names Anil Cheriyan, CIO of SunTrust Banks, Inc. to Premier 100 IT Leaders

Nov 4, 2014

ATLANTA, Nov. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Anil Cheriyan, CIO of SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) has been selected by IDG's Computerworld as a 2015 Premier 100 IT Leader. This year's list honors both technology and business leaders for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges.

Anil Cheriyan - Chief Information Officer -- SunTrust Banks, Inc.

"The Premier 100 awards program showcases the innovative work of a dedicated group of IT leaders who are using technology to solve business problems in their organizations," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Every day, these tech-savvy professionals are positioning their organizations for success by mapping IT projects to strategic business initiatives. They also ensure that their departments are set up to quickly enable new ideas, and they balance the need for free and open access to information with concerns about security and compliance. These 100 men and women are using their vast experience in managing people and projects to stay a step ahead. We're pleased to recognize their leadership and honor their achievements." 

Anil Cheriyan joined SunTrust in 2012 as CIO and has accelerated change in how information technology supports all areas of the bank and improves the client and teammate experience. His efforts are focused not only on better business alignment, effectiveness and efficiency, but also on driving an innovation culture in the company.

"Banks are becoming high-tech companies in response to client expectations for access to multiple channels to do their banking," said William H. Rogers, Jr., chairman and CEO of SunTrust. "Anil has helped SunTrust develop the strategy and capabilities to deliver new digital solutions for our retail and business clients, as well as opened the doors to imagine the future banking experience."

The Premier 100 awards ceremony will be a highlight of the AGENDA 15 Conference on March 30 - April 1, 2015 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Amelia Island, Florida. The conference will focus on transforming business for the digital world.

About the Premier 100
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. Each year, nominees are invited to complete a questionnaire that addresses a number of topics, including their background and experience and their attitude toward risk and innovation. Using Computerworld's IT Leader Index, which is a measurement of how closely an individual matches our definition of the IT Leader, we analyze the data. Each year, 100 honorees are selected to receive this life-time recognition award. Information on previous honorees can be viewed at: 

About SunTrust Banks, Inc.
SunTrust Banks, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, is one of the nation's largest banking organizations, serving a broad range of consumer, commercial, corporate and institutional clients. As of September 30, 2014, SunTrust had total assets of $186.8 billion and total deposits of $136.5 billion. Through its flagship subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, the Company operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states and a full array of technology-based, 24-hour delivery channels. The company also serves clients in selected markets nationally. Its primary businesses include deposit, credit, trust and investment services. Through its various subsidiaries, the company provides mortgage banking, asset management, securities brokerage, and capital market services. SunTrust's Internet address is

About Computerworld
Computerworld is the leading IT media brand helping Sr. IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value and continues to be the voice of business technology. Computerworld's award-winning website (, strategic marketing services and research form the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.2 million monthly page views (Omniture, Jan. 2014 - June 2014 average) and was recognized in BtoB's 2013 Media Power 50 list; recognition Computerworld has received for more than 5 consecutive years. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at

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