Sue-Jean Lin, Alcon Senior Vice President and CIO, has been recognized as the 2021 Dallas CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards winner in the Super Global category. The prestigious CIO of the Year ORBIE Award is a leading technology executive recognition program celebrating those who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership.
“I couldn’t be more proud of Sue-Jean for receiving this well-deserved recognition and honor,” said David Endicott, Alcon Chief Executive Officer. “Sue-Jean’s passion, effective operational leadership and collaborative, outcome-based approach to business enabled Alcon to make extraordinary accomplishments following our spin-off to become an independent company and throughout the challenges of COVID.
“During Alcon’s journey becoming an independent, standalone publicly traded company, Sue-Jean’s leadership building our global technology infrastructure, establishing an enterprise digital governance structure and strategy, successfully deploying SAP and ensuring a complete and on-time separation of our legacy global IT infrastructure has been critical to Alcon’s success.”
Lin joined Alcon (SIX/NYSE: ALC) in 2018 bringing to the eye care industry leader significant global IT leadership experience. Having served in the role of CIO for nearly half of her career, Lin focuses on the customer experience first, while bringing a clear understanding of the crucial need for interconnectivity between IT and innovation – a key pillar to Alcon’s business strategy.
Lin is a fierce advocate for Women in IT and business within Alcon, as well as the community. She serves as a participant of Catalyst’s Women on Board, a cadre of talented women corporate directors formed to solve the boardroom diversity challenge. Prior to this, Lin sat on the Women in Technology International advisory board offering her insight and support to the leadership of the organization.
The ORBIE honors chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. Finalists and winners are selected by an independent peer-review process, led by prior ORBIE recipients based upon leadership and management effectiveness, business value created by technology innovation and engagement in industry and community endeavors.