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JLL’s Chief Information Officer EMEA named a Premier 100 Technology Leader

Chris Zissis recognised for exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges

JLL has today announced that Chris Zissis, JLL's Chief Information Officer for the EMEA region, has been named as an honouree in IDG Computerworld's 2016 Premier 100 Technology Leadership Awards.

These annual awards recognise 100 leaders each year for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges. 

"The Premier 100 awards programme showcases the strategic thinking of an elite group of IT leaders who are using technology to digitally transform their organisations," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "These 100 men and women are working hand in hand with their business colleagues to give their organisations a competitive edge, while giving their employees a place to grow their careers. We're pleased to recognise their leadership and honour their achievements."

Robert Bonwell, EMEA Management Board member at JLL, commented: "I am delighted to see Chris recognised for his expertise and leadership in this area. Chris understands the competitive advantage digitalisation brings to JLL's business, its people and our clients. To see JLL named alongside a mix of global corporate, high profile and start-up technology companies is great recognition of the transformative steps we are taking to digitalise our business. It paves the way for us to be acknowledged as a leading user of technology and data in real estate."

Technology at JLL has experienced a period of high-growth and rapid change in recent years, developing market-leading tools such as REDSM, JLL's analytics platform.  A strong technology and data delivery capability has been built through focused up-skilling, business partnerships and technology alliances. In the last year alone, JLL's technology team in EMEA has grown by more than 25%.

Chris Zissis, JLL's Chief Information Officer EMEA, added: "Being recognised by Computerworld is a great acknowledgement and is demonstrative of the emphasis JLL's leadership places on technology as an enabler for growth.  The successful partnership cultivated with our business colleagues combined with the talent and dedication of the technology team has been the driver behind our achievements."

The official awards ceremony takes place March 21st – 23rd 2016 in Florida. The conference, to be attended by more than 300 influential business and senior IT executives, will focus on building the digital business.

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About the Premier 100 Technology Leadership Awards
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 Computerworld
Computerworld is the leading IT media brand helping senior IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. As the voice of business technology, Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value. Computerworld's award-winning website (, focused conference series, strategic marketing solutions and research forms 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 7.5 million monthly page views (Omniture, November 2014 – January 2015 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