Capital One Earns Top Spot on InformationWeek Elite 100

Leading business technology publication InformationWeek announced today that Capital One has earned the top spot – ranking #1 – on the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 ranking of the country’s most innovative users of business technology.

Now in its 28th year, the InformationWeek Elite 100 examines the IT and business practices of thousands of organizations, with a focus on technology deployment, IT budgets, business technology infrastructure, and strategies. The rankings celebrate the best in tech innovation, and reward companies who use technology to drive real business value.

“It is an honor to be a part of the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100. Our inclusion on this list speaks to Capital One’s culture of innovation and recognizes the tremendous work our associates do every day to help customers succeed,” said Richard D. Fairbank, founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capital One. “Capital One was founded two decades ago as an information-based technology company and we have a long-standing commitment to innovation. Our investments in talent, technology, product, and design are helping us to deeply understand customer needs and bring great software to the marketplace. Above all, we have a reverence for talent. The highest calling in our company is to find great people and give them a chance to be great."

“The caliber of companies who applied for this year’s Elite 100 list is unprecedented,” said Amy Doherty, Director of Research, InformationWeek. “The IT teams of this year’s Elite 100 work closely with their corporate management counterparts and are highly integrated with the business. The projects the 2016 applicants outlined demonstrated time and again that when an IT team understands the business value of technology and utilizes their IT budget to drive innovation, the outcome can be game changing.”

Capital One is being honored at the InformationWeek Elite 100 Awards & Gala, in Las Vegas, NV. Capital One Managing Vice President of Engineering Skip Potter will accept the award on Capital One’s behalf, among more than 200 CIOs and senior IT executives. The full list of companies honored in 2016 can be found here.