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   FROM THE EDITOR
Introducing BS&T's 2008 Elite 8 -- The Most Innovative Technology Executives in Banking
Bank Systems & Technology's annual report on banking's most innovative and effective technology executives.
Mary Campbell, Deutsche Bank
Mary Campbell
D. Shane Loper, Hancock Bank
D. Shane Loper
Anita Sands, Citi
Anita Sands
James Yee, Union Bank of California
James Yee
Ed Mulligan, The Bank of New York Mellon
Ed Mulligan
Sara Pelaez, First California Bank
Sara Pelaez
Steven Kietz, Citi Global Consumer Groupk
Steven Kietz
Dave McLeod, BankPlus
Dave McLeod
BANKING'S ELITE 8
Campbell's Leadership Helps Ready Deutsche Bank's Payments Infrastructure for SEPA
Elite 8 Mary Campbell took the lead in a massive IT project to make Deutsche Bank an early adopter of SEPA.

Loper Rebuilds Hancock Bank's IT Infrastructure After Hurricane Katrina
Elite 8 Shane Loper's strategy helped bring Hancock's services back to customers after major disaster.

Not Content to Rank No. 1 in Canadian Banking Today, Sands and RBC Look to Tomorrow
Elite 8 Anita Sands leveraged Web 2.0 and a willingness to change in her push to keep RBC Bank in front.

UBOC's Yee Institutes Major Change Initiative to Bank's IT and Culture
Elite 8 James Yee helps modernize Union Bank of California's IT shop and its competitive spirit.

On Mulligan's Watch, Bank of New York Mellon Goes Green and Lean Through Consolidation, Virtualization of Data Centers
Elite 8 Ed Mulligan has taken Bank of New York Mellon to new technological heights, with an expectation of "outperformance."

Sara Pelaez, First California Bank, Masters Core Systems Conversions
Elite 8 Sara Pelaez has overseen multiple core systems conversions, enhanced architecture and is pursuing "green" computing strategies -- all geared to supporting First California Bank's aggressive growth strategy.

Citi's Kietz Says Customer Experience Makes the Difference in Mobile
Elite 8 Steven Kietz is charged with new m-banking venture that puts the user first in designing applications.

Mobile Banking Just One of Many Successes for BankPlus, a Small Bank With Big Ambitions
Elite 8 Dave McLeod maximizes BankPlus' capabilities while creating convenience for customers each step of the way.



WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
2007 Honorees: The Tough Get Going
Severe economic turmoil has created a difficult business environment for banks, to say the least. But the six technology executives selected as Banking's Most Innovative CIOs 2007 have never shied away from a challenge. In fact, since BS&T recognized these industry leaders, they have taken on even more responsibility for driving business goals.

Wayne Mekjian Makes Value Central at Wells Fargo

Brenda Rideout Keeps ING Direct's Eyes on the Future

Michael Lindsey Now Head of Retail Banking at BancorpSouth

Jim Phillips and Arizona Federal Credit Union Switch Gears With the Market

Joseph McCartin Strives for Flexibility and Agility at National City

Scott Fleming Continues With Wachovia's Service Excellence Initiative

THE BANK CIO TODAY
Industry Insiders Assess the Challenges Facing Today's Banking CIOs
BS&T asked industry insiders to give us their take on the challenges facing today's CIOs and what exactly should constitute a good bank technology chief.

FEATURE: COMPETITION
Elite 8 See Danger and Opportunity From Nonbanks
Disintermediation continues in the FS industry, but smart banks keep an eye on their core competencies.

FEATURE: HOT PRODUCTS
BlackBerrys, iPods, iPhones Among Bank CIOs' Favorite Gadgets for Work, Play
When it comes to simple fun, add powerboats, recording equipment and even lawn mowers to the list.

FOCUS ON
Sabbaticals: Still a Rarity in Business But Becoming More Common
It is the best of times in the worst of times for the harried financial CIO to take a sabbatical, argues Cathy Allen in a new book.

THE CIO: THEN AND NOW
BS&T Takes a Tongue-in-Cheek Look at the Evolution of a Subspecies