ADM Chief Information Officer Kristy Folkwein Named to 2019 Constellation Research Business Transformation 150

ADM Chief Information Officer Kristy Folkwein Named to 2019 Constellation Research Business Transformation 150


CHICAGO, July 11, 2018— Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced that Kristy Folkwein, senior vice president and chief information officer, was recognized by Constellation Research on its 2019 Business Transformation 150, an elite list of executives leading business transformation efforts around the globe.

“Since joining ADM in 2016, Kristy has done excellent work leading our 1ADM business-transformation initiative, which is helping advance our strategy through common processes, standardized technology and reliable data,” said ADM Chairman and CEO Juan Luciano. “We are proud of her, and more importantly, we appreciate the great work she and her entire team are doing to drive our long-term efforts to win in the digital age.”

The 2019 Business Transformation 150 identities the world’s most influential executives across a variety of industries. Nominations from peers, industry influencers, technology vendors and analysts powered the six-month selection process. Each executive on the list demonstrates an understanding of how the business environment is transforming in response to digital and exponential technologies, and these leaders are actively preparing their companies to excel during and after the transformation.

"As organizations seek growth amidst a punishing push for EBITDA, these leaders have not only made the business case for transformation but also took initiative to bring success to their organizations,” said R “Ray” Wang, founder and CEO at Constellation Research. “Traits of the BT150 winners include a passion for productive disruption, a willingness to pay it forward, a desire to break the status quo, and a strong ambition to apply exponential technologies to new business models.”

“This year’s BT150 is a particularly intriguing list of digital leaders because so many of them have grappled in unique ways with the challenges of digital transformation, particularly in the realm of customer experience,” said Dion Hinchcliffe, vice president and principal analyst at Constellation Research. “Their stories will help us understand the art of the possible as organizations journey into the digital future.”

The full list of executives can be found here.

About Folkwein
Kristy Folkwein is senior vice president and chief information officer for Archer Daniels Midland Company, and a member of the company’s Executive Council. In that role, she is responsible for all of ADM’s information technology strategies, including initiatives to improve the quality and integrity of the company’s data and strengthen ADM’s analytical capabilities.

Before joining ADM in 2016, Folkwein served as senior vice president and chief information officer, Global Business Services, at Dow Corning. Prior to her time at Dow Corning, Folkwein was vice president of information technology at Ashland, Inc., where she helped lead eight successful implementations of SAP within North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific.

Folkwein holds a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and an MBA in finance from the University of Toledo.

About Constellation Research
As an award-winning, Silicon Valley-based strategic advisory and futurist analyst firm, Constellation Research serves as innovation advisors for leaders and organizations navigating the challenges of digital strategy, business-model disruption and digital transformation. Unlike legacy analyst firms, Constellation works closely with solution providers, partners, and its Constellation Executive Network of innovative buy-side leaders, C-suite executives and board of directors to lead the way in disrupting technology and business research coverage areas and what clients need to achieve valuable business results.

Constellation Research, Constellation SuperNova Awards, Constellation Orbits, Connected Enterprise, Constellation Cosmos, and the Constellation Research logo are trademarks of Constellation Research, Org. All other products and services listed herein are trademarks of their respective companies.

About ADM
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 31,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries. With a global value chain that includes approximately 500 crop procurement locations, 270 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 44 innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. Learn more at

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