MONROE, La. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced that Bill Bradley, CenturyLink chief information officer (CIO), was one of five CIOs recognized for his leadership and innovation. The Global CIO Breakaway Leadership awards, presented at the 2015 Global CIO Executive Summit, honor world-class CIOs whose leadership elevates employees, partners and their companies.

Bradley was recognized for leading transformation initiatives within CenturyLink’s IT organization through execution of four key strategies that increase the company’s responsiveness to the market and support delivery of advanced IP-enabled network, cloud, hosting and IT services:

  • Adopting agile principles and methodologies throughout the organization
  • Moving strategic workloads from internal data centers to the cloud
  • Implementing enterprise-wide application services with a strong focus on reuse 
  • Empowering the internal workforce and the customer with mobile solutions

The Breakaway Leadership Award is a unique recognition of remarkable leadership and individual innovation. The program utilizes peer nominations, a distinguished panel of judges and the CIO Executive Summit community to select breakaway leaders that are changing the face of information technology.

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.