Antonio Di Caro, 2009 Honoree

Chief technology officer
AXA Technology Services
New York
First job:
"I delivered groceries on a bike when I was 13 years old."
Most valuable career advice:
"The path to the top is not straight but a zigzag."
Favorite vice:
"Good cognac."
Title you'd like to hold someday:
"I'd like to be voted father and husband of the year."
What do you love about IT?
"There are always new problems to solve."
Write your own epitaph:
"He cared about the people he worked with."
Best mentoring relationship:
"My current boss."
People you'd invite to your dream dinner party:
"My father (deceased 18 years), DaVinci, Michelangelo and Napoleon."
Favorite sport:
What's in your MP3 player?
Eros Ramazzotti, Rod Stewart, Elton John and Andrea Bocelli
In high school, I should have been voted "Most Likely to..."
"Own a deli."
Leadership philosophy in a nutshell:
"A leader must surround himself/herself with a strong team who complement his/her strengths by filling the gap of his/her weaknesses."
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