CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA – IDG's CIO® Magazine announced PPG Architectural Coatings U.S. and Canada (USCA) as a recipient of the 2015 CIO 100® Award. PPG was honored for development of a digital kiosk that aids consumers in selecting paint colors for home décor projects. The award recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).

The award-winning kiosk, the PPG Color Work Station, was released in May 2014 as part of a new in-store retail color palette display with an integrated 42-inch digital touchscreen work station. The integrated digital work station provides tools to help customers explore color options such as the abilities to virtually paint room images with any color, to scan color chips and brochures with a barcode reader to view color on a larger scale on the screen, and to receive swatches and images of virtually painted rooms at home via email to view later. The state-of-the-art kiosk is part of THE VOICE OF COLOR® program by PPG and can be found at PPG PAINTS™ stores and independent dealer locations across the United States.

“It is truly an honor to once again be a recipient of the CIO 100 Award. This recognition helps reinforce PPG’s commitment to deliver differentiated technology solutions to support the strategic initiatives of our businesses,” said Werner Baer, Vice President of Information Technology, PPG Industries. “Our goal as an IT organization is to continually drive toward innovative solutions that will enable a competitive advantage for the businesses we serve.”

"For 28 years now, the CIO 100 awards have honored the innovative use of technology to deliver genuine business value," said Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief, CIO Magazine & Events. "Our 2015 winners are an outstanding example of the transformative power of IT to drive everything from revenue growth to competitive advantage."

Recipients of this year's CIO 100 Award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. Next, a team of external judges (many of them former Chief Information Officers) reviewed the applications in depth, looking for leading-edge IT practices and measurable results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges' recommendations and selected the final 100.

Executives from the winning companies will be recognized at The CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony on August 11 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.