Each year, the Boston CIO Leadership Association (BOSTON CIO) recognizes the best and brightest leaders of companies in the Boston area through its CIO of the Year ORBIE awards program. The program has been running since 1998. To date, more than 400 CIOs have been named as finalists and more than 100 CIOs have collected awards.
To be considered for an award, a CIO must have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership, with the winners selected through an independent peer review process. This year, chief information officers were recognized in five categories – Leadership, Global, Enterprise, Corporate, and Non-Profit.
The winners of the 2017 CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards were presented at the Boston CIO of the Year Award ceremony at Westin Copley Place.
This year, Joe Kinsella, founder and CTO of CloudHealth Technologies, the leading provider of cloud management solutions, received the CIO of the Year Corporate ORBIE award for organizations with up to $500 million annual revenue.
James Noga, VP & CIO, Partners Healthcare, received the Leadership CIO of the Year ORIBIE. Kathy Kountze, SVP & CIO, Eversource Energy, was awarded the Enterprise ORBIE for companies with more than $500 million annual revenue. Don Anderson, SVP & CIO, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, was awarded the Nonprofit/Public Sector ORBIE. Steven Zoltick, CIO, Hasbro, received the Global ORBIE for organizations with more than $500 million annual revenue and multinational operations
“The individuals who have earned these awards are the best and brightest leaders – not just within New England chief information officers, but in the categories they represent,” explained Lisa LaRoque, Executive Director of BostonCIO. “In today’s interconnected world, organizations that win in the marketplace benefit from the superior strategic planning and day-to-day execution these CIOs bring to the table.”