Dallas CIO Leadership Association Announces Recipients of 2017 CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards

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Executives from Lehigh Hanson, Ambit Energy, NEC Corporation of North America and Parkland Health & Hospital System Recognized for their Achievements

The 2017 Dallas CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Award Winners

“[The CIOs] who have earned these awards are the best and brightest leaders – not just within North Texas IT executives, but in the categories they represent."

The Dallas CIO Leadership Association (DallasCIO) announced the winners of its 2017 CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards. DallasCIO recognized Chief Information Officers in five key categories – Global, Enterprise, Corporate, Nonprofit/Public, and Leadership. The awards were presented at the Dallas CIO of the Year Awards at the Dallas Hyatt Regency.

“The individuals who have earned these awards are the best and brightest leaders – not just within North Texas IT executives, but in the categories they represent,” said Lisa LaRoque, Executive Director of DallasCIO. “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.”

The 2017 Dallas CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Award winners are:

›› Robert Pischke, VP of Information Technology, Lehigh Hanson, received the Global CIO of the Year® ORBIE, for organizations over $500 million annual revenue and significant multinational operations.

›› John Burke, CIO, Ambit Energy, received the Enterprise ORBIE, for organizations over $500 million annual revenue.

›› Juan Fontanes, VP of Information Technology, NEC Corporation of North America, received the Corporate ORBIE, for organizations up to $500 million annual revenue.

›› Matthew Kull, SVP & CIO, Parkland Health & Hospital System, received the Nonprofit/Public Sector ORBIE.

›› Charlie Feld, Founder & CEO, The Feld Group Institute received the Leadership ORBIE.

The CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program of its kind. Since inception in 1998, over 300 CIOs have been honored as finalists and over ninety CIO of the Year winners have received the prestigious ORBIE Award. The Award recognizes chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. Finalists and winners are selected by an independent peer review process, which includes prior ORBIE recipients, based upon:

›› Leadership style and management effectiveness
›› Innovation in implementing technology solutions
›› Business value created by IT
›› Service to others in their community, industry and within their own organizations

The CIO Awards ceremony was keynoted by Fran Dramis, Former CIO of Bellsouth, who shared perspectives from his new book the Four Secrets of Retention. Nearly 400 guests attended, representing North Texas organizations and their technology partners.

The 2017 Dallas CIO of the Year® Awards is made possible by the following sponsors:

›› Gold sponsors: Teksystems (National)
›› Silver sponsors: PwC, HUNTER Technical, Tech Mahindra, OutSystems, and Appian (National).
›› Bronze sponsors: Workday, Systems Plus, Deloitte, Alleare Consulting, Randall James Monroe, ViaWest, Leidos Health, NTT Data, Visionet, GDT, Qlik, and Freudenberg IT.
›› Media sponsor: The Dallas Business Journal
›› Association sponsor: DFW Chapter - Society for Information Management

About the Dallas CIO Leadership Association
The Dallas CIO Leadership Association (DallasCIO) is the preeminent professional association for North Texas’ senior technology executives. Our membership is comprised exclusively of chief information officers (or equivalent executive roles) from public and private companies, government, education and non-profit organizations.

DallasCIO is led by a CIO Advisory Board which sets the annual programming agenda for the association. Events are facilitated by a full-time Executive Director and professional staff and underwritten by Advocate, Pariveda, and QTS Data Centers. DallasCIO events are CIO-led and attended solely by CIO-level executives.

Dallas CIO Leadership Association
›› http://www.dallascio.org

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