Boston CIO Leadership Association Announces Recipients of 2018 CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards

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Executives from Liberty Mutual Insurance, Natixis Investment Managers, Connection, Rochester Electronics, the MITRE Corporation & Lantheus Medical Imaging Recognized for their Achievements

The Boston CIO Leadership Association (BostonCIO) announced the winners of its 2018 CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards. BostonCIO recognized chief information officers in six key categories – Leadership, Global, Enterprise, Corporate, Nonprofit/Public Sector and Healthcare & Life Sciences. The awards were presented at the Boston CIO of the Year Awards at the Westin Boston Waterfront.

"Today’s recognition of these CIO Executives’ ability to innovate and lead their organizations is the cornerstone of the Boston CIO Leadership Association’s vision of developing transformative technology leaders who deliver business outcomes that impact their organizations, their industries, and our world,” said Melissa Sawyer, Executive Director of BostonCIO. “Being selected by their peers is testament to the innovation, leadership and perseverance these individuals have mastered in earning this prestigious recognition.”

The 2018 Boston CIO of the Year ORBIE Award winners are:

James McGlennon, EVP & CIO, Liberty Mutual Insurance
Leadership ORBIE

George Marootian, EVP Head of Technology, Natixis Investment Managers – US Distribution
Global ORBIE for multi-national companies over $500 million annual revenue & significant multi-national operations

Kevin McCahill, SVP & CIO, Connection
Enterprise ORBIE for organizations over $500 million annual revenue

Robert Barrett, Vice President of Information Technology, Rochester Electronics
Corporate ORBIE, for organizations up to $500 million annual revenue

Joel Jacobs, VP CIO & CSO, The MITRE Corporation
Nonprofit/Public Sector ORBIE, for government, education & not-for-profit organizations

Lee Anne Howe, CIO, Lantheus Medical Imaging
Healthcare & Life Sciences ORBIE, for life sciences and research organizations

The CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program in the United States. Since inception in 1998, over 500 CIOs have been honored as finalists and over 125 CIO of the Year winners have received the prestigious ORBIE Award. The Award honors chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership.

Finalists and winners are selected by an independent peer review process, led by prior ORBIE recipients, based upon:

  • The size and scope of responsibilities
  • Leadership and management effectiveness
  • Business value created by technology innovation
  • Engagement in industry and community endeavors

The 2018 Boston CIO ORBIE Awards ceremony was keynoted by Susan St. Ledger, President of Worldwide Field Operations at Splunk. Susan shared her industry experience and insight on leadership. Over 500 guests attended, representing leading New England organizations and their technology partners.

The 2018 Boston CIO of the Year Awards was made possible by the following sponsors:

Underwriters –
Akamai, Markley, DellEMC, Intellinet

Gold sponsors –
TEKsystems, Red Hat, Comcast Business

Silver sponsors –
Carousel, AppDynamics, Janeiro Digital, Nutanix, Pitney Bowes, Insight, RingCentral, Pure Storage, Osprey, Slalom, Splunk

Bronze sponsors –
FirstPRO, Accenture, NTT Data, MapR, Century Link, Astadia, Aqueduct, Virtela, Hawkins Point Partners, ServiceNow, Workato, Between Pixels

Media sponsor –
The Boston Business Journal

About the Boston CIO Leadership Association
The Boston CIO Leadership Association (BostonCIO) is the preeminent professional association for New England chief information officers. Our membership is comprised exclusively of CIOs (or equivalent executive roles) from public and private companies, government, education, healthcare and nonprofit organizations.

BostonCIO is led by a CIO Advisory Board which sets the annual program agenda for the association. Events are facilitated by a full-time Executive Director and professional staff. BostonCIO events are CIO-led and attended solely by CIO-level executives.

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