Winners of 2022 New York CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards Announced

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Executives from Pfizer Inc, BNY Mellon, NJ Transit, Godiva, Schrödinger Inc, Teladoc Health & The Estée Lauder Companies Recognized for their Achievements.

NewYorkCIO announced the winners of its 2022 CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards. NewYorkCIO recognized chief information officers in seven key categories – Leadership, Super Global, Global, Large Enterprise, Enterprise, Corporate, & Healthcare. The Awards were presented at the New York CIO ORBIE Awards at Ziegfeld Ballroom.

“Every organization is technology-dependent, but strong leadership is the X-factor that can turn mundane IT into a remarkable strategic differentiator,” said Harry Moseley, NewYorkCIO Chair and Global Chief Information Officer, Zoom Video Communications. “The ORBIE Awards are meaningful because they are judged by peers – CIOs who understand the challenges of technology leadership.”

The 2022 New York CIO ORBIE Award winners are:

›› Michael W. Smith, CIO, The Estée Lauder Companies received the Leadership ORBIE.

›› Lidia Fonseca, Chief Digital & Technology Officer & EVP, Pfizer Inc. received the Super Global ORBIE for organizations over $30 billion annual revenue & multi-national operations.

›› Bridget Engle, Chief Operations & Technology Officer, BNY Mellon received the Global ORBIE for organizations over $9 billion annual revenue & multi-national operations.

›› Lookman Fazal, Chief Information & Digital Officer, NJ Transit received the Large Enterprise ORBIE for organizations over $3 billion annual revenue.

›› Anna Ransley, CIO, Godiva received the Enterprise ORBIE for organizations over $500 million annual revenue.

›› Shane Brauner, EVP & CIO, Schrödinger, Inc. received the Corporate ORBIE for organizations up to $500 million annual revenue

›› Claus T. Jensen, CIO, Teladoc Health received the Healthcare ORBIE for hospitals & healthcare 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 CIO of the Year winners have received the prestigious ORBIE Award. The ORBIE 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:

›› Leadership and management effectiveness

›› Business value created by technology innovation

›› Engagement in industry and community endeavors

The New York CIO ORBIE Awards keynote was delivered by Michael W. Smith, CIO at The Estée Lauder Companies, who was interviewed by Janet Sherlock, Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Ralph Lauren. Over 200 guests attended, representing leading Greater New York organizations and their technology partners.

The 2022 New York CIO ORBIE Awards was made possible by the following sponsors:

›› Underwriters: Google Cloud, Lumen, Markley & SoftwareONE

›› Gold sponsors: Dell Technologies, Fortinet, SoftServe, Tata Consultancy Services, Twilio, VMware & Workato

›› Silver sponsors: Akamai, ClearDATA, CohnReznick, DataStax, Delphix, Groupsoft, Impact Analytics, Jamf, Pluralsight, Slack, Visionet & WorkBoard

›› Bronze sponsors: Amazon Web Services, Between Pixels, CDW, Marlabs, Mobile Heartbeat, Netskope, Protiviti, Shalom & Zscaler

›› Media partner: Crain’s New York Business

›› National partner: Year Up

›› About NewYorkCIO

NewYorkCIO is the preeminent peer leadership network of Greater New York chief information officers. NewYorkCIO is one of 25 chapters of the InspireCIO Leadership Network, a national membership organization comprised exclusively of CIOs from public and private businesses, government, education, healthcare and nonprofit institutions.

NewYorkCIO is led by a CIO Advisory Board, supported by an executive director and staff. Underwriter executives ensure programs remain non-commercial and exclusive to qualified CIOs and members.

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