PhillyCIO Announces Recipients of 2020 CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards

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Executives from Vanguard, Pfizer Upjohn, Comcast Business, Armstrong World Industries, Ballard Spahr LLP, Glenmede Trust Co., & Penn Medicine Recognized for their Achievements

PhillyCIO announced the winners of its 2020 CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards. PhillyCIO recognized chief information officers in seven key categories – Leadership, Global, Large Enterprise, Enterprise, Large Corporate, Corporate, and Healthcare. The Philadelphia CIO of the Year Awards were presented virtually.

“The PhillyCIO ORBIE winners demonstrate the value great leadership creates. Especially in these uncertain times, CIOs are leading in unprecedented ways and enabling the largest work-from-home experiment in history,” according to Jen Wise, Executive Director of PhillyCIO. “The ORBIE Awards are meaningful because they are judged by peers - CIOs who understand how difficult this job is and why great leadership matters.”

The 2020 Philadelphia CIO of the Year ORBIE Award winners are:

›› John Marcante, CIO & Managing Director, Vanguard received the Leadership CIO of the Year ORBIE.

›› Sabina Ewing, Global Head, Upjohn Business Technology, Pfizer Upjohn received the Global ORBIE for organizations over $3 billion annual revenue & multi-national operations.

›› Christer Peltomaa, SVP & CIO, Comcast Business received the Large Enterprise ORBIE for organizations over $3.5 billion annual revenue.

›› Dawn Kirchner-King, VP & CIO, Armstrong World Industries received the Enterprise ORBIE for organizations over $700 million annual revenue.

›› Kim Wismer, CIO, Ballard Spahr LLP received the Large Corporate ORBIE for organizations over $400 million annual revenue.

›› Louis Pellicori, Managing Director, CIO & CTO, Glenmede Trust Co. received the Corporate ORBIE for organizations up to $400 million annual revenue.

›› Michael Restuccia, SVP & CIO, Penn Medicine received the Healthcare ORBIE for hospital and 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 1,000 CIOs have been honored as finalists and over 300 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 CIO Awards ceremony was keynoted by Jeff Storey, President & CEO of Lumen Technologies. Over 400 guests attended virtually, representing leading Philadelphia organizations and their technology partners.

The 2020 Philadelphia CIO of the Year Awards was made possible by the following sponsors:

›› Underwriters: Lumen, Techolution & Cigniti

›› Gold sponsors: Accenture, Amazon Web Services, Tavant & Juniper/TIG

›› Silver sponsors: Flexential, Pure Storage, Splunk, Red Hat, Navigate, The Judge Group, Futura Mobility, Presidio & SAP

›› Bronze sponsors: FirstPro, Engine Room Technology, TIBCO, New Signature, ConvergeOne, NetCraftsmen, Amdocs, Core BTS, EPI – Use, Atos, Aryaka, Zscaler, Investedge, Cognizant, Oracle, Crystal Technologies, ServiceNow & Between Pixels

›› Media partner: Philadelphia Business Journal

›› About the PhillyCIO

PhillyCIO is the preeminent peer leadership network of Philadelphia chief information officers. PhillyCIO is one of 17 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.

PhillyCIO 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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