Introducing the winners of the 2017 Dallas CIO of the Year Awards

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The Dallas CIO of the Year Awards program honors North Texas-based CIOs who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. The Enterprisers Project had the privilege of attending this prestigious ceremony.

This is the inaugural year of the Dallas CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards program, which recognizes the outstanding accomplishments and leadership of CIOs in four categories: Global, Enterprise, Corporate, and Nonprofit. This year, more than 150 CIOs were nominated. CIOs were judged via a highly competitive and rigorous process conducted by a panel of previous ORBIE Award winners, CIO peers, and industry experts.

To be considered for the award, CIOs are evaluated against very specific criteria including innovation, leadership and management effectiveness, business value creation, and community involvement – both in and outside of their organization. To win is a significant professional distinction.

The winners were announced in February at the organization’s awards event in Dallas, where more than 350 CIOs and IT professionals gathered to honor the winners.

Meet the Winners

The Enterprisers Project recently had the opportunity to interview the 2017 winners. We learned more about the achievements that led to their award win, the challenges they had to overcome, and their advice for other CIOs.

During the next two weeks, we will be showcasing the 2017 winners, including:

  • Leadership Award: Charlie Feld, The Feld Institute Group
  • Enterprise CIO of the Year: John Burke, Ambit Energy
  • Global CIO of the Year: Robert Pischke, Lehigh Hanson
  • Corporate CIO of the Year: Juan Fontanes, NEC Corporation of North America
  • Nonprofit CIO of the Year: Matthew Kull, Parkland Health and Hospital System

We're kicking off the series today with our interview with Charlie Feld

Kristin Burnham is a reporter and editor covering IT leadership, business technology, and online privacy and security. 


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