Meet the winners of the 2017 Boston CIO of the Year Awards

Award winners share advice and leadership lessons for CIOs
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The Boston CIO of the Year Awards program is the premier technology executive recognition program that honors Boston-based CIOs who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. The Enterprisers Project had the privilege of attending this prestigious ceremony, which drew over 500 guests representing top New England organizations and their technology partners.

Since the inception of the CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards in 1998, over 500 CIOs have been honored as finalists and over 100 CIO of the Year winners have received the ORBIE Award. This year, more than 90 CIOs were nominated by their peers for the Boston ORBIE Awards program, which recognizes the outstanding accomplishments and leadership of CIOs in five categories: Leadership, Global, Enterprise, Corporate, and Nonprofit.

Nominated CIOs were judged via a 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 specific criteria including innovation, leadership and management effectiveness, business value creation, and community involvement – both in and outside of their organization. The winners were announced in June.

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 wins, the challenges they had to overcome, and their advice for other CIOs.

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

  • Leadership CIO of the Year: James Noga, VP & CIO, Partners Healthcare
  • Global CIO of the Year: Steven Zoltick, CIO, Hasbro
  • Enterprise CIO of the Year: Kathy Kountze, SVP & CIO, Eversource Energy
  • Corporate CIO of the Year: Joe Kinsella, Founder & CTO, CloudHealth Technologies
  • Nonprofit CIO of the Year: Don Anderson, SVP & CIO, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

We're kicking off the series today with our interview with Joe Kinsella.

Carla Rudder is a community manager and program manager for The Enterprisers Project. She enjoys bringing new authors into the community and helping them craft articles that showcase their voice and deliver novel, actionable insights for readers.