Philadelphia CIO Leadership Association Announces Recipients of the Inaugural CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards

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Philadelphia CIO Leadership Association Announces Recipients of the Inaugural CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards
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Executives from AmerisourceBergen Corp., Lincoln Financial Group, iPipeline and University of Pennsylvania Recognized for their Achievements

The Philadelphia CIO Leadership Association (PhillyCIO) announced the winners of its inaugural CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards. PhillyCIO recognized chief information officers in four key categories – Global, Enterprise, Corporate and Nonprofit/Public Sector. The ORBIEs were presented at the Philadelphia CIO of the Year Awards at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

“Today’s recognition of these CIO Executives’ ability to innovate and lead their organizations is the cornerstone of the Philadelphia 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 PhillyCIO. “Being selected by their peers is testament to the innovation, leadership and perseverance these individuals have mastered in earning this prestigious recognition.”

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

Dale Danilewitz, EVP & CIO, AmerisourceBergen Corp. - Global ORBIE companies over $700 million annual revenue & multi-national operations

Kenneth Solon, EVP & CIO, Lincoln Financial Group - Enterprise ORBIE for organizations over $650 million annual revenue

Brian Seidman, CTO, iPipeline - Corporate ORBIE, for organizations up to $650 million annual revenue

Thomas Murphy, University CIO, University of Pennsylvania – Nonprofit/Public Sector ORBIE, for government, education & not-for-profit organizations.

The CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program in the United States. Since inception in 1998, over 600 CIOs have been honored as finalists and over 170 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 CIO Awards ceremony was keynoted by James (Jim) Whitehurst, President & CEO of Red Hat. Jim shared his industry experience and insight on how digital transformation is changing the corporation. Over 400 guests attended, representing leading Philadelphia organizations and their technology partners.

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

Gold sponsors: Insight/Commvault, PCM, Splunk, Red Hat, ConvergeOne
Silver sponsors: Flexential, Appian, Navigate, Brooksource, Deloitte
Bronze sponsors: NTT Data, FirstPRO, Neudesic, Pure Storage, Interra Consulting, Apella Group, Concord, Crystal Technologies, NuWare, Frontier Tech nologies, Melillo Consulting, Psiog, Workday, Cognizant, IBM, Zerto/High Availability, Between Pixels
Media partner: The Philadelphia Business Journal
About the Philadelphia CIO Leadership Association
The Philadelphia CIO Leadership Association (PhillyCIO) is the preeminent professional association for Philadelphia 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.

PhillyCIO 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. PhillyCIO events are CIO-led and attended solely by CIO-level executives.

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Cerner's Malvern campus (Cerner website)

Kansas City-based Cerner, the healthcare systems vendor which owns the former SMS / Siemens business in Malvern, was down 11% on Friday after reporting a slight revenue miss.

But Cerner execs discussed the future outlook, which will be closely tied to its huge DoD and VA contracts, as HISTalk reports .

Population Health (its main offering in this space is named HealtheIntent) is Cerner's big bet for the future. The company expects the federal government business, along with the replacement market, to carry the company until HealtheIntent revenue grows. but it notes that its population health business has grown less than projected.

Two years ago Cerner said it would add 250 new jobs & invest $75M at its Malvern office.

Cerner revenue last year was $5.1 billion, and its market capitalization is $18.2 billion.

I'm not sure what the Malvern campus is doing, beyond supporting its existing installed base; I'll try to find out what's up.

ProPublica doesn't think much of Cerner: