Insights from MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award Finalists

at the 12th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium


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The MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award honors Chief Information Officers (CIOs) who lead their organizations to deliver business value and innovative use of IT in exceptional ways. The Award winner will be announced May 19, 2015, selected from the 4 finalists listed below. Come to the Symposium and hear each of these outstanding CIOs share their insights.


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Congratulations to the 2015 MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award Finalists:

Pablo Ciano, CIO, DHL Express Americas 
Panel: The Board, CEO and CIO Roles in Dealing with Digital Disruption

Mr. Ciano is the CIO at DHL Express Americas, a leading provider of worldwide logistics services specializing in international express shipping. The BIT (Business IT) organization he oversees guides the company's technology strategy with a specific focus on systems convergence, service reliability and developing new capabilities to improve and streamline company IT and support processes. In addition to his IT responsibilities, he oversees the Customer Service function within the AM region covering 20 Call Centers and over 3000 customer service agents spread across the region.

Herv√© Coureil, CIO, Schneider Electric 
Panel: Demand Shaping: How IT Becomes a Distinctive Advantage

Mr. Coureil is responsible for Information Technology, Processes and Organization for Schneider Electric globally. He also oversees the company's program "Schneider is On". His organization - whose mission is underlined by the "Digitize to Empower" motto - focuses on enabling distinctive digital customer, partner and employee experiences as well as supporting the implementation of new digital models and offers. Mr. Coureil joined Schneider Electric in 1993 and has held several senior management positions, including roles in finance,  business development and mergers & acquisitions for the Group. He became Chief Information Officer in 2009.

Peter Nichol, Director, IT, Access Health CT 
Panel: The Influence of Digital on CIO Leadership

Peter Nichol, Head of Information Technology, is responsible for IT at Access Health CT (AHCT), Connecticut's Health Insurance Exchange (HIX). Peter oversees AHCT's online marketplace systems, worker case management and electronic integration with Federal Systems, State Agencies and Insurance Carriers. Peter is responsible for AHCT's industry leading digital platform transforming consumerism and retail oriented services for the health insurance industry.

Michael Nilles, CIO, Schindler Group 
Panel: Leading Digital: A Manifesto for IT and Business Executives

As CIO for Schindler Mr. Nilles is responsible globally for Digital Business, Business Process Management, Information Technology and Business Shared Services. In addition he is the CEO of Schindler Digital Business AG, the company's digital business unit. Nilles has successfully been driving Schindler's digital business transformation including IT rationalization, global business process optimization and leveraging innovative digital business models as competitive advantage for the company in the industry. 


Lindsey Anderson, Chair
 The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is organized by:

MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association MIT Center for Information Systems Research
MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association
MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research

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