ORBIE Awards CIO of the Year to Chris Soong of Alion Science

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — When Chris Soong, CIO of Alion Science, was nominated for the 2020 Capital ORBIE Award, he named Naomi May, Partner and EVP of Product Design and Support for JAMIS Software, as one of the most influential people to his career.

“Now that Chris has been named the Capital CIO of the Year, it is great to see him get the honors he deserves,” Naomi May stated. “Chris worked hard throughout his career to position himself to be successful. So when he took over the role of CIO at Alion Science and Technology a few years ago, I knew he would be a great asset for them. And I am so proud to have been a part of Chris’ career.”

The Capital CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards honors chief information officers (CIO) who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. With support

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Futhey Re-appointed to Fifth Term as CIO, VP for Information Technology

Tracy Futhey has been re-appointed as vice president for information technology and chief information officer (CIO) for Duke, Executive Vice President Tallman Trask announced Nov. 16.

Futhey’s reappointment, also endorsed by incoming Executive Vice President Daniel Ennis, will mark her fifth five-year term since arriving at Duke in 2002. Senior officer appointments are renewed annually by the Board of Trustees with a full review after four years.

The committee was chaired by Ashutosh Chilkoti, lan L. Kaganov Professor of Biomedical Engineering and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

“Ms. Futhey is an extraordinarily effective chief information officer who has earned respect and admiration across the institution for her decades of leadership of IT at Duke during a period of tumultuous change and tremendous advances,” he said. “She is seen as a national leader in university IT, and Duke is fortunate to have her.”

As vice president of information technology,

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How Accenture’s CIO Is Advancing Digital Transformation In The New Now

If there is one thing Penelope Prett, the CIO of Accenture, is passionate about, it’s demonstrating that every IT worker can harness technology to change the world.

Even before COVID-19, Accenture’s global IT organization was at the forefront of innovation, providing the infrastructure and services to meet the needs of over 500,000 employees around the world. Working remotely has always been natural in consulting, and the company has been continuously investing in emerging technologies, infrastructure and a collaborative culture over the years.

Having adopted an “anytime, anywhere” approach to how people work and how to serve clients, Accenture was already well positioned when the pandemic forced the rest of the world to set up millions of home offices with just a week or two notice.  What the COVID-19 pandemic did was increase the demand for scale to reach across continents and into individuals’ homes to create a new normal.


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ex-Crisil CIO Ramesh Lakshminarayanan to spearhead HDFC Bank’s technology

Mumbai: HDFC Bank in a note on Thursday announced the hiring of Ramesh Lakshminarayanan as its Group Head – Information Technology designated as Chief Information Officer.  

The bank said Lakshminarayanan will spearhead its technological transformation journey to the next level. “His role will cut across verticals at the bank. He will be responsible for technology strategy, strengthening foundational technology, enhancing the digital capabilities and harnessing new age AI/ML technology solutions for the bank,” said the bank in a note.  

Lakshminarayanan spent three years as Chief Information/Technology Officer at CRISIL and was responsible for for technology operations, data and analytics. He was the co-founder of analytics firm Pragmatix Services which was acquired by CRISIL in 2017.

“An industry veteran with over 25 years of experience, Ramesh has held leadership positions with organizations such as Citibank, ABN AMRO Bank, and Kotak Mahindra Group. Ramesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Mumbai

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Healthcare CIO Survey Finds Modernizing Infrastructure is the New IT Mandate – Press Release

BURLINGTON, Mass.–(Business Wire)–HealthEdge Software, Inc.® (“HealthEdge”), provider of the industry’s leading integrated financial, administrative and clinical platform for health insurers, HealthRules® Payor, today announced the results of the latest Voice of the Market Survey, an independently-commissioned study of 245 IT executives at leading health insurance companies. The survey explored CIO’s priorities and how technology leaders are helping their organizations navigate this critical period of transformation.

According to the survey, the top three priorities when evaluating a core administrative system are: technology modernization, realizing the shortest time to ROI and reducing administrative costs. The full report of the survey findings, along with a summary infographic, are available for free on the HealthEdge website.

Of note, survey respondents also identified the following top five challenges with their core administrative processing systems:

  1. Low claims accuracy and claims auto-adjudication rates
  2. Lack of transparency for internal/external stakeholders
  3. System cannot support value-based arrangements
  4. Administrative and operational
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Wendy’s Serves Up The Former CIO Of Domino’s Pizza As Its New Tech Chief

When Kevin Vasconi’s departure from Domino’s Pizza was announced last month, it was positioned as a retirement that would become effective October 2. His time out of an office didn’t last long: On October 19 The Wendy’s Company announced that Vasconi is joining it as its new chief information officer.

Vasconi, who is 59, will report to the $5.4 billion fast-food chain’s CEO, Todd Penegor, and serve on its top leadership team. He will be responsible for all aspects of Wendy’s technology activities, including its consumer-facing digital offerings, its restaurant technology, information security and the underlying enterprise architecture that supports all of this.

During his eight-year tenure at Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Domino’s, Vasconi spearheaded an ambitious digital transformation effort that enabled a wide range of digital-ordering

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