MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Names Two Chief Information Officers as Winners of the 2012 Award for Innovation Leadership

  MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Names Two Chief Information Officers as Winners of   the 2012 Award for Innovation Leadership     Catherine Bruno of Non-Profit Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems and Chris        Perretta of State Street Recognized at Premier Global CIO Event  Business Wire  CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- May 22, 2012  The9^th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium today announced two winners of the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium 2012 Award for Innovation Leadership. Catherine Bruno, VP and CIO of non-profit Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems and Chris Perretta, EVP and CIO of State Street Corporation were officially announced as winners of the prestigious award during a special ceremony at the Symposium on May 22, 2012.  The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Award for Innovation Leadership honors Chief Information Officers (CIOs) who lead their organizations to pursue the innovative use of Information Technology (IT) and business processes to deliver business value.  “We are pleased to recognize both Ms. Bruno and Mr. Perretta for their strategic vision and use of technology to significantly impact and improve business performance for their respective organizations,” said Ray Chang, Co-Chair of the Award Program. “They serve as terrific examples of how technology can drive business success, and the fundamentally important role that CIOs are playing in organizations around the globe.”  As the VP and CIO at Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS), Catherine Bruno has successfully developed Information Systems Strategic Plans and Governance designs at three large, complex healthcare organizations. Ms. Bruno has implemented and integrated major clinical, financial, and decision-support information systems (e.g., Computerized Provider Order Entry), two of which received the Nicholas R. Davies Organizational Award, the nation’s highest award for implementation of a system-wide Electronic Health Record, by the Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS). She is the Executive Sponsor for the Bangor Beacon Community, one of 17 communities in the U.S. to receive a $12.75 million grant to improve the health of the people in the Bangor community through care management supported by Health IT and was asked by the Office of the National Coordinator to co-chair the Leadership and Governance Community of Practice for the national Beacon program.  “I am honored to be a winner of this prestigious MIT Sloan CIO award and would like to take this opportunity to recognize all of the dedicated, hard-working people of EMHS and the Bangor Beacon Community who, together, are changing the way healthcare services are delivered in Maine,” said Ms. Bruno. “Being a chief information officer is about bringing out the best in all of the people with whom I am privileged to work, and this award truly recognizes their achievements as well.”  Chris Perretta has global responsibility for State Street’s information technology activities; leading a team of more than 5,000 IT professionals supporting operations in 29 countries, covering all major investment centers. He oversees the IT strategic planning process, application development and maintenance, system architecture, global technology infrastructure, and information security for the firm. In addition, Mr. Perretta co-leads the company’s Operations and Information Technology Transformation initiative. State Street (NYSE: STT) is one of the world's leading providers of financial services to institutional investors.  “Technology’s central role in our business continues to grow exponentially; so how we build it matters,” said Perretta. “Being recognized in this way is a great honor and underscores our ongoing work and commitment to the use of technology to deliver innovative solutions to our clients. I am grateful to the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium for bringing leaders and IT specialists together to address key issues relating to IT innovation and its impact on businesses around the world.”  Professor Glen L. Urban, Dean Emeritus, MIT Sloan, presented the award and finalists included Susan Cooklin, CIO of Network Rail in the UK, and Bill Oates, CIO for the City of Boston.  About the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium  The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is the premier global event for CIOs and senior IT executives to become better business leaders. In one day, CIOs and senior IT executives receive actionable information that enables them to meet the challenges of today’s changing global economy. The annual event offers a day of interactive learning and thought-provoking discourse on the future of technology, best practices, and business that is not available anywhere else. The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is organized and developed by a team from the MIT Sloan Alumni Club of Boston, the MIT Center for Digital Business and the Boston Chapter of the Society for Information Management. Visit for more information and registration.  To stay connected to the community developing around the Symposium, please join The Global CIO & Executive IT Group (An MIT Sloan CIO Group), which can be found on Follow Symposium updates on Twitter:  Journalists interested in learning more or speaking with any of the Award winners and finalists should contact Sadie Furlong (; +1 717.220.1804), Warner Communications or Derek Beckwith (; +1 617.331.3567)  Contact:  Warner Communications Sadie Furlong, 717-220-1804 or Warner Communications Derek Beckwith, 617-331-3567  
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