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,

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

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


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