Pittsburgh Technical Council

2016 CIO of the Year Awards

2016 CIO of the Year Awards

2016 CIO of the Year Awards

See the winners press release. 

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Each year, the Pittsburgh Technology Council and Greater Pittsburgh CIO Group gather at Heinz Field to honor the region’s top information technology executives at Pittsburgh CIO of the Year.

It takes great leaders to keep southwestern Pennsylvania's technology sector on the cutting-edge. Companies of all sizes and types have great leadership in IT and security. CIO of the Year honors these individuals.




About CIO of the Year

This is your annual opportunity to recognize and honor the hard work of CIOs and CISOs for their accomplishments at the biggest celebratory event of the year honoring these heroes of the IT world. Cocktails, dinner, and networking round out the night to make this the not-to-miss event for your IT department.

Nominated by peers, industry colleagues, staff, supervisors, partners, and customers, deserving CIOs and CISOs are selected as finalists by the Greater Pittsburgh CIO Group and a steering committee comprised of PTC member companies.

Past finalists include executives from companies of all sizes, non-profits, and education. Each year, the overall most deserving finalist, is presented with the CIO Choice Award.

New for 2016: New Recognition for Chief Information Security Officers

As the need for enhanced data security continues to grow, we are pleased to announce that we will expand our award categories to honor CISOs in 2016. These executives work hard to ensure that information assets and technologies are adequately protected.

Nominees, including chief information officers, chief information security officers, or those in equivalent positions, are recognized for their innovation and creativity in planning and deploying their enterprise systems, future technology goals, management philosophy and service to the industry and community.

2016 Finalists

Under 100 Employees

Anju Chopra Anju S. Chopra, CIO, Tiversa
Jonathancolby Jonathan Colby, CIO/COO, OpenArc
Winford Craig Winford Craig, Director of IT, Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh
Shea Georgetti Shea Georgetti, CIO, Technology & Beyond

Under 1000 Employees

Ryan Conover Ryan Conover, Director of Information Services, Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
Daviddileo439 David DiLeo, CIO, Industrial Scientific Corporation
David Thompson David Thompson, CIO & Deputy Chief of Staff, Software Engineering Institute

Under 5000 Employees

Amelio Jon Amelio, CTO, Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Thomas Johnson Thomas Johnson, CIO, Penn Highlands Healthcare
Glen Roos Glenn Roos, CIO, Dollar Bank
Manish Sinha 1 Manish Sinha, CIO, ANSYS, Inc.

Over 5000 Employees

Keslar Michael Keslar, CIO, Investment Services and Vice Chairman, BNY Mellon Pennsylvania
Rick Milazzo Rick Milazzo, CIO, American Eagle Outfitters
Weber Markus Markus Weber, Global CIO and Vice President, MSA - The Safety Company
Jim Wenner Jim Wenner, VP of IT, Sheetz


Cyphert Brian 002 Brian Cyphert, CISO, MSA - The Safety Company
Omar Omar Khawaja, CISO, HM Health Solutions
Alan Levine Alan Levine, CISO, Alcoa, Inc.
Marstellar James Marsteller, CISO, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
Ken Robb 8X10 8214 Converted Kenneth Robb, CTO and CSO, fi360


Bill Ballint William Balint, CIO, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Charles Bartel Chuck Bartel, Assistant Vice President/CIO, Duquesne University
Distasi Vince GCC Vincent DiStasi, CIO, Grove City College
Scott Gutowski Scott Gutowski, Chief of Information and Technology, Pittsburgh Public Schools Board of Education

CIO Choice - Attend to find out!

2016 Event Partners & Sponsors:

Event Partners

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Main Sponsors

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