CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 13th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium today announced that David Neitz, CIO at CDM Smith is the recipient of the prestigious 2016 MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award. The award honors Chief Information Officers (CIOs) who lead their organizations to deliver business value and innovative use of IT in exceptional ways.
"It is with great honor that the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Awards Committee presents the 2016 CIO Leadership Award to David Neitz," said Dr. George Westerman, Principal Research Scientist in the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy and Co-Chair of the Award Program. "David exemplifies innovation and customer value with technologies vital to thriving in the digital economy, positioning him as the leader for this award."
Mr. Neitz is the CIO at CDM Smith, a leading engineering and construction firm that provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. He is responsible for all aspects of the firm's business technology practice, including a transformative Digital Capital strategy that creates value and delivers business outcomes. His focus on innovation has resulted in the application of new technologies and processes that capture digital assets and provide new visualization and collaboration capabilities, resulting in superior results for the firm's clients.
"Being named the MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award Winner is truly an honor for the entire CDM Smith team," said Neitz. "It is a testament to the business technology team and the business partners who diligently collaborate to deliver exceptional results for our clients using Digital Capital to transform the architecture, engineering and construction industry. Moving to the cloud didn't just make models faster. It changed the way our company works with clients. Designers, constructors and clients can now collaborate to see, in real time, the effects of their ideas for costs, risks or construction time."
Dr. Westerman presented the award to Mr. Neitz at the pre-Symposium dinner at the Exchange Conference Center in Boston, MA on the evening of May 17th. Other finalists for the honor included Suresh Kumar of BNY Mellon (NYSE: BK), Jeanne Lieb of FM Global, and Steve Phillips of Avnet, Inc., (NYSE: AVT).
About the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium
The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is the premier global conference for CIOs and digital business executives to become more effective leaders. In one day, CIOs and senior IT executives explore enterprise technology innovations, business practices and receive actionable information that enables them to meet the challenges of today and the future. The Symposium offers a unique learning environment by bringing together the academic thought leadership of MIT with the in-the-trenches experience of leading, global CIOs and industry experts. The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is organized and developed by the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association, the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE), and the MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). Visit www.mitcio.com for more information and registration.
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