2019 BRM Global Excellence Award Winner for BRM Trailblazer

Peter B. Nichol was recognized as a 2019 BRM Excellence Award Winner for BRM Trailblazer on October 7, 2019, in New Orleans, LA.

The Global BRM Community Excellence Awards were presented at BRMConnect 2019.

Peter B. Nichol was recognized as a 2019 BRM Excellence Award Winner for BRM Trailblazer on October 7, 2019, in New Orleans, LA.

This BRM Trailblazer award is for individuals within organizations that are making an impact on global BRM adoption. This award recognized Peter B. Nichol as a BRMLegend.

The BRMLegends awards are the BRM profession’s highest honor, in recognition of how professionals (both individually and in teams) strengthen the global BRM community and business environment as well as enrich lives through excellence in BRM within their organizations and contributions to the community on a local, national, and global level. The awards shine a spotlight on outstanding accomplishments of industry professionals for efforts driving BRM community involvement, stewardship, convergence, business value, creativity and innovation, and overall make the world a better place.

“It’s such an honor to be selected as a Global BRM Community Excellence Award winner for BRM Trailblazer. I am very proud of my team, my organization, and my fellow BRMs for joining the global BRM community to drive awareness for the BRM role, capability, and discipline. We must treasure and nurture our relationships at work, for they determine the quality of our collective success. A hearty thank-you to everyone that contributed and dedicated their time and energy in making BRM Connect 2019 a world-class event!” — Peter B. Nichol

Awards ceremony on October 7, 2019, in New Orleans, LA.

Left to right:

  • Ibrahim Jackson, BRMP, BRM Institute Board of Directors

  • Peter B. Nichol, MBRM, BRM Institute Executive Council Member

  • Sarah Ozahioglu, CBRM, BRM Institute Board of Directors

  • Aaron S. Barnes, CBRM, CEO of BRM Institute and Co-founder of BRM Institute



BRM Institute. (2019). Announcing the 2019 Global BRM Community Excellence Award Winners. Retrieved October 11, 2019, from https://brm.institute/announcing-2019-global-brm-community-excellence-award-winners/

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Peter is a technology executive with 19 years of experience, dedicated to driving innovation, digital transformation, leadership, and data in business. He helps organizations connect strategy to execution to maximize company performance. He has been recognized for Digital Innovation by CIO 100, MIT Sloan, Computerworld, and the Project Management Institute. As Managing Director at OROCA Innovations, Peter leads the CXO advisory services practice, driving digital strategies. Peter was honored as an MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award Finalist in 2015 and is a regular contributor to CIO.com on innovation. Peter has led businesses through complex changes, including the adoption of data-first approaches for portfolio management, lean six sigma for operational excellence, departmental transformations, process improvements, maximizing team performance, designing new IT operating models, digitizing platforms, leading large-scale mission-critical technology deployments, product management, agile methodologies, and building high-performance teams. As Chief Information Officer, Peter was responsible for Connecticut’s Health Insurance Exchange’s (HIX) industry-leading digital platform transforming consumerism and retail oriented services for the health insurance industry. Peter championed the Connecticut marketplace digital implementation with a transformational cloud-based SaaS platform and mobile application recognized as a 2014 PMI Project of the Year Award finalist, CIO 100, and awards for best digital services, API, and platform. He also received a lifetime achievement award for leadership and digital transformation, honored as a 2016 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader. Peter is the author of Learning Intelligence: Expand Thinking. Absorb Alternative. Unlock Possibilities (2017), which Marshall Goldsmith, author of the New York Times No. 1 bestseller Triggers, calls "a must-read for any leader wanting to compete in the innovation-powered landscape of today." Peter also authored The Power of Blockchain for Healthcare: How Blockchain Will Ignite The Future of Healthcare (2017), the first book to explore the vast opportunities for blockchain to transform the patient experience. Peter has a B.S. in C.I.S from Bentley University and an MBA from Quinnipiac University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He earned his PMP® in 2001 and is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Masters in Business Relationship Management (MBRM) and Certified Scrum Master. As a Commercial Rated Aviation Pilot and Master Scuba Diver, Peter understands first hand, how to anticipate change and lead boldly.