Featured in PMI Project of the Year 2014 Top 3 Global Finalist, article in PM Network Magazine January 2015

With stakes high–and public doubts even higher–one project team rallies for a cause!


The Project Management Institute team wrote an amazing piece on the extraordinary efforts of the Access Health CT leadership and amazing teams who blazed through the largest social healthcare change in the last 50 years with remarkable results!


“It was also successful: The project came in 5% under budget and on schedule. When the site went live, there were zero IT glitches or stakeholder uproars. And, as of March 2014, more than 200,000 residents signed up, exceeding federal enrollment targets by a whopping 245 percent!” – Peter B. Nichol, Head of Information Technology


The below article highlights the enormous hurdles and obstacles that were in front of the Access Health team, that were navigated in order to deliver a world class experience for the residents of Connecticut.


Project Management Institute. (2014). PMI Award Finalist: Healthcare Marketplace Project | PM Network. Retrieved May 24, 2015, from http://www.pmi.org/learning/PM-Network/2015/award-finalist-healthcare-marketplace-project.aspx


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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.