About Peter

Peter B. Nichol, is a business and technology executive recognized for digital innovation by CIO100, MIT Sloan, Computerworld, and Project Management Institute. He is a managing director with OROCA Innovations a digital, innovation and strategic advisory firm.

As an innovative revenue growth expert and futurist. Peter consults widely with leaders on innovation, platform monetization, strategy, growth realization, and digital for large complex innovation programs for companies refactoring the organization’s DNA building tomorrow’s digital businesses. He also advises companies on the potential of blockchain and platform growth strategies leveraging consumptive collaboration and the benefits of multi-sided markets.

As former Head of Information Technology, Peter was responsible for IT at Access Health CT (AHCT), Connecticut’s Health Insurance Exchange (HIX). Peter oversaw AHCT’s online marketplace systems, worker case management and electronic integration with Federal Systems, State Agencies and Insurance Carriers.

Peter is responsible for AHCT’s industry leading digital platform transforming consumerism and retail oriented services for the health insurance industry, recognized as a 2015 MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award Finalist.

Peter championed AHCT’s digital implementation with a transformational cloud based SaaS platform and mobile applications recognized by CIO Magazine at the 2015 CIO100 Awards.

Previously, Peter was the program director for AHCT’s marketplace implementation, providing the most stable HIX launch October 01, 2013, reducing Connecticut’s uninsured rate by more than half, a national model for success and recognized as a 2014 PMI Project of the Year Award Finalist.

Peter has an impressive background leading information technology organizations, working with business leaders defining strategic visions, building innovative digital capabilities through the modernization of existing products and services, and leading digital transformational change initiatives across the enterprise. Recently Peter was recognized for his technology leadership honored as a 2016 Computerworld Premier 100 Technology Leader, a lifetime achievement award.

Peter holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Information Systems from Bentley College. He earned his PMP® in 2001, a Certified Scrum Master, and Six Sigma Master Black Belt. As a Commercial Rated Aviation Pilot and Master Scuba Diver, Peter understands first hand, how to anticipate change and lead boldly.

What Sets Peter Apart:

  • 2015 MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award Finalist
  • Former Head of Information Technology for Access Health CT
  • Former Program Director instrumental for the successful implementation of the Connecticut State Health Insurance Exchange on Oct 1, 2013 a national model for success
  • Delivered the first digital platform for health insurance exchanges: Access Health CT Mobile (SHOP, ENROLL, VERIFY)
  • Commercial Rated Aviation Pilot and Master Scuba Diver, Who Understands First Hand, How to Anticipate Change and Manage Risk Under Pressure

Recognized Speaker:

  • Blockchain Technology
  • Digital and Innovation
  • CIO Insights
  • Platform Ecosystems and Growth
  • Development of High-Performance Teams
  • Platform Ecosystems and Growth
  • Digital Consumerism
  • Mobile For Consumers

TV Interviews and Featured Articles:

  • NBC Connecticut – TV Interview
  • Channel 3 – TV Interview
  • Eye Witness News 3 – TV Interview
  • Monthly Televised Connecticut Exchange Board of Directors Meeting
  • Published Articles: Value for State-Based Exchanges to Adopt a Mobile Enrollment Strategy and Connecticut’s Health Insurance Exchange Rise
  • Featured in January 2015 PMI PM Network Magazine “Health ROI”

Distinguished Awards:

  • 2016 Computerworld Premier 100 Technology Leader
  • 2015 MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award Finalist
  • 2015 CIO100 – Innovating in the Digital Economy Winner
  • 2014 PMI Project of the Year Award,” Top 3 Global Finalist
  • 2014 Healthcare Innovator of the Year Award
  • Best New Service for ahCT Mobile Enroll Award
  • Best API for Access Health CT ahCT Mobile Enroll Award
  • Best Platform ahCT Mobile Enroll Award
  • 2014 Health IT Leadership Award
  • Winner of the Best Government Services App Award
  • 2014 Driving Digital Government State Government Award
  • 2014 Collaboration Across Boundaries Award