Peter Nichol Named to 2021 Constellation Research Business Transformation 150

Recognized for Exemplary Leadership in Driving a Digital Future.

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Peter Nichol was recognized by Constellation Research on its 2021 Business Transformation 150 (BT150), an elite list of executives leading business transformation efforts around the globe.

This announcement was made on June 23, 2020, from Silicon Valley, California by Constellation Research.

Digital leaders have been greatly challenged this year by a perfect storm of disruptions due to COVID-19, generational shifts in the workforce, a hypercompetitive new customer experience landscape, and the relentless march of exponential digital change, among other factors. The BT150 nomination process took these influences to heart this year to make sure the list genuinely reflects today’s world and leading trends.

Constellation Research’s Business Transformation 150 is an elite list of the top global executives leading innovative business transformation efforts across their organizations. Each executive demonstrates proficiency in establishing and building new business models, implementing emerging technologies and leading in an ethical and humane manner.

The BT150 recognizes the world’s most influential executives across a variety of industries, including entertainment, financial services, healthcare, higher education, pharmaceuticals, public sector, retail, and sports, to name a few. Nominations from peers, industry influencers, technology vendors, and analysts power the selection process each year.

Peter Nichol is a business and technology executive recognized for achievements in digital innovation by the CIO 100 awards program, the MIT Sloan School of Management, Computerworld, BRM Institute, and the Project Management Institute. Peter leads IT Portfolio Management for Research and Development from early target identification through investigational new drug (IND) preparation and early development at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company with a market capitalization of $72 billion.

Peter is the author of Learning Intelligence: Expand Thinking. Absorb Alternative. Unlock Possibilities, 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, the first book to explore the vast opportunities for blockchain to transform the patient experience.

Peter is an avid contributor to publications on health, technology, and innovation including CIO.com.

Peter has a B.S. in computer information systems from Bentley University and an MBA summa cum laude from Quinnipiac University. He earned a PMP® certification in 2001 and is a certified Scrum Master, SAFe® Agilist (SA), SAFe® Practitioner (SP), and Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He also is the first leader to be globally credentialed as a Master of Business Relationship Management (MBRM®)  by the BRM Institute, a growing organization now spanning 85 countries. Peter is a commercial-rated pilot and a master scuba diver. He understands, based on firsthand experience, how to anticipate change and lead boldly.

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“This year’s BT150 leaders have watched their futures accelerate in front of them. As positive change agents, their hard work to build new business models, accelerate organizational change, and apply new technologies has paid off in the post-pandemic environment. Moreover, their collective drive to improve the world around them and mentor the next generation sets them apart.— R “Ray” Wang, founder and CEO at Constellation Research

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“We lead with science and take on big ideas together. Payers, providers, patients, and medical professionals all know why we’re in this business: we care enough to make it happen! Many of us from the mailroom to the boardroom have personal and emotional stories of our family, friends, and loved ones that drive our passion for helping patients. Doing what’s right and tackling the unsolvable problems is why together, we make a real difference. I’m incredibly thankful to have the opportunity to lead and be able to work alongside amazing teams to improve the lives of patients.

COVID-19 has introduced challenges that leaders never had to face. It required new leadership, different tactics, greater empathy, and a renewed awareness of when to invest or devest initiatives that only weeks earlier were critical. Working with each other, our communities, and the world, we are bringing science to medicine. It’s an exciting time to make a difference!” — Peter B. Nichol

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“Digital leaders are currently grappling with much more change than in the past, and we can see in this year’s BT150 that they are perhaps the most multifaceted inductees yet,” observed Dion Hinchcliffe, VP, and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research. “More than ever, the BT150 members together a diverse set of business, technology, and people skills to drive breakthrough innovation at their organizations and in the industry.”

Nominations from peers, industry influencers, technology vendors, and analysts powered the six-month selection process. Each executive demonstrates an understanding of how the business environment is transforming in response to digital and exponential technologies, and these leaders are actively preparing their companies to excel during and after the transformation.

The full listing can be found here.

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Peter is a healthcare business and technology executive, 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. As Head of Information Technology, 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.