Interview with Peter Nichol at MIT by SearchCIO: CIO forms strong business partnerships by explaining value of IT

At MIT interviewing Peter Nichol by SearchCIO: The value of strategic partnerships to move digital engagement to adoption.


CIOs know the importance of talking about IT initiatives in terms the business understands. In the digital era, however, fluency in “business speak” isn’t enough to forge strong C-level relationships, says Peter Nichol, head of IT at Access Health CT, Connecticut’s health insurance exchange, and a finalist for the 2015 MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award.


In part two of this three-part interview, Nichol sat down with site editor Francesca Sales at the event to dig into how he forms business partnerships. Educating peers about the value of IT is key.


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