Computerworld names RTA's CIO as nation's top 100 Tech Leader

RTA Chief Information Officer Pete Anderson has been named a 2017 Premier 100 Tech Leader by IDG’s Computerworld. He will be honored March 20-22 at a conference in Florida.

Mar 16, 2017

CLEVELAND – Pete Anderson, Chief Information Officer of  the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA), has been named a Premier 100 Tech Leader by IDG’s Computerworld. He will be honored March 20-22 at the AGENDA17 Conference at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, Ponte Vedra Beach, FLA.  

This year’s Premier 100 spotlights 100 leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges.

“Pete has spearheaded significant changes in the IT department and has advanced much needed upgrades to RTA’s technology infrastructure,” said RTA’s CEO and General Manager Joe Calabrese. “His focus on innovation is helping our organization achieve solutions that help us better serve our customers and incorporate the technology they’ve come to depend on.”

Since joining RTA as CIO and executive director of IT in May 2014, Anderson advanced both the technology infrastructure and the IT department – putting it on track to deliver better strategic value. He led a cultural change within IT and finds ways to cut the time staffers spend on keep-the-lights-on tasks so they can focus more time on innovation.

“The Premier 100 awards program highlights the exceptional work of an elite group of IT executives who are leading their organizations through times of unprecedented change. They are using technology to drive high-stakes business projects and create dynamic growth in their organization,” said Scot Finnie, editor-in-chief of Computerworld.

“These 100 men and women are not only strategic business thinkers, but also team leaders who recognize the importance of recruiting and retaining the brightest talent to enable digital transformation and harness the opportunities of cloud, big data, mobile and social. We’re pleased to recognize their leadership and honor their achievements,” Finnie said.

About the Premier 100 Technology Leadership Award

The Premier 100 program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. They manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to business challenges and effectively manage and execute IT strategies.

Each year, nominees are invited to complete a questionnaire that addresses a number of topics, including their background and experience and their attitude toward risk and innovation. Using Computerworld’s IT Leader Index, which is a measurement of how closely an individual matches our definition of the IT Leader, Computerworld analyzes the data. Each year, 100 honorees are selected to receive this lifetime recognition award. Information on previous honorees can be viewed here.

A photo of Pete Anderson is available on request.

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