RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Qlik® (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in data discovery, today announced that Orlando Agrippa, former Deputy CIO and Director of Informatics of Barts Health NHS Trust, has been named a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leadership Awards honoree. Agrippa has been a long term user of Qlik, initially deploying the solution in Newham Hospital in 2009. Since then he has implemented the solution in various roles that he has held throughout his career. Agrippa is being recognized for his successful Qlik deployment while holding a prestigious position at Barts Health NHS Trust, in which he played a key role in merging three large hospitals. Agrippa is now an Executive Director at Draper & Dash.
Barts Health is the largest NHS Trust in the United Kingdom, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers, serving a population of 2.5 million in east London and beyond. The network of hospitals employs 15,000 people, has a turnover of £1.25 billion, and consists of six local hospital sites.
Barts Health needed an IT infrastructure to bridge the gap between all hospitals and groups that make up the organization. Each hospital system had a specific way of doing things, and connecting them together to work as cohesively organization was the organization’s most strategic business initiative over the last 18 months. In order to accomplish this, Agrippa implemented Qlik to deliver a streamlined view of operations such as productivity, patient outcomes and efficiencies across the hospitals. The solution empowered daily operations to address critical information such as operating theatres efficiency, patient arrivals and departures, mortality rates, and readmissions.
“Orlando truly understands the power that data has in improving an organization from top to bottom,” said Chris Christy, National Healthcare Market Director at Qlik. “He has been a Qlik customer for many years now, and we are thrilled to see him recognized for his accomplishments by the Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leadership Awards list.”
Each year, IDG’s Computerworld announces the Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leadership Awards honoring individuals who have had a positive impact on their organization through technology. Honored individuals manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams with interesting challenges, envision innovative solutions to business problems and effectively manage and execute IT strategies. The Awards will be presented to the honorees at the AGENDA15 Conference from March 30 – April 1, 2015, at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Amelia Island, Florida. AGENDA15 is an all-new business leadership conference focused on transforming business for the digital world. AGENDA15 will feature a stellar lineup of keynote presenters, case studies from honoree organizations and panel discussions on new ways thinking, new types of leaders, and new organizational structures focused on mobile, social and omni-channel innovations.
"The Premier 100 awards program showcases the innovative work of a dedicated group of IT leaders who are using technology to solve business problems in their organizations," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Every day, these tech-savvy professionals are positioning their organizations for success by mapping IT projects to strategic business initiatives. They also ensure that their departments are set up to quickly enable new ideas, and they balance the need for free and open access to information with concerns about security and compliance. These 100 men and women are using their vast experience in managing people and projects to stay a step ahead. We're pleased to recognize their leadership and honor their achievements."
To learn more about this prestigious awards program, and read the names and accomplishments of the honoree alumni, visit http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9065479/Premier_100_IT_Leaders.
Qlik (NASDAQ: QLIK) is a leader in data discovery delivering intuitive solutions for self-service data visualization and guided analytics. Approximately 33,000 customers rely on Qlik solutions to gain meaning out of information from varied sources, exploring the hidden relationships within data that lead to insights that ignite good ideas. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Qlik has offices around the world with more than 1700 partners covering more than 100 countries.
About the Premier 100
The Premier 100 program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. These are individuals who 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 survey 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, we analyze the data. Each year, 100 honorees are selected to receive this life-time recognition award. Information on previous honorees can be viewed at: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9065479/Premier_100_IT_Leaders.
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