TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Hydro One is proud to announce that Mike Winters, the Company's Chief Information Officer (CIO), has been selected by Energy Central as the 2012 CIO of the Year KITE Award Winner. The KITE awards recognize Knowledge, Innovation, Technology, and Excellence in utility information technology and customer service leadership.
Winters was selected for Hydro One's leadership in solving business problems by leveraging technology and business process improvements in today's challenging North American utility environment. Hydro One has and continues to implement several initiatives that have aligned IT with the overall corporate strategy resulting in the transformation of Hydro One's business. Notable projects include the modernization of its Customer Information System (CIS), to smart grid-driven operations, to arguably one of the industry's most advanced uses of asset analytics.
The CIO of the Year Award was presented as a part of the KITE Awards reception at the Knowledge Summit in Houston, Texas on November 13, 2012. The Knowledge Summit (www.knowledgesummits.com) was launched in 2006 and has become the utility industry's leading executive forum for information technology, operations, and customer service.
"Being named CIO of the year is a well-deserved honour and we congratulate Mike and his team on this achievement," said Laura Formusa, President and CEO, Hydro One. "By leveraging technology, Hydro One is delivering more value to our customers and transforming the way some areas of the business function."
Hydro One delivers electricity safely, reliably and responsibly to homes and businesses across the province of Ontario and owns and operates Ontario's 29,000 kilometre high-voltage transmission network that delivers electricity to large industrial customers and municipal utilities, and a 121,000 kilometre low-voltage distribution system that serves about 1.4 million end-use customers and smaller municipal utilities in the province. Hydro One is wholly owned by the Province of Ontario.
SOURCE: Hydro One Inc.
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