Each year, 1105 Media assembles an independent panel of judges to choose the winners. These senior executives from government and industry select winners such as O’Brien because of the difference they make in the way information technology is used to advance vital government missions.
It has been more than 25 years since FCW launched what has grown into the signature awards program in the federal IT community.
Winners join an elite group of government professionals, industry executives, and academic scholars who share a sense of duty and commitment to excellence, as well as a devotion to public service.
As Research Director for IDC Government Insights responsible for Government Digital Transformation Strategies, O’Brien’s core research assists clients in understanding the full scope of efforts needed for digital transformation. Her coverage includes technology innovations such as Big Data, artificial intelligence (AI), cognitive computing, and cloud in the context of government use cases such as customer experience, data-driven benefits and services, and public health protection.
“I am honored to be one of this year’s FCW’s Federal 100,” said O’Brien, in a press release. “I am committed to continue to provide guidance to agencies and the vendors that serve government, not only in digital transformation, but also in the broader IT context.”
O’Brien will be recognized in the March/April issue of FCW magazine and honored at a black-tie gala on March 22
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