Doug Myers, EVP and CIO at Suffolk Construction, was recently a finalist to receive a Boston CIO of the Year ORBIE Award for Large Enterprises. For over 20 years, the CIaO ORBIE Awards have recognized technology executives for leadership, innovation and excellence in this rapidly growing, CIO-led national professional association. It honors chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership.
Myers is CIO of Suffolk’s IT organization, which is comprised of more than 35 employees in Boston and in regional offices in New York, Florida, Texas and California. The organization does more than $20M in annual spending including O&M as well as capital investment.
Suffolk IT’s primary objectives are driven by the company’s vision, which is to transform the construction experience by building smart. To help achieve the first piece of that goal, IT routinely partners with other teams to identify opportunities to deliver value along three key dimensions:
To deliver on its value proposition to clients and trade partners and help the company continue to “build smart,” IT has achieved the following:
IT is furthering Suffolk’s transformation objectives by working with the Data team to identify MarkLogic®—never before used in the construction industry—as a NoSQL platform that can scale with and enable Suffolk’s ambitions. Suffolk is using MarkLogic to provide a 360-degree view of its projects and to ingest and harmonize with structured, unstructured and previously siloed financial, customer, project, scheduling, estimating, modeling, employee, vendor, survey and contract data.
“The progress we are making with technology at Suffolk is all about our people. The collaboration between IT and groups across our company has been integral to our success,” said Myers. “Being named a finalist for this award is gratifying because it recognizes what our organization as a whole has been able to achieve.”
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