Stafford Recognized As A 2017 Computerworld Premier 100 Technology Leader

(December 8, 2016) – Tom Stafford, vice president and chief information officer for Halifax Health, has been named a 2017 Computerworld Premier 100 Technology Leader. 

Stafford is one of 100 leaders from technology and business who are being acknowledged by Computerworld for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges.  All of the honorees will be recognized during an awards ceremony at the AGENDA Conference, a business leadership conference co-produced by CIO, Computerworld and the CIO Executive Council.  The AGENDA17 Conference will be held March 20-22, 2017 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. 

“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 organizations,” 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.” 

This year’s Premier 100 honorees are not only leading their organizations through digital transformation, they are also launching cutting-edge projects that are helping their businesses thrive.  This innovative spirit is cultivated throughout their organizations, driving team engagement and new business opportunities.

“Maintaining status quo is no longer a business option. Organizations that cause disruption will quickly advance in their industry, and technology is often the force of this disruption,” said Adam Dennison, SVP / General Manager, IDG Events & Publisher, CIO.  “We are excited to recognize and bring together such a dynamic group of technology leaders at AGENDA17.  Their stories will no doubt spark ideas in future winners and help elevate the technology industry overall.”

Stafford joined Halifax Health in 2007 as the leader of the Project Management Office.  Since 2011, he has served as the director of information services while leading all of the health system’s information technology functions.  He is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the University of Central Florida.

For more information on the 2017 Computerworld Premier 100 Technology Leader Awards, click here.

Halifax Health

Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with four outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, two community clinics, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization.  Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks.  For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.