NJTC Announces the Winner of the CIO of the Year Award

L-R Nancy Lurker, CEO, PDI and Jo Ann Saitta WINNER CIO of the YEAR AWARD

L-R Nancy Lurker, CEO, PDI and Jo Ann Saitta WINNER CIO of the YEAR AWARD

 February 28, 2013 Bridgewater, NJ

NJTC announces the winner of the CIO of the Year Award, Jo Ann Saitta, Group DCA General Manager & CIO, PDI Inc. This award is designed to recognize a chief information officer for their innovation and creativity in planning and deploying their enterprise systems, future IT goals, management philosophy and service to the industry and community. 

Christine Giglio, Division Director, Robert Half Technology presented the award to Ms. Saitta at the annual New Jersey Technology Council’s CIO Conference.  According to Ms. Giglio, Ms. Saitta has been an effective leader in transforming PDI Inc, through the use of state-of-the art technologies. She is a leader in innovative digital sales and marketing technology solutions for life sciences. Also, Ms. Saitta has been at the forefront of innovation with the introduction of field force effectiveness solutions that impact the daily lives of pharma reps.

In addition to managing the technology strategy of PDI Ms. Saitta has played a strong role in business strategy. She is now leading the transformation of one of PDI’s group companies in the role of General Manager. She is accountable for growth and operations of Group DCA’s digital communications product line, development of mobile apps, maintenance of DCA’s proprietary panel of physicians, and the advancement of PDI’s integrated multi channel platforms. Ms. Saitta has been able to blueprint a strong vision of big data analytics with a single customer master across group companies. This innovation will herald a single view of customers and will improve effective targeting and sales revenues for PDI.

Also honored as finalists were Steve Baumgartner, CIO, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory; Thomas Cioffe, Jr., CIO, Compensation Solutions Inc.;  and James Eichmann, CTO, Billtrust

About New Jersey Technology Council

The New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) provides business support, networking opportunities, information, advocacy, and recognition of technology companies and their leaders. Founded in 1996, NJTC’s member companies work together to support their own enterprises while advancing New Jersey’s status as a leading technology center in the United States. www.njtc.org

About PDI

PDI, Inc. (NASDAQ: PDII) is a leading health care commercialization company providing superior insight-driven, integrated multi-channel message delivery for established and emerging health care companies.

The company is dedicated to:

•Providing outsourced sales and marketing expertise

•Creating innovative digital and multi-channel promotional solutions

•Enhancing engagement with health care practitioners

•Optimizing clients’ commercial investments

•Providing clients with strategic flexibility

•Delivering full product commercialization services

Founded in 1988, PDI was one of the first contract sales organizations (CSOs) in the United States. Today, PDI is reshaping the way pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and diagnostics companies reach and engage customers, commercialize products, and manage their portfolios.  www.pdi-inc.com

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