JDRF Receives Technology Transformation Award

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JDRF recently became the first nonprofit organization whose Chief Data and Technology Officer, Sri Mishra, has received one of three, highly-coveted annual awards from the International Society of Chief Data Officers (isCDO).

JDRF's CDO, Sri Mishra, holds the isCDO award.Inaugurated in 2017, the awards recognize the achievements of Chief Data Officers (CDOs) who led organizations in developing and implementing analytics capabilities with outstanding transformational results.

Mishra received the award at the 2020 Annual MIT Chief Data Officer and Information Quality Symposium hosted by MIT’s Sloan School of Management on Wednesday, August 19.

In recognition of the development and implementation of a data-driven technology architecture and infrastructure to centralize all of JDRF’s digital systems and data, Mishra accepted the award titled “Transformation of Collaboration from Inwards to Outwards.”

According to the isCDO, the category acknowledges work that has demonstrably “impacted business mission outcomes, improved trustworthiness and timeliness of data, improved data governance” and provides a unified, secure and user-friendly data experience to internal and external stakeholders.

A Bold Vision For the Future

JDRF’s technology transformation is a critical linchpin of its bold vision for the future: to accelerate mission and become more volunteer-powered than ever before.

The vision outlines JDRF’s strategies to drive greater impact to unlock cures and drive research that improves the lives of people with type one diabetes (T1D) today.

As part of that vision, JDRF will use its technology transformation to advance research collaborations, increase fundraising and engage more supporters.  

Improved technology has already helped with the disruption brought on by the coronavirus pandemic: in a timely manner, JDRF was able to pivot from in-person to virtual community-building and fundraising events.

“We were thrilled our efforts helped the T1D community continue to move our mission forward in this challenging time,” Mishra said.