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Robert Holloway Is a Finalist for Philadelphia CIO of the Year Award

July 31, 2023

Ballard Spahr Chief Information Officer Robert F. Holloway is a finalist for a prestigious ORBIE Award from PhillyCIO, a professional association of CIOs and other technology executives from prominent organizations in Philadelphia.

PhillyCIO has bestowed the ORBIE Awards since 1998 to recognize tech executives for leadership, innovation, and excellence. Mr. Holloway is a finalist in the Large Corporate category. Award criteria include leadership and management effectiveness, business value created by technology innovation, and engagement in industry and community endeavors.

“Rob is such a valuable and valued asset for our firm—not to mention, a terrific person—and it’s wonderful to see him recognized,” said Ballard Spahr Chief Operating Officer Debra S. Lawrence. “Beyond his technical skills, Rob is an exceptional leader and communicator who inspires loyalty from his team and trust throughout the firm.

“Rob has refocused the IT Department’s strategy on user experience and lawyer productivity. This includes leading our cloud-first strategy, which is enabling our firm to adopt market-leading approaches to technology, such as a cloud-based document management system. As he introduces new technologies, Rob ensures they are leveraged to meet the needs of our legal teams by including them as close partners in technology-related decisions.”

Mr. Holloway and fellow honorees will be recognized at PhillyCIO’s ORBIE Awards event on October 13, 2023, for technology professionals and business leaders.

A highly experienced law firm tech manager and executive, Mr. Holloway drives Ballard Spahr’s technology program via innovative approaches that make the firm more efficient, effective, competitive, and secure. He is a member of the firm’s Expanded Board and Chair of its Technology Committee.

For media inquiries, please contact Bill Shralow at 215.864.8195.

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