Boston — Chief Information Officer David Neitz, based in CDM Smith’s Boston headquarters, has been selected as one of four finalists for the 13th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium’s 2016 CIO Leadership Award. The MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award honors Chief Information Officers (CIOs) who lead their organizations by delivering business value and innovative use of IT in exceptional ways.

The other finalists include CIOs from the financial, IT, and insurance industries, making Neitz the only finalist to represent the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. The winner will be announced on the eve of the Symposium, which takes place at MIT on May 18, 2016.

Since joining CDM Smith in 2014, Neitz has led a transformative “Digital Capital” strategy that creates value and delivers business outcomes. Under his leadership, the firm has applied disruptive technologies and processes that capture digital assets and provide new visualization and collaboration capabilities, creating superior results for the firm’s clients.

One of Neitz’s recent projects with his business technology team includes a research and development project that’s exploring the use of Microsoft’s mixed reality tool, HoloLens, on design and construction projects. Neitz envisions that project teams will no longer be limited to viewing three-dimensional design models on two-dimensional screens and can collaborate instantly from anywhere in the world.

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