CIO Symposium Contributor


Peter Nichol

Head of Information Technology

Access Health CT

Symposium Roles

Speaker/Panelist 2015
CIO Award Finalist 2015


Peter Nichol, Head of Information Technology, is responsible for IT at Access Health CT (AHCT), Connecticut’s Health Insurance Exchange (HIX). Peter oversees AHCT’s online marketplace systems, worker case management and electronic integration with Federal Systems, State Agencies and Insurance Carriers. Peter is responsible for AHCT’s industry leading digital platform transforming consumerism and retail oriented services for the health insurance industry.

Peter was the program director for AHCT’s marketplace implementation, providing the most stable HIX launch October 01, 2013, reducing Connecticut’s uninsured rate by more than half, a national model for success.

As Head of IT, Peter championed AHCT’s digital implementation with a transformational cloud based SaaS platform and mobile application recognized as a 2014 PMI Project of the Year Award finalist and awards for best digital services, API and platform.

Peter has a B.S. in C.I.S from Bentley College, earned his PMP® in 2001, Certified Scrum Master and Six Sigma Master Black Belt. As a Commercial Rated Aviation Pilot and Master Scuba Diver, Peter understands first hand, how to anticipate change and lead boldly.

“I am honored to be selected as a MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award Finalist and to be standing among such prestigious leaders. This recognition is a testament to the achievements of my team and the entire Access Health CT Organization. AHCT has constantly shown that when a team comes together with the passion, curiosity and the unified dream that they have the ability to change the nation: the impossible becomes attainable. Curiosity opens the door to true consumer engagement. I’m proud to say our organization believed in the impossible and is at the forefront digitizing health insurance exchanges and transforming the healthcare industry - one consumer at a time.”