Ascensus’ Technology Team Named to IDG’s CIO 100 List for 2019

Firm Recognized for Enterprise Excellence in IT and First-Mover Status in the State-Sponsored Retirement Program Space

Dresher, PA—Ascensus—whose technology and expertise help millions of people save for retirement, education, and healthcare—is pleased to announce that the firm is a recipient of a 2019 CIO 100 award. The 32nd annual CIO 100 award program, which is sponsored by IDG, the publisher of CIO Magazine, Computerworld, and Infoworld, recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).

“Across the business landscape, companies everywhere recognize the vital role that an innovative, value-driven approach to information technology plays in their success,” said Maryfran Johnson, IDG’s executive director of CIO Programs. “This year’s CIO 100 winning companies are inspiring examples of how IT leadership, business collaboration, and digital transformation will drive future growth.”

Ascensus’ CIO 100 award recognizes the firm’s successful creation of a new, purpose-built technology platform for state-sponsored retirement programs. The platform offers an intuitive, simple experience designed to help first-time savers make informed decisions about their savings strategy and utilizes a proprietary recordkeeping system. Today, Ascensus is at the forefront of this technology and serves as the market leader in the management of state-sponsored retirement programs. Programs that have been established to date have the potential to support up to 10 million American employees who lack access to an alternate employer-sponsored retirement plan.

“This technology build required an unprecedented level of collaboration between our IT, regulatory, and marketing teams across our retirement and government savings divisions,” states Kevin Cox, head of Ascensus’ government savings division. “Thanks to these teams’ exceptional expertise and innovative spirit, we’ve pioneered a new technology that was tailored to the needs of our state clients and will ultimately enable millions to save toward their retirement goals.”

Ascensus also received recent recognition for its integration program for acquired businesses and development expertise in the 2019 Ones to Watch Awards, also sponsored by IDG.

“Our technology teams strive to model best practices from leading innovators both within and outside our industry,” states John Schroeder, Ascensus’ chief information officer. “Now, to be named among this group of the top 100 IT organizations worldwide is a testament to the incredible work that our talented IT professionals do each and every day to help individuals save for the future.”

Ascensus will be recognized at The CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony, to be held Wednesday August 21, at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

About Ascensus
Ascensus is the largest independent recordkeeping services provider, third-party administrator, and government savings facilitator in the United States. The firm delivers technology and expertise to help millions of people save for what matters most—retirement, education, and healthcare. For more information about Ascensus, visit ascensus.com. View career opportunities at careers.ascensus.com.

About the CIO 100 Awards

The annual CIO 100 Awards celebrate 100 organizations and the teams within them that are using IT in innovative ways to deliver business value, whether by creating competitive advantage, optimizing business processes, enabling growth or improving relationships with customers. The award is an acknowledged mark of enterprise excellence. Recipients are selected through a three-step process. First, companies fill out an online application form detailing an innovative IT and business initiative. Next, a team of external judges (many of them former CIOs) reviews the applications in depth, looking for leading-edge IT practices and measurable results. Finally, CIO editors review the judges’ recommendations and select the final 100. Coverage of the 2019 CIO 100 Awards will be available online at CIO.com in August 2019 and in the summer issue of CIO’s digital magazine.

About CIO

CIO focuses on attracting the highest concentration of enterprise CIOs and business technology executives with unparalleled peer insight and expertise on business strategy, innovation, and leadership. As organizations grow with digital transformation, CIO provides its readers with key insights on career development, including certifications, hiring practices and skills development. The award-winning CIO portfolio — CIO.com, CIO Events, CIO Strategic Marketing Services, CIO Forum on LinkedIn, CIO Executive Council and CIO primary research — provides business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT’s role in achieving business goals. CIO is published by IDG Communications, Inc. Company information is available at www.idg.com