Congratulations to our CIO Steve Ambrose for winning the 2020 Michigan CIO of the Year ORBIE awards.

The ORBIE Awards recognize technology executives for leadership, innovation and involvement in their industry and community.  It’s well-deserved recognition, especially this year when Ambrose lead the team that made it possible for many DTE employees to stay safe and healthy while we continue to serve our customers and work from home.

Over the years, Steve has spent countless hours igniting young people’s interest in science and technology through his involvement in FIRST Robotics. He’s also engineered a better customer experience and helped drive a culture that encourage us to develop innovative solutions to complex problems. 

Award winners were featured in a special section of Crain’s Detroit Business and Steve recorded a short video discussing how he enjoys serving his IT colleagues, so they can provide outstanding service to business partners and our customers.

“This recognition is meaningful because it come from my peers – other CIOs who understand the job,” Ambrose said. “This is really an award for the whole IT team that works every day to keep our systems running optimally while building and exploring next-gen tools for our colleagues and customers.”