CIO Roundtable
The Developing Role of the CIO: Growth Through Organizational Resilience
Starts: March 7, 2023 2:00 pm
Ends: 3:00 pm
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According to Gartner research, “four out of five CEOs are increasing digital technology investments to counter current economic pressures, including inflation, scarce talent and supply constraints.”

The Executive Panel will discuss the ever-changing role of the CIO in the face of economic uncertainty, supply chain and talent shortages, and how adaptation & agility will take priority for years to come.

During this one-hour session, panelists will share their experience, expertise, and predictions on the following subjects:

  • Growing Brands using Cloud First Solutions
  • Composability is Key
  • Executing a Digital IT Strategy
  • Strategies for Measuring IT Value
  • Importance of investing in mission critical IT
  • Prioritizing Agility & Composability over Transformation
  • Develop a Digital Immunity Strategy
  • Hiring and Retaining top talent
  • Importance of Sustainability

Ian McClarty

President - PhoenixNAP

Accomplished senior executive with extensive experience in information technology and computer networking fields. Proven track record in relationship building, vendor management, network operations, colocation and datacenter administration, along with project methodology and processes, both at strategic and tactical levels.

Joseph Oddo - Technology Expert

Joseph Oddo

Healthcare CIO

Experienced CIO and Senior IT leader operating at Executive levels for 20 years. A thought leader with proven results building innovative business-aligned strategies and governance to effectively lead diverse collaborative high-performing teams that are results-oriented. Information Technology LeadershipOpen to Board of Directors Business development and other opportunities.Email jcoddo Trusted partner and adviser to senior business leaders. Experience aligning Information Technology IT plans with strategic business objectives including revenue growth M A integration and operational improvement through engaged collaboration with key stakeholders for firms with revenues up to 29B. MBA with over 20 years broad based business and IT experience. Leadership management for organizations ranging from 50 - 350 resources and approximately 20M operational budget.Core Competencies Executive Management -Strategy Planning Security and Architecture Governance Diverse vertical market experience Healthcare Manufacturing Financial Services Retail Strong Business Acumen and Communication skills Outsourcing Services IT Cost Bench marking Applications and Cyber Security Operations Managed Services e.g. Testing Effective Change ManagementRecent Accomplishments o Improved Claims processing operational first pass rate from 90 to 97.4 - tops among all US health care payers. o Through business collaboration implemented an innovative Accumulator solution that automated a Claims Operations business area saving 39M in labor over two years with ongoing savings of 17M per year. o Implemented Lean Six Sigma processes across all operational teams. Decreased the annual run rate by 26 over 2M while demand increased 7.5 . This was accomplished through selective Managed Services outsourcing Department reorganization process improvements and Dev Ops automation.

Justin Fair - Technology Expert

Justin Fair

Chief Information Officer & Interim City Manager

Experienced IT Leader with experience managing IT Operations Healthcare IT IT Security and IT Strategy.

Scott Hicar - Technology Expert

Scott Hicar

SVP & Chief Information Officer - Benchmark Electronics

Scott Hicar is Senior Vice President and CIO for Benchmark Electronics. In this role he has global responsibility for ensuring consistent processes systems and infrastructure efficiently support our business and our customers globally. Mr. Hicar has more than 25 years of Technology Leadership experience in transformational roles. Prior to Benchmark Scott was CIO for TwentyEighty a corporate training company focused on sales enablement leadership program execution and credit performance. He also served as SVP CIO for DigitalGlobe an Earth Imagery company serving global commercial and governments along with SVP CIO for Solectron a 13b electronic manufacturer and VP CIO for Maxtor corporation a storage products manufacturer. Mr. Hicar was also a SAP Supply Chain process specialist with Price Waterhouse consulting. Mr. Hicar received his bachelor s degree cum laude in business administration from Ohio University.