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SIM Philadelphia Seminar And Dinner
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
“A View on Emerging/Disruptive
are the critical leadership challenges facing CIOs? What critical and
disruptive technologies must IT leaders be leveraging to generate value
for their firms? CIOs must prepare for continued change and work to
stay on top of rapid developments in process and technology. In this
presentation Gartner Executive Partner, Irving Tyler will challenge the
traditional views of IT value and outline new value propositions that
leading CIOs are delivering. We'll look at traditional assumptions
about IT and suggest new ways of thinking for success in the new world.
The presentation will discuss selected technologies from Gartner’s top
10 list of technologies CIO’s must incorporate for future success.
Tyler is Vice President and Executive Partner at Gartner, the world’s
most trusted source of independent IT research and advice serving 10,000
organizations worldwide. Mr. Tyler has over 28 years of business
experience including leadership roles in IT, finance and operations.
Most recently, Mr. Tyler was CIO for IMS Health, a global market
research firm serving the pharmaceutical and health care industries,
where he was responsible for the development of IT strategy and
enterprise process management. Prior to IMS, Irving served as vice
president and CIO for Quaker Chemical Corporation. As Quaker’s first
CIO, he established the information delivery strategy and implementation
plan to support the company’s globalization efforts.
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Impact of Strong Partnership between
IT and Strategic Planning
Plan execution is heavily dependent on IT to enable the solutions for
the future. IT solutions are dependent on alignment of business
resources and funding. These functions need to work together and cannot
operate in silos. The AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies has
achieved significant growth in the last five years and continues to
evolve its operating model to reflect to reflect this change. The
partnership of the CIO and Strategy Officer are a key element to
success. Betsy and Mike will share their journey, including successes
and lessons learned.
O. Willis– CIO
O. Willis, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President and Chief Information
Officer for the AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies. In this
capacity, he serves as the senior technology officer responsible for
enterprise-wide planning, operations and information technology services
serving more than 6 million members nationwide.
Dr. Willis has more than 30 years of
in the health care and information technology areas. Prior to joining
AmeriHealth Mercy, he held executive management positions at EDS and
IBM. Within these two organizations, he had global operational
responsibility for technology and consulting services for the health
care and life sciences industries. Dr. Willis also served as Executive
Vice President of the Franklin Covey Organization where he was
responsible for organizational consulting, business development, and
technology services in 44 countries.
Dr. Willis has also been a visiting
management and technology at several universities. He holds a Bachelor
of Science degree in Business Administration, a Masters of Business
Administration, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Applied Management and
Scarcelli – VP, Strategic Planning and Execution
Betsy Scarcelli is the Vice President
Strategic Planning and Execution for the AmeriHealth Mercy Family of
Companies. In this position, she provides leadership and oversight for
the implementation of the AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies'
Strategic Plan. Specifically, she is charged with leading a highly
focused effort to synchronize, track and ensure strategic execution and
collaboration across all departments and all lines of business. To that
end, she oversees the Center for Strategic Management, which centralizes
the monitoring of strategic plan implementations and facilitates
strategic decision-making throughout the Company.
Ms. Scarcelli has extensive Information
Technology (IT) knowledge and experience, strong leadership and
management skills. Prior to this position, Ms. Scarcelli was Chief
Information Officer for the AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies. In
that role, she oversaw the strategy, development and maintenance of the
Company’s technology infrastructure and services. Before joining the
AmeriHealth Mercy, Ms. Scarcelli was the Vice President and Chief
Information Officer for The Hartford in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania,
where she was responsible for the IT organization for a three
million-member customer service base. Ms. Scarcelli received a Bachelor
of Science in Computer-Based Business Systems from Gwynedd-Mercy