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SIM Philadelphia Seminar And Dinner

Tuesday, Jun 1, 2010
Doubletree Hotel
237 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19103

Membership Meeting
Registration is Required
Payment In Advance Only
Registrants & Fees
Academic$ 80.00
Guest Dinner Fee $ 100.00
Member AttendanceNo Fee
Non-Profit$ 80.00
Retired or Transition$ 80.00

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

“A View on Emerging/Disruptive Technologies”

What 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.

About our speaker:

Irving 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  

Strategic 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.

About Our Speakers:

Michael O. Willis– CIO

Michael 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 experience 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 professor of 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 Business Administration.

Betsy Scarcelli – VP, Strategic Planning and Execution

Betsy Scarcelli is the Vice President of 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 College.