Thursday 18th April, 2013
5:30pm to 8:00pm
ABOUT THE TOPIC: We will learn about the following on the business transformation that American Cancer Society has undergone that has been enabled by technology:
•Rationalize/Optimize IT services to support the consolidation of 12 divisions to 1 (merger integration)
•While keeping the operating expenses steady increase the IT services and SLAs
•Leverage Mobile, Social and Cloud Technologies to aid in income generation and to increase productivity
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS: Jay is currently Chief Information Officer for the American Cancer Society (ACS), a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the American Cancer Society has more than 900 local offices nationwide and a presence in more than 5,100 communities. Jay is responsible for the people, strategy and operations of the Global Information Technology organization.
Prior to joining ACS in 2012, Jay served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for AdCare Health Systems, a rapidly growing and recognized innovator in health care facility management. He spent the previous 7 years at AIG (American International Group), most recently as VP and CIO for Chartis Aerospace (formerly AIG Aviation), a leading global aerospace insurer.
At Chartis, Jay implemented numerous improvements that have delivered substantial value to the organization while managing significant organizational change in a turbulent market environment. In addition to his role as AVP of Information Technology with AIG Personal Lines, Jay was selected as CFO for Operations and Systems in 2006 and led multiple global IT Finance and Governance Standards initiatives that resulted in millions of dollars in savings for the organization.
Jay continues to be a thought leader in the Information Technology arena and is a frequent guest speaker and panelist, both in Atlanta and Nationwide. In recognition of his accomplishments, Jay was selected as Georgia CIO of the Year in 2011, and is currently serving as Chair for the Georgia CIO Leadership Association.
His commitment and dedication to community involvement is evidenced by the time and energy he contributes. In 2007, he founded the non-profit group, Priscilla’s Promise, in honor of his late wife, which raises funds for cervical cancer education and research, and currently serves as its Executive Director. In 2011 he was elected to the Board of Directors for TechBridge, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization which helps other nonprofits use technology to improve their capability to serve the community.
Jay earned both his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and his Masters of Business Administration from The University of Georgia. Jay continues to be involved with his alma mater, both as a mentor for young alumni and as a member of the Alumni Board of Directors for the Terry College of Business.
Ashok is currently a Technology Vice President for the American Cancer Society (ACS), a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the American Cancer Society has more than 900 local offices nationwide and a presence in more than 5,100 communities. In his current role, Ashok’s team is responsible for supporting mission critical business systems and developing next generation Mobile, Social & Online solutions to meet Society’s transformation needs.
Prior to joining ACS in 2012, Ashok spent more than 15 years in management and technology consulting. At Alvarez and Marsal (A&M) Consulting, as an advisor to clients, Ashok served as an Interim CIO/CTO and other technology leadership roles to support M&A activities and technology transformation initiatives.
During his tenure at A&M, he also served as the Head of Back Office Technology Operations for largest bankruptcy in US history - Lehman Brothers. He was responsible for Finance and Treasury technology solutions to help unwind 1.2+ million derivative contracts and service the Real Estate, Loans & Private Equity assets that enabled maximum recovery for the creditors.
Prior to A&M, Ashok was a senior manager with McKinsey & Company, where he influenced implementation of a multi-year technology architecture transformation and the implementation roadmap. He began his technology career in Merck’s Clinical Trials and Research Labs Division. He later spent over five years at KPMG, where he served as engagement manager and technology architect for large-scale system integration projects.
Ashok received a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics and statistics, with a concentration in computer science, from State University of New York at Stony Brook. He later earned a master's degree in computer science from New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has published several research papers on reengineering complex computer systems.
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18th April 2013