Maximizing the potential applications of an organization’s information and freeing its data from constraints that impede end-user access are the driving forces behind the work of Dr. Nicholas Marko. He is a clinical neurosurgeon who has evolved into a leading healthcare data strategist and executive-level proponent of data-driven innovation.
In 2014 Nick was named Geisinger’s first CDO to craft and implement the organization’s comprehensive strategies and standards for data access, integration, maintenance, governance, dissemination, and analysis. He also serves the department head of Data Science and Data Engineering, chair of the Enterprise Data Strategy Steering Committee, co-director of High Performance Computing, and a member of the Institutional Review Board. Through these roles, he strives to create a culture of “yes” around enterprise data.
Nick completed undergraduate and medical school at the George Washington University, followed by fellowship training and research at the University of Cambridge Department of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics and the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Cancer Institute, as well as a neurosurgical oncology fellowship at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
In addition to his data and informatics responsibilities, he is also a practicing neurosurgeon focused on the surgical management of patients with malignant brain and spine tumors.
Named a “young investigator on the rise” by Genome Technology Magazine, a “healthcare hero” by Crain’s Cleveland Business, and one of “healthcare’s top data-driven geeks” by Healthcare IT News, Nick’s data and informatics thought leadership has been featured in the Washington Post, Modern Healthcare, and other leading publications. He has also regularly published and been a featured speaker on clinical and translational neurosurgery topics, as well as topics such as the role of the chief data officer, enterprise data strategy and valuation, data modeling, integration of multi-modality data sets, and practical issues related to healthcare econometrics.
As former CTO of Sears Holdings, Dr. Phil Shelley has several years experience in helping move a large iconic brand into a near real-time model where digital engagement with customers has become the norm. Like many companies, Sears IT landscape was fragmented, duplicative, heavy use of ETL and batch-oriented. Moving the people, process and systems to align with faster delivery of services, solutions and collapsing systems into single points of truth was a major focus of the CTO role. The use of Open-Source and Big Data technologies was a major enabler for the transformation, along with re-alignment of teams, new skills and data governance. The establishment of an enterprise data architecture was critical and is pivotal to successful Big Data initiatives.
Sears enjoyed significant recognition for the innovations in these areas, with many articles using Sears as an example (http://stratitonline.com). In addition to the CTO role, in 2012 Phil was appointed CEO of a Sears startup in Big Data technologies. Phil recently left Sears for form NPP, a Big Data advisory firm, helping companies design and implement Big Data initiatives, where Phil can use his significant experience to speed similar efforts in client companies.
Dr. Shelley has a PhD in bio-medical engineering, having worked in the UK, Germany and USA; he has led Research and Development, Quality and IT organizations and held positions in various technical and business leadership roles including CEO, CIO and Chief Technology Officer. Phil his directed IT Operations and focused on innovation, Big Data, Cloud computing and the modernization of IT. Phil has led the innovative migration of batch workload off mainframes to Hadoop, large-scale private open-source cloud computing, Hadoop for Big-Data, BI and infrastructure modernization.
Phil is an industry expert speaker on Big Data, noSQL and Cloud computing, he is also co-chair of the cloud computing chapter of the IAOP and President of NPP, industry experts in C-Level Big Data strategies.
With Big Data riding through the hype cycle for a bit, there are passionate advocates, skeptics, and naysayers. Big ...
Randy Gaboriault joined Christiana Care Health System in 2010 as vice president and chief information officer from Teleflex Inc., a multi-billion dollar, global medical device leader in Limerick, Pa., where he spent more than 12 years leading global teams for IT, logistics, operational excellence and strategic sourcing.
He volunteers for the non-profit board of directors for NPower Pennsylvania and Delaware, where he chairs the finance committee and serves on the CIO advisory council. He also serves as a board director for the Community Performing Arts Center at the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology.
SVP Finance and CFO, Christiana Care Health System
Tom Corrigan joined Christiana Care Health System in October 2006 as senior vice president and chief financial officer.
Previously, Mr. Corrigan worked as CFO for the ADP Brokerage Services Group in Jersey City, N.J., and as president of ADP Investment Center in Wilmington, Del. Prior to joining Automatic Data Processing, he worked for Anheuser-Busch Companies in various capacities, including vice president of finance for Busch Entertainment Corp. at locations in St. Louis, Mo., and Tampa, Fla.
Mr. Corrigan has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Columbia University. He is also a certified public accountant.
Prior to joining Christiana Care, he served in a number of voluntary roles with Christiana Care Health System, including membership on the board of directors of the Visiting Nurse Association, as a member of the Finance Committee, and as chair of the Audit Committee.
There will come a day when the CIO and the CFO can work together as true partners and allies. It will be when CFOs will see IT as more than just a cost center and the CIO will be able to prove IT’s value in a way the CFO can understand. Someday they ...
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