Technology has enabled exponentially larger percentages of workers within organizations to telecommute from home and from abroad, and many companies have seen the benefit of this workplace transformation. But technology alone will not help make that transition. What are the challenges to making your virtual enterprise effective? How do you determine what roles can realistically be performed virtually while still staying high performing and maintaining environmental trust? What changes in policies, procedures and the style of leadership have to be made? How has technology posed new, unexpected challenges, and are we certain this shift will mean a positive ROI?
C. Scott Blanchette, SVP & Chief Information Officer, Vanguard Health Systems
Scott Blanchette is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Vanguard Health Systems (NYSE: VHS), a Fortune-500 company. He is also Founder and President of Hangar9 Solutions, a professional services firm that prov... More View all posts
Scott Blanchette is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Vanguard Health Systems (NYSE: VHS), a Fortune-500 company. He is also Founder and President of Hangar9 Solutions, a professional services firm that provides IT services to small and mid-sized hospitals and health care systems across the country. As CIO, he is responsible for the technology strategy, execution, and business operations of departments across Vanguard’s $7B portfolio of assets, including hospitals and hospital systems, ambulatory clinics, health plans, lab companies, and more than fifty related health and health care business ventures. He also has substantial responsibilities leading design and development efforts for multiple Accountable Care Organizations across the company. As Founder and President of Hangar9 he is responsible for transitioning Vanguard’s information technology capabilities into an independent, externally-focused profit center, generating growth, contribution margin, and service excellence to a broad, diverse, and expanding customer base. Prior to joining Vanguard, Scott was Senior Vice President of Product Development and Chief Information Officer at Healthways, Inc (NASDAQ: HWAY), the world’s leading provider of health and wellness programs. In his last capacity, he was responsible for leading the design, development, implementation, and operation of Healthways 225 uniquely differentiated products inside their portfolio. He managed design and development operations across the globe, including the oversight of more than 700 designers and developers in seven states and four countries. He started at Healthways in 2006 as the Chief Technology Officer, and became CIO in 2007. While CIO, he garnered multiple awards for innovation, including being recognized by Information Week as the 8th (2011) and 35th (2010) most innovative technology leader in the US. In addition, CIO Magazine (2011) recognized him with the CIO-100 “Plus One” award for leading the organization delivering the greatest social impact. Less View all posts
Frank Modruson, CIO, Accenture
Frank B. Modruson, CIO of Accenture, leads a high-performance global IT organization that directly supports the business goals of a $27.9 billion company. He oversees all business applications and technology infrastructure, enabling more th... More View all posts
Frank B. Modruson, CIO of Accenture, leads a high-performance global IT organization that directly supports the business goals of a $27.9 billion company. He oversees all business applications and technology infrastructure, enabling more than 266,000 employees to serve clients in more than 120 countries and work anytime, anywhere. Frank has transformed IT into a strategic asset for Accenture. Under his leadership, the IT organization has produced an unparalleled ability to run IT as a business, implemented a comprehensive governance model, streamlined the technology infrastructure and much more. Formerly serving as a client partner, he delivered large, complex IT transformation projects and business solutions that maximized ROI. In 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008 and 2007, CIO Magazine selected Accenture as one of 100 innovative organizations that use IT effectively to create business value. InformationWeek recognized Accenture’s IT organization five times (2012, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007) and the company was named to the InfoWorld 100 list for four consecutive years (2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006). Frank was elected to the CIO Hall of Fame in 2010, named to InfoWorld’s Top 25 CTOs and Computerworld's Premier 100. Frank is a volunteer firefighter, serves on the Board of Directors for the Lyric Opera of Chicago and is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago. He is also a director on the board of Taleris, a joint venture of GE Aviation and Accenture, which provides intelligent operations services for airlines and cargo carriers. At The Pennsylvania State University, from which he holds a master’s degree in computer science, he helped establish the College of Information Sciences and Technology. Frank also holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Dickinson College. He lives with his wife and four children in the Chicago area. Less View all posts