Cloud makes it easy to run a business but handling it can be complex due to its dynamic nature. How can we make it easier to optimize related cost, usage, performance, security, and availability? And how can it all be automated such that the cloud manages itself?
William Fandrich, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
William Fandrich is the senior vice president and chief information officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. In this role, Fandrich is responsible for providing critical IT operations and strategic technology leadership and enhancing ... More View all posts
William Fandrich is the senior vice president and chief information officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. In this role, Fandrich is responsible for providing critical IT operations and strategic technology leadership and enhancing the connection between business strategy and technology and developing strategies. Fandrich has more than 30 years of experience in health care and information technology. Before joining Blue Cross, he was the executive vice president and chief operating officer for Beacon Health Options in Boston, a company that provided behavioral health and substance abuse services to employers, specialty health plans and government markets in 48 states and the United Kingdom. He served as senior vice president, chief information officer and head of operations, for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts from 2008 to 2015, where he strengthened IT and business area relationships and built new IT processes and standards for the changing health care market. He also was chief informatics officer for CIGNA HealthCare in Connecticut and Philadelphia, where he was responsible for analytics/business intelligence, applied analytics, customer reporting, eHealth, and information governance and data management. Fandrich earned an MBA in health care information technology from Case Western Reserve University and a bachelor’s degree in math, computer science and physics from Ohio Wesleyan University Less View all posts
Phil Bertolini, Deputy County Executive/CIO, Oakland County
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson appointed Phil Bertolini as Deputy County Executive/CIO for Oakland County in January 2005. Prior to that, Bertolini served as Oakland County’s Director of Information Technology. He began his ... More View all posts
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson appointed Phil Bertolini as Deputy County Executive/CIO for Oakland County in January 2005. Prior to that, Bertolini served as Oakland County’s Director of Information Technology. He began his career with Oakland County in 1988 with the Equalization Division. Bertolini is a vocal advocate for cloud and enterprise solutions in government, cross-boundary resource sharing, and inter-jurisdictional cooperation. He has overseen the development of unique government technology programs such as the G2G Cloud Solutions Initiative, the G2G Marketplace, the Cyber Security Assessment for Everyone (CySAFE) initiative, the GeoVision Assessment, and the TechDebtCheck Assessment. He has also created successful models that can be implemented by other governments interested in improving operations while containing costs. Bertolini has traveled extensively to speak about eGovernment best practices and has authored a growing collection of resources to help other organizations modernize IT within today’s rapidly changing technology landscape. He has promoted his philosophy of “Build it once, pay for it once, and everybody benefits” to many other government agencies, including those within the U.S. and others as far off as Australia and Dubai. Less View all posts