There’s an opportunity for organizations to benefit from workforce comprising humans and machines. How are organizations preparing to harness full potential of this hybrid workforce while effectively tackling resistance due to mechanophobia and implied job loss threat?
Gregory R. Simpson, Chief Technology Officer, Synchrony Financial
Greg Simpson joined Synchrony Financial in 2014 as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Greg works closely with Synchrony Financial’s CIO on developing the company’s technology strategy and sits on Synchrony Financial’... More View all posts
Greg Simpson joined Synchrony Financial in 2014 as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Greg works closely with Synchrony Financial’s CIO on developing the company’s technology strategy and sits on Synchrony Financial’s IT Steering Committee. Overseeing a large global team, Greg is responsible for key IT functions including enterprise architecture, business intelligence, business continuity management, data centers, voice and data networks, service delivery and operations as well as end user services and collaboration. Based in our Kettering, Ohio offices, Greg serves on the IT Engagement Committee and is a senior leader supporting Synchrony Financial’s Business Leadership Program and a mentor to many within the IT team. Prior to joining Synchrony Financial, Greg served as GE's Chief Technology Officer for 8 years where he created the shared services infrastructure team that supports all GE businesses. In his role as GE’s CTO, Greg advised GE’s CIO and business CIO's on new technology directions, and served on the company’s IT Council. The “service business” Greg created leveraged GE’s scale to increase controllership and decrease cost as well as facilitated better collaboration across GE through common solutions. The scope of GE’s shared services included more than 15,000 systems, GE’s full collaboration/messaging environment, and data / voice / video solutions around the world. In addition, Greg’s team kicked off the initial commercial cloud supporting the launch of GE’s software Center of Excellence. Greg has an extensive IT career that spans more than 30 years with GE. Prior to becoming the CTO of GE in November of 2005, Greg served in a number of business CTO roles, including GE's Healthcare, Aviation and Lighting businesses. Greg also was the CIO for a major GE Healthcare acquisition and earlier in his career, served as Commercial Quality leader for GE Lighting, where he led Six Sigma initiatives including the implementation of one of the first web-based order tracking/status systems at GE. Greg has presented and moderated panels at industry events such as the CIO Summit, AGENDA16, and P&G’s Big Data Goldmine event. A regular spokesperson on business technology trends, Greg has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and other national media and contributes a monthly ‘Experiencing Digital’ blog for CIO.com. Greg received his BSME from Purdue University and his MSME from Case Western Reserve University. He resides in Loveland, Ohio with his wife and their two children. Less View all posts
Annecharico Mary Alice, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Henry Ford Health System
Mary Alice Annecharico, R.N., M.S. was appointed in December 2011 as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the Henry Ford Health System, responsible for the strategic planning and delivery and support of its integrated del... More View all posts
Mary Alice Annecharico, R.N., M.S. was appointed in December 2011 as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the Henry Ford Health System, responsible for the strategic planning and delivery and support of its integrated delivery systems including Project Helios revenue cycle, electronic health record, physician and patient portals, as well as IT improvement services across Henry Ford. At the core of these efforts is the imperative to improve efficiency and business alignment, reduce costs, and enhance information integration within the hospital and ambulatory environments. With an appreciation for the complexities at the organizational level, Mary Alice plays a major role in fostering the organizational capability needed to extract greater value from IT investments. She is widely recognized for her ability to transform information technology services into highly effective, cross-disciplinary teams responsible for using technology resources to improve services and realize the strategic goals of the organization. Mary Alice is a registered nurse with an extensive nursing leadership background and more than 20 years in transforming clinical and business environments through the uses of technology. In her previous roles as Chief Information Officer at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and University Hospitals of Cleveland, she collaborated with academic colleagues, peer institutions and industry leaders on the interpretation of privacy and security and clinical research standards for academic organizations. Mary Alice has been actively engaged in national efforts to create a sustainable, secure, statewide health information exchange (HIE), offering interoperability between regional and national health information networks to provide access to clinical data and improved, measurable health outcomes. A Fellow in the Health Information Systems Society (HIMSS), she serves as Editor for the peer reviewed Journal of Health Information Management, the digital publication of HIMSS. Mary Alice is a nursing graduate from St Vincent’s Hospital, NYC, and holds a BS in Health Care Administration from St. Joseph’s College, and an MS in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania. Less View all posts