Your business needs to be resilient that bounces back from disruptions and adversity. You also want to make sure that you are relevant now since the future is uncertain. Should you focus on automation, go remote, digitalize your offerings, promote self-service, and discard any people, processes, and technology that don’t fit your current agenda? How to build an elastic, people-centric business that’s focused on what’s vital now while getting future-ready?
Bhavana Devulapally, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Office, Ventas
Bhavana Devulapally serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Office for Ventas, Inc., an S&P 500 company and real estate investment trust that owns approximately 1,200 healthcare, life science and senior living properties i... More View all posts
Bhavana Devulapally serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Office for Ventas, Inc., an S&P 500 company and real estate investment trust that owns approximately 1,200 healthcare, life science and senior living properties in North America and the United Kingdom, and serves as the primary capital partner to leading healthcare providers and research institutions. Devulapally is responsible for the Company’s 30+-strong technology team which oversees the development and implementation of strategy for the company’s information systems, infrastructure, cyber-security and data analytics. As a member of the senior leadership team, she serves on the Company’s Enterprise Risk Management and IT Governance Committees. With more than 25 years of experience in the field of information technology, Devulapally joined Ventas from Hyatt Hotels Corp. where she spent 12 years driving transformational change through technology. In her most recent role, she was responsible for application management and support of enterprise-wide systems, led a team of over 150 employees and had responsibility for global service desk support for more than 100,000 employees. Devulapally received a dual bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School of Business and in systems engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, both at the University of Pennsylvania. She is married with two children. Less View all posts
Maurice Ferrell, Assistant Dean & CIO, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill- School of Government
Before joining the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in February 2009, Maurice Ferrell served as the 1st chief information officer for the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville, VA. H... More View all posts
Before joining the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in February 2009, Maurice Ferrell served as the 1st chief information officer for the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville, VA. His efforts were recognized by the Governor of Virginia at the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS) in 2004 for Technology Innovation in Higher Education. He also served as principal investigator for a three-year National Science Foundation grant that totaled $1 million, which focused on providing technology experiences for high school students. Previously, Ferrell was the IT director for the Danville Public School System. Ferrell earned a PhD in Leadership Studies from North Carolina A&T State University, an MBA from Liberty University, a bachelor's degree in business administration from Averett University, and an associate degree in information technology from Danville Community College. In April of 2019, Ferrell became the School's Assistant Dean of Information Technology & CIO. Previously, he served as the Assistant Director for the Center of Public Technology. Less View all posts