When IT teams try to rationalize which project to invest in, where to appropriately allocate IT spend and how to respond as business constantly changes, the process put in place is often over-engineered. We see the budget utilized ineffectively and unnecessary delays as we try to standardize everything to find a compromise where both business and staff are happy. It results in the team getting focused on how to execute that process rather than determine how to achieve the right outcome. How do we learn to minimize and prevent becoming a victim of the process?
Debbie Simkins, Associate Vice President, Office of the CIO, Molina Healthcare, Inc.
Debbie Simkins is the associate vice president for the office of the CIO at Molina Healthcare, Inc. In this role, Simkins oversees centralized support services for the Information Technology department, which includes the project management... More View all posts
Debbie Simkins is the associate vice president for the office of the CIO at Molina Healthcare, Inc. In this role, Simkins oversees centralized support services for the Information Technology department, which includes the project management office (PMO), service and portfolio management, IT communications, enterprise testing function and service desk/Network Operations Center. In this role, she also oversees the service desk and Global Operations Center. Simkins has more than 20 years of leadership and consulting experience in large-scale program delivery, portfolio management, and information technology in the health care/managed care industry. She previously served as the company’s IT director for client services and new business / acquisitions. Prior to joining Molina, she served as the IT director for Alere Medical, Inc. where she implemented the company’s next generation DayLink Monitor and managed relationships with key clients including United Healthcare and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Pomona College, her Master of Science in Gerontology and Master of Arts in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. Simkins is also Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and PMI-certified. Less View all posts
James H. Sills, Cabinet Secretary and Chief Information Officer, State of Delaware
James H. Sills, III has over 28 years of Banking and Technology Management experience. Mr. Sills received a BA from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and MPA from the University of Pittsburgh and is also a graduate of the University Of Wisc... More View all posts
James H. Sills, III has over 28 years of Banking and Technology Management experience. Mr. Sills received a BA from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and MPA from the University of Pittsburgh and is also a graduate of the University Of Wisconsin School Of Banking. Mr. Sills’ background includes a unique combination of executive experience within large-scale banking operations, community banks, and government organizations. In January 2009, Mr. Sills was appointed by Governor Jack Markell as the Secretary and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the State of Delaware, Department of Technology and Information. Mr. Sills is responsible for providing strategic direction and technology management for the Executive Branch. His achievements, during his administration, include: Implementing IT and data center consolidations, cloud computing, SaaS solutions, device management/BYOD, a new ERP system, cyber security initiatives, vendor management, and other technologies. Mr. Sills’ also serves on various boards and commissions in his role as State CIO. Less View all posts