Today’s overcrowded industries are like sharks competing in a “bloody” ocean of rivals competing for ever shrinking profits, making growth impossible. To succeed, the companies of the future will have to create value innovation that seeks out an uncontested market space with new demand where rivals are obsolete. But this is easier said than done! How does IT help identify what has worked and what didn’t and find that new value innovation? How can IT get the organization back to a blue ocean of profitability?
Gregory E. Buoncontri, SVP & CIO, Pitney Bowes Inc.
Gregory E. Buoncontri is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Pitney Bowes Inc. He is responsible for management of the company’s IT Shared Services unit (known as TechCentral) on a global basis which provides syste... More View all posts
Gregory E. Buoncontri is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Pitney Bowes Inc. He is responsible for management of the company’s IT Shared Services unit (known as TechCentral) on a global basis which provides systems development and maintenance, computer and network operations, technical support services, project management, technology planning and assessments, and relationships with key technology suppliers and partners. Mr. Buoncontri is a corporate officer and a member of the Senior Management Committee. He also chairs the company’s Transformation Steering Committee which oversees productivity and business process initiatives. Mr. Buoncontri held similar responsibilities for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (formerly Sandoz Pharmaceuticals) commencing in 1994 when he joined the pharmaceutical industry. Following the merger of Sandoz and Ciba-Geigy in December of 1996, he directed the integration of those companies' IT functions as the CIO for Novartis IT activities in the U.S. Prior to this, he held senior executive positions in IT at both ABB and Combustion Engineering, where he led the deployment of state-of-the-art financial, manufacturing, engineering and scientific systems. Less View all posts
Mary Alice Annecharico, SVP & Chief Information Officer, Henry Ford Health System
Mary Alice Annecharico (pronounced Anna Kara Coo), R.N., MS, is senior vice president and chief information officer for Henry Ford Health System. She is responsible for Henry Ford's strategic planning and delivery and support of its integra... More View all posts
Mary Alice Annecharico (pronounced Anna Kara Coo), R.N., MS, is senior vice president and chief information officer for Henry Ford Health System. She is responsible for Henry Ford's strategic planning and delivery and support of its integrated delivery systems including the Project Helios revenue cycle, electronic health record, physician and patient portals, as well as IT improvement services. Mary Alice is 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. She has been actively engaged in national efforts to create a sustainable, secure, statewide health information exchange, 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), Mary Alice serves as editor for the peer reviewed Journal of Health Information Management, the digital publication of HIMSS. Less View all posts