CIO Healthcare Payer Summit | October 4, 2016 | The Palmer House Hilton - Chicago, IL, USA

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Diversity in IT

Executive Visions - 5:05 pm - 5:45 pm

The importance technology plays within an enterprise will only continue to gain momentum as more developers, engineers, and programmers enter the workforce. As these segments continue to grow, so does the diversity of the workforce within the technology field. For a field that is severely constrained by a talent and skills gap, this influx of bodies can only be a good thing. Beyond the basic ability to deliver of identified capabilities a diverse workforce, whether cultural or gender influenced offers a whole that is more than the sum of the parts. Finding ways to drive and increase diversity in IT then should be a key focus for every IT executive.

Takeaways:

  • Identify the importance behind diversity in technology, opportunities, and capabilities
  • Discuss the importance of cultivating diversity at the grass-roots level and building post-secondary programs that drive awareness of and interest in IT
  • Understand the hurdles that exist that limit the prevalence of diversity in IT, and what steps must be taken to lower, if not eliminate, them

Moderated by:

CDM Media

James Quin, VP, Events , CDM Media View details

 
 

Panelist:

Health Care Service Corp.

Brenda Callaway, Executive Vice President, Information Security, Health Care Service Corp. View details

 
 
Natick Visiting Nurse Association

Wendy Cofran, Chief Information Officer, Natick Visiting Nurse Association View details

 
 

Panelist:

White Plains Hospital

Elizabeth King, CIO, White Plains Hospital View details