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CIOs and Other Tech Function Roles: Biogen, Incyte, Splunk & Others Featured

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Biogen Promotes Corporate IT Exec as CIO

Biogen named Matt Griffiths as SVP and CIO. Griffiths was promoted to the CIO role from his position as VP of Pharmaceutical Operations and Corporate IT. Prior to joining Biogen, Griffiths spent 16 years at Dell where he held numerous IT roles in both Europe and the United States. Griffiths serves on the Pharmaceutical Information Systems Association (PISA), a non-profit organization that shares information and IT best practices across larger biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to further the capabilities of the industry. 

Incyte Appoints Innovative and Collaborative IT leader as CIO Replacement

Biopharmaceutical company Incyte named Steven Lerner as its new CIO. Steven replaces Roger Hoilman, who is retiring after 14 years with the company.  Lerner joined Incyte from YakStack, a mobile and Web service that lets consumers and businesses send broadcast phone calls and text messages to groups of people. From 2000 until 2011 he worked as VP of global IT for biopharmaceutical company Celgene Corp.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Hires New CIO from Within Financial Services Industry

International insurance brokerage and risk management services firm Arthur J. Gallagher named Sean P. Connelly as its Global CIO. He replaces Eric C. Dean, who is retiring. Connelly has held CIO roles within the financial services industry for nearly two decades. He spent the last 14 years with Guggenheim Partners, a global investment and advisory firm in Chicago, where he also served as Senior Managing Director. Prior to that, he served as CIO for Related Payroll Services in Oakbrook, Illinois, a payroll processing firm, and for Amerin Guaranty Corporation in Chicago, a mortgage insurance provider.

Splunk Hires GE Capital Divisional CIO and Technology Innovator as CTO

Splunk has appointed Snehal Antani as CTO to work across Splunk’s rapidly expanding cloud, mobile, on-premises and hybrid offerings. Antani previously served as CIO for multiple divisions of GE Capital. Prior to GE Capital, Antani served in numerous IT strategy and technology roles at IBM, including Emerging Technologies Lead Architect and Private Cloud Strategist. He is a named inventor on 10 U.S. patents.

The White House Names Former Federal Tech Exec as New Deputy U.S. CTO

Dr. Ed Felten is joining the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as Deputy U.S. CTO. Currently, he serves as the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs at Princeton University, where he is also the founding Director of the Center for Information Technology Policy. Before rejoining the Princeton faculty, he served as the first Chief Technologist at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and worked with the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Gets New CTO

Susannah Fox has been tapped as the next CTO for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, replacing Bryan Sivak, who stepped down from the role in April. Fox previously served as an associate director at the Pew Research Center and briefly as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The department as of late has stepped up in its efforts to advance health IT and announced a two-year grant program for $28 million to advance the adoption and use of interoperable health IT tools and services to support health information exchange.

New York Times CIO to Leave

Marc Frons, CIO at The New York Times, will leave the company to pursue other opportunities. In the meantime, he’ll aid the transition process and help search for a new CIO. Frons joined the Times in 2006, building the technology team.

PRA Group Hires CIO from Genworth Financial

PRA Group, a global leader in acquiring defaulted receivables, named Deborah G. Cassidy as a new member of PRA Group's executive management team and CIO. Most recently, Cassidy was SVP and business CIO for Genworth Financial. Prior to that, she served seven years with Allianz Assistance as VP and CIO and 15 years with the Tredegar Corporation.

Former GE Exec Joins as CIO of McDermott

Akash Khurana recently joined engineering and construction company McDermott International as VP & CIO, following the departure of Maurice Tayeh. Most recently he led IT for Product Lines & Field Operations globally at Baker Hughes. Previously, he held roles of increasing responsibility with GE Power & Water and GE Healthcare.

Allscripts, PatientPoint and TCA Execs Joins Recondo’s Leadership Team

Eldon Richards joins Recondo, the leading provider of cloud-based revenue cycle connectivity and applications, as CTO from PatientPoint, a leader in patient engagement solutions, where he led product development and technology teams across the enterprise as EVP of Product and Technology.  Previously, Richards led the technology team for the Care Coordination Solutions business at PatientPoint, and various organizations at Unitedhealth Group.

Sitel CTO Joins Newly Formed Optiv Security as CIO

Accuvant and FishNet Security, which recently joined together to create the nation’s premier cyber security solutions provider Optiv Security, named 23-year IT industry veteran Anthony Crutcher as CIO. Crutcher joins Accuvant and FishNet Security from Sitel, where he served as SVP and CTO. Crutcher previously held IT and operations positions of increasing responsibility with companies such as Etelcare Global Solutions (now Stream Global Services), Ernst & Young, Comcast, Qwest Communications (now Century Link), and MCI Communications (now Verizon). 

LogRhythm CISO Comes From Mayo Clinic

Security vendor LogRhythm named James Carder, former director of security informatics at Mayo Clinic, as CISO. Prior to Mayo, he led the Northeast field practice and New York City office for Mandiant, the security firm bought my FireEye in 2014. There, he managed the company’s relationship with the FBI.

Date Range: April 28th - May 28th

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