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Intelligent Enterprise Summit and Award: Smart Strategy, Bright People

Highlighting our Fall Summit -- an event focused on better integration and use of information -- Washington, D.C.'s outspoken CTO, winner of the Intelligent Enterprise Award 2005, shared the secret of the city's inspirational IT transformation.

At Emergency Medical Associates (EMA), Jonathan Rothman developed a data management/BI infrastructure to empower physicians at 17 emergency departments in New York and New Jersey hospitals. The infrastructure integrates disparate data sources to provide better clinical and administrative information, and it's credited with containing rising costs and improving physician productivity. As an example, bonuses are paid to physicians based on Balanced Scorecard metrics tied to the completeness and accuracy of the records they keep. As a result, clinical, financial and insurance reimbursement processes have improved along with quality of billing and diagnosis information. In the last 12 months, revenue has increased by 16% across the 17 emergency departments managed by EMA.

Intelligent Enterprise Award finalist Jamie Sguerra is second vice president & chief architect of the IT Division at Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. In 2001, Guardian embraced and Sguerra directed the implementation of a services-oriented architecture that has reduced application development costs by 30%, saving the 5,000-employee company approximately $16 million per year. New applications serving the sales force are also developed more quickly, in many cases before competitors have reacted to market changes.

Wait until Next Year

Intelligent Enterprise extends it thanks to the judges, nominees, finalists and winner, and to award program sponsor Tibco Software. Following this year's success, plans are underway for a second annual Intelligent Enterprise Summit and Intelligent Enterprise Award program next fall. Details will be published at www.iesummit.com.

Intelligent Enterprise Award 2005


Winner:

Suzanne Peck, Chief Technology Officer, Government of the District of Columbia


Finalists:

Raymond Karrenbauer, Chief Technology Officer, ING Insurance Americas

Mike Keppler, Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Revenue Management Systems, Marriott International

Jonathan Rothman, Director of Data Management, Emergency Medical Associates

Jamie Sguerra, Second Vice President & Chief Architect, IT Division and Strategic Business Systems, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America


Nominees:

John A. Bielec, Vice President for Information Resources and Technology and CIO, Drexel University

Harold Blake, Director, Workforce Optimization Initiative, IBM

Deedra Cantrell, Chief Information Officer, Emory University Hospital

Deborah Diaz, Chief Information Officer — Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security

Sharon Dill, Chief Information Officer, PADI Worldwide

Jack Garzella, Vice President of Data Warehouse, Reporting and Analytics, Overstock.com

Jim Honerkamp, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, The Hillman Group

Barbara Kindel, Vice President — IS Solution Engineering, Calpine Corp.

Suresh Kumar, Managing Director and Chief Information Officer, Pershing LLC, BNY Securities Group, Subsidiary of The Bank of New York

Linda Martino, Vice President, Information Technology Business Engagement and Applications, Sun Microsystems Inc.

Klaus Mikkelson, Global Development Leader for Business Intelligence, Owens Corning

Monica Moore, Director of Enterprise Business Intelligence, Cox Communications

Steven Rubinow, Chief Technology Officer, Archipelago Inc.

Manoj Saxena, CIO and Chairman, Webify Solutions

Bob Schaich, Chief Information Officer, Sierra Health Services

Alex Schowtka, Executive Vice President and COO, VistaPrint

Charles Schroeder, Director of IS Development, Spectrasite

Tim Stanley, Senior Vice President and CIO, Harrah's Entertainment Inc.

Robert Taylor, Chief Information Officer, Fulton County Government, State of Georgia

M. Lewis Temares, Chief Information Officer and Dean of the College of Engineering, University of Miami

Kenneth Theis, Deputy Chief Information Officer, State of Michigan

Timothy J. Theriault, President, Worldwide Operations and Technology, The Northern Trust Company

Dennis Upton, Chief Information Officer, Brother International

John Wade, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, St. Luke Health Systems

Thomas Weisner, Deputy CIO and Chief Architect, United States Department of Labor

Barry West, Chief Information Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Brian Young, Vice President of Information Technology, Creighton University

Editor's Choice
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer