In its 100th year, the American Cancer Society is a nationwide community-based voluntary health organization, dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, they are organized into 11 geographic divisions, with more than 900 local offices nationwide, and a presence in over 5,100 communities.
In 2011, the Board of Directors voted to transform the American Cancer Society. Transformation was necessary to propel the organization forward and remain competitive in the non-profit sector. They are moving toward a business without barriers to realize their lifesaving mission without boundaries. The Information Technology (IT) department has aligned and transformed itself in order to support the business transformation.
Mr. Ferro’s presentation will cover the state of IT prior to the beginning of transformation and the challenges the organization faced from a technology perspective; what IT did to prepare for transformation; and the strategies IT has developed that deliver capabilities to the organization that will enable success at the American Cancer Society. This overview of improving, stabilizing, and transforming IT and how these things support the business objectives of the enterprise includes lessons learned and how fast-track methodology has made incremental, repeatable, and sustainable changes for this organization.
Jay is currently Chief Information Officer for the American Cancer Society (ACS), a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the American Cancer Society has more than 900 local offices nationwide and a presence in more than 5,100 communities. Jay is responsible for the people, strategy and operations of the Global Information Technology organization.