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May 7, 2018: Srini Koushik, Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer of Magellan Health

  • An overview of Magellan’s business, including its two primary growth platforms: healthcare and pharmacy benefits management
  • Magellan’s Massive Transformative Purpose of “Leading humanity to healthy, vibrant lives,” and how that leads them to unconventional but extremely impactful offerings such as Magellan Complete Care, a first-of-its-kind benefits plan aimed at the seriously mentally ill in Florida, or managing specialty care
  • How Srini leverages innovative organizational techniques and emerging technologies to compete with larger healthcare companies, a concept he calls Exponential IT. Some examples of this include leveraging cloud services instead of building solutions in-house, adopting platforms its employees were already familiar with such as Workplace by Facebook to reduce training needs and facilitate adoption, and building solutions for tomorrow’s technology like 5G, instead of yesterday’s technology
  • How operating in a high-touch industry that requires the company to be empathetic and sensitive to the needs of its customers has shaped its approach to digital
  • The unique perspective on technology that Srini has developed over his career, which includes both time at large companies like IBM, Hewlett Packard, Nationwide, as well as entrepreneurial experience as CEO of a startup

Srini is Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer of Magellan Health, a $3.75 billion managed healthcare company with the Massive Transformative Purpose of leading humanity to healthy, vibrant lives. As CTO/CIO, Srini leads the technology strategy and operations team to deliver innovative technology and data-enhanced products and services that improve patient outcomes.

Prior to joining Magellan Health, Srini was the President and CEO of NTT, a startup focused on building multi-sided platforms for digital business. Prior to NTT, Srini spent a short time at Hewlett Packard Enterprise as General Manager and Global Practice Leader of Strategic Enterprise Services. Prior to HPE, Srini was SVP CIO and CTO of Nationwide Insurance where he oversaw an annual IT budget of $1.2 billion. Before Nationwide, Srini spent nearly a decade at IBM Global Services.

Srini earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Madras, a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Bombay, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Ohio State University. As a lifelong learner, Srini has also received executive education on systems thinking and design thinking from Stanford University’s d.school, and clean energy and innovation from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Srini has also completed the Executive Program at Singularity University.

 

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