Brian.Thomas

Brian.Thomas

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Brian Thomas has served in several senior leadership roles, including chief information officer, deputy CIO, and healthcare executive in the Fortune 500, healthcare and public sector spaces. He is known for delivering innovative and user-friendly solutions to the business partners and customers he serves.

Prior to his executive roles, he gained experience in and recognition for dependable performance improvement, leadership, program management and solution innovations. Brian has 20 years experience in technology and healthcare. He has been featured in many publications including the Harvard Business Review, and was recently named one of the Top 100 Chief Information Technology Officers by Richtopia.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Brian E. Thomas and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Articles by Brian.Thomas

AI is already disrupting sales, today
Divergent CIO

AI is already disrupting sales, today

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are readily available now, and we know it can be used to automate much of the repetitive tasks and processes that humans do now. With the assistance of AI, sales managers can also focus on the bottom line to produce better results. Myriad new approaches and software tools bear this out.
December 2, 2019
The culture shift in your DevOps environment
Divergent CIO

The culture shift in your DevOps environment

Incorporating best security practices into DevOps is not only good for your company and your product – it's good for your teams.
November 5, 2019
Have you dusted off your incident response plan?
Divergent CIO

Have you dusted off your incident response plan?

As security incidents are more prevalent these days, we are seeing organizations that aren't sufficiently prepared because their incident response plan was outdated or non-existent.
September 25, 2019
The data warehouse in 2018
Divergent CIO

The data warehouse in 2018

ELT has moved to the forefront and now quickly becoming the standard in big data systems.
January 2, 2018
Managing ETL vendors
Divergent CIO

Managing ETL vendors

There are many competitive options, and all provide the services to move your ETL data quickly and securely...and can scale your environment faster than you could have in your traditional environment.
November 16, 2017
Bringing your best service delivery game
Divergent CIO

Bringing your best service delivery game

Bringing your best service delivery game. A critical aspect of winning at service delivery is strong relationships. The sooner you can understand that building strong relationships, or partnerships, is the foundation for winning at anything, the better. #ServiceDelivery, service delivery
September 5, 2017
CIO value proposition: Negotiating key IT vendor contracts
Divergent CIO

CIO value proposition: Negotiating key IT vendor contracts

While it's important for CIOs to provide a strategic advantage and to work on creating a partnership mentality, one area that needs to be smartly managed are those cumbersome and expensive vendor contracts.
May 11, 2017