Jay Srini, 2009 Honoree

Chief innovation officer
UPMC Health Plan
First job:
Title you'd like to hold someday:
What do you love about IT?
"The potential it has to transform business and act as the fuel for innovation."
Best mentoring relationship:
"My best experience was working with students as part of a multidisciplinary internship team between Intel, Carnegie Mellon University and UPMC to create innovative technologies to help the aging population."
Passion outside of work:
"Addressing hunger and poverty."
Leadership philosophy in a nutshell:
"Leadership is about creating value through collaboration and maximizing the potential of a virtual team with diverse multidisciplinary skills and not the size of budget or number of direct reports. Knowledge acquisition and knowledge dissemination has t
"Aha" leadership moment:
"As chief innovation officer, I have had the privilege of taking on a role at UPMC Health Plan that did not exist before March 2008. True transformation in health care involves the assimilation of technology, clinical expertise, financial facets and work
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