Doug Porter, 2012 Honoree

Senior vice president of operations and CIO
BlueCross BlueShield Association
Quick ROI project:
The Vertica business intelligence installation runs many concurrent informatics activities, including research, studies, all ad hoc queries and benchmarks, while creating a robust informatics service bus. This infrastructure offers us an infinitely scalable information service bus for fulfilling our analytic interests.
What characteristic is most important to you in an IT hire?
I look for some basic values in each person, such as integrity, passion, accountability, commitment and a bias for action. Beyond this base layer, I consider a second layer based on the specific competencies that we need to be a solid IT team.
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