Richard (Rick) A. Hopfer Jr., 2015 Honoree

Molina Healthcare
Long Beach, Calif.
Skills you'll hire for in 2015:
Converged infrastructure engineers (train), security analysts (hire and train) and strong big data skills (hire and train).
Fast ROI project:
Implementation of Delphix database virtualization technology. Multimillion-dollar savings and five months to ROI.
What's your boldest prediction for IT in the next five years?
We become orchestrators and architects of mostly cloud-based solutions.
How are you building an IT department that's ready for new challenges?
Constantly updating the three-year plan, with themes that everyone understands and supports.
What title do you aspire to?
CIO, I love my job!
Which emerging technology has captured your interest?
The Internet of Things will be huge.
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