In order to further promote innovation and service excellence, CMA has promoted two of our technology leaders.  Effective immediately,  Brian Dougherty will assume the role of CMA’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Steve Zizzi will advance to the newly created role of Chief Innovation Officer (CINO).

Brian Dougherty, formally CMA’s Chief Technical Architect, possesses more than 30 years’ experience in the design, development, and implementation of large UNIX and IBM mainframe information systems with an emphasis on Relational Database Technology (Oracle and DB2) and Data Warehouse Architectures. His specific areas of expertise include Data Warehouse Architecture, Objects and Relational Databases, Physical Database Design and Tuning, and Database Administration.  Brian is regarded as a national thought leader and has been a featured speaker at a number of national conferences.   Recently his technology leadership on CMA’s Medicaid Data Warehouse Project led to the development of a highly successful and leading edge solution for NYS.  Brian is also the inventor of several innovative technology solutions, including CMA’s Micro Terabyte and DART products.

As CMA’s Chief Technology Officer Brian will be a senior member of the corporate leadership team and possess executive responsibility for most aspects of CMA’s strategy, execution and administration for corporate technology solutions and client technology services. Brian will also work with Steve Zizzi, our new CINO, to develop and execute the company’s technical vision and all aspects of technology development with a principal focus on the client-focused solutions.

Steve Zizzi has been a technology leader with CMA for almost twenty years.  During this time he has successfully built CMA’s Product and Infrastructure Divisions as well as run our internal IT infrastructure.  For the past few years, Steve has led CMA’s successful management and evolution of New York’s Medicaid Data Warehouse.  Prior to joining CMA, Steve’s professional career spanned design automation and work in the intelligence community.   Steve was the cofounder of MAZ technologies which was an early pioneer of encryption in the private sector and information security systems.  He also holds eight US Patents for his work in cryptography.

As CMA’s Chief Innovation Officer, Steve will continue as a senior member of CMA’s corporate leadership team and possess executive responsibility for all aspects of CMA’s strategy, execution and administration of organizational innovation through technology. As CINO, Steve will be responsible for maintaining and guiding CMA’s organizational technological strategy, defining the requirements for new technology implementations, and communicating them to key business stakeholders.  In his new role, Steve will also be responsible for organizational leadership on technology issues, management of CMA’s technology research and review function, ensuring the alignment of our technology vision and business strategy, and for driving technology innovation throughout the entire organization.

We wish Steve and Brian great success in their new roles.