Chief Technology Officer - Blue Cross and Blue Sheild of North Carolina
Joe Bastante is a technology change leader who has led technology transformation for world-class organizations for more than two decades. He currently serves as Chief Technology Officer at BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina. In this role, he defines the future-state healthcare technology strategy and leads in realizing the future-state. Working closely with his business counterparts, Joe’s organization translates business needs for healthcare information and technology into business-enabling solutions. Most recently he has led major change initiatives including migration to a new datacenter model, cloud deployment, digital solution delivery, transition to open source platforms, business system re-platforming, and standing up an agile innovation practice. Joe has held progressively expanding leadership roles in health and life sciences organizations for over 15 years complemented by prior experience in professional consultation and technology research. Joe holds both an M.S. and B.A. in Computer Science and has earned a number of certifications including Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt certification from the American Society for Quality and Project Management certification from PMI.