About Joe

Joe Oddo understands that technology and business go hand-in-hand. He takes challenges head on, reverse engineering solutions to drive top business performance and integrate technology solutions that deliver the best results. Joe is a firm believer in forward-thinking strategy, and implements technology plans that future-proof performance. His goal is to improve operations while making decisions that are best for the company and the customer. Throughout his career, Joe has helped organizations incorporate technology to buttress information safety and security, boost productivity and profitability, make sound merger and acquisition decisions, guide large projects from ideation to completion and deliver award-winning results. He’s done this through innovative strategy and making sure an elite team is installed that can work together for superior outcomes.

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How Joe Has Helped Optimize Business Performance

  • Award-winning leadership experience – Recognized as one of the “Top 10 CIOs in Healthcare” by Healthcare Digital in Jan. 2023. Two-time, back-to-back recipient of “Top 50 Technology Professionals (CIO/CTO)” by OnCon (2022 and 2023).
  • Spearhead results-oriented innovation – Managed technology innovations for a main Midwest health care provider that enabled customer service improvements and significant labor savings including Robotics (both RPA and RDA), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Smart Bot, Chat and IVR Biometrics with Voice BI analytics. Improved claims processing operational first pass rate to 97.4% through process automations—making the company top among all U.S. health care payers.
  • Led vital security improvements – As CISO, headed key Information Security initiative improvements for a large, DoD-recognized military and veteran’s health care company to protect all end points, improve overall systems monitoring and centralize management—reducing vulnerabilities and providing a better employee and customer experience through service management automation.
  • Oversaw mergers and acquisitions – Managed transitional service agreements (TSAs) at one of America’s automotive giants for vital integrations and separations of business units. Supported strategic Mergers and Acquisitions, and co-developed and standardized TSA and Venture Guidelines utilized for subsequent key acquisitions with $1B managed.
  • Managed global strategic planning and architecture – Directed and provided Strategy and Planning for auto manufacture’s $150M a year multinational IT application development and strategic investment portfolio rationalization. With senior Strategy and Architecture personnel worldwide, provided services for 83 countries for global sales, aftermarket service and marketing organization.
  • Managed and oversaw teams for major projects – Created and managed award-winning innovative teams for global automotive aftermarket provider, securing “Top Mfg. Website,” “Best Web Catalog” and “Best Mobile App” awards for customer-facing systems.

Technology Executive Experience

  • Chief Information Officer, TriWest Healthcare Alliance, Phoenix, AZ
  • Senior IT Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Detroit, MI
  • Program Leader, Healthcare and Manufacturing Sectors, Compuware Corp. (Covisint Business Unit), Detroit, MI
  • Practice Director, Strategy and Architecture, General Motors, Detroit, MI
  • Senior Manager / Global Program Manager / ECRM Program Manager / Portfolio Manager, Customer Systems and Processes, Delphi Corporation, Troy, MI

Clients and Companies Served

  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM)
  • Compuware Corp.
  • Capgemini America, Inc.
  • General Motors
  • Delphi Corporation
  • Automotive Products, Inc.
  • United Technologies
  • Automotive (Lear Corp.)
  • Ernst and Young
  • Chrystler Motors
  • IBM


BBA – Bachelor of Business Administration, Information Systems, University of Michigan

MBA – Master of Business Administration, Accounting and Information Systems, Oakland University

Certifications – Business Excellence, Digital Strategy, Cybersecurity, and Dev/Ops, Columbia University


Top 10 CIOs in Healthcare – Healthcare Digital, 2023

Top 50 Technology Professionals (CIO/CTO) – OnCon, 2023

Top 50 Technology Professionals (CIO/CTO) – OnCon, 2022


Industry Experience

  • Healthcare
  • Government Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Industrial
  • Software
  • Financial Services
  • Retail
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Aftersales


  • IT Department Leadership
  • Business Strategy
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Applications
  • Information Security Management
  • Business Architecture Governance
  • Outsourcing Services Delivery
  • Vendor and Contract Management
  • ERP
  • Program/Project Management
  • Technical Infrastructure

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