Fran has had four parallel business careers: The first as a senior executive and head of technology at 5 Fortune 500 companies and as a CEO and COO of two midsize companies. The second as a board member of eight midsize and emerging market companies. The third as an angel investor in over 30 companies. The fourth as an author, mentor and speaker. Dramis has been recognized as one of the nation’s top executives for his leadership and innovativeness in technology. Over his career, he has received many leadership awards, including: CIO Magazine’s CIO 100 Award, CIO Magazine’s Top 100 Leaders for the Next Millennium, Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders, and GeorgiaCIO Lifetime Achievement Award.
Bernie Rice is the Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President at Nemours. He joined Nemours in 1999 and is based in Jacksonville, Florida. He was named CIO in 2008 and is responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of Information Systems supporting Nemours clinical operations in six states and policy and prevention work in 25 states. His computing and technology experience has enabled Nemours to advance its mission and realize its strategic destination by leveraging its investment in technology. Bernie has helped build Nemours into an award winning organization most recently achieving HIMSS Stage 7 for both inpatient and ambulatory operations. Nemours has also been continually recognized as a Most Wired organization.