The Inaugural Blacks in Technology Conference, instantly tagged as BITCON2018, is a 3-day interactive platform for professionals, entrepreneurs, influencers, subject matter experts, students, and thought leaders who share a common goal... increasing the visibility and representation of black men and women in the tech industry.  As we seek to further our mission of establishing a practice of world class excellence, BIT has crafted a stimulating and engaging program that intertwines and encompasses the Twin Cities educational, business, political and tech communities. Utilizing forums such as tech exhibits, career fairs, pitch competitions, networking parties, city innovation tours, lightning talks, and panel discussions, BIT invites you to redefine your career in tech…
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Ron Guerrier

Express Scripts

Ron Guerrier joined Express Scripts in April 2018 as senior vice president & chief information officer. In this senior leadership position, Ron is responsible for leading all aspects of Express Scripts’ technology organization. He manages overall information technology strategy and performance, with a focus on innovation and process improvements to improve the end-user experience. Ron reports to Express Scripts Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer Neal Sample.

Prior to joining Express Scripts, Ron was executive vice president & chief information officer with Farmers Insurance Group, where he led a team of 5,300 in establishing technology as a competitive advantage for the company. Prior to that, he held positions of increasing responsibility during a 20-year career at Toyota, including leadership roles in the Motor Sales and Financial Services divisions with the last role as Chief Information Officer. In each role, Ron consistently found ways to accelerate company growth by creating global technology strategies linked to business capabilities and goals.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a master’s degree in operations management and supervision from North Park University. In addition, he has earned a certificate in IT management from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, an executive certificate in developing organizational innovation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Sloan School of Management, a certificate in innovation from the University of California, Berkeley; and a certificate in IT performance management from Boston University Questrom School of Business.

Ron is chairman of the Board of IS Associates at the University of California, Los Angeles. He volunteers as an executive advisor for STEMAdvantage, a non-profit organization that opens doors for young women and underserved communities to pursue their dreams of a career in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Throughout his career, Ron has earned numerous honors and awards, including CIO Breakaway Leader of the Year, Digital Edge50 Award, CIO Lifetime Achievement Award, and was included in the Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America List. He has also written numerous articles for publications such as Entrepreneur, CIO Review and Fortune Magazines.