Excalibur Awards 2015
Georgia Aquarium October 23, 2015
8:00 am - 10:30 am
Guest speaker: Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley is a Senior Vice President and the Chief Information Officer at State Farm® Insurance Companies, headquartered in Bloomington, Illinois. Mark leads the company’s Information Technology (IT) organization across multiple sites, including operations in Bloomington, Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix and Sunnyvale, California.
The IT organization at State Farm plays a key role in leading the company through business transformation. As CIO, Mark leads the department of more than 6,000 IT employees who provide Enterprise technology solutions and services to State Farm and its customers – which includes over 65,000 employees, 18,000 agents, and tens of millions of customers in the U.S.
As the leading IT voice at State Farm, Mark played an integral role in establishing a Technology and Business Council, which focuses on maximizing IT value in the organization while delivering a remarkable experience to State Farm customers.
Mark has also been an active sponsor of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) efforts at State Farm, which has led to ongoing partnerships with schools in several of the company’s locations. This shows Mark’s commitment to preparing the technologists of tomorrow to better serve their communities and help keep State Farm a technology leader.
Mark received a bachelor’s degree in computational mathematics from Eastern Illinois University. He joined State Farm in 1984 as a programmer/analyst in the Systems Department. Throughout his 31 year career, he has held a number of leadership positions in IT and business operations. Mark assumed his current position in June 2007.