Chairman of Board & Acting CIO, Apptega
Jay Ferro is the Chairman of Board and Acting CIO at Apptega. Previously, Ferro served as Acting Chief Information and Technology Officer for Transperfect, Inc., Executive Vice President, Chief Information and Product Officer at EarthLink where he provided leadership and oversight of EarthLink’s technology operations including R&D, product and customer services offerings, acquisitions and investments. Prior to that, Ferro was Chief Information Officer of the American Cancer Society (ACS) where he was responsible for the people, strategy and operations of hundreds of local offices nationwide. He played an integral role in ACS’s historic transformation, which included the consolidation of 12 independent divisions into a single agile and focused global entity. Ferro will continue to support ACS and the organization’s important mission to save lives and cure cancer as a senior volunteer.
In earlier professional roles, Ferro served as CIO at AdCare Health Systems and AIG. Among his many accomplishments, Ferro was selected as Georgia CIO of the Year in both 2011 and 2015, Global CIO Breakaway Leader in 2013 and Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader in 2015. Ferro also dedicates his time to many charitable and community involvement efforts including founding the nonprofit group, Priscilla’s Promise, in honor of his late wife, which raises funds for cervical cancer education and research.
Jay is a recognized thought leader in the Information Technology arena and is a frequent guest speaker worldwide. He’s been featured in multiple publications, including Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review and CIO Magazine.