John Walsh is former Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey, the state’s largest health insurer, with over 3.8 million members. In his role, Mr. Walsh was responsible for developing and overseeing the corporate technology strategy and leading key technology transformation programs. He also oversaw the IT Transform functions, which include the Business Solutions Group, Technology Architecture, Enterprise Architecture and Data Strategy.
Prior to joining Horizon BCBSNJ in 2015, he served at two other Blue Cross Blue Shield companies, as Vice President and Chief Architect at Excellus BCBS and as Chief Architect and Director of Data and Integration Services at HealthNow New York Inc.* Prior to joining the health care industry, Mr. Walsh held technology leadership roles in the telecom industry as Chief Technology Officer with Callfinity and in the financial services industry at Fidelity Investments.
A native of Ireland, Mr. Walsh holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Information Technology and Telecommunications from the University of Limerick.