Season 5 Episode 9: The Corporate Climb featuring Christopher Kunney Senior Vice President Digital Acceleration – Divurgent

Grant McGaugh . S5E9 . 47:18

Welcome to the Follow The Brand Podcast I am your Host Grant McGaugh CEO of 5 STAR BDM Where we help you to build a 5 STAR Brand that people can follow!

Technology, business strategy, thought leader, and disruptor Christopher Kunney who was the 1st African American promoted into the C Suite in the 120-year history of Piedmont healthcare joins me as my special guest on the Follow the Brand podcast.

 He asks ” What is your success plan?”

 What is your personal brand strategy to position yourself for the next great opportunity?”  Are you a technical/operational CIO or are you a CIO that understands the business and how you leverage technology to support the business?” 

Many times you will need to reach outside your current organization to gain the skill sets and grooming needed for promotion into senior leadership. Kunney learned to cultivate strategic relationships which have helped him to lead transformation efforts in the organizations in which he has served.  He has learned that technology is a component of every executive decision in the business enterprise.

 He strives to educate and demystify the technical component so that executive staff can better understand they are a digital company that delivers healthcare.

 Christopher Kunney currently serves as Senior Vice President of Digital Acceleration for Divurgent.  He’s responsible for developing new business and expanding existing contracts, In addition, he initiates and executes solution strategies, win themes, and partner strategies. He recently served as Chief Strategist & Business Development for DSS, Inc.’s Juno EHR product line. 

 As an experienced healthcare information technology executive and strategist Kunney works with hospitals, health systems, accountable care organizations, clinically integrated networks, ancillary service providers, and physician-owned entities to provide guidance and insights specific to emerging healthcare technology offerings, compliance-related issues, and technology adoption. 

 As a valued member of senior management teams, he has contributed a seasoned, broad-based perspective with the maturity to lead IT transformation efforts in all areas of the healthcare business. His business philosophy is to create practical IT strategies and implementation plans designed for maximum return.

 He has appeared as a subject matter expert at numerous healthcare IT industry conferences and events and in a variety of publications including The Atlanta Business Chronicle, Modern Healthcare, Who’s Who in Business and Industry, and Who’s Who in Black Atlanta.   Christopher was most recently identified by the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) as a “2019-2020 Industry Change Maker”. 

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