SVP and CIO
Blue Shield of California
Lisa Davis is senior vice president, information technology and chief information officer at Blue Shield of California, a nonprofit health plan with $21 billion in annual revenue serving 4.5 million members in the state’s commercial, individual, and government markets. Davis drives Blue Shield toward a future state of health care, transforming the IT business model and leveraging digital technology, data, and analytics to accelerate the delivery of capabilities and improve the member and provider experience.
Davis’ future-forward vision has improved business outcomes and customer experiences for organizations in high-tech, academia, and the federal government. She most recently served as vice president and general manager of digital transformation for Intel Corporation, where she led their multi-billion dollar global data center business to profitability. In this role, she worked with CIOs to create and implement digital transformation strategies and simplify customer adoption of modern technologies. Prior to Intel, Davis was CIO at Georgetown University where she created an IT roadmap to dramatically modernize the institution’s infrastructure and digitize applications to ensure Georgetown’s competitiveness as a top 25 university in the U.S.
During her 26-year career in the federal government, Davis became a member of the federal senior executive service, serving as the CIO of the U.S. Marshals Service in the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as CIO of Counterintelligence Field Activity in the U.S. Department of Defense. Davis is a strong advocate for women who seek to enter STEM fields and a champion for women attaining leadership roles in technology. She leads professional development initiatives as executive sponsor of Blue Shield of California’s Elevating Women employee resource group, which supports the development and success of women at all career levels. Understanding that a pipeline of girls studying STEM subjects is key to ensure future generations of women leaders in tech, she previously partnered with Girls Who Code to establish their first Washington, D.C. chapter. She also created the first Women Who Code Club at Georgetown University to provide year-long coding curriculum and a support network to young women on campus.
Davis has received numerous awards, including: the 2021 FutureEdge 50 Award for real-time claims settlement and 2021 CIO Hall of Fame Award from CIO.com; the Top 100 Social CIO Award; the CIO 100 Award from CIO Magazine; and the Digital Edge 25 Award for innovative use of technology to deliver business value. Davis is a highly requested keynote speaker, thought leader, and social media influencer. She currently serves on the Board of the Blue Shield of California Foundation, which seeks to break the cycle of domestic violence and address the root causes of health inequity across California.
Davis holds a Master of Science in Human Resources Management from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University. She also has CISSP, 2003 and TS/SCI U.S. security clearance.