CEOs’ Views on Using Innovative Technologies

Business leaders discuss the importance of implementing new technologies.

The executives below – all members of NJBIA’s CEO Business Roundtable – are tasked with leading the charge in using new and innovative technologies to move their companies forward. Below, we discover why the latest in high-tech innovations is not only important to their own businesses, but to the customers they serve.

Gary St. Hilaire

President & CEO, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Today’s healthcare system is more complicated than ever for consumers seeking access to services. Horizon is constantly implementing new technologies and processes to help our members more effectively address their needs and achieve their best health. This includes innovations directly connecting them to virtual care, including behavioral health, as well as core system innovations invisible to them, but necessary to make their experiences more seamless.

Ralph LaRossa

Chair, President & CEO, PSEG

PSEG’s technology strategy is directly related to how we can best deliver the services customers rely on to keep their homes warm and phones charged. We deploy new technology if it solves customer problems, aligns with company goals, and improves employee safety and effectiveness. For example, we recently launched an integrated technology portfolio to help our workforce restore customer power quickly and efficiently after outages.

Mitch Livingston

President & CEO, NJM Insurance Group

NJM operates in the sole interest of our policyholders, and we are constantly evolving to meet their changing needs and expectations. In today’s world, this means continuously improving our digital platforms so policyholders can seamlessly submit and access their policy and claim information online, while maintaining and enhancing our award-winning personal service for those who choose to communicate with a representative over the phone.

Mike Louden

Regional Vice President, Comcast Business.

Utilizing new technology and cloud applications to improve business operations is critical to staying ahead of trends and increasing productivity. We make it easy for Comcast Business customers to rely on our high-speed network and cloud solutions to harness the power of apps and communication tools for their businesses. Customers can find and share information, sync schedules, process documents, and backup everything in real time through one easy-to-use portal.

Doug Mokoid

Region President, Atlantic City Electric

We are constantly evaluating ways to drive innovative technologies for our customers and enhance grid resiliency while supporting New Jersey’s clean energy goals. Our Smart Energy Network initiative, which includes installing smart meters, enables a platform that can more efficiently integrate new energy technologies, better connecting our customers to clean energy choices, including solar, energy efficiency programs and electric vehicles.

Colin Newman

Director, U.S. Workforce & Economic Development, Amazon

Amazon continuously innovates to create value for our customers and employees. We’ve rolled out our state-of-the-art electric delivery vans in New Jersey to help reduce carbon emissions and improve driver experience. We’ve also implemented new technologies at New Jersey operations facilities, including robotics, to automate storage and retrieval, helping us meet our customers’ needs while making work safer and efficient.

Andrew V. Sinclair

Public & Govt. Affairs Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation

Headquartered in Clinton, ExxonMobil’s technology organization is in more than 30 countries with an incredible team of over 4,000 scientists and engineers (including 1,500 PhDs) who have received 10,000 patents in the past decade. Examples include: a unique process breakthrough to manufacture sustainable aviation fuel from renewable methanol as well as polymers to increase the number of products that can be made using recycled plastic.

Joris Veldhoven

CEO, Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind

Atlantic Shores is driving innovation across New Jersey’s clean energy economy. Through our strategic partnership with Rutgers, we helped launch the WindIgnite accelerator program, supporting entrepreneurs in the offshore wind supply chain ecosystem to surface new and emerging technologies that will benefit our projects and the entire industry. Atlantic Shores is proud of its role investing in, and growing, the local cleantech sector.

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