About Independence Blue Cross

Michael R. Vennera Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Mike Vennera
Mike Vennera is senior vice president and chief information officer at Independence Blue Cross (Independence). In this role, he oversees the company’s information services, business transformation, and informatics divisions. He is also responsible for developing and executing the company’s business technology strategy for growth as well as the company’s innovation efforts.

Mr. Vennera brings a rare blend of expertise in strategic planning and deep understanding of IT innovation to his CIO role. He had previously served as vice president of strategy and innovation where he led efforts to develop a four-year strategy for Independence Blue Cross and its subsidiaries. He also oversaw Independence’s innovation efforts, including the rollout of the innovation culture and capabilities program and the creation of the Independence Blue Cross Center for Health Care Innovation.

Mr. Vennera has been with Independence for more than 20 years. He has held a number of roles in various areas, including informatics, information systems, and operations.

Mr. Vennera is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in information systems.

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