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Neil Brandmaier

CIO, Capital District Physicians' Health Plan, Inc. (CDPHP®)

Neil’s core competency is the optimization and transformation of organizations by building digital enterprises to create new business capabilities. 

As the CIO at CDPHP, Neil is integrating IT with the business and developing scale, agility and new capabilities through cloud computing leveraging an ecosystem of vendor partners. He is re-architecting CDPHP’s systems by shifting from B2B to B2C with micro-segmentation, enabling new risk sharing pricing models, supporting new healthcare delivery capabilities and improving CDPHP's ability to manage medical expenses and population health.

At XL Group, Neil led an organization in 26 countries providing IT infrastructure, ERP systems, business continuity, and vendor management/procurement.  He developed and implemented a global transformation strategy that reduced expenses by 30% to create capacity for business projects, extended service levels globally to 7x24, standardized business processes, and enhanced productivity through IT innovation. 

Prior to XL, Neil was with SIAC, an IT shared services organization owned by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the American Stock Exchange (Amex).  Neil held numerous positions including managing the $80 million relationship with the Amex and leading the post merger integration of the NYSE and Archipelago IT organizations. He played a key role in recovering the NYSE and the Amex during 9/11 and then led the efforts to enhance the NYSE’s and Amex’s business continuity infrastructure working with government agencies and commercial providers.

Neil holds an M.S. in Management of Technology from NYU Polytechnic University of Engineering and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University.


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In December 2015, I wrote an article for CIOReview about how public cloud computing levels the IT playing field. In a multitenant cloud and in a perfect market, all enterprises, large and small, should pay similar unit pricing. Two years later, my convictions have grown. I still believe that every organization should leverage public cloud services, but I’m also...