COLUMBUS, Ga., May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States, today announced that Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Julia Davis will be a featured speaker on the Talent Wars in the Digital Age panel at the 14th Annual 2017 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. She is also a finalist for the 10th annual MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award, which recognizes CIOs who lead their organizations by delivering exceptional business value through innovative use of technology. The winner will be recognized at the Symposium, the nation's premier CIO conference, on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
"What a wonderful achievement this is for Julia and for women who are not just breaking through glass ceilings in the IT profession, but shattering them," said Teresa White, president of Aflac U.S. "For a woman of Julia's caliber to be asked to present and be honored at one of the most prestigious technology schools in the nation – and perhaps the world – is a source of great pride for the Aflac family and Julia's entire team."
Julia Davis is a driving force in the creation and continued application of Aflac's revolutionary One Day PaySM initiative, which enables the company to pay most eligible claims within one business day of receipt, reinforcing Aflac's unique commitment to helping policyholders focus on recovery from covered accidents and illnesses rather than on their finances. In 2016, the One Day Pay program has helped Aflac pay nearly 1.8 million claims, helping customers receive the cash benefits they need quickly and efficiently.
The Symposium will bring together nearly 900 global CIOs, senior IT executives, technology innovators and MIT academic thought leaders. It will consist of a full day of networking, collaboration and discussions around building a digital organization, IT talent management, business leadership and the increasingly important impact technology is having on corporations and society.
"This year's attendees will gain actionable academic knowledge and real-world insights to help guide them on their individual CIO adventure," said Lindsey Anderson, chair of the 2017 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. "We are excited to once again bring global business and industry thought leaders together to exchange ideas and explore and discuss the newest enterprise technological innovations and challenges."
To find out more about Aflac's One Day Pay promise, visit Aflac.com/OneDayPay. For more information and to register for the Symposium, visit www.mitcio.com.
When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For six decades, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite. Through its trailblazing One Day PaySM initiative, Aflac U.S. can receive, process, approve and disburse payment for eligible claims in one business day. In Japan, Aflac is the leading provider of medical and cancer insurance and insures 1 in 4 households. Aflac insurance products help provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For 11 consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In 2017, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the 19th consecutive year and included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 16th time. In 2015, Aflac's contact centers were recognized by J.D. Power by providing "An Outstanding Customer Service Experience" for the Live Phone Channel. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac and One Day PaySM, visit aflac.com or espanol.aflac.com.
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About the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium
The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is the premier global conference for CIOs and digital business executives to become more effective leaders. In one day, CIOs and senior IT executives explore enterprise technology innovations and business practices and receive actionable information that enables them to meet the challenges of today and the future. The Symposium offers a unique learning environment by bringing together the academic thought leadership of MIT with the in-the-trenches experience of leading global CIOs and industry experts. The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is organized and developed by the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association, the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) and the MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). For more information and to register for this year's Symposium, visit www.mitcio.com.
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