Fran has had four parallel business careers: The first as a senior executive and head of technology at 5 Fortune 500 companies and as a CEO and COO of two midsize companies. The second as a board member of eight midsize and emerging market companies. The third as an angel investor in over 30 companies. The fourth as an author, mentor and speaker. Dramis has been recognized as one of the nation’s top executives for his leadership and innovativeness in technology. Over his career, he has received many leadership awards, including: CIO Magazine’s CIO 100 Award, CIO Magazine’s Top 100 Leaders for the Next Millennium, Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders, and GeorgiaCIO Lifetime Achievement Award.
As Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Nationwide, Jim Fowler is responsible for the company’s technology strategy, technology capabilities, and business innovation programs. Prior to joining Nationwide in 2018, Jim was CIO for General Electric, where he led the company’s global information technology strategy, services, operations, and internal digital transformation program. Prior to his 18-year career at GE, he held IT roles with NCR and Accenture.