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When: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
From 5:30 PM to 8:15 PM
Where: University Club of Portland
1225 SW 6th Ave,
Portland, Oregon  97204
United States
Presenter: Mohan Nair
Contact: Pradeep Kumar

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 The 7 Deadly Sins of Business Transformation

MOHAN NAIR. Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Cambia Health Solutions


In today’s rapidly evolving marketplace, we are seeing the signs of another era of disruptive transformation, i.e., The Internet of Things, A.I., Big Data, Blockchain and Internet Security.  When markets transform, companies caught unprepared are left behind. But those who recognize that change is in the air, who are prepared for market shifts, not only prevail but can soar to new competitive heights.

In this talk, Mohan will focus on the “seven deadly sins” that one must avoid in business in order to survive and thrive during market fluctuations.  He will offer a way to view transformation and guide you on how to anticipate, understand and ride the waves.

Highlights include

  • Examining the new principles of transformation in business
  • Understanding the value of purpose in organizations
  • Learn about Market Momentum and how to identify it
  • Learn how to focus on Value Propositions and Leadership
  • Understanding the role of a Performance Platform in the achievements of an organization



Mohan Nair servers as Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Cambia Health Solutions, a nonprofit health insurance corporation based in Portland, Oregon.  He guides Cambia's Innovation Force (IF) as it inspires ideas from a variety of sources, selecting execution-focused concepts and starting them on the path to new businesses or concepts. Mohan joined the company in 2004 as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Executive accountable for product development, brand management, consumer-directed health systems/e-business, business intelligence and corporate performance management/planning for all four health plans.


Before joining Regence, Mohan founded Emerge Inc., a business advisory firm, focused on business transformation. He also took over ABC Technologies and ProTools Inc., serving as president of each firm until their profitable sales to SAS and McAfee respectively. He has been an adjunct professor of business at Kellogg School of Management for over 10 years and authored the books Essentials of Balanced Scorecard, Activity-Based Information Systems: An Executive's Guide to Implementation, and Strategic Business Transformation. (Wiley & Sons)


Mohan has served as a member of the Armed Services Interest Group on Cost and Performance Management, and the Government's Committee on Performance and Accountability for the State of Oregon. He also serves on the Chronic Care Workgroup under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


His community activities include board roles in United Way and National University of Natural Medicine (vice chair). He also serves as advisor to the President of George Fox University.


Mohan holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and business, and a master's degree in computer and information sciences from the University of Oregon. He received an accreditation in advanced management from Stanford University.

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