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Michael Mathias Tells CIO Magazine: Technology Is Not What I Want My Legacy to Be

Blue Shield's Chief Information Officer on the challenges around luring and retaining talent in Silicon Valley

Michael Mathias, Blue Shield of California's chief information officer, was interviewed by CIO magazine for its Winter 2019 cover story "CIOs Get Strategic." He told CIO about the challenges of attracting, retaining and making leaders out of technology professionals.

 “The ability to give more people the opportunity to grow beyond the technology ranks is most rewarding,” says Mathias, who says he’s seen former staffers go off into a business role. “In the end, technology is not what I want my legacy to be — I want my legacy to be helping develop the nextgeneration of business leaders, not technology leaders.” 

Read the full interview and story here.