Shally Pannikode

Shally Pannikode is the Senior Vice President, Chief Information and Digital Officer at WellStar Health System. As a senior executive at WellStar, Shally is responsible for providing strategic direction, health care innovation and leadership of the Information Technology and Digital Technology divisions. She is an accomplished IT executive with over 20 years of experience in leading business growth initiatives through technology strategies, systems and innovations for established companies such as Anthem, Amerigroup, and Keane, Inc. Prior to joining WellStar, she served as Vice President of Information Technology at Anthem Inc. (one of the largest managed care companies supporting over 40 million members), responsible for clinical care solutions, provider platforms, and consumer experience, as well as leading over 3,000 IT professionals globally.

Shally has a strong passion for helping others, supporting women in technology, mentoring future leaders, and advocating for the victims of human trafficking. Throughout her tenure, Shally was a recipient of several leadership awards and honors from organizations including Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2018 Women Who Mean Business Award, 2019 WITI Human Forward Award for her contributions to advance women in STEM roles, 2019 Digital Transformation Hero Award by Pega Systems for her Technological vision and innovation, and ability to turn digital transformation vision into reality. Deloitte likewise invited her to participate in a 3-year leadership program called Women to Watch.

Shally, her husband, and two children currently reside in the Atlanta metro area.