A Rich Ecosystem

Columbus Collaboratory is a rich ecosystem of seven cross-industry founding member companies and public and private partners focused on rapidly innovating solutions that deliver business impact in the areas of advanced analytics and cyber security.

By working collaboratively on complex challenges that are common to member companies, we are developing solutions that transcend industries, enhance operational efficiencies and improve service for customers. And in doing so, we are expanding and upskilling Columbus, Ohio’s IT workforce, securing our city’s future as a national leader in technology innovation.

Member Companies & Board of Managers

American Electric Power (AEP) is one of the largest electric utilities in the U.S., delivering electricity to more than 5.3 million customers in 11 states. AEP ranks among the nation’s largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 32,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system, a more than 40,000-mile network that includes more 765-kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined.

Board Manager

Alberto Ruocco
Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries.

Board Manager

David White
Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Cardinal Health is a $103 billion health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. It helps pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices focus on patient care while reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and improving quality. It is also a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products, and operates the nation’s largest network of radiopharmacies.

Board Manager

Patty Morrison
Executive Vice President, Customer Care Shared Services and Chief Information Officer
Cardinal Health

Huntington Bancshares Inc. is a $70 billion asset regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with a network of more than 750 branches and more than 1,500 ATMs across six Midwestern states. Founded in 1866, The Huntington National Bank and its affiliates provide consumer, small business, commercial, treasury management, wealth management, brokerage, trust, and insurance services.

Board Manager

Paul Heller
Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Technology and Operations Officer

L Brands, through Victoria’s Secret, PINK, Bath & Body Works, La Senza and Henri Bendel, is an international company. The company operates 3,003 company-owned specialty stores in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom, and its brands are sold in more than 700 additional non-company-owned locations worldwide. The company’s products are also available online. L Brands is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

Board Manager

Steven Stone
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
L Brands

A Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, Nationwide is one of the largest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance.

Board Manager

Mike Keller
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer

OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, award-winning, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization based in Columbus, Ohio. Serving communities since 1891, it is a family of 28,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 11 hospitals, 50+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 40-county area.

Board Manager

Michael Krouse
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

The Collaboratory is a unique innovation ecosystem for co-developing solutions that accelerate speed-to-value.

Matt Wald, President and Chief Executive Officer, Columbus Collaboratory

Ecosystem of Partners

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Columbus, OH 43201
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