Anthem CIO ,Timothy Skeen , quit Friday Nov 8th - internal communication passed on the information. This development seems to be on the "down-low" - no search engine results yielded anywhere on outside internet - perhaps Anthem has worked with Google and other social media ghettos to suppress the news.
This does not bode well for Anthem , as he supposedly crafted the vision for the digital strategy going forward. CIO's would typically see their "vision" through to some semblance of completion, unless things are not aligned with shareholder expectations. The company has already gutted the lion-share it's intellectual capital through aggressive layoffs and offshoring , and reports have been negative with regard to customer service. Readership in this forum has provided insight with regard to the poisoning of the workplace via the adoption of the Agile "culture" - "treating code development like an assembly line" as one writer put it. Although Agile does a great job for the accountability of development team (ad nauseam) , case could be made that the Agile sprint process hampers innovation and creativity. Code in some cases is less efficient, not thoroughly tested at the unit and overall system level.
Whatever the circumstances surrounding his departure , the fact that this was not publicly (see internet) announced can be seen as a red flag - seems like the company is trying to avoid Wall street evaluation and a potential stock dump. If Skeen wants to spend time with family, new gig, whatever, be transparent about it. Somehow Anthem and transparency do not mix well as demonstrated since the new regime "took over".