Mr. Spires was appointed and served as the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Chief Information Officer (CIO) from August 2009 till May 2013. In this capacity, Mr. Spires was responsible for the strategy and operations of the department’s annual $5.6 billion investment in Information Technology (IT). Mr. Spires also served as the Vice-Chairman of the Federal Government CIO Council and the Co-Chairman of the Committee for National Security Systems (CNSS), the committee that sets standards for the US Government’s classified systems.
Mr. Spires held a number of positions at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from 2004 through 2008, including serving as the Deputy Commissioner for Operations Support. Prior to becoming Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Spires served as the IRS’ CIO, with overall strategic and operational responsibility for a $2 billion budget and a 7,000-person Modernization and Information Technology Services organization.
From 2000 through 2003, Mr. Spires served as President, Chief Operating Officer, and Director of Mantas, Inc., a software company that provides business intelligence solutions to the financial services industry. In helping to establish Mantas, Mr. Spires successfully led efforts to raise $29 million in venture funding. Prior to Mantas, Mr. Spires spent more than 16 years serving in a number of technical and managerial positions at SRA International.
Mr. Spires received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.A. in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Cincinnati, where he was named a Distinguished Alumnus in 2006. He also holds a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the George Washington University.
As a Sun Distinguished Engineer, Mark was Lead Architect of J2EE. He designed the initial version of the Java Message Service; co-designed of the EJB Component Model; and lead the design of the overall platform.
Prior to his work on J2EE, Mark has been involved in a wide variety of software design projects in the area of distributed systems and middleware including authoring several of Sun’s submissions to the OMG; design of transactional application platforms; design of CAD/CAM data integration platforms; and design of frameworks for processing event and message streams.
Jonathan has broad expertise in Internet and enterprise software, security and privacy technology, electronic health records, healthcare policy, etc. He is a member of the Health IT Standards Panel’s Security and Privacy Technical Committee, the Identity Credential Management Working Group, and the Markle Foundation Consumer Authentication Working Group. He is also a member of the Markle Foundation Personal Health Technology Council.
Jonathan is a noted expert in the application of Complex Adaptive Systems Theory to enterprise software and business processes, and a regular participant in cross-disciplinary symposia at the Santa Fe Institute and the Aspen Institute. He is the Chairman of the E.O Wilson Foundation technical advisory board.
Jonathan received his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He was a Regents and Chancellors Scholar at UC Berkeley, where he majored in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.
Bill holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the U.S. Air Force Academy and master’s degrees in computer science and computer engineering from Stanford University. He also has an honorary doctorate from the University of Colorado.
His previous work experience includes external technology consultant for Santa Barbara (SBCCDE) and many other RHIOs and healthcare organizations, architect of several HIT products, CTO or Technology VP at Upstream Consulting, Agile Software, eRoom Technology, Documentum, EMC, Architect of Digital Equipment’s relational database (rdb) and CORBA products (ObjectBroker), Chief Scientist for Artificial Intelligence, Lecturer in Engineering Systems, MIT; research in technology adoption by healthcare organizations and course development in large-scale software systems.
Dr. Hartzband is the author of numerous technical reports and journal articles in mathematics, artificial intelligence, concurrent engineering and cultural anthropology. He holds a doctoral degree in mathematics and has served as an adjunct faculty member at both Stanford University (Computer Science Department & Knowledge Systems Laboratory) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Leaders for Manufacturing Program).
Sandip is responsible for managing the team that designs and implements the Resilient Adaptive Access Management product. As an early member of the Resilient engineering team he has developed several components of the Resilient product including the distributed policy evaluation infrastructure, the policy and authority stores and the administrative console.
Prior to joining Resilient, Sandip was at Salesforce and developed several features for the Object Relationship Mapping (ORM) layer, including the addition of HTML data types to the Salesforce object model. He is listed as an inventor on a software patent for an innovative way of storing and accessing images in a multi-tenant database that are referenced in HTML fields.
Earlier in his career, Sandip was at BEA Systems (acquired by Oracle in 2008), where he was an important member of the Web Logic Integration team and built large portions of the Data Transformation and Business Process Management (BPM) software.
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