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Hector Rodriguez Chief Security Officer, Worldwide Health - Microsoft

Hector Rodriguez is Microsoft’s Worldwide Health Chief Information Security Officer. He leads Microsoft’s work in health cloud compliance, health standards, cybersecurity and privacy, and blockchain in health. Hector works to ensure that healthcare security, privacy and compliance are foundational to Microsoft’s healthcare digital transformation strategy. His work is aligned with a covered entity’s “Triple/Quadruple Aim” objectives to improve the patient and caregiver experience, improve population health and reduce costs.

Hector works extensively with industry and academic groups including WEDI-SNIP, HL/7, AHIP, HIMSS, HITRUST, and CAQH. He is currently a board advisor of the Samueli Institute for health research, a founding member of the HITRUST Business Associate Council. He is also a health industry and cybersecurity curriculum advisor for University of Connecticut and Seton Hall University. Hector is a notable speaker for Microsoft’s executive briefing center, partner conferences, and HIMSS on “Cybersecurity and the Trusted Healthcare Cloud” and “Healthcare Digital Transformation”. Hector began his career in 1982 as a software engineer at Bell Research Laboratories and has been in the IT business for over 30 years.

Hector has an M.B.A. in Management Finance and Entrepreneurship and a B.A. in Computer Science from Rutgers University.

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