Ryan Smith, MBA, is a recognized healthcare IT executive and leader for aligning business and technology strategies. His focus is on establishing strong relationships with business and clinical leaders throughout the organization and across the industry. He understands how to effectively bring key leaders into the strategic planning process and encourage collaboration and cooperation across divisions and operating units. He fosters business understanding of the value that information technology presents in achieving superior customer satisfaction, driving bottom line efficiencies, and enhancing the operations of health care organizations. He is often sought out by health care systems nationally to help them understand the role that IT plays in improving the value of organizations to their internal and external constituencies. Ryan has 20+ years of experience as a results oriented leader with strong business and technology delivery, and execution experience. He is a hands-on leader who understands the CEO vision and how to make it work throughout an organization. He has an exceptional ability to understand and communicate technology to the “C” suite in health care organizations. He has played a key role in defining strategic initiatives for improving physician relationships through innovative IT services. He has served in multiple technical and business leadership roles, with experience spanning strategic planning, organizational alignment, focus on best practices, online services, IT operations and infrastructure, information security, and clinical information systems. His strength is in defining and aligning business and technology strategy. Specialties: Senior technology and executive business management skills, business strategy, consumer digital strategy, data management and analytics, online services, healthcare IT, architecture, product development, and IT operations management.