Former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Technology Frank Baitman has deep information technology (IT) expertise is in the healthcare and government sectors. Mr. Baitman is currently a consultant and advisor for several technology firms across the U.S., and sits on a number of advisory boards. Between 2012 and 2015, while he was with HHS, Mr. Baitman was responsible for leading the strategic direction and management of IT for the nation’s second largest cabinet agency with ten operating divisions. He was also responsible for developing a unified approach to cybersecurity and privacy for the agency, by consolidating incident response and leading the Department’s privacy incidence response team. Mr. Baitman was also a champion for utilizing cloud-based services; through his efforts HHS led the federal government in securing multiple cloud service providers, and in establishing a cloud-based innovation platform that is employed at HHS’ operating divisions.
Prior to joining HHS, Mr. Baitman was a White House Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the chief information officer at the U.S. Social Security Administration from 2009 to 2011.
Before holding these positions of leadership with the U.S. government, he was the president of Petards Inc., research director for the Institute for the Future, and director of corporate strategy with IBM, where he created new business units in the life sciences and pervasive computing, and commercialized emerging technologies.