With more than 25 years of technical expertise, Dr. Mike Ash has experience in all phases of complex information systems lifecycle and product management. He is currently an Associate Partner in IBM’s Security Strategy Risk and Compliance group. Specializing in healthcare cybersecurity for North America, in both healthcare and pharma. During his career, he has led large-scale network and application development teams leveraging business, clinical, and technical expertise. He has functioned as a Solution Architect and Project Manager for varied IT and software development projects in the U.S. as well as Asia, and EMEA, developing markets in various verticals. He has experience in multiple standards including: NIST, ISO, HIPAA, FISMA, and FedRAMP. Mike leveraged his healthcare and system engineering expertise to solve complex problems in the medical and pharmaceutical space.