Jose Arrieta


Jose Arrieta is the former Chief Information Officer and Chief Data Officer of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). He is a respected leader in applying emerging technologies, especially blockchain, artificial intelligence/machine learning and process automation. He oversaw $6.3B in IT investments, $800B in grants and $26B in Federal contracts in his last three years at HHS. He provided cyber security solutions for 174,000 people and a network that transacted with over 160 countries around the world.

Jose led the creation and implementation of the largest public health surveillance capability in the United States during the pandemic and established a national machine learning capability to help more accurately distribute testing supplies and predict pandemic “hot spots” across the United States. He also oversaw the first three implementations of blockchain technology in the public sector in the United States and led the creation of a public private key, distributed ledger infrastructure to establish digital identities for commercial, federal, state end points to aid the COVID 19 response effort.

Jose teaches entrepreneurial finance and the first blockchain course at Johns Hopkins University. He recently founded Imagineer, an IT solutions company that focuses on developing foundational tools to enable metaverse solutions for sports and entertainment, mental health, hotel and lodging, and sustainable energy market verticals. He works with Federal customers evaluating and valuing venture backed technology starts-ups in the health and national security space. He currently sits on the board of a publicly traded company and advises a few different start-ups.


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