Ed Macko is the Global Vice President & General Manager for Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) industry. In his role(s), Ed works with clients worldwide to leverage information technology to solve critical business problems. Ed provides strategic technical and business leadership to drive digital transformation across the HCLS clients (health systems, health plans, life sciences) and governments including working with business partners. Some of Mr. Macko’s activities include technical and digital business strategy, solution design, architecture, business development, presales client engagement, product development, and industry standards. This includes leveraging capabilities like Cognitive Computing, AI/Machine Learning, Automation, Security, Blockchain & Quantum Computing across solutions for Enterprise Health Analytics, Population Health, Interoperability, 360 View of Patient/Member, Real World Evidence, Consumer Engagement, Customer Care, Staffing Optimization, Fraud, Supply Chain, Clinical Trials, Drug Discovery, and Translational Medicine. These solutions & capabilities spanning various data domains across the continuum of care (clinical, financial, administrative, genomics, consumer, social determinants, etc.) to deliver business relevant outcomes for clients. My expertise includes strategy, architecture, development, deployment and support across hybrid, multi cloud environments infused by AI in a highly regulated environments (e.g. HIPAA, HITRUST, GxP, GDPR, FISMA).
Ed received a bachelor’s degree with honors including a double major in information systems and business administration with a minor in Computer Science from Appalachian State University. He has worked for IBM for the past 25+ years in product/solution development, business development, and client engagement roles including last 15 years as the HCLSCTO. Ed previously worked as a Software Engineer for NASA and commercial airline industry.