The former Chief Information Officer and Interim Chief Data Officer of the Department of Health and Human Services, Mr. Jose Arrieta is a respected leader in applying emerging technologies – particularly 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.
Mr. Arrieta has published articles on valuing disruptive technology companies and the importance of industry-government communications. He led the creation and implementation of the largest public health surveillance capability in the United States during the Coronavirus pandemic and the first enterprise-grade supervised machine-learning capability to help accurately distribute testing supplies and predict hot spots across the country. Mr. Arrieta also created a public-private key and distributed ledger infrastructure to establish digital identities for commercial, federal, and state endpoints to aid in COVID-19 testing and vaccination efforts.
At Johns Hopkins University, Mr. Arrieta created and taught the first blockchain course (Blockchain and Cryptos) as well as Entrepreneurial Finance. Before his work with the U.S. government, Mr. Arrieta founded Imagineer, an IT solutions company that is currently focused on fundraising, blockchain-enabled diagnostic equipment, cybersecurity solutions, and quantum-inspired optimization capabilities.
Mr. Arrieta works with federal customers evaluating and valuing venture-backed technology start-ups in health and the national security space. He currently sits on multiple boards and advises five technology start-ups. Imagineer is also working to build an ecosystem to facilitate secure, autonomous data-driven, AI-powered science-based organizations.