Principal Healthcare Program Manager, Microsoft
David Houlding currently serves as the Principal Healthcare Lead on the Microsoft Azure Industry Experiences Team. He currently serves as Chair of the HIMSS Blockchain in Healthcare Task Force, a group of ~100 leaders from across healthcare worldwide, collaborating to advance blockchain in healthcare. Houlding also currently serves as an advisor to both the British Blockchain Association and Lifeboat Foundation. He has led the successful creation and deployment of a wide range of solutions to help reduce the cost of healthcare, improve patient outcomes, experiences, and engagement. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2018 Houlding served for over 10 years at Intel Health & Life Sciences where he was the Director of Healthcare Privacy & Security, responsible for enabling healthcare organizations worldwide to achieve compliance with regulations and data protection laws, and implement effective privacy and security programs. In his current role at Microsoft, Houlding works with key partners and industry influencers to enable healthcare organizations make use of cloud computing and related technologies to reduce healthcare costs, and enable new transformative healthcare use cases to improve patient outcomes, leveraging strategic technologies such as such as AI / ML, blockchain, IoMT (Internet of Medical Things), and others. Houlding has a proven track record for innovation with 5 patents granted by the USPTO.