Ryan Panchadsaram is a Senior Advisor to the US Chief Technology Officer at The White House. He is actively working with the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT, and the Department of Veterans Affairs on Blue Button for America. The initiative will spread the ability for millions of Americans to easily and securely download their own health information electronically, to improve health, improve decision-making, increase accuracy, and power an ecosystem of applications.
Previously, he was the head of Customer & Product at Ginger.io, a spin-off from MIT Media Lab, using big data to transform health. He has been a Fellow at Rock Health, where Pipette, the company he founded, was incubated and ultimately acquired by Ginger.io. He previously worked at Microsoft and Salesforce.com. While at Microsoft, Ryan was responsible for the user experience and design for Outlook for Mac 2011. During his time there, he filed multiple patents for innovations in geolocation, user interfaces, and large datasets. Ryan sits on the board of SeventyK, a young adult cancer advocacy group. A designer and engineer at heart, Ryan recently won first place in The Guardian & Google's International 2012 Data Visualization Challenge. He graduated from University of California-Berkeley with a degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.