Reid Oakes is the Chief Products Officer at HIMSS. a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of the health ecosystem through information and technology. In this role, he is responsible for industry alignment, product strategy, and go-to-market for the HIMSS product and services portfolio. These products include thought leadership and innovative solutions that assess, measure and guide organizations on their path to digital maturity, research that reveals insights and evidence about how digital maturity helps achieve better health outcomes, and professional development solutions to train the current and next generation of health leaders to advance digital health maturity.
Oakes was previously Executive Vice President, Analytics for HIMSS. Before joining HIMSS, he served as the Global Head and General Manager for Health Industries at HP Inc., where he focused on innovation and strategic solution engineering for the healthcare payer, provider and health sciences industries. Prior to HP, he held progressive roles with Oracle, Novell and consulting organizations. He is also a proud U.S. Air Force veteran.
Oakes brings more than 20 years of experience in delivering IT solutions for healthcare based on a strong technical foundation, strategic growth mindset and passionate focus on making a difference in the global healthcare markets. He is a recognized industry leader, having served in leadership capacities across standard-setting organizations, industry consortiums, national policy and numerous geography level health collaborations. He served on the boards of the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA), and Continua Health Alliance—focusing on the adoption of personalized digital health technologies.