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Keynote Speaker: Colonel Bobby Saxon, Former Chief Technology Officer, CMS Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight (CCIIO)

The AIM Council is excited to announce Colonel Bobby Saxon, Acting Director for Emergency Preparedness & Response Operations, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as our keynote speaker for our American Innovation & Modernization Fall Summit, “Building an Efficient Federal IT Workforce & Infrastructure to Meet Critical Missions.”

Colonel Bobby Saxon, USA Retired, was formerly, the Chief Technology Officer for the CMS Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) where he was responsible for leading the architecting, development, and implementation for all information technology for the Insurance
Marketplace and the Affordable Care Act.

Colonel Saxon has over 25 years of information technology leadership experience including seven years at the Pentagon. As a Division Chief on the Army staff, he led the Army G-3/5/7 (Operations and Plans) Capability Management Office for Global Force Information Management and the development of the multi-award-winning Enterprise Management Decision Support system. Colonel Saxon previously served at the Pentagon as the Assistant Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Operations and Plans.

Colonel Saxon began his IT career in 1991 as a medical software sales consultant before becoming a regional, then national sales manager for multiple software companies specializing in Electronic Health Records (EHR). Before re-entering active military service after the events of 9/11, Colonel Saxon founded a Customer Relationship Management company to provide collaboration and data analytic solutions to Fortune 5,000 organizations.

Colonel Saxon holds a Master of Science (MS) degree in Government Information
Leadership, w/CIO concentration, from the National Defense University (NDU) and a Bachelor
of Business Administration (BBA) in Management degree from Georgia Southern University.
He also holds graduate certificates for Global Strategic Leadership and Chief Information
Officer from NDU and is a previous AFCEA Distinguished Graduate of the NDU CIO
Leadership Development Program. Additionally, Colonel Saxon is a graduate of the U.S.
Army Command and General Staff College, and the Field Artillery Officer Basic and
Advanced Courses.

Colonel Saxon has been recognized for government and industry awards including the 2019 FCW Federal 100 Award, the 2019 AFCEA Innovate IT Stewardship Award, a four-time winner of the FedScoop 50 Federal Leadership Award, the 2014 recipient of the GTRA GOVTek Executive Government Technology Award for Excellence in Big Data, and the 2013 CIO Magazine “Ones to Watch” Award.

Under Bobby’s leadership, Healthcare.gov won the 2019 FedHealth IT Innovation Award for its move to the Cloud; and the EMDS program received the 2014 & 2013 FedScoop 50 Federal IT Program of the Year Award and was recognized by GovLoop as one of the Top 5 Innovations in Big Data in 2013.

Colonel Saxon’s military awards and badges include the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star as
well as the Combat Action Badge, Paratrooper Badge, and Air Assault Badge.