Skip Snow

Senior Analyst serving CIOs

Skip covers the healthcare industry serving CIOs, their teams, and other business and clinical leaders with strategic oversight of technology. Healthcare is defined broadly to include providers of care, health insurance companies (payers), the pharmaceutical industry, and technology and service vendors that create devices, tools, and processes supporting healthcare. Great disruption and opportunity exists in a sector that represents almost 20% of US GDP and is steeped in regulatory and technology change and innovation. Skip is eager to engage these businesses and share his insight, as well as do primary research around issues of strategy, compliance, technology trends, and market-changing innovations.

Previous Work Experience

A seasoned technologist and entrepreneur with a history of success pioneering application architecture for some of the largest corporations in the world, Skip has a storied background. His first IT job was in the mid-'90s where while working for Columbia University's medical school, he built one of the first interactive patient care systems using the Web's then primitive text-driven interface, allowing nurses to both enter data into a patient's electronic chart and look up care protocols from the same application. Later, after years doing development, and architecture in the banking sector, Skip served as vice president of technology architecture at Kaiser Permanente, the largest nonprofit health maintenance organization (HMO) in the US. In this role, Skip was charged with developing the information, security, and infrastructure for Kaiser's enterprise.

Skip was a pioneer of online banking and service-oriented architecture (SOA) at Citigroup, ending his tenure there as the chief SOA architect. He developed a software-as-a-service (SaaS) back-up service for medical data as the CEO of HIPAA Box, and for the past several years he has consulted around the topic of IT strategy and enterprise architecture for clients such as Johnson and Johnson and IMS Health.

Skip is the former chair of the Web Service Interoperability Organization's Standards Group (WS-I) and a member of the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3) Web Service Policy working group. He is no stranger to the startup world, and is regularly consulted by venture firms for his insight regarding enterprise technology. A native of New York, Skip now lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.


Skip attended NYU's Experimental Theatre wing and studied philosophy at Indiana University.

Skip Snow's Research

  • For CIOs

    Report: 2014 Technology Imperatives For US Healthcare Providers

    The seismic shift in business goals brought about by the Affordable Care Act and other legislative actions are causing providers to forge new relationships with care delivery stakeholders. The o...

    • Downloads: 859
  • For CIOs

    Report: 2014 Technology Imperatives For US Healthcare Insurers

    The healthcare payer market is being disrupted by new laws and regulations — especially the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In response to the new regulations, the health insurance industry is ...

    • Downloads: 493
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report: Industry Spotlight: US Healthcare Security Budgets, Priorities, And Challenges

    Historically, IT security teams within US healthcare providers have had much smaller budgets than counterparts in other industries. As a result, they have struggled to implement advanced securit...

    • Downloads: 434
  • For CIOs

    Report: Predictions 2015: The BT Agenda Underpins Healthcare Transformation

    Over the next 18 months, healthcare CIOs will have too many requests for their attention. They must implement and maintain systems that enhance access, improve the quality of the care, and contr...

    • Downloads: 356
  • For CIOs

    Report: Healthcare Meets Cognitive Computing

    Cognitive computing is finding a foothold in the US healthcare industry, where scientists, doctors, payers, and patients are finding places to use this disruptive technology to optimize care, im...

    • Downloads: 247
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