Managing Director, Kaiser Permanente Ventures and VP, Medicaid Transformation
Bryan Sivak is a globally renowned expert in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership and managing for change, government and public policy, technology, and healthcare. Bryan currently serves in executive, board, and advisory capacities for organizations focused on driving better health outcomes.
Bryan currently serves in a dual role at Kaiser Permanente. As Vice President, Medicaid Transformation, he is responsible for working across the organization to help lead the transformation of the provision of care and services to its large and growing Medicaid population. And as Managing Director, Kaiser Permanante Ventures, Bryan invests in venture-backed companies who are developing the next generation of technologies and services to meet the needs of KP members.
Most recently, Bryan was the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, where his job was to bring new ideas and perspectives to the work of the Foundation, and challenge the existing processes and assumptions that are in place to help build a Culture of Health more effectively. He was also a Senior Fellow at Civic Hall, a New York City-based “community center” for technologists, government innovators, researchers, and others who are focused on leveraging technology to solve the problems of the many vs. the problems of the few.
Previously, Bryan served as the Chief Technology Officer and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the US Department of Health and Human Services. In the nearly three years in this role, he was responsible for helping HHS leadership harness the power of data, technology, and innovation to improve the health and welfare of the nation.
Bryan also served as the Chief Innovation Officer to Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, where he led Maryland’s efforts to embed concepts of innovation into the DNA of state government. He distinguished himself in this role as someone who can work creatively across a large government organization to identify and implement the best opportunities for improving the way the government works.
Prior to his time with Governor O’Malley, Bryan was Chief Information/Technology Officer for the District of Columbia, where he created a technology infrastructure that enhanced communication between the District’s residents and their government, and implemented organizational reforms that improved efficiency, program controls, and customer service. Before his work in government, Bryan was a private sector entrepreneur, cofounding InQuira, Inc., a multinational software company, in 2002, and Electric Knowledge LLC, which provided one of the world’s first Natural Language Search engines available on the web in 1998.