Dr. Fernando Martinez is the senior vice president and chief information officer for the Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas, Texas, which employs 10,600, including 1,280 physicians and 3,177 nurses.
Dr. Martinez was recognized as the 2012 Technology Executive of the Year for South Florida and is the 2009 Information Security Executive (ISE) Award Winner.
He is a veteran healthcare executive and technologist and has worked with some of the largest healthcare systems in the country. Dr. Martinez is a recognized technology expert with a history of developing innovative and transformational technology strategies for organizations of all sizes. His experience spans a variety of healthcare settings, including academic medicine, county and government systems, public sector healthcare, private non-profit, faith-based systems and foreign territories / governments.
He has published numerous articles focused on management, technology strategy, IT security and governance, and is a frequent speaker at national IT meetings on technology and is a faculty member of Graduate Healthcare Management Programs for the Chapman School of Business at Florida International University. He holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in information technology with concentrations in information security and has a PhD in Educational Leadership and Organization.