Jose Arrieta, the former Chief Information Officer and Interim Chief Data Officer of HHS and last week’s keynote speaker, joins #MillenniumLive to discuss a variety of topics, including stories from his upbringing, the direction of crypto, and the innovation and projects he led at HHS.
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About Jose Arrieta
In his role as the former Chief Information Officer and Chief Data Officer of HHS, Arrieta admits that failing and pivoting was ultimately the key to the successes he and his team had. His office successfully defended the HHS network against multiple large-scale nation-state cyber-attacks. He led an effort to create a public-private key, distributed ledger infrastructure to establish digital identities for individuals across the United States that was never adopted as a solution. He built and led the implementation of the first blockchain-based solution for lowering licensing costs and decreasing the time of the procurement process in the Federal Government that saved over $100M dollars. Jose currently works with Federal customers evaluating and valuing venture-backed technology start-ups. He is also working with commercial customers bringing IoT solutions to supply chain and manufacturing processes in the energy and agricultural sectors. He currently sits on a few boards and advises technology startups and he recently launched a new IoT start-up focused on securing distributed solutions. To stay sharp, he created and teaches the first blockchain and cryptocurrency course at Johns Hopkins University as well as entrepreneurial finance. Jose currently lives in San Diego.