Dr. Fernando Martinez is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas Texas. He is a veteran Healthcare Executive and Technologist who has worked with some of the largest healthcare systems in the country. Dr. Martinez is a recognized technology and security expert with a history of developing innovative and transformational technology and security 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.

Dr. Martinez was recognized as the 2012 Technology Executive of the Year for South Florida and is the 2009 ISE Southeast Executive Award Winner. He holds top IT security and audit and control credentials, has published numerous articles on IT security, technology strategy and governance, is a frequent speaker at national IT meetings on technology and security topics 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 an earned PhD in Educational Leadership and Organization.

Awards and Professional Recognition:
2012 Technology Executive of the Year, South Florida
2009 Information Security Executive of the Year, Southeastern U.S.
FHIMSS – Fellow, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
CISSP-Certified Information Systems Security Professional
CISA- Certified Information Systems Auditor
CISM- Certified Information Security Manager
CGEIT-Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT
CHCIO-Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer
CPHIMS- Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems

Professional Affiliations:
Board of Directors, South Florida chapter ISACA
Board of Directors, South Florida chapter HIMSS
Board of Directors Advisory Group, South Florida Federal Credit Union
Board of Directors Advisory Group, Dade County Public Schools Academy Programs
Academic Advisory Group, Fl. International University Chapman School of Business
South Florida CIO board, founding member
CHIME – College of Healthcare Information Management Executives
(ISC)2 – International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium
ISACA – Information Systems Audit and Control Association
HIMSS – Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society