Senior Advisor to HHS CIO
Office of the Chief Information Officer
Department of Health an Human Services
Oki Mek works for the U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services (HHS) as the Senior Advisor to the HHS Chief Information Officer, Jose Arrieta. He has been in this assignment since August 2019. Prior to working in the HHS Office of the Chief Information Officer, Oki was the Chief Technology Officer for the HHS Division of Acquisition. During his time in the Acquisition Office, Oki worked on the HHS Accelerate initiative focusing on audit logs and blockchain.
In his current role, Oki focuses on initiating and leading changes through digital transformation that aim to enhance the health and well-being of all Americans; by providing for effective health and human services and fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences underlying medicine, public health, and social services. Strategic analysis; scalability, sustainability, feasibility, and most importantly marketability are key efforts in this new role. Oki works with the HHS CIO and other senior executives to serve as a conduit on improving HHS’s ability to deliver mission outcomes, provide excellent service, and effectively steward taxpayer dollars on behalf of the American people. Oki’s effort in this role is to also assist with the CIO plan by embracing the big data paradigm for HHS’s innovative move forward and change the lives of the American people, while targeting to change the world through emerging technologies.