Senior Advisor to HHS CIO
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. He focuses on strategic analysis; scalability, sustainability, feasibility, and most importantly marketability are key efforts in this new role. Oki works with the HHS CIO to champion collaboration as an essential component to innovation and serves as a conduit to improve HHS’s ability to deliver mission outcomes, provide excellent service, and effectively steward taxpayer dollars on behalf of the American people. Oki embraces the big data paradigm and continue to evolve not only to change the lives of the American people, but aim to change the world through emerging technologies. Oki ultimate goal is to build a log neural ecosystem using blockchain and automate the Authority to Operate (ATO) process for HHS.