DATA SHARING WORKING GROUP
Acting Chief Data Officer, Department of Health and Human Services
In September 2021 Nikolaos Ipiotis was appointed as the Acting Chief Data Officer (CDO) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this role, Nikolaos oversees the HHS data governance, works to increase workforce data skills, develops, and publishes data strategies, and implements systems and processes to improve data sharing across the department and federal government.
Nikolaos also concurrently serves as the HHS IPv6 Integrated Project Team (IPT) Lead in response to the OMB mandate M-21-07, since the IPT was formed in January of 2021. In this role, he led the development of the HHS IPv6 Policy and later the HHS IPv6 Implementation Plan.
Prior to joining the HHS Office of the CIO, Nikolaos served the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Center of Information Technology (CIT) as a service area manager for Hosting and Storage Services, managing multiple systems for various HHS business units and other government agencies. Nikolaos also served as the Infrastructure lead for the National Science Foundation where he managed the entire Information Technology (IT) infrastructure and the modernization initiative to deliver IT services effectively and cost efficiently.
Nikolaos has more than 25 years of IT experience, managing various sizes of delivery teams and various types of key projects and initiatives. He is seasoned in managing resources to produce optimal results that include building capabilities, cost savings and optimization, systems integration, service delivery, data management, and infrastructure operations. He has experience and provided direction in the full lifecycle of IT systems development, from concept and requirements to analysis and design, to implementation and testing and the finally the transition to production and operations and maintenance support. Prior to joining the federal government, Nikolaos worked as a management consultant working in a variety of federal government and private sector organizations such as the Presidential Transition Team for the General Services Administration (GSA), Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Department of Treasury and Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).
Nikolaos holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, all from George Mason University.