Dr. Amir Hekmatpour, Chief Healthcare Information Systems and Technology Analyst, CMS Health (UAE)

Amir Hekmatpour, PhD, currently serves as CURE Management Services Chief Healthcare Information Technology Advisor providing a wide array of health care information systems and technology guidance and expertise to the company's various worldwide projects. He is currently advising the company on its technology initiatives in Indonesia, Kenya, Angola, Nigeria and China. Previously, Dr. Hekmatpour served as the Senior Vice President Chief Quality & Information Officer and Chief Technology Advisor at the Oasis Hospital located in Al Ain, UAE. He has 25 years' experience working for IBM in U.S. in research and development of systems and technology, Intelligent systems, system test and quality assurance and design for quality. He has also extensive experience in Internet architecture, Web-based applications and internet portals and online analytics as the founder and CTO of amir.com in the past 15 years.

Dr. Hekmatpour received his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Illinois- Chicago, where he also earned a master's degree in Information Engineering. Dr. Hekmatpour holds a second master's degree and his doctorate from the University of California- San Diego in Computer Engineering.

In addition to his experience and education, Dr. Hekmatpour has spoken at numerous events and conferences and has taught at various universities. He currently holds 25 US patents, is the author of 40+ publications, and has received many awards.