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Venkat Koshanam

Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
CIO

Mr. Koshanam is an excellent Information Technology Leader with passion for bringing transformation and consumer engagement into Government and Public Service, recognized for Digital Innovation by CIO 100, with 25 years of diverse experience as a senior executive, program manager, technologist, and an entrepreneur, having wide experience in various functional domains such as the Healthcare, Finance, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Transportation, Security, Compliance and Government.


Mr. Koshanam has led largescale, multi-million-dollar technology programs in public and private sectors. As the CIO of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE), he has been instrumental in establishing and operating a robust IDIQ vendor contracting model that empowers the organization to rapidly implement cost-efficient enterprise IT initiatives. Mr. Koshanam developed and inculcated a high-performing and supporting team culture, led the transformational technological journey from a barely functional exchange solution into an award-winning digital platform, focused in delivering high value and active engagement with our consumers, partners and stakeholders. 


Under Mr. Koshanam’s leadership, MHBE continues to innovate, evolve and extend its technology to provide best in class health exchange solution utilizing cloud infrastructure, open-source technology, integrated web and mobile platforms, data-driven solutions, robotic process automation, and artificial intelligence solutions.