Venkat Koshanam

Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

Mr. Koshanam is an excellent Information Technology Leader with passion for bringing transformation and consumer engagement into Government and Public Service, led State IT organization to achieve national recognition for Digital Innovation and Enterprise Automation by CIO 100 in 2019 and 2020, 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 is instrumental in establishing, developing and leading an agile IT organization that rapidly implements cost-efficient health exchange technology solutions to meet policy mandates, enhance consumer engagement and excel in operations. Mr. Koshanam developed and inculcated a high-performing and supporting team culture that led to the transformational technological journey from a barely functional exchange solution to a robust digital platform delivering high value and active engagement with consumers and partners.

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 operations, robotic process automation, and artificial intelligence solutions.