Ramin Kouzehkanani is a member of the Executive Team and the Chief Information and Innovation Administrator at Hillsborough County Government in Tampa, Florida. He previously served as the Chief Deputy of Strategic Planning and Technology at the Clerk and Comptroller of the State of Florida’s 13th Judicial Circuit, and at the State of Florida Department of Children & Families as Chief Information Officer & Assistant Secretary, and as Acting Deputy Secretary in the administrations of Governors Crist and Scott. Prior to his State of Florida service Ramin was the Executive Vice president at Genuity Group, LLC, and was responsible for the consulting firm’s Government and Healthcare verticals.
Ramin served as senior advisor to Assistant Secretary George Sheldon at the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children & Families, the State of Illinois Department of Children & Family Services, and the State of Florida Department of Children and Families and its Community-Based Care agencies, and is currently serving as principal advisor to Health & Human Services agencies on the implementation of Federal rules through the establishment of strategic roadmaps for interoperability of data systems and processes, data exchanges, and statistical modeling in Child Welfare and Human Services.
Ramin holds a BSc in Computer Science and Statistics from the University of Brighton in Brighton, England, and an MBA from Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Ramin was a visiting professor at Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida, between 2000 and 2008 and has had multiple speaking engagements on various related topics such as Health & Human Services horizontal integration, Child Welfare systems & interoperability, and Cyber Security.