Jim Nasr - HETT 2020

Jim Nasr

VP of Technology & Innovation

Jim leads the development of OpenPharma: modern, open technology healthcare platform—including: blockchain, open APIs, real-time data services and machine learning—to improve patient outcome and transform life sciences.
Prior to joining Certara, Jim was the Chief Software Architect at the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Jim led a number of initiatives around modernization of CDC’s public health systems, through design and implementation of interoperable software (based on microservices and modern DevOps), data as a service, blockchain and open source software. Prior to CDC, Jim was the CEO and co-founder of Armedia, a technology firm focused on building enterprise solutions for managing unstructured data.

Jim has more than twenty years of experience in the technology industry, with over a decade as a founder/entrepreneur profitably growing Armedia from inception to over 100 employees, and a 5-time Inc. 5000 awardee. Jim has co-authored several technology books, guest lectured for a number of universities and spoken globally at numerous industry events, including many in recent months on modern software development, blockchain and open technologies.

Jim is a Technical Fellow at pioneering digital identity organization EP3 Foundation, co-chair of IEEE Supply Chain/Clinical Trials Technology Implementation, co-chair of (the healthcare standards accreditation) EHNAC Blockchain Workgroup, Architecture Lead for PhUSE Blockchain Working Group, a mentor for the machine learning accelerator Cyberlaunch, and on advisory for a number of technology startups. He has an MBA from the University of Connecticut, a BS in Computer Science and Statistics from Coventry University and resides in Atlanta, GA.