De-Risking the Cloud: What Paragliding Taught Me About Healthcare Privacy, Security, and Compliance

Just as it's necessary to think about security before throwing yourself into the clouds when paragliding, the same holds true for large healthcare organizations migrating data to the cloud. Whether it's your first 'flight' in the clouds or you've been gliding for a while, there are security and compliance best practices that will keep you from crashing. In this session, the presenter will draw upon his 20-year experience with paragliding best practices such as, risk management, pre-flight safety checks, proper training and ability to assess your environment, and translate how that maps to the privacy, security and compliance for healthcare as it adopts and scales on the cloud!


Suhas Kelkar

Chief Product Officer

Suhas Kelkar has more than 20 years of success architecting and building scalable enterprise applications. He started his career as a hands-on full stack developer and evolved into a well-rounded executive with deep product management expertise, technology incubation skills, and customer experience acumen. He has worked with CxOs across North Americas as well as Asia Pacific enterprises. Suhas is also passionate about academia and has taught OOP, C++ and Java certificate courses at the University of Washington, Seattle. Suhas has seven USPTO patents in the area of Cloud Computing.

Prior to ClearDATA, Suhas was Vice President of Product Security and Quality, Office of the CTO at BMC Software. His 10 years at BMC included roles as CTO for Asia Pacific, VP Application Security, VP Executive Briefing program and VP Incubation/Innovation labs. Prior to BMC, Suhas has worked at Rational Software, Serena and Philips Medical systems in roles including VP of Product Management and Sr. Director of Research and Development. He also co-founded a social impact startup that won a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant.

Suhas holds a M.S. in Robotics from the Center for Intelligent Machines and Robotics (CIMAR) at the University of Florida. He also earned an MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology.