Alexander Hughes

Alexander Hughes

Director of Platform Security Strategy & Execution, Kaiser Permanente

Alex has 15 years of experience in product and business management at technology-based firms in diverse fields, including health care, the military, international banking, and mass market consumer at companies such as Salon, CNET, Wells Fargo, and the Royal Bank of Scotland group. He currently guides Kaiser Permanente's engagement with critical emerging technologies such as Mobile, Cloud, and Big Data with a recent focus on technology creation. In 2014, he filed two new patent applications drawn from his original Mobile Made Easy solution design, which won Kaiser Permanente's Technology Risk Office Innovation Challenge in 2012. In March 2015, he was awarded patent 8,984,607 for his work in transactional authentication design. Alex has degrees from Oxford University's Said School of Business, University of California at Davis and holds CISSP and GCIH certifications.