Michelle Nix, Vice President for Technology Risk Management within the Technology Risk Office at Kaiser Permanente, is a highly accomplished change leader with 18 years of experience in quality, risk management and information security in the healthcare technology space. Michelle has led several multi-year large-scale transformation initiatives. By working closely with key stakeholders across Kaiser Permanente, Michelle and her team have successfully built and transformed large, cross company programs like vendor risk management as well as previously siloed IT compliance, technology risk controls and monitoring capabilities into integrated, value-based functions. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Michelle held IT leadership roles at McKesson Corporation, Paypal, and Juniper Networks.

A highly sought-after speaker and contributor on the topic of leading transformational change, Michelle has been featured in Inc. Magazine and keynoted on several stages including the Argyle Forum, MetricStream, Evanta CISO Summit and Executive Women’s Forum. In 2008, after seven years of service, she concluded her work as co- chair of the California Office of Health Information Integrity (CalOHII) Privacy Steering Committee. In 2011, Michelle received the Executive Women’s Forum and CSO Magazine’s “Women of Influence Award” for Corporate Practitioner.

Michelle holds a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Biology and Biopsychology from University of California in Santa Barbara and holds many security, risk and IT certifications.