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Ivo Nelson
Author, Entrepreneur, and Former CEO

Ivo Nelson was an early proponent of clinical transformation through technology, which helped his company Healthlink become the world’s largest privately held, provider-focused healthcare technology consulting firm before its acquisition by IBM in 2005. He has participated as an advisor, investor, and CEO in more than nine startups, including Next Wave Connect, Next Wave Health Advisors, and Smart Social Media. He has sat on more than 20 boards, including the boards of Global HealthCare Alliance, Encore Health Resources, and HealthPost. Ivo was named one of the top 50 contributors to the healthcare IT industry by HIMSS; has received the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award; and was the first recipient of the University of Texas Health John P. Glaser Health Informatics Innovator Award. Recently, he founded IVO, an organization focused on promoting authentic business leaders who trust their employees to do the right thing.