John Petersen is an Associate Principal with The Chartis Group. He has over 20 years of leadership experience in information technology (IT). Mr. Petersen has led various healthcare IT efforts with primary focus toward cybersecurity. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and holds many other related professional certifications. Mr. Petersen's leadership successes include development of an enterprise-wide cybersecurity strategy and related programs for large healthcare systems. Most recently, he has served as a security policy advisor to the Abu Dhabi Department of Health and the security program manager for the establishment of the Abu Dhabi Health Information Exchange (HIE) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Mr. Petersen currently provides cybersecurity advisement and program implementation guidance to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for a regional health system. Prior to joining The Chartis Group, Mr. Petersen served as Director of IS – Assurance and IT Security, ISSO for Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York.