Vaibhav Bhandari

Software Engineer, Writer, and Consultant in San Francisco, California

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Vaibhav Bhandari is a seasoned software professional with a background in healthcare and cybersecurity. He is currently Head of Product with Lib13 and an author with O'Reilly. Over the last couple of years, he helped create products for funded startups like (blockchain healthcare IT) and Shape Security (cybersecurity). He currently runs a cybersecurity education program called Cyber Defenders. Previously, he has led the software development in various businesses at Optum & Microsoft. At Optum he spearheaded the development of cloud systems around identity in healthcare, secure messaging and clinical data repository. In the Microsoft Health Solutions group, he was involved in creating and developing an ecosystem around Microsoft HealthVault. He helped grow the Microsoft HealthVault partner ecosystem from 17 to over 300 applications and devices in the US and in overseas markets like EMEA and APAC. Vaibhav has spoken at several prestigious conferences including the Open Source Conference, Health 2.0, Strata Rx, and Singapore TechVentures. He is active in the Healthcare IT community and has contributed to National Internet Standards & initiatives like Direct, Meaningful Use, and Blue Button. He is author of an O'Reilly book titled "Enabling Programmable Self with HealthVault".

Vaibhav is a contributing artist to several public art projects one of which was featured in rolling stones magazine. He has an interest in mixology and can often be spotted outdoors cycling, hiking or climbing.