Avery Cloud is a thirty-five year veteran in the field of business information management. He began his information technology career in global manufacturing and consumer products and after thirteen years moved into healthcare information management. He learned information technology from the ground up, starting in computer operations and eventually becoming a vice president of Chief Information Officer (CIO). He has been widely published in industry trade journals and spoken frequently in industry forums. He is the recipient of several awards, most recently one of Computer World Magazines Premier 100 CIO's.