Speaker Bio

Bernardo Mariano Junior
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Director, Digital Health & Innovation, Chief Information Officer (CIO)
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Bernardo Mariano Junior is the Director of the Department of Digital Health and Innovation, and the Chief Information Officer of WHO. He is responsible for setting and maintaining the vision and direction of WHO's strategy of health in the digital age. As CIO, he ensures that WHO's digital transformation enhances the organization's collective performance and efficiency to deliver the 'Health for all' global development agenda.

Prior to joining WHO, Mr. Mariano held senior managerial positions in the International Organization for Migration as Senior Regional Adviser for Sub-Saharan Africa in the office of the Director-General, Chief Information Officer/Director, Information & Communications Technology, and Regional Director for East and Southern Africa.