Vaibhav Bhandari is a seasoned software professional with quirky interests in mixology, mountaineering and bicycle touring. He is currently Director of Product Management with Optum, a subsidiary of United Health Group, and an author with O'Reilly.
Previously, he has led the software development in various businesses at Microsoft. In 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 US and in overseas markets like EMEA and APAC.
He 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”, and currently looking for reviewers for the next edition of the book!