Henning Schneider is CIO at the Asklepios Hospital Group, which is one of the leading private operators of hospitals and healthcare facilities in Germany. As head of the medical IT department and later as CIO of the university medical center Hamburg-Eppendorf from 2008 to 2016, he and his team were honored with the first HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 validation of a European hospital. From 2003 to 2008, he succeeded as a program manager at Siemens AG Healthcare Sector, running complex customer projects to improve healthcare processes by integrating clinical workflows with IT and medical devices. Before this, Schneider worked as a senior consultant for e-banking solutions for four years at Siemens Business Services. During his work at Siemens, he won the 2003 Siemens Top Plus award in Dubai for being one of the leading project managers worldwide. In 2015, the CIO Magazine and Computerwoche honored Schneider with the CIO of the Year Award in the innovation category. Born in Hamburg, Germany, he studied computer science and business administration at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg and the University of Hamburg.