Sebastian Krolop, M.D., Ph.D., M. Sc. is chief operating and strategy officer for HIMSS, a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of the health ecosystem through information and technology. As a member of HIMSS, Sebastian served on the HIMSS Board of Directors from 2013 to 2017 and as chair of the board in 2017. Krolop began his career as a medical doctor in a university hospital in Germany, working in the anesthesiology department. He progressed further in his career into consulting roles across multiple areas like management, financial services and strategy consulting for life sciences, health care and public services. He worked for the Boston Consulting Group, became partner strategy consulting for Health and Public Services at Accenture, served as partner and vice president at Philips Healthcare Transformation Services and served as a partner strategy and industry lead for life sciences and healthcare at Deloitte. Sebastian’s educational background is vast, having studied medicine both in the U.S. and in Germany. He holds a doctoral degree in pediatric surgery and a master’s degree in healthcare management and economy.