Keynote Speakers

Innovative ideas, motivational insights and inspirational perspectives from prominent keynote speakers at HIMSS20.

All keynote sessions will be held in the Valencia Ballroom.

Two Parties, One Stage: A Bold Fireside Chat with Political Party Leaders

Friday, March 13, 2020 | 8:30 am – 10:30 am ET

Former Governors Chris Christie (R-NJ) and Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) will share the stage for a fireside chat with bold discussion around health reform and other pressing issues facing American voters during the 2020 campaign. With sparks flying over candidates’ differing views on healthcare policy, expect to gain valuable insights and unique perspectives from both sides of the aisle—heard—and seen—only at HIMSS20.

Chris Christie was inaugurated as the 55th governor of New Jersey on January 19, 2010. He was re-elected with 60% of the vote in November of 2013 and served two terms as governor. He left office in January of 2018.

In November 2013, Terry McAuliffe was elected the 72nd governor of Virginia. As governor, McAuliffe focused on equality for all Virginians—enhancing quality of life and building a new diversified economy that made economic opportunity a right, not a privilege.

Be ready for what’s next. Don’t miss HIMSS20.


Terry McAuliffe
Former Governor of the State of Virginia
Former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee

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Chris Christie
Former Governor of the State of New Jersey

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