Bayardo Alvarez is Director of Information Technology for Boston PainCare Center, an interdisciplinary practice focusing on the treatment and research of chronic pain. Among his responsibilities is overseeing Boston PainCare Center's cybersecurity program. Bayardo has served in the healthcare industry for over a decade. He has over 30 years of experience in information technology in various other industries including telecommunications, time during which he helped design and implement some of the first Internet Service Provider networks in Latin America. Bayardo is a member and the current chair of the HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee.