Charles Alessi is the Chief Clinical Officer for HIMSS International. HIMSS is a global voice, advisor and thought leader of health transformation through health information and technology with a unique breadth and depth of expertise and capabilities to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of health, healthcare and care outcomes. As Chief Clinical Officer for HIMSS International, Alessi leads relationship-building efforts among HIMSS’s various international clinician-focused communities; furthering HIMSS's position as a thought leader in the health industry and supporting both the vision and understanding of information and technology’s roles in the advancement of health and care. Before joining HIMSS in 2018, Alessi has acted in numerous external positions for governments and executive agencies on a national and international level. Alessi brings more than 25 years of experience in global healthcare policy and clinical practice to HIMSS. Most recently, he chaired the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC), has served as an adjunct research professor for Clinical Neurosciences at the Schulich School of Medicine for University of Western Ontario Canada, and as executive director of the Global International Care Delivery Alliance. Alessi is also the senior advisor for Public Health England, leading national policy implementation, productive healthy aging and is currently contributing to the global World Health Organization guidelines for dementia risk reduction. Alessi has also contributed his expertise to multiple international publications such as the British Journal of General Practice, addressing topics such as health and social care contract and health policy. He has lectured and led keynote addresses for healthcare engagements taking place on every continent (except Antarctica).