Jude Soundaragan, JD

Exexcutive Director, Health IT
Social Security Administration
Jude Soundar is the Executive Director, Health Information Technology, for the Social Security Administration. Previously, he served as an Associate Deputy General Counsel and ethics counselor for the Army Office of the General Counsel where he focused on financial compliance and ethics. Jude has also served as a policy advisor for the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. In addition to his civilian position, Jude serves as a Major in the Army Reserve Judge Advocate General’s Corps. In his military capacity, he regularly travels to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to teach ethics and advise on conflict mineral issues. Before entering public service, Jude was a Senior Compliance Officer at JPMorgan Chase, concentrating on banking compliance, internet and technology issues. Jude also advises early stage technology companies, including 8tracks, a leading streaming audio mobile application. Before practicing law, Jude worked as a database administrator for ABN-AMRO and Grant Thornton with a concentration on Sybase, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server. Jude’s experience in traditional databases lead to his interest in blockchain, artificial intelligence, and big data. Jude received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois, and a J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a Fellow in the Truman National Security Project, a Board Member of the Filipino Veterans and Recognition and Education Project, and The Unforgotten Fund, which assists waste pickers in developing countries.