Mr. Woody is a 43-year veteran of information technology. He started his career as a software developer working in a number of industries. During the 80’s Mr. Woody was a developer for a Silicon Valley startup that later became the number 3 financial software vendor with software at 600 of the fortune 1000 companies. Mr. Woody currently works for the Duke University School of Medicine serving the last 20 years in a number of roles including Director of Infrastructure and Architecture in the Office of Research Informatics, Associate CIO for Clinical and Translation Research for Duke Medicine, and CIO for the Duke Clinical Research Institute. At Duke, he was responsible for research software functions ranging from global coordination of multi-center clinical trials to site-based research to translational research. In his current role, he is responsible for designing a service-based approach to research problems including Surgery’s 1000 Patient project. Mr. Woody’s focus is to architect world class systems that serve the medical research needs the drive down the cost of research and accelerate the research process while maintaining necessary compliance. Mr. Woody attended school at Virginia Tech and University of Maryland in electrical engineering.