Joe McCannon is co-founder and CEO of the Billions Institute. He was previously an Obama Administration appointee, serving as Senior Advisor at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Before that, he was Vice President and faculty on large-scale improvement at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), leading the organisation’s major domestic initiative to improve patient safety, the 100,000 Lives Campaign, and starting its work in Africa. He has supported large-scale transformation in several nations, including Canada, Denmark, England, Japan and South Africa, and consulted on the topic of a number of organisations, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Health Organisation. He has also served on committees of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and the National Academies. He is a graduate of Harvard University and was a Reuters Fellow at Stanford University.