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Venkat Koshanam

Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
Venkat Koshanam is the CIO for the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE), the state’s health insurance marketplace (HIX) under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010. Mr. Koshanam oversees all technology for the organization, including online and mobile marketplaces, customer support and case management systems, and integration with Federal Systems, State Agencies and Health Insurance Carriers.

Mr. Koshanam has fostered Business & IT collaboration and works closely with Business Leaders and the MHBE board in realizing strategic goals. He oversaw the open source technology transformation of MHBE and has championed the implementation of the only comprehensive Integrated Digital platform for HIX nationally that has dramatically increased customer engagement, empowered the business and reduced call center load.

Mr. Koshanam has previously had diverse experience managing multi-million-dollar budgets in leading both technology and project management organizations. He holds multiple degrees in technology and management, and an advanced program management certification from Stanford.