David Nelson, M.S., is an Executive Director at IBM Watson Health where he leads global government strategy and market development. Mr. Nelson has 30 years’ experience working with government agencies, industry leaders, providers, and insurers. Mr. Nelson’s work examines how provincial and state health and social services agencies, and federal agencies involved with health policy development and delivery, can optimize operations, inform policy and best serve their stakeholders. IBM Watson Health works with health and human services agencies in over 40 states in the U.S., U.S. federal healthcare agencies, and in 18 countries around the world. Prior to joining IBM Watson Health, Mr. Nelson held leadership positions with The Advisory Board Company, Gemini Consulting, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and Henry Ford Health System. Mr. Nelson received an M.S. from Harvard University and a B.A. from Michigan State University.