Joanne Rohde

Joanne Rohde

Joanne Rohde

Joanne Rohde, CEO of Axial Exchange, brings 30 years of relevant experience growing companies using disruptive business models. At Axial, Joanne has already led the company to national recognition, attracting the Mayo Clinic as a business partner and investor, winning the HHS/ONC Transition of Care Contest, and being selected as a company to watch at Morgenthaler’s prestigious DC to VC Conference, while building a client roster of top-tier healthcare organizations.  Selected to speak three years running at Health 2.0’s main conference, Axial is moving the industry to better healthcare outcomes by helping healthcare organizations engage meaningfully with their patients to create new and more successful care models.

Former COO and Director of Health IT Strategy of Red Hat, Ms. Rohde and her team created a new operational and service model that propelled Red Hat through the "J curve" of revenue growth from $100 to $500 million. During her tenure, Red Hat won the coveted "CIO Value Award" four years running.  Red Hat made open source relevant to corporations and governments globally, and changed the software landscape forever, introducing concepts such as the subscription model that are now the mainstays of the software marketplace.  As CIO of UBS Investment Banking IT, she oversaw a $1+ billion annual budget and 1,500 mission-critical systems, and helped globalize an industry that works on information and milliseconds.