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GovCast, produced by GovCIO Media & Research, tells the personal stories of the government and industry leaders transforming the public sector, and the bits and pieces typically not covered by federal IT publications. We’ll share untold stories about how these influencers got to where they are, their passions in and outside of technology and the roadblocks they’ve conquered. You’ll find these stories are not always what you’d expect them to be.

Mar 30, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration has played a large role in the COVID-19 response and is also amid widespread digital transformation. Chief Technology Officer Vid Desai joined the agency two years ago and brings private-sector experience from the health technology industry. Desai observes the similarities of FDA’s tech focus with those in his private industry experiences, discusses how he's driving change from a business perspective to meet the mission, and shares examples of how innovation in data can unlock efficiencies and opportunities for medical devices and the public.