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Michael Smith is currently the Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). The AAFP is one of the largest national medical associations with over 120,000 members. During Michael’s 20 year career in the IT industry, he has held various roles in consulting, employment with both private and publicly traded companies, as well as non-profit and association organizations.  His vast array of experience across multiple industries and organizations has given him a unique perspective on how technology can be used as a competitive advantage in the marketplace. As an experienced technology strategist with an extensive executive leadership background, uniquely positions him to meet organizational strategic objectives while enforcing IT execution to achieve greater growth and sustained profitability. Before joining the AAFP, Michael held various positions of increasing responsibility with Thermo Fisher Scientific for 9 ½ years finishing as a Sr. Director, Global IT. Michael was responsible for strategy and technology execution for a number of divisions throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. Prior to Thermo Fisher, Michael was a General Manager and Sr. Managing Consultant for Quilogy, a consulting company. With Quilogy, Michael led a number of multi-year, multi-million dollar engagements around technology strategy and road-map planning, cross-functional implementations and technology advisory services to CEO’s, COO’s and CIO’s.