Mike Jacobs is a Technology Fellow and Senior Vice President of Engineering at Optum. Mike currently leads the blockchain initiatives for UnitedHealth Group including Optum and UnitedHealthcare. Mike is a cofounder of the Synaptic Health Alliance, an editorial board member of a peer reviewed health care blockchain journal, an industry thought leader, international blockchain standards contributor, chair of the IEEE 2418.6 Blockchain Subgroup for Provider Information, a member of several UHG Patent Review Boards and a frequent conference speaker.