Ricky Smith is the President of Innovative Business Technologies, a SOC II compliant Cloud Service Provider and Managed IT Service organization that works primarily with healthcare providers. Prior to IBT, Ricky spent 11 years with the homecare and hospice product group of McKesson Information Solutions. As Director of Technical Services, he became passionate about IT’s ability to facilitate patient care. In addition to 19 years in IT health-care, Ricky spent several years as a systems engineer and telecommunications technician in a high-profile financial and chemical engineering sector. Ongoing research on technology trends, as it relates to healthcare providers, allows him to maintain expertise in data security, compliancy, business continuity, and risk analysis.