Former Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Oracle executive Jerome Labat has joined health care IT provider Cerner Corp. as chief technology officer.
With more than 30 years’ experience in technology and product development leadership at other global Fortune 500 companies, including HPE and Oracle, Labat brings experience in cloud automation, product portfolio strategy, Software-as-a-Service deployment and other critical engineering expertise.
Labat’s technology know-how, global management experience and technical depth makes him a great fit for Cerner, said Chairman and CEO Brent Shafer.
“Jerome’s deep technology expertise, global management experience and technical depth makes him an excellent fit for Cerner,” Shafer said. “His background directly aligns with key priorities including delivering Cerner’s next-generation cognitive platform and accelerating the speed of Cerner’s technological innovations that meaningfully benefit our clients around the globe.”
As CTO, Labat will lead efforts to strengthen Cerner’s technology focus and accelerate cloud-enabled SaaS platforms and solutions. He will leverage his experience with cloud technology to deliver integrated cognitive functionality based on artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Labat was previously CTO for HPE Software and led the cloud automation business. For 20 years, he was vice president of infrastructure automation and development operations at Oracle. Most recently, Labat served as CTO at Micro Focus International plc.
Labat said he now has the opportunity to help shape future health care.
“Every Cerner associate I’ve met so far has shown they’re working to make a difference in health care and is a true advocate for the company’s mission,” he said. “I look forward to combining the team’s incredible capabilities and knowledge with my experiences to meaningfully shape tomorrow’s health care.”