Chief Information Officer, Food and Drug Administration
With over 30 years of IT experience and as FDA’s CIO in the Office of Digital Transformation, Vid Desai leads the agency’s IT strategy, enterprise IT, data management and cybersecurity. His office oversees all FDA IT spending of over $750 million.
One of Desai’s biggest, most recent achievements was the successful development of an enterprise approach to IT, data and cybersecurity modernization. Developing the foundation for this important work while also cultivating a culture of collaboration and confidence for successful outcomes has been truly remarkable, Desai said.
In 2023, Desai and his team are heavily focused on reimagining the possible. With the organization’s culture of confidence and enterprisewide strategic alignment, they’re always working to be ready for whatever comes next.
“I firmly believe that it’s important to prioritize believing in yourself and your capabilities,” Desai said. “When you truly believe in yourself, others will see the same view that you do.”