Luis Taveras

luistaveras_headshotDr. Luis E. Taveras, Ph.D., serves as the Chief Information Officer of the City of Buffalo. Prior to this position, Dr. Taveras served as the Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President at RWJBarnabas Health, New Jersey’s largest healthcare provider organization. Prior to that, Dr. Taveras served as the Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Hartford HealthCare, the largest healthcare provider in the state of Connecticut.

Prior to moving to his Hartford HealthCare role, Dr. Taveras served as a Partner with the Accenture Outsourcing Growth Platform. As a select member of the Outsourcing Multi-Tower sales team, he was responsible for leading the global pursuit of outsourcing opportunities exceeding $500 million in contract value. Earlier, he managed Accenture’s Products North American Practice with responsibility for outsourcing delivery within the Accenture practice covering the health care, consumer and industrial business segments in North America. He was responsible for managing more than 900 North America-based employees and more than 6,000 support staff globally.

Before joining Accenture, Dr. Taveras served as the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President at St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of N.Y. He served as Senior Partner and Vice President at Computer Sciences Corporation and was responsible for its East Coast health care practice. Prior to CSC, Dr. Taveras was a Member of KPMG Consulting’s health care technology practice. Prior to that, he held a number of leadership positions with IBM’s health care and higher education practices.

Dr. Taveras served as Vice Chairman of the William G. Forbeck Cancer Research Foundation and as a Director for the United Way of Northeastern Connecticut. He also served as the President of the Ortley Beach Voters and Taxpayers Association. Currently, Dr. Taveras serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Buffalo Police Athletic League.

Dr. Taveras earned his Ph.D. at the University of Sarasota, his MBA from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Science from Wesleyan University.