Chief Digital Officer and Senior Vice President for Technology Innovation and Consumer Experience
Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
Neil Gomes (B.Sc., MBA/MMS, M.Ed) is the Senior Vice President for Technology Innovation and
Consumer Experience and Chief Digital Officer at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
System. Neil has worked for the Fortune 500 Tata Group of Companies where he played a
leadership role in building the intrapreneurial startup, Tata Interactive Systems, from 60 employees
to the world’s largest custom e-learning development firm with 650+ employees in less than two
years. Neil left the Tata Group to complete his M.Ed. in Instructional Design at the University of
South Florida (USF) whilst progressively working towards the position of Director of eTeaching and
Technology and then the Director of Instructional Design and Training at USF Health. While at USF, Neil’s leadership
and entrepreneurial acumen helped grow a strategic team of application developers, instructional and multimedia
designers, and project managers that generated over $1.5 million in annual auxiliary revenue from research and
external development projects while growing online student enrollment from approx. 200 enrollments in 2002 to
60,000+ enrollments a semester by 2012. While at USF, Neil also began working toward his Ph.D., is currently a Ph.D.
Candidate (ABD), has authored research articles, a book chapter, and delivered several formal research presentations.
At Jefferson, Neil drives digital innovation in healthcare, consumer experience and engagement, training, and
education via teams of application and web/mobile developers, portal solutions developers, simulation and UI/UX
designers, trainers, documentation and digital consumer experience specialists, instructional designers, e-learning
developers, and IT support specialists. Neil also helps define innovation strategy and design innovation development
programs via Jefferson’s Innovation Team. Recently, he helped secure a $15+ million donor grant from the Bernie
Marcus Foundation to develop a high-tech, consumer-centric, integrative health center at Jefferson and also launched
a pioneering collaboration with the IBM Watson IoT team on developing "cognitive concierges" for hospitals. Neil
serves as Associate Editor of the Journal for Healthcare Transformation and is a contributor toward the book: We CAN
fix Healthcare, the Future is NOW. Neil is also a speaker, agile aficionado, and digital innovation evangelist.