Richard D. Daniels is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Kaiser Permanente, one of America's most innovative, integrated health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. With more than 30 years of experience, Daniels is responsible for the vision, strategy and execution of Kaiser Permanente’s information technology, as well as the management of more than 6,000 IT employees.

Daniels is an advocate for the power of patient-centered technology to help develop high-quality, affordable care. Daniels is also a champion of the health care system working together to create interoperable standards, which will ultimately improve care for everyone. Daniels has more than 30 years of shared services and information technology leadership experience. Before joining Kaiser Permanente, he served as senior vice president and divisional CIO for Capital One. In addition, as senior vice president at JP Morgan Chase, he was responsible for maintenance and support for all investor services business applications globally.

Daniels’ broad experience in large, diversified organizations is key to Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan successfully embedding a shared services approach that reaches across the organization to improve service delivery, increase efficiency and improve affordability. Daniels has a bachelor’s of applied arts and sciences degree from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University). In 2007, Computerworld honored him as one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders.