Keynote Speakers

Sid DalalSiddhartha Dalal works at AIG since October, 2013 as Chief Data Scientist, and Sr. VP in charge of advanced R&D that include creation and application of AI technologies to Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing and Sensors/IOT for mitigating risks and disrupting underwriting and claims processes. Prior to AIG, he was the CTO at RAND Corporation, where he pioneered several new AI systems for conducting research. Sid also served as VP of Research at Xerox overseeing their worldwide imaging and software services research, and Bell Labs and Bellcore/SAIC, as Chief Scientist, and Executive Director of Information Sciences Research. Sid has recently taught graduate courses on Machine Learning and Bayesian Inference at Columbia University. Sid received an MBA and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, patents and monographs; covering the areas of machine learning, risk analysis, medical informatics, Bayesian inference, image processing and sensor networks. He was also responsible for creation of technology and founding of Praedicat, Inc., an insurance analytics firm in casualty space that identifies harmful chemicals/drugs through big data and machine learning approaches. Sid is also a member of US Army Science Board, an advisory board of 20 scientists appointed by Secretary of Defense, to advise US Army on technologies. Sid has received several awards including from IEEE, ASA and ASQ. He became Bellcore Fellow and ASA Fellow for his pioneering work on probabilistic risk analysis of Space Shuttle Challenger on behalf of National Academy of Sciences; it resulted in changing NASA risk assessment policy and launching of a major network risk analysis business at Bellcore. It is being taught in high schools and universities.


 Speakers and Session Chairs

Peter Anlyan - photo 2Peter Anlyan, Founder, Anlyan Consulting. As an organizational development catalyst for clients in the information sector, health care, higher education, state and county government, Peter’s work has included aligning leadership teams, strategic planning, training staff in enhanced communications skills and coaching leaders to be more effective team members. In his fifth year as a co-chair of the MITCDOIQ Symposium, Peter’s passion has been exploring the human dynamics elements of data quality. His most recent article is for Cutter Consortium, “The People Leg of the Organizational Stool.”



Randy Bean HeadshotRandy Bean is Founder and CEO of NewVantage Partners, strategic advisors to Fortune 1000 business and technology leaders on data and business innovation.  Randy writes and speaks extensively on the topic of Big Data and the evolving role of the Chief Data Officer.  He is a regular contributor to MIT Sloan Management Review, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and The Wall Street Journal, where he has written a monthly column on Big Data.


Joe Caserta photoJoe Caserta, President, Caserta Concepts. Joe Caserta is a recognized big data strategy consultant, author and educator, and president of Caserta Concepts, an award-winning New York-based innovation technology consulting and implementation firm founded in 2001. His firm specializes in big data analytics, data warehousing and business intelligence, helping clients maximize data value. Caserta’s industry focus areas include higher education, banking and financial services, healthcare, AdTech, and eCommerce, among others. Joe is co-author of the industry best-selling book, “The Data Warehouse ETL Toolkit” (Wiley 2004), a contributor to industry publications and frequent speaker and expert panelist at industry conferences and events. He also serves on the advisory boards of financial and technical institutions and is the organizer and host of the Big Data Warehousing Meetup Group in NYC.


Christina ClarkChristina Clark leads Data & Analytics team within GE’s newly created Digital Technology organization, which redefines the function formerly known as Information Technology (IT).   Her recently formed team is bringing together all data & analytics talent into one team across the company. Their mission is to deliver employees the data they need, faster; to inspire and enable more innovative use of data to drive business outcomes; and to deliver more efficiently and powerfully through a horizontal organization.
Christina started at GE in the Financial Management Program (FMP) with GE Plastics. She then joined GE Corporate Audit staff, the Company’s premiere leadership development program, working across many GE businesses, industries, and countries with a primary focus in financial services in GE Capital. Ultimately, Christina was promoted to Executive Audit Manager for GE Capital.   Christina held leadership positions within GE Capital including finance leader for the Regulatory & Compliance organization and Enterprise Data Leader where she established the first centralized data management function for the Company. Prior to her current role, Christina was Chief Data Officer for GE Power, the first of GE’s Industrial units to name such a role.
A native of Rochester, New York Christina is a graduate of Fairfield University in Connecticut and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.  Additionally, Christina studied abroad in the Netherlands at the University of Maastricht where she focused on economics.  Christina resides in Tarrytown, New York with her husband, son, and daughter.


UCottone Profile Picture v2Ursula Cottone is the Chief Data Officer and leads the Enterprise Data and Information Management Office.  In this capacity she is driving the end-to-end processes for Citizens Bank’s strategic enterprise asset, data. Her leadership role includes:
– Partnering with executive leadership and the businesses of Citizens Financial Group to align an enterprise data strategy and business-unit level data plans with the strategy and priorities of the business.
– Leading the creation of an organizational capability to support the technical and business aspects of our data supply chain to ensure data is treated as an enterprise asset.
– Driving the synchronization of enterprise data initiatives to ensure value across the corporation.
– Executing on a common process for sourcing data, organizing data into a ‘data lake’, replacing an existing customer file with a master data management solution, and implementing a metadata repository.
– Creating and maintaining the data management and quality processes and standards, including the establishment of a data stewardship community.
Ursula received her Bachelor of Science degree in business from Bowling Green State University, her MBA from Cleveland State University and certification from the Stonier School of Banking, while maintaining her Series 7 license.  She is currently on the Board of The Centers for Families and Children.  In addition, she volunteers her time with United Way, Junior League of Cleveland and Cleveland Bridge Builders.


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Pieter De Leenheer is a cofounder of Collibra and leads the company’s Research & Education initiative, including the Collibra University, which offers a range of self-paced learning and certification courses to help data governance professionals and data citizens gain new skills and expertise. Prior to co-founding the company, Pieter was a professor at VU University of Amsterdam and a visiting scientist at several leading universities across the globe, including Stanford. Pieter was a key inventor of the principles and methods underpinning the visionary data governance technology of Collibra. He has authored more than 60 scientific publications, including five books on the topic of data governance and semantics, as well as several technology patents. He holds a Master of Science degree in Artificial Intelligence and a Ph.D. in Computer Science, both from VUB University Brussels.


Kevin Fleet

Kevin Fleet is Vice President of Strategic Services within the Professional Services organization (IPS) at Informatica. In this role, Kevin has global service delivery responsibility for Enterprise Information Management, Technical Architecture, Data Governance, and Business Transformation Solutions.  Kevin’s team is dedicated to ensuring the success of Informatica’s most strategic customers, which is achieved by leveraging the group’s unparalleled experience, industry leading best practices, and world-class solution delivery capabilities.
Prior to joining Informatica in 2011, Kevin was Executive Director of Global Data Management at Pfizer. In this role Kevin was the global lead for data management, with responsibility for developing and delivering shared technology, solutions and support services for data warehousing, data integration, business intelligence, and master data. Kevin also chaired the Pfizer Data Governance Council, and was the de facto Chief Data Officer, responsible for driving data strategy across the Pfizer organization.
Kevin’s technology career spans over 20 years working in both business and technical capacities across various industries including Manufacturing, Technology Services, Life Sciences, and Healthcare. He has a broad and deep technology background, ranging from ERP implementation to database administration, application development, and analytics solution delivery. Kevin holds a BA in Economics from the University of California, San Diego.


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Paul Gillin, B2B Social Media Adviser, Author and Trainer, Paul Gillin Communications. Paul Gillin is a speaker, writer and B2B content marketing strategist who specializes in social media. He is the author of five books and more than 300 articles on the topic of social media and digital marketing. His award-winnin2007 book, The New Influencers, was one of the first to document the disruptive power of individual online voices. Since then he has traveled the world helping organizations understand and use social media to build their brands and strengthen customer relationships. Previously, Paul was a technology journalist for 23 years. He was founding editor-in-chief of B2B technology publisher TechTarget and editor-in-chief and executive editor of the technology weekly Computerworld.


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Todd Harbour is the Chief Data Officer (CDO) for New York State, where he orchestrates work to design and implement a data management regime for the Empire State. Todd’s work includes developing a data governance strategy, framework, and roadmap, defining a unified information architecture, realizing master data, coordinating data sharing, and establish a state-wide data analytics community of practice.
Prior to this role, Todd was a senior federal government official based in the Washington DC metropolitan area, where he led work to establish data strategies, business frameworks, and data management platforms, which helped provide a reliable basis for answering questions from Congress and organizational leaders. Previously, Todd served as senior vice president at FGM Inc., a software and systems engineering corporation in Northern Virginia.
Todd is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Program Management Professional (PgMP), Scrum Master (CSM), and Chief Information Officer (CIO) with the Project Management Institute and National Defense University, respectively. Todd is also a certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) and Data Governance and Stewardship Professional (DGSP) with the Data Management Association (DAMA). Todd currently holds 4 graduate degrees in information systems, project management, business administration, and government information leadership.



Chauncey HoldenChauncey Holden is the Chief Security Officer and Head of Corporate Security and Resilience.
  He has deep expertise in developing and operating security functions and delivering solutions to enhance security while enabling the business and responding to emerging threats.  He brought together the various digital and physical security functions within Citizens to increase their synergies and drive change. Prior to his role with Citizens, Chauncey spent 15 years at Fidelity Investments in a variety of expanding roles including Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Technical Risk Officer.  Chauncey also was the head of IT Audit at Liberty Mutual Insurance for 7 years and started out as a financial auditor where he earned his CPA.


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Vikas Kapoor is chairman and CEO of Mezocliq. Prior to Mezocliq, Vikas was president and CEO of iQor, a technology-enabled global business processing and outsourcing company that was ranked by InformationWeek as one of the 30 most innovative companies in America.
Prior to iQor, he was CEO of Delano Technology and Walker Digital, an incubator of internet businesses, including priceline.com.
Vikas started his career in the technology practice of McKinsey & Company and co-founded Mitchell Madison Group.
He received a BA from Princeton University, an MA in philosophy from Harvard University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. Vikas is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a trustee of the Newport Jazz Festival and on the Board of Directors at the Metropolitan Opera.


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Ed Kelly has over 30 years’ experience in business and information technology. He currently serves as the Statewide Data Coordinator for the Department of Information Resources (DIR). In his role, he works with agencies and institutions of higher education to collaboratively develop data policies, standards, and best practices to improve data governance and integrity statewide.
Ed is also responsible to seek out opportunities for data sharing across government agencies to increase government transparency, reduce duplicative information collection, and improve data management and analysis. Prior to joining DIR, he held positions with the Texas Department of Agriculture as Chief Administrative Officer and with the Texas Department of Public Safety as Chief Information Officer. Ed’s experience includes a variety of roles in the private sector including State Street Bank and Trust Company, Fidelity Investments, Dell Computer, Dell Financial Services, and Unisys Corporation.


MarKrzysko,Markk E. Krzysko, Deputy Director, Enterprise Information, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, US Department of Defense. Mark Krzysko directs acquisition data management and analysis, technical transformation, and shared services efforts to make timely, authoritative acquisition information available to support oversight of the Department of Defense’s major programs—a portfolio totaling more than $1.6 trillion of investment funds over the lifecycle of the programs. Preceding his current position, Mr. Krzysko served as Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (ADUSD) for Business Transformation, providing strategic leadership for re-engineering the Department’s business improvement decision-making processes and leading strategic sourcing and Acquisition process efforts. In the Office of the Secretary of Defense, he also served as Director of the Supply Chain Systems Transformation, championing innovative uses of information technologies to improve and streamline the supply chain process for the Department. Prior to that, Mr. Krzysko led the Defense Procurement & Acquisition Policy office as Deputy Director of e-Business, where he provided oversight and led transformation of the acquisition community into a strategic business enterprise. Prior to that Mr. Krzysko led the Electronic Commerce Solutions Directorate for the Naval Air Systems Command and served in senior-level acquisition positions at the Naval Air Systems Command, including Contracting Officer of F/A-18 Foreign Military Sales, F/A-18 Developmental Programs, and the F-14.


56414Valerie Logan, Research Director in the Data and Analytics group within Gartner Research, where she covers information management strategies, advanced analytics and related change management topics. She is a member of the Office of the CDO (Chief Data Officer) research team. Ms. Logan has more than 24 years of experience, including two decades of global consulting practice management in the information and intelligence domains, and five years of applied experience in the telecommunications industry at both field and enterprise levels. Ms. Logan is an active and passionate thought leader in the areas of information sciences and business intelligence strategies, supporting clients with their information and analytics evolution. She is a natural systems thinker – able to understand and distill complex concepts and systems for general understanding. She is recognized as a pioneer in innovative consulting practices – recognized by Consulting Magazine in 2008 as one of eight top women in global consulting, and most recently recognized as a winner of Gartner’s 2016 Thought Leadership Award for CDO Survey research and leadership development. She is known as an inspiring motivator, genuine advisor and change agent – driven by a passion to synthesize information to solve real-world problems.


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Robert Lutton, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Sandhill Consultants. Robert Lutton runs Sandhill Consultants North America and had been directly responsible for creating an organization that delivers technology, service, products and training in the areas of Enterprise and Data Architecture. Robert has used his vision to develop, market and deliver innovative solutions of exceptional value in the area of Model Driven Enterprise Architecture, Data Design Management and Data Governance to Sandhill customers. Robert has built a highly skilled organization, known in data community for its expertise and responsiveness to its customers’ needs. Sandhill Consultants is recognized as a growing, innovative organization and Robert has been instrumental in this growth. With over 20 years of broad business and technical experience, Robert has enabled Sandhill Consultants in all of its business and operations aspects including, Strategic Planning, Marketing and Sales, Customer Service, and Consulting. Robert continues to guide Sandhill Consultants growth and will continue to lead the organization to expand its reach in every aspect of the business.


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Stuart Madnick, MIT Sloan School of Management. Stuart has been a faculty member at M.I.T. since 1972. He has served as the head of MIT’s Information Technologies Group for more than 20 years. During that time the group has been consistently rated #1 in the nation among business school information technology programs (U.S. News & World Reports, BusinessWeek, and ComputerWorld). He has also been an affiliate member of MIT’s Laboratory for Computer Science, a member of the research advisory committee of the International Financial Services Research Center, and a member of the executive committee of the Center for Information Systems Research.Dr. Madnick is a prolific writer and is the author or co-author of over 250 books, articles, or reports including the classic textbook, Operating Systems (McGraw-Hill), and the book, The Dynamics of Software Development (Prentice-Hall). He has also contributed chapters to other books, such as Information Technology in Action (Prentice-Hall). His current research interests include connectivity among disparate distributed information systems, database technology, software project management, and the strategic use of information technology.He is presently co-Director of the Productivity From Information Technology (PROFIT) Initiative and co-Heads the Total Data Quality Management (TDQM) research program. He has been the Principal Investigator of a large-scale DARPA-funded research effort on Context Interchange which involves the development of technology that helps organizations to work more cooperatively, coordinated, and collaboratively. As part of this effort, he is the co- inventor on the patents “Querying Heterogeneous Data Sources over a Network Using Context Interchange” and “Data Extraction from World Wide Web Pages.”He has been active in industry, making significant contributions as a key designer and developer of projects such as IBM’s VM/370 operating system and Lockheed’s DIALOG information retrieval system. He has served as a consultant to many major corporations, such as IBM, AT&T, and Citicorp.


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James Meng, Senior Fellow, SuperComputer Center, University of California, San Diego, since October 2016. Established a Managerial Data Science Curriculum.

Career History & Accomplishments: Dr. Meng entered the Federal Government’s Senior Executive Service in June 1998 and retired on June 27th, 2015. His major accomplishments are listed in chronological order of positions served.  Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Architectures, Standards and Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Financial Management and Comptroller. 2010 to 2015.  Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics Executive, office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research Development & Acquisition, from 2009 to 2010.  Executive Director, Warfare Systems Engineering Directorate, NAVSEA06B, Washington, DC, and also Chief Systems Engineer, the Navy’s certifying authority of the Strike Force Interoperability from July 2004 – February 2009.  Dual-hatted as the NAVSEA Warfare Centers Work Assignment Executive, and the NAVSEA Warfare Centers Business Executive from 2003 to June 2005. Executive Director, NUWC Keyport Division, NAVSEA NUWC, 2000-2003.  Head of Torpedo Systems Technology Department, NUWC Newport Division 1995-1999.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND:

He earned his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; M.S. in engineering physics from the University of California, Berkley; and Ph.D. in aeronautical engineering from the University of California, Berkley. In 1994, he received a M.S. degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management.


Brian O'ConnellBrian O’Connell, Head of Technology Services, is a seasoned financial services executive with extensive experience in leading organizations and driving change. Before joining Citizens, he worked as an independent consultant to companies in industries including private equity, software and insurance. Earlier, he was the chief information officer at The Hartford Insurance Group and a Managing Director at Accenture. Brian earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Boston College.


Mark Ramsey_HeadshotMark Ramsey, PhD, Chief Data Officer, GlaxoSmithKline. Dr. Ramsey is the Chief Data Officer (CDO) for GlaxoSmithKline plc, reporting to the R&D President. He is responsible for enterprise-wide data governance and utilization of information as an asset, through data consolidation, business intelligence, big data, and advanced data mining. GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) is a multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in London and is the world’s sixth-largest pharmaceutical company. Prior to joining GSK, Dr. Ramsey joined Samsung Mobile as their first Chief Data Officer (CDO), reporting directly to the President. He was responsible for developing an enterprise-wide consolidated consumer data repository, creation of the organization’s first big data platform, the application of data analytics to driven data-driven decision making. Prior to Samsung, Mark held the position of Vice President, Business Analytics & Optimization, Growth Markets for IBM. In this role, he was responsible for setting the strategic direction and operational execution of the IBM Business Analytics & Optimization services division for eight growth markets including South East Asia, India and South Asia, Greater China, Korea, Australia/New Zealand, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa and Latin America. Dr. Ramsey started at IBM in 1995 and was one of the pioneers in the creation and expanded focus on data and analytics. Ramsey was named an IBM Master Inventor in 2010 for filing over 50 patent applications which have thus far resulted in the issuance of 28 patents focused on business intelligence and business analytics. Dr. Ramsey holds a bachelor degree in Computer Science, an MBA with specialization in Computer & Information Security, and a Ph.D. specializing in Applied Computer Science. His dissertation work on Exploring the impact of inferred social networks on the accuracy of churn prediction models in the mobile phone industry resulted in a US patent.


Mike Rollings HeadshotMike Rollings, Research VP with Gartner’s Chief Data Officer Research team. Mr. Rollings covers the strategic use and governance of data, how advanced analytics is transforming business and how to drive enterprise behavior change. Prior to joining the team, he facilitated peer interactions and conducted member-directed research for CIOs of the world’s largest global companies in Gartner’s Research Board. He led studies about driving enterprise agility, using customer experience and engagement to drive competitive advantage, and the impact of machine intelligence on the future of work and outsourcing. He is a winner of Gartner’s 2013 Thought Leadership Award for his examination of the changing IT career and the effects on skills, talent and leadership. His over 30 years’ experience covers strategy, transformation, innovation, human behavior, collaborative organizational change, communication and influence, and cross-discipline effectiveness.


JES Machine Room (MIT)Jim Short is Lead Scientist and co-founder of the Center for Large Scale Data Systems (CLDS) at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. He has taught business strategy, management information systems, and communications at the London Business School, Theseus Institute, and the MIT Sloan School of Management. His current work focuses on topics in data valuation, data analytics and deep learning.  He holds S.B., S.M. and PhD degrees from MIT.


Don Soulsby_HeadshotDonald Soulsby, VP Architecture Strategies, Sandhill Consultants. Mr. Soulsby is Sandhill Consultants Vice President Architecture Strategies. His practice areas include strategic and technical architectures for data management, metadata management, and business intelligence. Mr. Soulsby has held senior professional services and product management positions with large multi-national corporations and software development organizations. He has an extensive background in enterprise architecture and data modeling methodologies. He has over 30 years of experience in the development of operational and decision support applications. He is completing his qualification as an Enterprise Data Management Expert (EDME) with the CMMI Institute. Mr. Soulsby is an excellent communicator and has taught metadata, data modeling and data warehouse courses through public offerings and onsite engagements to corporate clients. Mr. Soulsby is a recognized thought leader who speaks regularly at international industry events, MIT CDO Conferences and DAMA functions.


Derek Strauss

Derek Strauss, Founder, CEO and Principal Consultant of Gavroshe. Former Chief Data Officer at TD Ameritrade for approximately 5 years; was responsible for Data Governance, Data Science & Advanced Analytics, Data Architecture & Management, and Development and Maintenance of Enterprise-class Data Assets. A career of over 3 decades, mainly in the Data Management and Information Resource Management (IRM) fields.  Established Office of the CDO, Data Resource Management, Architecture and IRM Functions in multiple large Corporations.  Established and managed numerous enterprise programs and initiatives in the domains of Big Data, Advanced Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Data Quality Improvement and IRM. Bill Inmon’s Corporate Information Factory and John Zachman’s Enterprise Architecture Framework have been the foundational cornerstones of the above work. Served as VP Programs for DAMA SW Ohio. Active member of MIT’s Chief Data Officer Roundtable and Forum, and Founding Member of the International Society of Chief Data Officers. Co-authored “DW 2.0: The Architecture for the Next Generation of Data Warehousing” Inmon, Strauss and Neushloss (Book published 2008 by Morgan Kaufman, Series in Data Management Systems).


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Brandon Thomas is serving as the Chief Data Officer for Zions Bancorporation.  In this newly created role, he is charged with deploying a data & analytics strategy that bridges business and technology.  His responsibilities include overseeing the data science team, developing a data governance framework, uniting business intelligence, and continuing to strengthen the data management environment.
Prior to this role, Thomas was Director of Financial Operations and Systems for Zions. Thomas started at Zions Bancorp in 2005 and has served in senior positions within Corporate Finance and was a key contributor to the development of stress testing within the Corporation.  Thomas received an MBA from Brigham Young University.


Bruce Tyler

Bruce Tyler is a Vice President with IBM.  He is the global leader of Big Data and Analytics consulting practice.  He is a an accomplished senior business executive with proven track record of enabling Fortune 100 companies make better decisions and optimize performance by combining strategy, information management and advanced analytics to address important and complex business opportunities.
Bruce has with over twenty years of consulting experience with industry experience in: Credit Risk Management, Marketing, Financial Disciplines, Data Management, Business Intelligence and Performance Management, Advanced Analytic Capabilities and sound Program Management. He has directed several financial systems implementation projects through the full life cycle of back office financial systems, decision support, and enterprise information solutions.  He has also performed numerous finance function diagnostic projects that have encompassed the spectrum of financial operations (from fixed assets to management reporting).


Wang, Richard photoDr. Richard Wang, Director, MIT Chief Data Officer & Information Quality Program. Richard Y. Wang is Director of the MIT Chief Data Officer and Information Quality (CDOIQ) Program. He is a pioneer and leader in the research and practice of Chief Data Officer (CDO). Dr. Wang was a professor at MIT Sloan School of Management for almost a decade. He has also served as the Deputy Chief Data Officer and Chief Data Quality Officer of the U.S. Army. He is a recipient of the DAMA International Achievement Award, the German Society of Information Quality Award, and the International Association of Information and Data Quality Award. Dr. Wang received a Ph.D. from the MIT Sloan School of Management.


Ken Yamaguchi

Ken Yamaguchi, MD, MBA, joined Centene in April of 2015 as an Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer. Prior to this position, he was a full-time academic surgeon at Washington University.  He continues to maintain the position of the Sam and Marilyn Fox Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery as part-time faculty and has been named as a Top Doctor in America by Castle Connolly yearly for nearly 20 years.

Dr. Yamaguchi received both a BA and MS from UCLA.  After earning his medical degree with distinction from George Washington School of Medicine, Yamaguchi also completed his residency there and then a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at Columbia University in New York. He then did elbow training at the Mayo Clinic.  He followed this with an MBA at the Olin School of Business at Washington University as well as numerous executive programs at the Olin, Kellogg, and Booth Schools of Business.
Yamaguchi is an author of more than 200 publications and has given more than 150 presentations nationally and internationally. Invited professorships have included Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, Brown, Dartmouth, Peking University and Oxford University.  He has had numerous leadership positions in medicine including: Executive Committees of the American Orthopedic Association and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, Deputy Editor for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Treasurer of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
The recipient of various awards and honors throughout his career, Yamaguchi was selected to complete the American Orthopaedic Association’s prestigious John J. Fahey Memorial North American Traveling Fellowship, recognized with the Thomas M. Coffman Career Development Award from the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, and received the teaching awards numerous times for the Orthopaedic Department.  In 2014 he received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Washington University School of Medicine, given to only one member among the entire school faculty.  In 2014, he received the Ann Donner Vaughn Kappa Delta Award, considered the Nobel Prize for lifetime achievement in orthopedic research.  At Olin Business School, he was voted by classmates to receive the Class Ambassador Medallion Award as the person who best exemplified the values of his class and program.
Dr Yamaguchi has also been active in medical device innovation.  He has worked with Zimmer-Biomet Corp and Tornier Corp (Wright Medical) to help develop highly successful joint replacement systems for both the shoulder and elbow.  Currently, he is the team lead in designing the next generation of shoulder replacement system for Zimmer-Biomet.
As Chief Medical Officer at Centene, his primary responsibilities in the area of Medical Affairs include oversight of: Clinical Policies, Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee, Clinical Programs, Clinical Analytics, Medical Management Operations (Utilization Management and Care Management), Medical Management Systems (support of medical management software), Data Governance and Quality Improvement.
Dr. Yamaguchi has a daughter, Kelli, who is a recent graduate of NYU, Tisch School for the Arts, and a son, Kyle, who is a freshman at Washington University in St Louis.