Hakan Kardes is Chief Data Officer of Alignment Healthcare, a Medicare Advantage company focused on providing population health management services to health systems and provider groups across the country. As CDO, he overseas data and AI strategy to drive best-in-class patient outcomes and experiences at lower costs.
Prior to joining Alignment, he was vice president of Data Science and Advanced Analytics at Cambia Health Solutions, where he built and led the Data Science, Engineering and Analytics teams. He provided strategic direction for Cambia’s data strategy and contributed to its transformation from a traditional health plan to a consumer-centric total health solutions company by delivering various innovative data management and AI solutions. Prior to Cambia, Hakan was Principal Data Scientist at Intelius – built their proprietary data and insights engine powering over eighty percent of people background search market in US.
He holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from University of Nevada Reno and BS from Bogazici University in Turkey. He has published over fifteen papers and holds several patents.