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Sanji Fernando  

SVP AI and Analytics Platforms, Optum Enterprise Analytics



Sanji Fernando is a senior vice president at Optum. He leads the artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics platforms team for Optum Enterprise Analytics (OEA), supporting the design and development of leading-edge AI models and analytic tools for the enterprise. 

Previously, Fernando was a vice president at OptumLabs® and led the OptumLabs Center for Applied Data Science (CADS), which applied breakthroughs in AI and machine learning to solve complex health care challenges for UnitedHealth Group® (UHG) by developing and deploying software product concepts; was the head of data science for the Cloud Computing Group and HERE, the navigation services division, and worked in a variety of other roles with Nokia; was co-founder and vice president of engineering at Vettro, a venture-backed mobile software company; and was a consultant with Viant and Accenture.