Kerrie Holley

Technical Fellow, Optum

Kerrie Holley
Kerrie Holley

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The Evolving World of Artificial Intelligence: Lessons for Health
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 • 2:45 PM–4:00 PM

Kerrie Holley joined Optum as their first Technology Fellow focused on advancing United Health Group (UHG) in emerging technologies:  artificial Intelligence (machine learning, graph databases, deep learning and NLP), IoT, blockchain and genomics. Holley leads the UHG technical career path for Fellow, Distinguished Engineer and Principal Engineers roles.

Holley spent the bulk of his career as an IBM Fellow, where he was a Master Inventor and Member of IBM’s Academy of Technology comprised of IBM’s top 300 technologists.  His last assignment was with IBM Research focused on scalable services and cognitive computing.  Prior to his role in research, he was CTO for IBM’s Global Business Services, Application Innovation organization. He is fond of appearing on ABC News and a TED talk to discuss IBM’s Watson the day after its historic debut on Jeopardy!

Prior to Optum, Holley was VP and CTO of Cisco’s Analytics and Automation Platform, focused on maturing an analytics portfolio focused on machine learning and streaming analytics.