Optum Technical Fellow
Kerrie joined Optum as their first Technical Fellow because of the opportunity and challenge for to contribute to UHG’s mission to help people live healthier lives and make health care work better. At Optum, Kerrie is focused on advancing UHG in several strategic imperatives: Artificial Intelligence with a focus on machine learning and deep learning, IoT, Genomics, Blockchain and Cybersecurity. Kerrie leads the Optum’s Fellow and Distinguished Engineer program.
Previously as VP and CTO of Cisco’s Analytics and Automation Platform, Kerrie’s unwavering passion for learning new technologies and ability to reimagine products into solutions to bring greater customer value is why Cisco asked him to join to mature an analytics portfolio focused on machine learning and streaming analytics.
Kerrie joined IBM as an IT Architect and achieved the company’s highest technical distinctions, IBM Fellow, Master Inventor, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Member of the IBM Academy of Technology. Some of his most rewarding assignments involved chaotic, high-pressure customer situations, wicked technical problems, where his calm temperament, technical prowess brought a team to agreement, provided a viable technical solution and a clear path forward to business outcomes that matter. 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! He is most proud of his work advancing IBM in SOA and his numerous technology projects, many first of a kind, creating customer products.
As a highly sought-after keynote speaker on technology and future trends throughout the world, c-suite executives seek his guidance on technology strategy and adoption. Kerrie is a strategist, consultant, author, inventor, multidisciplinary technologist, IT architect, and software engineer. He has mentored over a hundred people and is often asked to teach his course on, “How to Become a Technical Leader.”
The function of the IoT Community, is to focus on the adoption & application of IoT in commercial environments, seeking to understand & contribute to applying the technology or overcoming the wide variety of barriers, inhibitors, and technical & operational issues. As a member of the board, Kerrie will provide impartial input and guidance to the overall vision, strategy and execution that is helping to shape the current and future direction for the IoT Community, as well as the broader IoT industry.
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