Eugene Kolker, Chief Data Officer, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Eugene Kolker, Chief Data Officer, Seattle Children’s Hospital

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Eugene Kolker is the Chief Data (Analytics) Officer at Seattle Children’s. Eugene has 27 years of experience in multi-disciplinary data analysis, advanced analytics, and modeling and 17 years of experience in management, business, and community development. At Seattle Children’s, he heads the Data and Analytics team, which focuses on leveraging large and complex data to improve quality, safety, and service and drive innovation.

Previously, Eugene was the Founder and President of BIATECH Biotechnology Innovation Center, which was acquired by Seattle Children’s. Currently, Dr. Kolker is an Affiliate Professor at Departments of Biomedical Informatics & Medical Education (Division of Biomedical and Health Informatics) and Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle and an Adjunct Professor at Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Northeastern University College of Science, Boston. Gene has 130 publications in 40 different journals and served as the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of the journals “Big Data” and “OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology”. He also provides advisory and consulting services to multi-disciplinary customers in industry, governmental, academia, nonprofits, and startups, including Gartner’s CDO Advisory Board and NIH’s Scientific Advisory Board of the NIDDK Information Network.

In April 2015, Eugene was honored by the HIMSS members to be one of the top three “Innovators” in their HIT Awards, which recognize industry leaders improving healthcare through technology. In May 2015, he was named one of the “Top 16 data-driven geeks to watch” by HIMSS. In June 2015, one of his papers on integrative analysis of personal biomedical data won the first price in the Metabolites Best Papers Award. In October 2015, Gene was placed into “Top 25 Chief Data/Analytics Officers” by LinkedIn.