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Sanji Fernando

Vice President, Optum Labs Center
UnitedHealth Group

Sanji Fernando is the Vice President and Head of the OptumLabs Center for Applied Data Science.  Sanji and his team are responsible for developing new software products implementing the latest innovations in big data technology and machine learning.  Selected products are then developed and advanced for potential launch in the market. Before joining OptumLabs, Sanji was Head of Data Science at Nokia’s HERE’s Cloud Computing Group.  The Data Science team was responsible for launching the first Big Data computing cluster at Nokia to analyze user activity and engagement.  Previously, Sanji held positions in Nokia’s Advanced Business Development team and Nokia Research.  Sanji started his career with Nokia as Portfolio Manager at Innovent, Nokia’s early stage venture fund.  Before Nokia, Sanji was a co-founder of Vettro, an enterprise mobile application company, as well as consultant at Viant and Accenture.

Sanji Fernando