AI Mentors E28: Kenneth Schwartz, VP of Innovation and Analytics at HealthFirst


Welcome to episode 28 of AI Mentors, the podcast that helps you pave the way for a successful career in the world of Data Science and AI.

Powered by Alldus International the premium AI Workforce Solutions, our top consultant’s interview AI Leaders and Data Scientists from around the world about their personal journey to becoming a front-runner in AI. Guests offer practical advice to those interested in becoming a leader in Data Science.

Today's guest is Kenneth Schwartz, VP of Innovation and Analytics at HealthFirst. Healthfirst is a provider-sponsored health insurance company that serves more than 1.4 million members in downstate New York. Healthfirst offers top-quality Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, Child Health Plus, and Managed Long Term Care plans for their customers.

Kenneth is responsible for Healthfirst's Analytics Delivery, Data Science and Advanced Analytics teams by delivering insights that improve the health of New Yorkers. They are building capabilities in machine learning, text analytics and graph analysis that combined within a great user experience become first-class Data Products that empower business users throughout the company.

In the show, Kenneth will discuss:

How he transitioned into a career in tech and data science 

The interesting work he does at Healthfirst 

Challenges of working with legacy data 

The benefits they are making to people’s lives 

How to make the most out of AI and Data Science in your business 

To find out more about Kenneth and his work at Healthfirst, check out the website You can also follow them on Twitter @HealthfirstNY and connect with Kenenth on Twitter and Linkedin.

What were your key learns from Kenneth's podcast? What takeaways did you gain from the show to help in your AI and Data Science aspirations? I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment below.

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