Marketing Director, Optum
David Jackson brings more than 20 years of experience in healthcare from both the provider and the payer perspective. As Vice President, Managed Analytics, he currently leads Optum’s end-to-end managed analytics services offerings, including full outsourced analytic solutions for both payer and provider clients.
Prior to joining Optum, David spent 8 years at IBM Watson Health and its predecessor companies. As Vice President of Professional services, he led a provider analytics and consulting services organization that leveraged IBM Watson Health assets to help hospitals and health systems respond to various business challenges in the current healthcare environment.
In addition, David previously served as the director of health care analytics for Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, where he led corporate analytics and business intelligence initiatives. Most notably, David led the growth and development of analytics in the organization from a small team of analysts to a diverse and recognized discipline that spanned most health plan key business functions.
David holds a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of South Carolina, in Columbia, South Carolina and a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Bio updated March 2021
Tushar Mehrotra is SVP of analytics for OptumInsight, Optum’s $12B business providing solutions and services to enhance decision-making and improve value across the health care system. In his role he oversees analytic product, services, and data assets – he is responsible for the product and data strategy across the Payer, Provider, Life Sciences, and State Government markets. He also leads the analytics solution and delivery teams as part of Optum’s Market Performance Partnerships, encompassing 10+ year partnerships with health systems.
Prior to joining Optum, Mehrotra spent seven years at McKinsey & Company in Washington, D.C. He was one of the core leaders in the North America Digital and Analytics practice for health care. He has published articles on health care digital and analytics topics and has served on panels and roundtables with leaders in the industry.
Mehrotra earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in electrical engineering, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in strategic management and finance.
Bio updated December 2021