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Make Data Work
Oct 15–17, 2014 • New York, NY
Eugene Kolker

Eugene Kolker
Chief Data Officer, Seattle Children's


Eugene Kolker is Chief Data Officer at Seattle Children’s which consists of the Hospital, Research Institute and Foundation. Dr. Kolker has over 25 years of experience in multi-disciplinary data analysis, predictive analytics and algorithm development. At the Hospital network, Dr. Kolker and his team of data scientists provide analysis services aimed at improving care and reducing costs. With nearly 60 subspecialties and inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and multiple other services, Seattle Children’s is consistently ranked among the nation’s best children’s hospitals. In addition to Dr. Kolker’s work at the Hospital, he also has active research at the Research Institute, ranked among top five in the US. His projects are supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Robert B. McMillen Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and Seattle Children’s Research Institute.


2:35pm–3:15pm Thursday, 10/16/2014
Business & Industry
Location: 1 E14/1 E15
Eugene Kolker (Seattle Children's)
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This discussion touches on the human response to analysis results, especially when they do not support long held beliefs and how this effects organizational change. This discussion also focuses on Predictive Analytics best practices, team skills, and a review of what it takes to build a sustainable Predictive Analytics program. Read more.
3:25pm–4:05pm Thursday, 10/16/2014
Office Hour
Location: Table F
Eugene Kolker (Seattle Children's)
Not only does Eugene have some valuable experience with predictive analytics, he’s also done a deep forensic look at success and failure in predictive analytics for healthcare. Come by and learn his insights on how to consider costs and organizational readiness to justify change, and how to complement analytics with best business practices, project management, and communication. Read more.