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SANJI FERNANDO is Vice President, Head of the OptumLabs Center for Applied Data Science (CADS). The Center for Applied Data Science (CADS) is a new kind of resource within Optum, focused on the application of new data science methods to solve complex health care challenges faced by United HealthCare and Optum. Specifically, CADS applies breakthrough innovations in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to create software prototypes. Sanji joined UnitedHealth Group in 2014 from Nokia, where he was the Head of Data Science for Nokia’s Cloud Computing Group and HERE, Nokia’s navigation services division. Sanji spent 9 years at Nokia in a variety of roles with Nokia’s Multimedia Division, Nokia Research and Nokia Ventures. Prior to Nokia, Sanji was a co-founder and VP of Engineering of a venture-backed mobile software company, Vettro. Sanji began his career in management consulting. Sanji is a graduate of the Trinity College with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He lives in the Boston area with his wife and three boys. In his free time, Sanji enjoys coaching his sons in Basketball and Baseball.