Dr Kevin Ross
Job Title: Director of Research
Company: Precision Driven Health, Orion Health
Dr Kevin Ross is Director of Research at Orion Health, a global healthcare platform advancing population health and Precision Medicine solutions for personalised care across the entire health community. He heads up Precision Driven Health, an award-winning $38m public-private research partnership applying data science and analytics to enable precision health solutions. He is founder and chair of the New Zealand Analytics Forum, a group of over 2,000 professionals committed to learning and sharing best practice analytics. Prior to joining Orion, he was Chief Scientist of Optimisation Modelling at Fonterra, where he led the development of analytics capability for product mix, asset investment and forecasting for New Zealand’s largest company. He was previously Associate Professor of Technology and Information Management at the University of California Santa Cruz, and a Principal Consultant for PA Consulting Group. He loves introducing new analytics approaches to many sectors, and has worked across telecommunications, air traffic, energy and public service organisations. Dr Ross holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University in Management Science & Engineering, and a BSc(Hons) from the University of Canterbury in Mathematics.
From idea to value – How to make data actionable? Identifying the main challenges of a data project and why value is first. Evaluate the (data) innovators dilemma: pull vs push? Technology driven vs business driven? Designing and adopting with ‘fast-fail’ to move forward and monetise data assets.