Hartford Business Journal

April 23, 2018

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www.HartfordBusiness.com • April 23, 2018 • Hartford Business Journal 3 Newsmakers EDITORIAL Greg Bordonaro | Editor, ext. 139, gbordonaro@HartfordBusiness.com Gregory Seay | News Editor, ext. 144, gseay@HartfordBusiness.com Matt Pilon | News Editor, ext. 143, mpilon@HartfordBusiness.com John Stearns | Staff Writer, ext. 145, jstearns@HartfordBusiness.com Joe Cooper | Web Editor, ext. 127, jcooper@HartfordBusiness.com Stephanie Meagher | Research Director Heide Martin | Research Assistant Steve Laschever | Photographer BUSINESS Joe Zwiebel | President and Publisher, ext. 132, jzwiebel@HartfordBusiness.com Donna Collins | Associate Publisher, ext. 121, dcollins@HartfordBusiness.com Amy Orsini | Events Manager, ext. 134, aorsini@HartfordBusiness.com Shannon Vincelette | HBJ Office and Events Coordinator, ext. 122, svincelette@hartfordbusiness.com David Hartley | Sr. Accounts Manager, ext. 130, dhartley@HartfordBusiness.com Christopher Mazzaia | Sr. Accounts Manager, ext. 128, cmazzaia@HartfordBusiness.com Kristen P. 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Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin on his decision not to run for governor. Tej Anand | Chief Data Officer, CareCentrix By John Stearns jstearns@HartfordBusiness.com Hartford-based CareCentrix, which oversees homecare service and equipment providers on behalf of insurers, launched a program in January training military veterans for data-analysis roles, injecting the company with new perspectives while providing employment op- portunities for vets. Vets for Data, developed with New York nonprofit Workforce Opportunity Ser- vices, has been professional- ly and personally rewarding, said Tej Anand, chief data officer at CareCentrix. The first cohort has injected CareCentrix with fresh talent, trained specifically on data and ana- lytics, Anand said. "It's been a real honor to work with these col- leagues and to offer them this opportunity to launch their career in a new direction," he said. Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS) found the vets for CareCentrix and the two developed a training program and trained four vets in CareCentrix's Stamford office over five weeks. The vets are now consultants for CareCentrix and full-time WOS employees. After six months, CareCentrix, which has about 500 workers in Hartford, can hire them full time, Anand said. Why did you start the program? We are working hard to rethink the way health care is delivered. Our goal with the program was to infuse the organization with colleagues whose experience in the armed services would provide a fresh approach to revolutionizing health care. What's the competition for hiring data analysts? While the competitive landscape for hiring data analysts is challenging, our main motiva- tion was to create opportunity for veterans; build on their strengths — leadership, discipline, criti- cal thinking; and train individuals to do analysis based on an approach that integrates critical thinking as the leading component (this is differ- ent than what's taught in many universities). Tell us something about you many people don't know. I am passionate about making insights from data available to people without the minutiae of underlying math. In 1989, I joined a few col- leagues and imagined the field of data mining and knowledge discovery in databases. This com- munity blossomed and pioneered what's now known as data science. Since about 1994, I have worked in health care, where I believe the poten- tial of using data to make a difference in lives is the most pronounced. 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