Inderpal Bhandari is Vice President of Knowledge Solutions and Chief Data Officer, responsible for appreciating the business value of Express Scripts strategic data assets and for maximizing the utility of the companys data and its readiness to respond to emerging competitive pressures and market trends. In this role, Bhandari creates products that transform data into insight and knowledge.In addition, Bhandari is responsible for several enterprise-wide, data-related shared services. These include ad-hoc analytics and data mining to inform business strategies; reporting; procurement and governance of analytical resources; data governance; data quality and stewardship; clinical intelligence; drug, patient, and physician data.Prior to the Express Scripts acquisition of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. in April 2012, Bhandari also led legacy Medcos Agile Enterprise strategy team, serving as the business owner of the data strategy.Before joining Medco in December 2006, Bhandari served as the CEO of Virtual Gold, Inc, a data mining software and business consulting company he founded in 1997. From 1990 to 1997, Bhandari was a member of the research staff at the IBM Watson Research Center, where he won several prestigious awards for his pioneering work in data mining algorithms and their successful application to IBM's businesses. Bhandaris business and technical contributions have been featured in both technical journals and mainstream media, and he has been invited to make keynote presentations at several prestigious conferences.Bhandari studied electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, where he earned his PhD in 1990, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he earned a masters of science degree in 1985. He also studied electrical and electronics engineering at BITS Pilani in India, where he earned a B.Tech degree in 1983.
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