Hakan Kardes, PhD
Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
Alignment Healthcare

Hakan Kardes is senior vice president, chief technology officer for Alignment Healthcare, overseeing data, technology, and artificial intelligence (AI) strategy and execution, delivering best-in-class patient outcomes and experiences. In this role, Mr. Kardes is responsible for data management, engineering, architecture, data science, and AI.

Before joining Alignment, Mr. Kardes was vice president of data science and advanced analytics at Cambia Health Solutions, where he headed up the Data Science, Engineering, Product, and Analytics division. He provided strategic direction for Cambia’s data strategy and contributed to its transformation from a traditional health plan to a consumer-centric total health solutions company. Before joining Cambia, Mr. Kardes was a principal data scientist at Intelius and was responsible for building their proprietary data and insights engine that powers over 80% of the people’s background search market in the United States.

Mr. Kardes holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Bogazici University in Turkey and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Nevada, Reno. He has published over 15 papers and holds several patents.