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Accessible, affordable, equitable healthcare: something that’s been on all of our minds since we heard the word, “coronavirus”. Is the perfect system achievable, and if so, what does tech have to do with it? Join Janani Pathangi, Latha Budideti, Madhavi Gurijala of UnitedHealth Group as they discuss how digitization is paving the way to a healthcare system that works for everyone.

Tags: healthcare, tech

Janani Pathangi

Bridget Finkeldey

Janani leads the Enterprise Engineering team responsible for driving the tech strategy and execution. Over the last 20+ years, Janani has worked at multiple divisions of Optum and led many enterprise modernization initiatives. She has passion for researching, developing and implementing innovative solutions and onboarded new technologies for enterprise adoption; IoT, Conversational AI/Chatbots, Chaos Engineering, Distributed SQL and Serverless computing. She is also an open source advocate and has spoken in various internal(Optum Dev Days) and external (Kubecon, Open Source North, Rasa Chatbot Dev Summit) conferences.

Latha Budideti

Bridget Finkeldey

Latha leads Enterprise Clinical Platform Core Engineering, Platform Architecture and Experience. Latha migrated to the US as Software Engineer 20 years ago with a Masters in Computer Applications in India. Inspired by many amazing leaders, she developed into a strong leader in Software Engineering. She is passionate about solving complex business problems with technology, developing global teams, and moving the needle in technology transformation. After losing her father in early childhood, Latha was brought up in a matriarchal family where women were decision makers and bread-winners, and she currently advocates for normalizing and creating an inclusive culture.

Madhavi Gurijala

Bridget Finkeldey

Madhavi is leading Engineering strategy to build products and platforms by transforming healthcare into digitalization to serve and respond faster to help people live healthier lives. Certified Healthcare Professional(MBA) with 25+ years of experience working in multiple business segments such as Finance, Transportation and healthcare. Leading enterprise big bets for Optum for enterprise engineering initiatives. Highly motivated ,passionate and inspired by our Vision “ Helping people live healthier lives and helping make the heath system work better for everyone” embracing that, my aspiration is to help set the pace for HealthCare products by becoming a trusted thought leader, led by an example also with knowledge. Driven to be the best and enhancing leadership, technical expertise , building Women leaders, Brand Covets of Teams with Engineering culture to serve to organization.

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