Hakan Kardes
Chief Technology and Experience Officer

Hakan Kardes is chief technology and experience officer for Alignment Health.

In this role, Mr. Kardes oversees data, technology, artificial intelligence (AI) strategy and execution, stars and consumer-centric operations, delivering best-in-class patient outcomes and experiences. He brings 13 years of experience leveraging data science and technology to drive business outcomes.

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.