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Somesh Nigam, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President and Chief Analytics & Data Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

With more than 25 years of experience at major technology, pharmaceutical, medical device and health insurance companies, Somesh Nigam oversees all analytics and data functions at BCBS. He is transforming how the organization gets, stores, analyzes and uses data to improve the health and lives of Louisianians.

Before moving to Louisiana in 2017, Nigam was vice president of Information and Data Governance and Health Informatics with IBM’s Global Chief Data Office.

Before joining IBM, Nigam was senior vice president and chief informatics officer at Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia. Nigam is a sought-after speaker at national healthcare analytics conferences and forums. He earned his Master of Science and doctorate degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor.