Monday 09/21/15

Aman Bhandari

Aman Bhandari runs corporate partnerships focused on data, technology and innovation at Merck & Co. Prior to Merck, Aman worked on President Obama’s Tech Team at the White House and was also a senior researcher at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  While in government he played a critical role in the implementation of the President’s Open Data and Open Government initiatives. His work in the health sector served as a blueprint for open data efforts across sectors and for initiatives such as the Presidential Innovation Fellows program. Aman has advised data, tech and innovation initiatives from the World Bank, USAID, Academy Health, Harvard, Cornell, Ashoka Foundation, Knight News Foundation, Prebacked Ignition Health, SXSW Health and others. He holds a PhD in health policy research from the University of California, Berkeley.