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Karl Hightower

Karl Hightower

Chief Data Officer, Novant Health

Karl leads Novant Health's Information Management, Cognitive Computing, and Analytics efforts. His teams are helping transform the use of Big Data, AI, and Digital Products to deliver remarkable care to the patients and communities they serve. The innovative solutions his teams have delivered allow Novant Health to be positioned to capitalize on the next wave of technologies: Blockchain, WEB 3.0, and Quantum Computing.

Karl utilizes the transformative leadership positions he has held across a diverse set of industries. Industries that include large retail and finance, to energy and energy trading, global telecommunications companies, as well as manufacturing and supply chain; where Karl set strategic direction, created new teams and operating models, and devised and led game-changing initiatives.