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Gary Cao named Akron Children’s Hospital’s vice president of enterprise analytics

04-15-2021 (Akron, Ohio)

Ge (Gary) Cao has been named to the new position of vice president of enterprise analytics at Akron Children’s Hospital.   

Cao joined the hospital April 1. In his new role, he will oversee the hospital’s data and analytics strategy in support of its strategic imperatives and goals and will work to build, lead and develop a data and analytics enterprise team. 

He has held a variety of executive positions within the analytics field. He joined Akron Children’s after serving in data and analytics leadership roles with Anthem, IXI Corporation, Cardinal Health and most recently U.S. Venture, Inc., where he led the strategic transformation initiative and team on data and analytics.   

Cao holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Peking University in Beijing, China. He also earned a master of arts degree in economics from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, a master of science in engineering degree on technology management from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's in business administration from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.  

He was awarded “Industry Leader” in the Analytics Hall of Fame in 2019 and is a frequent speaker and advisor for the International Institute for Analytics and the MIT Chief Data Officer and Info Quality Symposium. 

Cao and his wife currently reside in New Albany, Ohio, but plan to relocate to the Akron area soon.