Pamela Peele, Ph.D., is the Chief Analytics Officer at UPMC Insurance Services Division and UPMC Enterprises. She is responsible for creating innovative analytics that drive financial and clinical performance including economic modeling, predictive modeling, statistical analysis and machine learning. Prior to joining UPMC in 2006, Dr. Peele was the Vice Chair of the Department of Health Policy & Management at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. She currently holds faculty appointments in the Graduate School of Public Care at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and an elected fellow of the Centre for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organizations in Montreal, Canada. She has numerous published articles and book chapters. She was the first person chosen by IBM as an IBM Big Data Hero and was voted the 2014 IT News Men & Women of the Year as a top innovator in health care analytics.