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Shahid Alam

Healthcare CXO

Circulo Health

Shahid Alam is a transformational technology, data and analytics leader whose vision and innovations help reinvent companies and power competitive advantage. Whether turning around, innovating or building from the ground up, his ability to create state-of-the-art organizations and high-performance teams fuel business and digital transformations that elevate company performance.

Committed to improving the three major tenets of patient care in the 21st century—Affordability, Quality and Experience— Shahid excels at enhancing healthcare outcomes and delivering superior quality of care while minimizing cost and optimizing P&L at Fortune 500s and startups alike.

Recruited to Circulo Health in 2021 as the fifth overall employee, Shahid has provided the startup with vision and leadership over healthcare product development, resulting in a revolutionary, paradigm-shifting “health plan in a box/app” that promises to dramatically reduce healthcare administrative costs through robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Prior to Circulo Health, Shahid cofounded Core Strategic Alliance (CSA), a boutique consultancy, in late 2020 where he serves as strategic advisor to the healthcare industry and leads initiatives that are generating multimillion-dollar revenue growth for his clients through AI/ML, cloud and digital delivery solutions.

Before cofounding CSA, Shahid served as Senior Vice President, Chief Analytics Officer and CIO for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, where he helped reinvent the company and enhance its market position with game-changing products and services. As a result of Shahid’s efforts, Blue Cross Blue Shield estimates it will reduce Minnesota’s health care costs an astounding 10% by 2025 while dramatically improving customer experience. Prior to Blue Cross, he built and led Centene’s best in class Data Science organization helping to patent new product offerings and add $60B in revenue by effectively repositioning the Fortune 500 health plan provider as a healthcare technology company and market innovation driver.

A thought leader in data, analytics, digital, product innovation and revenue growth, Shahid has built products, organizations and teams from the ground up, reimagined products and services to meet ever-changing market demands and leveraged innovation to transform companies. With a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information science—with distinction and honors— from St. Cloud State University, Master of Health Informatics from the University of Minnesota and Executive Data Science Certification from John Hopkins University, Shahid combines education, experience and leadership to grow companies and drive customer value.

Working in the nation’s largest consumer-governed health system, Shahid learned how to deliver affordable healthcare while gaining deep insight into the entire healthcare ecosystem. His ability to use technology, data and analytics to deliver affordable healthcare, expand membership, grow revenue and directly impact customer experience led to his being named a 2020 TwinCities CIO ORBIE finalist.

A respected industry thought leader and influencer, Shahid provides keynote addresses on data science and predictive analytics, most recently at the Midwest Health IT Summit, frequently speaks on reimagining provider/payer partnerships and champions racial justice and equity in the healthcare system. In addition to serving on the board of Second Harvest Heartland, Shahid is a member of the International Society of Chief Data Officers, Twin Cities CIO and HIMSS