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Wendy Batchelder Appointed as SVP & Chief Data Officer at Centene Corporation

Centene Corporation, a prominent worldwide healthcare organisation, has recruited Wendy Batchelder as Senior Vice President and Chief Data Officer, in a strategic move to strengthen its data-driven efforts.

Centene Corporation, a prominent worldwide healthcare organisation, has recruited Wendy Batchelder as Senior Vice President and Chief Data Officer, in a strategic move to strengthen its data-driven efforts. This appointment demonstrates Centene’s commitment to using data to drive growth, improve operational efficiency, and provide cost savings.

Track Record of Excellence

Wendy Batchelder has extensive expertise from her prior positions at Salesforce, VMware, Wells Fargo, Aviva USA, KPMG, and Ernst & Young. Batchelder flourished at Salesforce as Chief Data Officer and SVP of Global Data Governance, ensuring that the organisation had access to the appropriate data at the right time and with the right controls. Her stay at VMware saw her lead the automation, data science centre of excellence, business insights, and analytic solutions, resulting in a worldwide effect of more than $1 billion each year.

Her career in data leadership has been defined by a persistent emphasis on using automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data-driven solutions to tackle challenging business challenges. Batchelder’s ability to swiftly alter and develop enterprises demonstrates her strategic vision and technological acumen.

Educational Foundation and Professional Recognition

Batchelder earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems from Miami University and a master’s degree in Accounting from Drake University. To further her knowledge, she received an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) from the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business and a Corporate Director Certificate in Board of Directors and Corporate Governance from Harvard Business School Executive Education.

Her achievements have not gone unnoticed. Batchelder was chosen to CDO Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Data Leaders 2023 List, and DataIQ named him one of the top 100 Data Professionals in the United States for the third year in a row. These awards recognise her influence and leadership in the data sector.

Wendy Batchelder’s appointment as Senior Vice President and Chief Data Officer at Centene Corporation marks a significant step forward in the company’s pursuit of data-driven excellence. Batchelder’s broad expertise, strategic vision, and dedication to harnessing cutting-edge technology position her to lead Centene into a future where data drives decision-making, operational efficiency, and cost control. Her leadership will definitely shape the next chapter of Centene’s success, assuring the company’s continued leadership in the healthcare market.

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Anshika Mathews
Anshika is an Associate Research Analyst working for the AIM Leaders Council. She holds a keen interest in technology and related policy-making and its impact on society. She can be reached at anshika.mathews@aimresearch.co
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