Rick Hamilton

Distinguished Engineer, Optum

With expertise in Cloud, IoT, Blockchain, and Machine Learning technologies, Rick Hamilton is an Optum Distinguished Engineer, and the most prolific inventor in IBM history. He is currently recognized as the 21st most prolific inventor in world history, with over 875 issued US patents. Rick now works broadly across UnitedHealth Group’s strategic imperatives, including a number of emerging technologies, to help people live healthier lives and make healthcare work better. Previously, Rick served as the Client Innovation Leader for IBM’s Watson IoT Division, developing novel uses of learning systems in the ambient environment.