George Heintz

Assistant Director for Health Data Analytics
Health Care Engineering Systems Center

George is the Director for Health Data Analytics Initiative of the College of Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He focuses on identifying, developing, and delivering data science projects to advance clinical and medical research with our clinical partners.

He provides AI, ML, statistical modeling, algorithm design, and software development delivered in an iterative process involving healthcare experts and data science researchers.

AI benefit realization requires changing the healthcare delivery model, and adjusting the governance model to ensure efficiency, and compliance. George has a proven track record in managing and delivering IT transformations to align environments with strategy. He has extensive practical experience in designing enterprise and IT architectures, and implementing ITIL processes and IT governance models.

In his industry career he served as executive manager and management consultant for IBM, Swisscom, and 1&1 Internet AG. His past clients include Fortune 50 companies providing IT services, healthcare providers, re-insurers, and a world leading automotive manufacturer. George gained his experience in academic environments at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and at the University of Illinois’ NIH BD2K Center for Large Genomic Data, where he served as Associate Director.

George Heintz
George Heintz