Rick Hamilton

Position:Managing Director, Chief Technology Officer



With expertise in Cloud, Internet-of-Things technologies, and Artificial Intelligence, Rick Hamilton is the Foundation’s Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer. He is currently recognized as the 15th most prolific inventor in world history, with over 1,040 issued US patents. Before joining the Foundation in 2022, Rick was an Optum Vice President and Senior Distinguished Engineer, and formerly the most prolific inventor in IBM history. Rick worked broadly across UnitedHealth Group’s strategic imperatives, including machine learning, genomics, blockchain, IoT, and cybersecurity, to help people live healthier lives and make healthcare work better. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Southern Methodist University, and the University of Texas.