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Clover Health Appoints Conrad Wai as CTO

Analysis  |  By Jay Asser  
   March 02, 2022

The technology-oriented company has hired a new chief technology officer (CTO) in an effort to bolster their flagship platform.

Conrad Wai has been appointed CTO at Clover Health to help further grow and develop Clover's flagship technology platform, the Clover Assistant.

Wai will take over the role previously occupied by Andrew Toy, who will continue to oversee Clover's technology strategy as president, announced Clover Health.

"I decided to join Clover because of where they sit in the healthcare ecosystem," Wai told HealthLeaders. "Leading a team building its own proprietary tech stack within an insurer allows us to prioritize developing functionality that makes the product more useful to physicians. At the end of the day, helping doctors practice more effectively and efficiently, by definition, means healthier patients.

"Additionally, Clover's unique position as a technology company and insurer has allowed it to build a data feedback loop to fuel consistent product iteration in close collaboration with its users – healthcare providers. I believe this gives Clover a significant advantage over so many others in the market and is part of why I'm so excited about the opportunity,” added Wai.

“With this new chapter of my career, I welcome the challenge to develop truly transformational technology that positively impacts the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans today, and what I believe could be millions more in the future."

Before making the move to Clover, a company focused on healthcare plans for seniors, Wai oversaw functions such as product management, design, data analytics, and growth as senior vice president of product for Hinge Health. He has also held leadership positions at Yahoo and Google and began his career in venture capital, consulting, and engineering after earning a bachelor’s and master’s degree in computer science from Stanford University.

"Conrad is a world-class technologist and will take the lead on day-to-day Clover Assistant product development, engineering, and deployment," said Toy. "His background in driving success through constant product iteration at large technology organizations, combined with his healthcare background, makes him a perfect fit for realizing the full potential of the Clover Assistant."

Jay Asser is the contributing editor for strategy at HealthLeaders. 

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