Dr. Caroline O’Brien is Chief Data Officer and Head of Product of Afiniti. In this role, she is responsible for leading data strategy on client accounts and all product management. This includes improving and expanding Afiniti’s product portfolio, while further strengthening the company’s data strategy and governance.
Previously, Caroline served as Senior Vice President of Data Science and was responsible for leading the global Advanced Analytics team, a group of world-class AI and data science experts dedicated to delivering measurable value to clients.
Prior to her role at Afiniti, Caroline was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and held data science roles at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
Caroline remains an active research affiliate at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences, where she uses principles of engineering, mathematics, and machine learning to understand, diagnose, and treat cardiovascular disease.
Caroline holds a doctorate in biomedical engineering from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelors of Engineering and Science from the University of Queensland. Caroline enjoys back-country skiing and is a mum to three small children.