Brian Kalis is a managing director of strategy for Accenture’s health business. He is a recognized digital health expert with significant experience combining business strategy and digital innovation—in ways that improve health experiences for consumers across the globe.
Brian is responsible for developing and driving Accenture’s Growth & Innovation offerings for healthcare. As a seasoned executive, Kalis works with health providers, payers, government organizations and technology companies worldwide as they design strategies, build capabilities and deploy digitally-enabled models to support their objectives. Select areas of focus include finding growth, solving for customer experience, innovating with digital disruption and rewiring organizations using a human-centric approach to strategy which integrates human insights into traditional strategy to create value for people.
He began his Accenture career with helping healthcare payers design and implement digital experiences for members to manage benefits, wellness and chronic disease management. He began to take note of the way the complexity of the systems impacted the ability to reach and engage people through digital channels. He continues to see this as an opportunity to help health clients make consumer experiences more simple, intuitive and personal using digital technology and enriched human interactions. Brian has since continued to develop his focus on digital health as it relates to consumer experience, individual engagement, care distribution and collaboration.
He is a frequent speaker on the topics of digital health, healthcare innovation, healthcare transparency, healthcare privacy & security, generational uses of technology for health, and health information technology at leading graduate business schools, industry workshops and conference events. Brian also has published perspectives on these topics with Accenture, Forbes, New York Times and various healthcare publications.
Brian is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Entrepreneurship and Computer Science. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
He lives in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area with his wife and their three young children, and supplements his participation in their school activities with volunteer work. He enjoys music, reading, running and spending time with family and friends.