Niren Kochhar

Director, Digital Product Management

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Niren Kochhar is the Director of Digital Product Management at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ, which provides healthcare coverage for over 3.5 million members. At Horizon, Niren leads the digital transformation for the enterprise and is responsible for planning and executing Horizon’s digital strategy. Niren has over a decade of experience in building and launching digital products for the healthcare industry spanning across members, payers and providers solutions.

Niren is constantly looking at innovative ways to drive digital engagement, finding new ways to deliver digital care with a focus on enhancing member satisfaction. He has extensive experience in product management at prominent health care organizations like UnitedHealth Group (Optum) and Cognizant.

Niren holds a Master of Business Administration from SP Jain Center of Management, Singapore and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Communication.

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Moonshot #3

Provide 40% of healthcare services virtually and through technology by 2025.​


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