Len Discenza brings extensive experience as a business growth, operations oversight, and information management executive to his role as Cognosante’s Chief Data Scientist. In this position, Len works across Cognosante to contribute to innovative, data-driven solutions that support our clients and our research and development efforts. He also serves as general manager for Cognosante’s J.Lodge business unit, which provides contact center quality assurance, voice analytics, and data science solutions to commercial and government customers.
With a 25-year career of technical and business leadership, Len’s previous roles have combined operational delivery, technical innovation, and revenue growth responsibilities. Before joining Cognosante, he was Senior Vice President of Business Development at NCI and oversaw all growth activities for that company’s Department of Defense (DoD), civilian, and health pursuits. Len previously served as Vice President of Corporate Development at Vangent Inc. (now GDIT), where he drove growth through technical solution and proposal activities within the health and civilian business units. He also was a Senior Principal and Technical Director for the health business unit at SRA International Inc. (now CSRA Inc.), where he led numerous successful capture efforts and was responsible for solution development, capture and proposal management, and program oversight.
Following information management consulting positions at Computer Associates and Oracle, Len founded Vericol, where he provided data warehousing, reporting, metadata management, and integration services to health-focused companies. His data practice clients have included GlaxoSmithKline, Lumenos, Georgetown University Hospital, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, and the Health Care Financing Administration (now the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services).
Len received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia.