Murat Uralkan serves as director of innovation at Houston Methodist Center for Innovation. He is responsible for the projects in CFI’s portfolio as well as strategic initiatives, operations of the Tech Hub, a living laboratory for digital innovation, and management of strategic partnerships between CFI and industry partners. Mr. Uralkan has been with the Center for Innovation since its inception. He previously served as the program manager, helping to grow the Center for Innovation into an award-winning, nationally recognized digital innovation leader. Prior to that, Mr. Uralkan held the administrative fellow position at Houston Methodist and worked with executive leadership in various strategic initiatives, including the formation of the Center for Innovation. He worked as a consultant with Houston Methodist Global and has diverse international project experience having completed strategy, business development and operational commissioning projects in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. He holds a Master of Health Administration degree from the Sloan Program in Health Administration at Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Bogazici University, Turkey.