Chief Innovation Officer
Mariya Filipova is the chief innovation officer of CareQuest Innovation Partners. In her role, she oversees innovation, incubation, and investment activities aimed at developing solutions that advance oral health access, equity, and integration for underserved populations.
Formerly vice president of innovation at Anthem Inc., Mariya led efforts in scaling emerging technologies and new business models to accelerate Anthem’s transformation to a digital-first enterprise. Mariya’s vision and leadership in these areas resulted in the development of several breakthrough solutions and programs, including the $5 million XPRIZE Rapid COVID-19 Testing competition (in partnership with seven Blue Cross Blue Shield plans) to identify and validate fast, frequent, cheap, and easy-to-use testing solutions for SARS-CoV-2, and Anthem’s Digital Data Sandbox — among the largest certified de-identified commercial data sets.
Mariya served as one of the founding members of the Health Utility Network, a coalition of insurance companies, hospital networks, financial services, and technology companies developing blockchain solutions for health care. Prior to Anthem, Mariya drove the development of Deloitte’s Future of Work Center of Excellence, a portfolio of investments across the Americas, APAC, and EMEA that used exponential technologies (e.g., blockchain and artificial intelligence) to redefine the future of work. Mariya has also been recognized by Business Insider (“Insider’s 30 under 40”) and the Harvard Business School Association of Boston.
Mariya holds a master of business administration degree from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s in economics, summa cum laude, from Mount Holyoke College.