Christopher Newton – Business Intelligence Engineer
Describe what you do at Datalink - in your own words
I provide analytical support to various departments, and Medicare programs and measures.
Which DataLink value is your favorite? and Why?
Be Accountable. Being voted Captain Reliable would make sense on why this is my favorite value. Holding yourself accountable will give you a sense of accomplishment.
How do you put this value to work in your worklife?
Communicating is one way to hold yourself accountable and in my role I engage with multiple areas of DataLink so communication is key to holding myself accountable.
What makes you feel most valued at DataLink?
Voted Captain Reliable
What has been the best part about working at DataLink?
The collaboration between myself, my department, and the various departments that I have serviced have been very fulfilling. The conversations have always been open to all suggestions and opinions.
How have you grown at DataLink?
Communicating: Having the ability to work with various departments with individuals that have unique backgrounds has allowed this attribute to grow in an exponential manner.
How has Datalink helped you in your career development?
Expanding my knowledge in other aspects of Medicare. I have been in Medicare Part D for the majority of my career and this role has expanded to include other areas of Medicare and also expanding to Commerical.
A little about you...
Please provide us with a personal quote.
“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”
— Babe Ruth
Before working at Datalink, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I have had a very unique path to where I am today and I would go as far as all my jobs were interesting. I have worked on a cattle farm, timber cutting business, college mathematics professor, high school baseball umpire, and most recently in the analytical sphere.
What is your favorite line from a movie and why?
I have 2 favorites:
From the film Hoosiers: “Welcome to Indiana Basketball” – Norman Dale. High School basketball has a very unique excitement through the winter months and early spring. From 40k+ people attending the 1990 Indiana State Championship game to 3k+ people attending your regular season Friday or Saturday night game, the excitement is very unique that I have yet to feel elsewhere.
From the film Miracle and the actual sound bite from Al Michaels during the 1980 Olympics is played in the film: “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!” The moment USA beats Soviet Union in the 1980 Olympics. USA was an underdog in this match and it is very fitting that Al Michaels would say this with 3 seconds left in the match.
Tell us about your favorite travel spot and why you like to go there.
Smoky Mountains, Smoky Mountains has some of the best views around and many attractions to do for all ages.