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The Data Detective

Credit: PM Prize/Wildbear

Michael Aitken received the Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in 2016. Credit: PM Prize/Wildbear

By Ann Leduc

Michael Aitken made his name developing software to detect stockmarket fraud, and now believes he can save the health sector $20 billion by detecting fraud and waste.

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