Speaker Profile

Ph.D., MBA, Founder, Sympatic Health

Piers is the Founder of Sympatic, a start-up protecting data rights to enable more effective use and secure sharing of health data. Sympatic is an open data management platform developed in collaboration with Health Care Providers and Industry partners as a NIH/Gen3 Data Commons interoperable system. Piers has lead innovation at the intersection of healthcare and big data technologies over a career spanning Academic and Commercial enterprises. Prior to Sympatic, Piers was Professor of Cancer Biology at The University of Chicago; General Manager of Chicago-based Nash Strategy and Innovation advising Fortune 500 companies, startups, and Academic institutions; Advisor and Managing Director at Health2047; Global Special Consultant for Genomics and Healthcare at IBM Watson & Cloud; and founding Director at the Center for Data Intensive Science for the development of the National Cancer Institute Genomic Data Commons.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2019 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: This session will focus on different views and approaches to advance precision medicine data collection and use in the post-Facebook-Cambridge Analytica era. We will hear from various areas of our industry on new technological, medical and legal approaches to data acquisition and use that will move us closer to achieving the full promise of big data and AI to democratize precision medicine.

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