A trained molecular biologist with 20+ years of executive pharmaceutical industry experience across the entire enterprise value chain, Robin has led multi-national PHII clinical trials, clinical finance teams and assessed digital health focused ventures.
Having successfully established several new entities (from concept through to execution) with large life science companies, digital health startups and the VC community, Robin is a member of various Boards of Directors and industry Advisory Boards, including the prestigious California Life Sciences BoD.
A trained TED speaker and recognised leader (MM&M Top 40 Healthcare Transformer 2019), Robin is also a Veteran of the US Navy Special Warfare.
A physician and healthcare strategist, Marianne is passionate about healthcare innovation.
She joins the team from Novartis where she was the Director of Corporate Strategy at Novartis Gene Therapies. While at Gene Therapies, she also served as the Global Program Director for the Friedreich’s Ataxia program and later as the Strategy Lead for the Novartis Biome Global Team.
Prior to her role at Novartis, she was a consultant at Boston Consulting Group where she focused on growth strategy across key industry segments, including med tech and providers. She earned her M.D. at Northwestern School of Medicine and her B.S. in Chemistry from Harvard University.
As COO, Marianne will oversee all project execution and day-to-day business operations.
Founder, Board member and Healthcare Advocate, Dr. Jacob LaPorte is an Ex-Harvard chemist and Ex-McKinsey consultant, who advise founders of digital health and life science tech companies on the development and growth of their products and services.
Having led Digital Development for Novartis, Jake co-founded The Novartis Biome, the company’s first-ever, externally-branded innovation lab.
Prior to Novartis, Jake founded Snapdragon Chemistry, transforming the 250+ year-old paradigm of chemical manufacturing using digital technologies and artificial intelligence.
A Senior Partner of Global Digital Health at FINN Partners, Ritesh is a digital evangelist and has been since the early days of the dot com boom in the late 1990’s.
With over 20 years of Digital Experience across Online Marketing, Advertising, Sales, CRM and E-Business, Ritesh has consulted at a number of Fortune 500 companies and regularly speaks at a wide variety of global digital and healthcare events.