Session Chair Profile

Ph.D., President and CEO of Edico Genome
Biography

Pieter has more than 20 years of experience inventing, developing and successfully commercializing technologies in industries including semiconductors, wireless, health care, life sciences, image processing and retail automation, with a portfolio of over 130 granted patents in these areas. His passion for bringing to market innovative technologies has led to the formation and funding of a number of technology start-ups with significant return to investors. Prior to Edico Genome, Pieter was involved in the emerging mobile health industry where mobile phone technology enables innovative health care delivery in underdeveloped communities. Pieter also co-founded ecoATM (acquired in 2013 by Outerwall (NASDAQ:OUTR) for $350 mil.) and Zyray Wireless (acquired in 2004 by Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM) for $100 mil.).

Session Abstract – PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: Up to one-third of US babies who are admitted to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit have a genetic disease and more than 20% of infant deaths are caused by genetic illnesses. Panelists in this session will discuss the promise of rapid whole-genome testing in acute care situations and the future of the “26-Hour Genome” diagnosis.

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