Session Chair Profile

Ph.D., Head of New Business Development, Siemens Healthineers AG

Biography
Christian is responsible for driving business development and incubation in adjacent fields and white spaces at Siemens Healthineers. Christian and his team evaluate opportunities, trigger investments in start-ups, and drive partnership projects – with a particular focus on the field of precision medicine. Christian also serves on the board of associations and start-up companies focusing on precision medicine. Christian brings more than 15 years of experience in new business development and has successfully incubated a variety of new products, developed strategies for leading global companies, and is the (co)-inventor of assorted patent families. He is driven by his passion to bridge the chasm between innovative ideas and the commercialization of new technologies.


 Session Abstract – PMWC Silicon Valley


The digitalization of healthcare is underway but not so obvious, partly because the industry has been slower than other sectors to utilize the technology. With rising life expectancies and the increasing occurrence of chronic diseases such as cancer or cardiovascular conditions, the healthcare universe is in dire need of the improvements. Digitalization will enable this progress in terms of saving costs, improved diagnostics, more effective treatment decisions, and an enhanced, holistic picture of every single patient. In addition, the global shortage of doctors, nurses and technicians demands for improved efficiency and the need for technology to help bridge the demand-supply gap in services.