John Reites

Head of Digital Health Acceleration
Keynote: Accelerating and Integrating Digital Health Innovation
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | 9:20 am - 10:20 am
Best Practices for Digital Health Approaches
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

As the Head of Digital Health Acceleration at Quintiles, my focus is on partnering and executing patient/consumer-focused digital health innovation programs with biopharmaceutical companies, established innovators, start-ups and VC firms. The Accelerator leads a small portfolio of early stage business ideas through a start-up entrepreneur process designed to provide rapid solution development resulting in minimum viable products (MVPs) for Quintiles and customers. Projects to date include innovations in Apple ResearchKit, mHealth apps, digital health wearables, direct-to-patient research, patient insights and virtual reality.

From entry level to executive leader, my career includes 13+ years as a corporate entrepreneur and 7+ years in executive management within a Fortune 500 biopharmaceutical services company. I lead within two successful internal start-ups progressing these units from early development to thriving businesses today. I was also part of several pilot teams, innovation programs and first-of-kind industry programs.

My work has spanned 200 product development and commercial research programs in 52 countries, patient communities in 7 countries with ~3.5M members, leading global teams up to 175 members and P&Ls up to $140M.