Digital Health Thought Leader


Paul Sonnier is an author, speaker, technologist, and social entrepreneur who has spent over a decade educating global stakeholders on the subject of digital health in an effort to catalyze its positive impact on society. In his book ‘The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Paul describes how the convergence of the digital and genomic revolutions with health, healthcare, living, and society is driving a new era of human progress.

Paul speaks frequently at conferences and corporate events (a recent keynote is viewable here), publishes a popular newsletter with over 4,000 subscribers (example), and is the founder of the 90,000+ member Digital Health group on LinkedIn. He was also recently published in The Hill.

Paul is a guest lecturer in the Columbia Business School Executive Education Program in Digital Health Strategy and serves as a Senior Fellow at the HITLAB, where he moderates a recurring panel and interview segment with health and life sciences leaders in the organization’s monthly symposium series (view recent installments with digital health regulatory experts from GSK and MCRA, the Executive Director and Head of Advanced Science Group at Pfizer, and the CEO of BrightInsight).

In a career spanning more than two decades in high technology industries, Paul’s roles have included serving as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Digital Health, presiding as a judge in the XPRIZE’s $2.5M Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, and serving as Vice President of Partner Development for the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance. He has extensive experience in large scale R&D programs, product development, manufacturing process improvement, and systems integration (Boeing Commercial Airplanes), coordination of wireless, implantable medical device development programs (Calypso Medical Technologies, acquired by Varian Medical Systems), and oversight of business operations and program management teams developing cellular/mobile phones (Motorola).

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