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Healthcare Industry Connector Initiative @ Egan Research Center, Raytheon Amphitheater
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Healthcare Industry Connector Initiative will turn the traditional pitch concept upside down by asking potential customers to pitch challenges they want startup teams to take on. This event from Bouvé College of Health Sciences at the  Health Sciences Entrepreneurs will give Northeastern University entrepreneurs ground-floor insight and attendees will have the chance to hear of real-time projects, budgeted initiatives and current pivots within fortune 500 and major healthcare institutions. Presenters at the event, who are always looking for talent (those with passion, interest and skill that can take on the complexities of the health science sector), will hope to entice you with their unique thoughts on what matters. This is the event to be at in Boston this Fall!  Speakers to be announced in September –Registration opens September 10th! Click here to receive more information and be put on our mailing list.

Nigel SmithAARP

Nigel Smith

Hatchery Director

Nigel Smith is the AARP Hatchery Director. The Hatchery is the new innovation lab at AARP – a 10,000+ square foot structure in the heart of Washington DC where breakthrough innovation is fostered, incubated and accelerated. Leading-up to this role, Nigel developed innovation platforms, processes, and models that supported systemic innovation throughout AARP, provided strategy development counsel to business leaders, and consulted with a variety of internal clients on the execution of innovation.

Nigel is also the President of Zurena LLC, a company that produces, markets and distributes different drinks and drink mixes.

Prior to AARP, Nigel was the Director or Product Innovation for Visa USA, where he developed corporate strategies and drove new product innovation for Visa’s healthcare and remittance platforms. Other professional experiences have been with McKinsey & Company, Goldman Sachs Group, and KPMG.

Nigel is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Maryland and holds a Masters in Business Administration degree from Stanford University, a Certification in Leading Innovation Change from UC Berkeley and a Bachelors in Business Administration degree from Howard University.

Alex de WinterGE Ventures

Alex de Winter

Director of Healthcare Ventures

Alex de Winter invests in life science instrumentation and clinical diagnostics startups, leading GE Ventures’ investments in Veracyte (VCYT) and RainDance Technologies. Alex joined GE Ventures from Mohr Davidow Ventures, where he served as a board director with On-Q-ity and board observer for CardioDx, Corventis, Crescendo Bioscience, DVS Sciences, and Personalis. He started his career as a research scientist with 454 Life Sciences (acquired by Roche) and Pacific Biosciences (PACB). Alex has an MBA from UC Berkeley, a Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford, and graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College with a BA in English and Chemistry. When not working, Alex enjoys cooking and supporting/lamenting the Dallas Cowboys.

Carlos MuchiuttiFresenius Medical Care

Carlos Muchiutti

Vice President, Product Management

Carlos Muchiutti is Fresenius North America’s Vice President, Product Management.  He is a strategic thinker with a bias toward execution leading the digital transformation of the care delivery model at Fresenius.

A member of the Strategy and Innovation organization, Carlos is defining Fresenius’ digital vision and strategy functioning as a force driver behind the company’s innovation engine.  He leads the Connected Health program working cross-functionally throughout the organization to design and implement customer-centric solutions through design thinking – redefining the experience of patients and clinicians.  He is focused on creating technology-enabled services that leverage the company’s vertical integration and combines its medical devices and care delivery assets to generate new end-to-end services.

In his previous role as Senior Director, Product Management at Philips Healthcare, Carlos was responsible for the technology and innovation of remote patient monitoring services.  He steered and architected the product portfolio and creation process across multiple product lines.  He collaborated with distributed development teams and led the market launch of patient and consumer-facing solutions in North America, Asia and Europe.

Earlier in his career, Carlos was a principal consultant with Borland Software working with Fortune 500 companies driving transformation of their technology strategy towards distributed computing, enabling companies to build new digital pathways to customers and partners.

Carlos received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Walla Walla University and an MBA from San Jose State University.  He is married with two children and lives outside Boston, Massachusetts.

Greg SternSanofi Innovation Center

Greg Stern

Director Of Software