Dr. Christopher Wasden
Dr. Chris Wasden is Director of the Sorenson Center for Discovery and Innovation at the University of Utah. Previously he was a Managing Director at PwC and the Global Healthcare Innovation Leader. As a global thought leader on Digital Health and the role that Social, Mobile, Analytic and Cloud technologies are transforming healthcare he has written and published over 40 articles and reports on the topic, and he speaks at over 30 events each year on how Digital Health is transforming the practice of medicine, the delivery of care, and the creation of an entirely new wellness paradigm based upon objective measures that lead to greater engagement and changes in human behavior. He advises leading companies on how mobile sensors and Digital Health innovations can create new markets and opportunities (AT&T, Telefonica, Vodafone, Swisscom, Sharp, HCSC, Nokia, RIM, Roche Diagnostics, Eisai Pharmaceuticals, Genentech, Partners Healthcare, just to name a few). He is a named inventor on 11 issued patents and has been a leader in 10 different startups where he developed many of his ideas around the innovation cycle and lifecycle and how fast, frequent, frugal, and failure accelerates innovation. Dr. Wasden has a doctorate in human and organizational learning from George Washington University in Washington, DC, an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School, and bachelor degrees in accounting (BS) and Asian studies (BA) from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.