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Shwen Gwee

GM, Digital Accelerator, Global Drug Development

Novartis Pharmaceuticals



Shwen is a recognized pioneer in digital health and social pharma, as well as a well-respected industry thought-leader who was named a Top 40 “Healthcare Transformer” by MM&M in 2015 and a MM&M and PR Week Health Inluencer 50 in 2017. He brings over a decade of experience leading commercial/brand digital strategy and driving innovation across both client-side biopharma organizations and at leading advertising agencies. Currently, as Head of Digital Strategy for Global Clinical Operations at Biogen, Shwen leads innovative digital approaches to engage customers and enhance clinical trial recruitment and retention

Shwen sits on various advisory boards, including: Google (Healthcare), SXSW (Health), MM&M Healthcare Transformers, emojiHEALTH, and the Digital Health Coalition. He is often featured in industry publications, speaks regularly at industry events and chairs the Social Innovation Day for the Digital Pharma Series (East, West and EU). In 2017, he spoke about Innovation in Healthcare at the prestigious Cannes Lions Health festival in Cannes, France.

Shwen is also very involved in the digital health startup community and organizes startup bootcamps, runs startup pitch contests and plays an active role running healthcare hackathons around the world as part of the MIT Hacking Medicine team.

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