Popper and Company’s Paul Sonnier Named Member of World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Digital Health
SARASOTA, Fla. and BALTIMORE, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Popper and Company, an M&A advisory and specialty consulting firm to the life sciences industry, announced today that Paul Sonnier, Head of Digital Health Strategy, has been named a Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Digital Health. The Council brings together experts from the health, IT and telecommunications industries, governments and academia to transform health and healthcare through the power of information and communication technologies to create, aggregate, exchange and use health and personal data.
“Popper and Company is focused on working with life science and corporate clients to address and improve inefficiencies in healthcare from a global perspective and across multiple health-related disciplines, including digital health,” said Caroline Popper, M.D., M.P.H., the firm’s Co-founder and President. “For this reason, it’s both exciting and rewarding for us to support Paul’s involvement in the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Digital Health.”
Mr. Sonnier is best known for founding the highly respected Digital Health group on LinkedIn, which now has more than 19,000 members and serves to advance knowledge and build relationships between people interested in the convergence of the digital and genetics revolutions with health and healthcare. He is also one of nine judges in the XPRIZE Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE and a mentor at Blueprint Health, the New York City-based accelerator that puts digital health startups through an intensive three-month program.
“As a Global Agenda Council member, I look forward to working with my fellow Council members, who represent various industries, perspectives and countries, to examine how we can reduce barriers to the use of digital health tools and technologies,” said Mr. Sonnier. “As a Council, we’ll seek to resolve important healthcare issues using digital tools, by focusing on cost effectiveness, policy and regulation, and best practice sharing. The Council’s objectives align perfectly with my work in catalyzing the global adoption of digital health.”
About the World Economic Forum
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About Popper and Co.
Founded in 2003, Popper and Company is an M&A advisory and specialty consulting firm whose mission is to help clients across the life sciences spectrum – from public companies to private companies to investors – address complex challenges, including inefficiencies in all aspects of healthcare. The firm’s operational background spans clinical, technology, marketing and finance in a variety of capacities in the diagnostics, medical device and pharmaceutical industries. The Popper and Company team delivers perspective, value, and high-quality, hands-on service in the areas of business development, mergers and acquisitions, strategic development, product development, and diligence. Visit www.popperandco.com for more information.
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