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Martin Sumner-Smith
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Join me at #Toronto #HealthTechForum held at the MaRS Discovery District on 11 October to hear from Assistive & Digital Engagement ventures
Join us to learn how Ontario Health startups have developed their businesses. Agenda 5:30pm Room opens. Please join us for informal networking 6:00pm Welcome – Martin 6:10pm Tecla from Komodo OpenLab Mauricio Meza, CEO · A digital assistive device for people with disabilities 6:30pm Health Myself Long Nguyen, CEO · Engaging patients and providers online 6:50pm uCarenet Nectari Charitakis, CEO · Better homecare made simple 7:15pm Comp...
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The healthcare system is massively broken.It's not healthcare. It's sick care.It's reactive, retrospective, bureaucratic and expensive.First the bad news: Doctors spend $210 billion per year on
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This Hangout On Air is hosted by Rock Health. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
2015 Digital Health Funding Year in Review Webinar
Thu, January 14, 2016, 1:00 PM
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Apple Watch, fitness gadgets galore and virtual reality seem poised to break out
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Latest blog post... Are you coming to HealthKick 2014?
Nobody wants to be a patient – well, almost nobody. But sooner or later, everyone must interact with the healthcare system and become identified as a patient. How can we stay healthy and out of hospital for as long as … Continued
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An analytic generalist studying the intersection of tech and life

Martin has executive experience in biotechnology, life science and information technology industries. He has held research management, marketing, communications, public relations, business development and licensing roles in established companies, and as an entrepreneur has founded several start-up companies.

He brings a biological scientist’s perspective to the analysis of the complex value networks that operate within and between organizations, and that increasingly depend on digital media and other emerging technologies.

  • Yale
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Guelph
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Software Executive, Advisor, Consultant and Board Member
  • MaRS Discovery District
    Senior Advisor, 2013 - present
  • Digital for Health
    Editor, 2013 - present
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    Principal, 2012 - present
  • Open Text Corporation
    VP, Enterprise Architecture, 2007 - 2012
  • Open Text Corporation
    VP, Customer Partnership Programs, 2005 - 2007
  • Base4
    President & CEO, 1996 - 2000
  • Allelix
    Director, Manager, Research Scientist, 1984 - 1996
  • Open Text Corporation
    VP, Life Sciences Solutions, 2001 - 2005
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