Introducing Strategic Advisor Paul Sonnier: Digital Health Expert

January 11th, 2012
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Strategic advisors play an important role at Popper and Co. While our core team provides diversity and expertise to resolve problems and create strategies for companies in the life sciences arena, the unique advice and perspectives that come from our advisors is invaluable and often not available anywhere else.
Paul Sonnier, our third strategic advisor, already has given us—and you, our clients–invaluable advice on the brave new world of digital health. His perspective is vital to understanding the innovations that are opening doors to new paradigms in consumer health and influencing healthcare across the board.
Paul most recently served as vice president of partner development at the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA), a global trade organization that is dedicated to creating value and improving health globally, through the convergence of communications technologies, consumers, caregivers and all sectors of life sciences and technology.

If you are on LinkedIn, and particularly if you are a user of the Groups feature, you may recognize him as the founder of the 8,000+-member Wireless Health group. This group serves as an ethical, curated forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships among individuals interested in the super-convergence taking place between the digital world and the “medical cocoon,” as dubbed by Dr. Eric Topol. This includes the four domains of what comprises digital medicine (genomics, wireless sensors and devices, imaging and health information systems) along with technological forces ranging from the Internet to mobile connectivity. Since its inception in 2009, the group has increased in scope to include the full digital transformation of consumer health, healthcare delivery, and medicine.
Jumping in with both feet, Paul is attending the Digital Health Summit in Las Vegas this week and will have takeaways to share in future blog posts. Notes Paul, “For some analysts, the feeling is that ‘mHealth’ is stuck in neutral. But digital technology is everywhere and mobile connectivity—enabled by wireless—is one of the driving trends in health, healthcare, as well as the broader consumer markets…” We hope you’ll stay tuned for more insights from Paul.
Via this blog, our Twitter stream at @Popperandco, and through “real-life” interactions, we look forward to continuing to provide you with front-row seats to life science innovations – now with extra depth in digital. And, we’re glad Paul will be helping us by adding his unique expertise and perspective.
Questions for Paul? Thoughts on the potential affects of digital in healthcare? Please share your comments with us.

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About the Author:

I co-founded Popper and Company more than ten years ago to help life science companies at all stages of development and of all sizes address inefficiencies in health care. Along with my team members, I focus on helping clients develop and implement strategies that enable the application of technology and processes to improve health care in novel ways, often through the establishment of relationships with industry partners. Click to send me an email.