The Top 25 Healthcare Technology CTOs of 2022

The Healthcare Technology Report is pleased to announce The Top 25 Healthcare Technology CTOs of 2022. Chief Technology Officers are indispensable to the success of companies operating in the healthcare technology space. Not only do they oversee teams comprised of engineers, software developers, chemists, scientists and others, but they enable their management teams to pursue some of the most advanced technological visions, while setting the path for research & development and ultimately shepherding innovations from idea to market. The companies represented on this list deliver a variety of solutions, from software to medical devices to virtual care, but what they have in common is the backbone of revolutionary technology supporting them.

The distinguished leaders on this year’s list include Achin Bhowmik, CTO and EVP of Engineering at Starkey, who is responsible for the company’s technology strategy, while also leading the drive to transform hearing aids into multifunctional health and communication devices. Meanwhile, Gaurang Patel, VP of IT for Revance, is building a critical technology solutions infrastructure to drive operational advancement as the company transitions from a clinical research and development company to a large-scale commercial organization. And Abhi Verma, CTO of SOPHiA GENETICS, leads the team that builds and operates the SOPHiA DDM™ Platform, an AI and ML-powered global cloud-based platform that provides an instantly accessible environment to standardize, compute, and analyze digital health data.

This year’s awardees represent some of the most innovative healthcare technology companies in the world, from pharmaceuticals to electrotherapy, digital therapeutics, immunotherapy, and many other specialties. Please join us in celebrating The Top 25 Healthcare Technology CTOs of 2022.


1. Tarun Mathur
Company: Indegene
Title: Chief Technology Officer

Tarun Mathur is the Chief Technology Officer of Indegene, a digital-first, life sciences commercialization company helping biopharmaceutical, emerging biotech, and medical device companies develop products, get them to the market, and grow their impact through the life cycle in a more effective, efficient, and modern way. Indegene brings together healthcare domain expertise, fit-for-purpose technology, and an agile operating model to provide a diverse range of solutions that aim to deliver, amongst other outcomes, a personalized, scalable, and omnichannel experience for patients and physicians.

Mathur has 20+ years of experience in delivering digital transformation solutions to the life sciences industry. His work is centered around the promise of what AI can do across the pharmaceutical life cycle, which involves innovations from clinical research and drug development through commercial marketing and post-market surveillance. Mathur leads teams that use applied machine learning, natural language processing, machine vision, and other enterprise ready systems that can be contextualized to have a real-world impact on Indegene’s client's businesses and on patient's well-being. Prior to Indegene, Mathur served as Director of Technology for Medsn.


2. Aviva McPherron
Company: NuVasive
Title: Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Information Technology

Aviva McPherron serves as Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of IT for NuVasive. NuVasive is committed to transforming surgery, advancing care, and changing lives through less invasive, procedurally integrated solutions. Since its inception in 1999, NuVasive has continually outperformed the market as the largest spine-focused company in the world. With more than $1 billion in revenues, NuVasive has approximately 2,600 employees and operates in more than 50 countries serving surgeons, hospitals, and patients.

McPherron started at NuVasive in 2011 as Senior Director of Business Solutions. She also currently serves as a board member for the San Diego Mesa College Foundation, Inc. Previously, she was Director of Operations for Tapestry Solutions Inc. (a Boeing Company), and before that, Senior Project Manager for College Loan Corp. She got her start as a software consultant for Trilogy in 1998. McPherron earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.


3. Achin Bhowmik
Company: Starkey
Title: Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Engineering

Dr. Achintya K. (Achin) Bhowmik is Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Engineering at Starkey, a privately-held medical devices company with more than 5,000 employees and operations in more than 100 countries. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s technology strategy, global research, product development, engineering, and program management organizations, and leading the drive to transform hearing aids into multifunctional health and communication devices with advanced sensors and AI.

Previously, Dr. Bhowmik was VP and General Manager of Perceptual Computing at Intel Corporation, where he was responsible for the R&D, operations, and businesses in the areas of 3D sensing and interactive computing, computer vision and AI, autonomous robots and drones, and immersive virtual and merged reality devices. Dr. Bhowmik is on the faculty of Stanford University as an adjunct professor at the Stanford School of Medicine and the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute. He has also held adjunct and guest professor positions at the University of California, Berkeley; the Liquid Crystal Institute of the Kent State University; Kyung Hee University, Seoul; and the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar.

Dr. Bhowmik is a member of the Forbes Technology Council, board of trustees for the National Captioning Institute, board of directors for OpenCV, board of advisors for the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership at the University of California, Berkeley, industry advisory board for the Institute for Engineering in Medicine and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He is also on the board of directors and advisors for several technology companies. Dr. Bhowmik has received numerous awards and honors, including the Healthcare Heroes award from the Business Journals, Industrial Distinguished Leader award from the Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association, IEEE Distinguished Industry Speaker, TIME’s Best Inventions, Red Dot Design award, Muse Design Award, and the Artificial Intelligence Excellence award. He has authored more than 200 publications, including two books and more than 80 granted patents. He received his PhD from Auburn University and his Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.


4. Maysara Rabah
Company: Tabuk Pharmaceuticals
Title: Chief Technology Officer

Maysara Rabah is Chief Technology Officer of Tabuk Pharmaceuticals. Tabuk Pharma develops, manufactures, markets and distributes various pharmaceutical products, in addition to other pharmaceutical products it manufactures for international companies in its factories inside and outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The company is a key player in the Middle East and North Africa thanks to its four advanced manufacturing sites located in Tabuk and Dammam in Saudi Arabia and in Sudan and Algeria. The company operates in 17 countries in the region, and it is working towards further regional expansion. Tabuk Pharma adopts a meticulous system for controlling and safeguarding the quality of its products. The system is managed by more than 2,400 qualified employees trained to ensure that all the company’s products adhere to high quality standards. The company operates an advanced research center staffed by a team of experts and manufactures products addressing several therapeutic fields, including central nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal systems, and anti-infectives.

Rabah joined Tabuk Pharma in 2004 and has been CTO since 2012. Previously, he was a senior research scientist for Wyeth. Rabah holds a PhD in industrial pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences from Long Island University and a bachelor’s degree from the Jordan University School of Pharmacy. He is a member of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) and the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE).


5. Scott Burke
Company: Verily
Title: Chief Technology Officer

Scott Burke is the Chief Technology Officer at Verily, where he leads the software engineering, user experience, and data science teams and drives the development of innovative precision health platforms. Verily is an Alphabet company which combines a data-driven, people-first approach to bring the promise of precision health to everyone, every day. The company is focused on generating and applying evidence from a wide variety of sources to change the way people manage their health and the way healthcare is delivered — shifting the paradigm from “one size fits all” medicine to one focused on a more comprehensive view of the individual that leads to a more personalized path forward.

Prior to Verily, Burke co-founded and served as Chief Technology Officer for Helix. Before Helix, he worked for nine years at Yahoo!, most recently as Senior Vice President of Advertising and Data Platforms, and before that he led engineering teams at two mobile startups, Seven Networks and PacketHop. He also served as Vice President of Engineering for WebMD. Burke started his career as a computational physicist at Hewlett-Packard. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California.


6. Michael Majoue
Company: Zynex Medical
Title: Director of Information Technology

Michael Majoue is Director of Information Technology for Zynex Medical. Zynex engineers, manufactures, and markets neuro-diagnostics, stroke rehabilitation, pain management, and cardiac monitoring devices within three subsidiaries. Zynex Medical is a provider of electrotherapy products for home use, Zynex Monitoring Solutions develops products for cardiac monitoring for use in hospitals, and Zynex NeuroDiagnostics develops devices for EMG and EEG diagnostic applications within neurology disciplines. Zynex Medical's product line is fully developed, FDA/CE-cleared, commercially sold, and has been developed to uphold the company's mission of improving the quality of life for patients suffering from impaired mobility due to stroke, spinal cord injury, or debilitating and chronic pain.

Majoue started at Zynex in March 2021 as IT Manager before quickly advancing to Director of IT. Previously, he served as IT Support & Compliance Manager for Skyport Hospitality, and before that as IT Project Manager for The ONE Group. He got his start as an implementation specialist for Micros Systems. Majoue earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from James Madison University.


7. Alo Sarv
Company: SOCi
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Alo Sarv is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of SOCi, the marketing platform for multi-location brands. SOCi empowers businesses to scale marketing efforts across all digital channels in a way that’s brand directed, locally perfected, and data connected. As one central place to scale marketing, SOCi makes the impossible possible by enabling top brands and their locations to strengthen and scale their digital presence across limitless local search and social pages while protecting what matters most: their reputation. SOCi was ranked #1 Franchise Supplier by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2020.

Sarv combines a deep vertical understanding of software development with a horizontally expanded knowledge into product, design, marketing, sales, and leadership. Through his training in 7CTOs, Possibilities EQ Seminars, and dozens of books, he has transformed from an engineer into a dynamic servant leader, breaking down silos and creating a people-centric, outcome-oriented learning organization. Sarv has been recognized by 7CTOs and CTOs worldwide for extraordinary growth and leadership as the CTO of a rapidly scaling tech company. Previously, he co-founded and served as Lead Programmer for Fangate Media Co., Ltd. Before that, he co-founded and was Director of Engineering for Rippol, Inc. and a senior engineer for Vusion. Sarv also co-founded and served as Project Lead for the Hydranode Project.


8. Gaurang Patel
Company: Revance
Title: Vice President, Information Technology

Gaurang Patel has over 20 years of global IT experience in the biotech, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries. He currently serves as Vice President, Information Technology at Revance and leads a 40-member technology team across three key areas: business partnerships, center of excellence, and solution delivery. At Revance, Patel is actively building a critical technology solutions infrastructure to drive operational advancement as the company transitions from a clinical research and development company to a large-scale commercial organization, following the recent FDA approval of their flagship product DAXXIFY™ (daxibotulinumtoxinA-lanm) for injection.

Patel is a pioneer in leveraging machine learning to optimize the healthcare system and aims to continue developing high performing teams and driving digital health solutions throughout his career. Prior to Revance, Patel worked for Allergen for over 15 years, ending as Director of Strategic Initiatives Management. He also worked for AbbVie as Executive Director of Business Information Management and for Amgen as a project manager. Patel earned an MBA from The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine, and a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Wayne State University.


9. Kyle Ryan
Company: Tebra
Title: Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer at Tebra, a leading cloud-based healthcare technology platform, Kyle Ryan is responsible for all areas of technology with a focus on the vision and strategy for Tebra’s suite of products and services. Tebra was formed from the late 2021 merger of Kareo and PatientPop. Ryan had been with Kareo for more than four years as Chief Technology Officer and enthusiastically accepted the opportunity to oversee the integrated technology team at Tebra. He believes that great products are created through a keen customer focus, groundbreaking ideas, precise engineering, and efficient execution. Whether leading a global organization or a small pocket of talented technologists, Ryan strives to engage and empower the people around him and believes that inspiration and a healthy dose of constructive dissatisfaction are keys to successful products and technology innovation.

Prior to joining Kareo, Ryan was Vice President of Product Development for Intuit’s Consumer Tax Group and oversaw the product and technology development of TurboTax, a multi-billion-dollar DIY tax preparation software solution. There, he oversaw a global organization driving advancements in technology and customer experience innovation. Before Intuit, Ryan was Vice President of Technology for Sony Online Entertainment, a division of Sony Computer Entertainment’s console and PC gaming development. During his 14 years with Sony, Ryan led the development of and brought to market many products. He also defined and directed the creation of a reusable game engine to streamline the product development lifecycle, enabling faster time to market and dramatic development cost reductions. Ryan also spent some time as a private equity consultant with PwC, working closely with PE Firms to make intelligent technology investments. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego, with a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering.


10. Abhi Verma
Title: Chief Technology Officer

Abhimanyu (Abhi) Verma is the Chief Technology Officer at SOPHiA GENETICS. Verma brings more than 17 years of life sciences industry experience in leading global multifunctional organizations to develop technology and data driven capabilities and platforms to accelerate drug R&D and patient access to breakthrough therapies. As CTO, he leads the team that architects, engineers, and operates the SOPHiA DDM™ platform.

Previously, Verma served at Novartis, where he had several leadership roles spanning multiple functions, locations, and therapy areas in applied technology innovation, real world evidence, drug development, enterprise technologies, IT strategy, data science, and AI. He incubated and scaled several technology and data centric platforms, products, and capabilities that underpin the digital transformation at Novartis. The early part of his career was spent at GE and Patni Computers. He is also a co-founder of Health Hacking Lab, a non-profit lab for patients, caregivers, and innovators to co-create solutions that address everyday health challenges. Verma holds an MBA from the Indian School of Business, a Master of Science in pharmaceutical medicine from Hibernia College, and has a Bachelor of Science in engineering from Nagpur University.


11. Ed Tourtellotte
Company: 4G Clinical
Title: Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Ed Tourtellotte is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of 4G Clinical. 4G Clinical is driven by a single purpose: to bring crucial medicines to those who need them, faster. 4G Clinical believes that the way to accelerate clinical research is by disrupting the way trials are executed. That’s why it has revolutionized RTSM (randomization and trial supply management) and supply forecasting capabilities and services from the ground up. The company is committed to helping sponsors and CROs follow the science, wherever it may lead, as quickly and as safely as it can, leveraging its extensive experience and technological innovations to bring speed and agility to clinical trials.

In 1998, Tourtellotte founded Tourtellotte Solutions, a clinical trials consulting and technology company that was acquired by BioClinica in 2009. He designed and built the world’s first configurable IRT in 2000, and also designed the clinical trial supply simulator tcVisualize, as well as Trident IWR. After his company’s acquisition, Tourtellotte served as Vice President of Product Innovation for BioClinica. Tourtellotte and his 4G Clinical co-founder, David Kelleher, were finalists for EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the New England region, which is widely considered one of the most prestigious business awards programs in the U.S. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Duke University.


12. Frederick Peguero Sr.
Company: WorkCare
Title: Chief Information & Technology Officer

Fred Peguero Sr. is Chief Information & Technology Officer at WorkCare, Inc., a U.S.-based occupational health services company based in Anaheim, California, where he leads a dedicated team of IT professionals. Peguero is particularly passionate about maximizing the use of technology to deliver optimal business results. He has experience in setting strategic vision, building tactical plans, and acting as a change agent. At WorkCare, his responsibilities include overseeing the development and implementation of WorkCare’s secure client portal, building a new medical surveillance information management platform, and ensuring WorkCare exceeds privacy and security laws and industry standards.

Peguero joined the WorkCare leadership team in 2019, transitioning from a position as Vice President of IT Enterprise Business Solutions with ECMC Group, a financial services company. At ECMC Group, he was responsible for enterprise architecture, software engineering, applications development, integration, business intelligence and reporting, and database management teams. Prior to ECMC Group, Peguero held executive-level IT roles with Ingram Micro, a Fortune 100 company, and was engaged as a consultant and technical project manager at a number of leading organizations. He is a Project Management Professional and certified as a Six Sigma Green Belt. Peguero has Bachelor of Arts degrees in international affairs and Spanish from Lafayette College.


13. Shawn Walker
Company: Veranova
Title: Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Development Operations

Shawn Walker is Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Development Operations for Veranova (formerly Johnson Matthey Health), a global leader in process development and manufacturing of APIs with a focus on specialty and complex products. Veranova is headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania and has operations in North America, Europe, and Asia. Walker is a passionate pharmaceutical development leader with extensive experience in the biotech/pharma industry. He has a proven track record of scientific accomplishment, leadership, innovation, and development of high-performing teams, and his experience spans pre-clinical, clinical, and commercial drug development phases, including commercial process design, characterization, validation, and global regulatory filings. Walker has demonstrated scientific eminence via international conference presentations, publications in peer reviewed journals, and more than 3,500 citations in the chemical literature.

Walker served as Vice President of Development Operations for the Health Sector of Johnson Matthey before its acquisition. In that role, he led an organization of more than 195 scientists and engineers across five sites in the U.S. and U.K. He was also responsible for more than 50 pipeline products (generic and originator) across all phases of development (preclinical to commercial launch), spanning small molecules, oligonucleotides, ADC linker/warheads, cannabinoids, alkaloids, and diverse heterocyclics. Walker spent less than a year as a research chemist at Merck before transitioning to Amgen, where he worked for more than 15 years, beginning as a scientist and working his way up to senior scientist, principal scientist, and finally Director of Synthetic Technologies and Engineering. He earned his PhD in organic chemistry from The University of British Columbia, his Bachelor of Science in chemistry from McGill University, and did his postdoctoral fellowship in organic/organometallic chemistry at MIT.


14. Pawan Parihar
Company: Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Title: Vice President, Head of Information Technology

Pawan Parihar contributes his considerable expertise in technology strategy and life science to realizing Reata Pharmaceuticals’ therapeutic breakthroughs as the company’s Vice President and Head of Information Technology. His visionary leadership in designing and launching global enterprise-grade IT systems has helped Reata reach new heights of financial success and international partnerships.

A veteran IT strategist, Parihar has decades of experience at some of Silicon Valley’s top organizations. After managing finance and banking systems for Citi’s operations in Singapore, he went on to lead the Infovity business intelligence unit, head Gilead Sciences’ commercial analytics, and serve for five years in critical commercial systems roles for AbbVie. He holds a Master of Science in information systems from the University of San Francisco.


15. Varun Ganapathi
Company: AKASA
Title: Chief Technology Officer

In his capacity as Chief Technology Officer, Varun Ganapathi has brought his decades of technological expertise to bear on transforming healthcare operations and outcomes at AKASA for the last three years. Under his guidance, the San Francisco-based company has pushed the boundaries of unified automation for revenue cycle management within the healthcare industry.

A seasoned entrepreneur as well as a technology pioneer, Ganapathi has co-founded numerous forward-thinking startups and app development companies, including, eyeApps, and Numovis. Among his previous positions with major technology companies, he spent two years as Head of AI and Data for Udacity and served a stint as a senior research scientist with Google. Ganapathi earned a PhD in artificial intelligence, a master’s in computer science, and a bachelor’s in physics, all from Stanford University.


16. David Kiklis
Company: Replimune
Title: Executive Director of Information Technology

Massachusetts-based biotechnology research company Replimune appointed industry veteran David Kiklis as its Executive Director of Information Technology last year, and the company has enjoyed considerable benefits from Kiklis’ insights and expertise. Among other achievements, Replimune has announced recent success in its tumor-directed oncolytic immunotherapies, a milestone that has helped the company secure increased funding and higher stock prices in late 2022.

Kiklis is no stranger to IT security and operations in a variety of industries. Before joining Replimune, he held a senior directorship in IT at Lantheus Medical Imaging, and he developed and launched sophisticated IT strategy and infrastructure with Babson College, Randstad Professionals, and Abt Associates. Kiklis earned an MBA with a focus on computer and information sciences from Bentley University and a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University.


17. Chetan Uberoy
Company: MphRx
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Forward-thinking and agile in his leadership and technology development, Chetan Uberoy co-founded My Personal Health Records eXpress (MphRx) in 2010 and has served as Chief Technology Officer ever since. The Princeton, New Jersey-based IT services and consulting company is best known for its one-of-a-kind innovation platform Minerva, which has offered a new generation of digital transformation to healthcare organizations.

A visionary leader in technology development and management, Uberoy began his illustrious career as a consulting manager at Fastech Integration/Midas Software. He went on to break new ground in software engineering at Andale, and served as CTO of for three years. Uberoy holds a Master of Science in computer science from Oregon State University and a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering from Delhi Institute of Technology.


18. Nigel Webster
Company: WELL Health Technologies
Title: Director of Information Technology Operations

Nigel Webster has served as Director of Information Technology Operations at WELL Health Technologies Corp. since 2019. Leveraging his mastery of key domains including compliance, budgeting, and strategy, he has directed WELL’s celebrated expansion of cloud infrastructure for healthcare and biotechnology organizations around the world.

Webster’s background represents more than two decades of excellence in IT development and leadership, with a particular focus on the biotech and engineering sectors. Among his previous key positions are thirteen years with QLT, managing the Canadian company’s communications infrastructure deployment. He earned a Master of Science in information systems management from the University of Liverpool as well as a certificate in computer information systems from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.


19. Charlie Wen
Company: ulab Systems, Inc.
Title: Co-Founder, President, and Chief Technology Officer

The company behind “the next generation of smile technology,” uLab Systems is based in Memphis, Tennessee, and is headed by its Co-Founder, President, and Chief Technology Officer Charlie Wen. The software designed and implemented by uLab has pushed the frontiers of dental equipment manufacturing, and Wen’s dedication and leadership has helped the company secure FDA clearance for its utterly unique while-you-wait 3D aligner printing software.

A dedicated entrepreneur with a passion for bringing life to new technological advances, Wen has founded half a dozen companies fueled by his breakthroughs, including Fourposition, an indoor GPS solution, and Dentul Inc., which reimagined medical device manufacturing globalization. He holds a Master of Science in electrical engineering and computer science from Caltech and a Bachelor of Science in the same subjects from the University of Science and Technology of China.


20. Michael Baglio
Company: Protenus
Title: Chief Technology Officer

As the Chief Technology Officer at Protenus, Michael Baglio is responsible for the company’s technology vision, strategy, and translation into products. Protenus harnesses the power of AI to provide healthcare organizations with scalable risk-reduction solutions that drive the safest patient outcomes while protecting the reputation of the organizations. Protenus is committed to innovation, determined to reduce risk, and focused on supporting its community of employees, customers, and ultimately, patients. Empowering healthcare to eliminate risk is at the heart of all it does.

Baglio has more than 25 years of technology and product development experience, including over 13 years as a Healthcare CTO at various companies such as lifeIMAGE, MedAptus, and CodaMetrix, where he has led teams in the delivery of new products on multi-tenant SaaS platforms. He specializes in the deployment of large AI-driven data solutions delivered on modern, multi-tenant, SaaS architecture. Baglio is trained in cross-functional team formation, mentoring, and management, and has always fostered a culture of continuous improvement. He has worked at small startups and Fortune 500 organizations, but most importantly has helped organizations scale successfully. Baglio graduated with a Bachelor of Science in computer science from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.


21. Nick Gianadda
Company: Quadrant Biosciences
Title: Chief Technology Officer

Last year, Quadrant Biosciences appointed tech leader Nick Gianadda its new Chief Technology Officer. Gianadda has greatly helped the diagnostics company in its mission to advance the field of epigenetic diagnostics. At the same time, he has continued to direct educational opportunities for underprivileged youths as a member of the board of Computers for Children, and he sits on the board and holds the position of Chief Information Officer for the ALS and dementia palliative care nonprofit The Wetzel Foundation.

While Gianadda’s recent professional accomplishments have centered around his work with Quadrant, he has continued to contribute his talents to numerous organizations, serving as CTO of music data analytics platform UpStage IQ and as a board member of DIY electronics delivery company Thimble. He holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Canisius College.


22. Kunaal Naik
Company: Memora Health
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Kunaal Naik is a Co-Founder and the Chief Technology Officer of Memora Health, the leading, clinically validated technology program for virtual care delivery and complex care management. Naik and his co-founders started Memora with the mission to make care more actionable, accessible, and always-on. The company partners with leading health systems, health plans, life science companies, and digital health companies to transform the care delivery process for patients and care teams. Memora’s care programs digitize and automate complex care workflows, supercharging care teams by intelligently triaging patient-reported concerns and data to appropriate care team members and providing patients with proactive, two-way communication on their care journeys.

Naik is passionate about healthcare innovation and closing the digital divide for populations at risk of health inequities. He has a background in artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and information security. Prior to co-founding Memora, Naik’s work included tenures at The Design and Intelligence Laboratory at Georgia Tech, Google Safebrowsing Ops, and VMware. Kunaal received a Bachelor of Science in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.


23. Josh Siegel
Company: SameSky Health
Title: Chief Technology Officer

Josh Siegel serves Los Angeles-based cultural experience healthcare company SameSky Health as its Chief Technology Officer, a post he has held since September 2021. Under Siegel’s leadership, the company has completed a successful rebrand from ConsejoSano, Inc., pivoting to a new mission of using data and technology to expand equitable access to healthcare for individuals all over the world.

Before he joined SameSky Health, Siegel worked as the Senior Vice President of Engineering at cloud-native healthcare software developer Inovalon. He also served as CTO of CareCloud for nearly five years. Siegel’s longest tenure to date was with Eliza Corporation, where he worked for over 12 years, ending as Systems Architect and Senior Director of Engineering.


24. Justin French
Company: AngelEye Health
Title: Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Justin French is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of AngelEye Health, a leading provider of family engagement solutions for the NICU and PICU environments. He was a co-founder of AngelEye (2013), the mission of which is to deliver engagement solutions designed to bridge the gap between families and hospital care teams. This is accomplished by easing workflows and offering a more positive experience during the infant's hospital stay while elevating neonatal and pediatric patient outcomes. As CTO, French is currently responsible for AngelEye’s technical team, where he serves as the driving force behind software and hardware development, production, and technical customer support. He is also a member of the company’s leadership committee, bringing to the table his expertise in product development and innovation and a strong business development acumen that has contributed to the company’s robust expansion over the years.

Prior to AngelEye, French spent five years at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science as an applications systems analyst. He was recently featured on the Arkansas Money & Politics 2022 Tech Leaders list. French received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.


25. Adam Yala
Company: metaMe Health
Title: Chief Technology Officer

Adam Yala has dedicated his technological expertise to metaMe Health as its Chief Technology Officer since 2019. MetaMe has pushed the boundaries of prescription digital therapeutics for gastrointestinal conditions, and Yala’s achievements with the company have contributed to its recognition by industry voices including “60 Chicago Startups to Watch” and Chicago Inno’s “50 on Fire.”

Yala’s accomplishments in technological development and implementation can hardly be overstated. He has served in development positions for organizations including ConsenSys, 5thColumn, AGCO Corporation, and Options Away, creating new infrastructure using the most advanced industry software and training a new generation of tech-savvy developers. Yala earned a bachelor’s degree in agri-business, accounting, and computer science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.