Paul Sonnier: Digital Health Strategist–Keynote Speaker–Social Entrepreneur
Paul Sonnier is a globally recognized digital health strategist, keynote speaker, and social entrepreneur. His achievements include founding and curating the 40,000+ member Digital Health group on LinkedIn and creating plus successfully promulgating the modern definition for ‘Digital Health‘. Corporate and startup business leaders seek his guidance and insights on the convergence of the digital and genomic revolutions with health, healthcare, living, and society in order to build solutions and scale their businesses across sectors.
Mr. Sonnier’s efforts with the Digital Health group on LinkedIn and on other social media platforms—including Twitter, where he has 30,000+ followers @Paul_Sonnier—have resulted in his becoming the #1 social influencer in both #DigitalHealth and #WearableTech, plus highly ranked in the Internet of Things (#IoT), #Genetics, and #Genomics. Additionally, his Story of Digital Health website is a free resource providing critical information to the global digital health ecosystem of professionals, media, startups, corporations, nonprofits, government, and other stakeholders who are catalyzing digital health around the world.
Mr. Sonnier previously served as a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Digital Health for the 2013-2014 term and a judge in the XPRIZE Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, a $2.25 million global competition that accelerated the availability of hardware sensors and software sensing technology that individuals use to access, understand, and improve their health and well-being (2012-4).
From 2011 to 2016, Mr. Sonnier served as a mentor at
Blueprint Health, a New York City-based accelerator that puts digital health startups through an intensive three-month program to help them fine-tune their products and connect with potential customers and financiers.
Mr. Sonnier has served on the Strategic Advisory Board for Pathway Genomics Corporation (2015-6) and worked as Vice President of Partner Development for the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA), a global trade organization bringing together CEOs from the most innovative companies with other business leaders and researchers in healthcare and technology. From 2008 to 2015, Mr. Sonnier served as co-chair of the Healthcare Communications SIG at CommNexus San Diego, a telecommunications industry group that accelerates the formation, growth, and success of communications technology and service companies in the San Diego region.
In prior professional roles, Mr. Sonnier garnered extensive experience in large scale systems integration and program management. His diverse roles included senior operations, program, and customer relationship management positions in medical devices (Calypso Medical Techno
logies – acquired by Varian Medical Systems), consumer mobile/cellular devices (Motorola), and commercial aerospace
Mr. Sonnier is a military veteran, having served four years in the US Navy and subsequently earning a BS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from Western Washington University and an MBA from Seattle University. He has also held a certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP).
Complete list of media coverage and conference keynotes: http://storyofdigitalhealth.com/media.