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Coffee Talk: How Corporations Adapt in the Face of New Challenges

November 17, 2020
Coffee Talk: How Corporations Adapt in the Face of New Challenges

Welcome back to Digital Health Today, the place to be to get the insights of leaders making the healthcare of tomorrow, available today. I’m your host, Dan Kendall and this is a Coffee Talk. Coffee Talks are opportunities to hear directly from the leaders of organizations that make our platform possible, and to keep up to date on the pivots and progress of the evolving digital health ecosystem.

In this episode I welcome two executives from Bayer G4A. Bayer G4A has been a longtime sponsor of Digital Health Today. I caught up with Dominick Kennerson, Global Head G4A, Digital Health Partnerships at Bayer Pharmaceuticals. I also spoke with Sophie Park. Sophie is a veteran guest on the Digital Health Today program, and the Chief Strategist for Bayer G4A Partnerships.

Dominick shared how a chance meeting at a Washington, D.C. bar began his path to a career in Europe. We also spoke about the impact of COVID-19 on the Bayer organization, and how it has changed the expectations and opportunities for companies of all sizes working to make a dent in healthcare. He also traces the early use of the term ‘digital health’ back to his time at Revolution Health.

Agents of Change – A Virtual Digital Health Forum:

Earlier this year, Bayer G4A had a call for applications. They are looking for innovative companies that are ready to make a difference in specific key challenge areas. After months of hard work and vetting all the applicants, they’re about to announce the finalists for this year’s Bayer G4A Program. While we don’t know the companies they’ve selected at the time of this recording, they will be announced very soon at a global virtual event taking place at 11am Eastern (5PM CET) on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

So, if you’re listening to this episode on or before Nov 18, click here to register to attend. If you’re tuning in on November 19 or later, scroll down to find names and links to the companies that have been accepted.

Now without further ado, let’s tune into the conversation with Dominick Kennerson and Sophie Park

Welcome to the 2020 G4A Cohort!


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Coffee Talk: How Corporations Adapt in the Face of New Challenges Innovating at the speed of COVID-19. PLUS: Meet the new companies in the 2020 cohort of Bayer G4A