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Laurence Sarah Ainouz

Chief Strategy Officer
Laurence Ainouz is the former Novartis SVP Global Head of Digital Acceleration, a unit she built in Switzerland, the USA and Israel, bringing novel approaches and methodologies to generate innovative technological solutions to profoundly transform the patient’s journey and experience, to maximize treatments’ outcomes and push the digital agenda, collaboration with startups & strategic partnerships in the organization. The Digital Acceleration Labs scouted and built prototypes and solutions to experiment and act on how the future looks like for patients.
Previously, Laurence was SVP Chief Innovation Officer of Teva, the world’s largest provider of generic medicines, responsible for introducing all aspects of Digital Health to the organization, from new technologies to new business models.
Before her Healthcare journey, Laurence co-fouded and ran the first ecommerce site solely dedicated to Telecom products in France in 1996 (acquired in 2006).
In addition to her pharma work, Laurence sits on the board of the non-profit United Hatzalah, a unique global organization that has disrupted the way Emergency Medical Services are provided. 5,000 geo-localized volunteers and a fleet of “ambucycles” (2 wheels ambulances) are bringing critical medical care in less than 3 minutes to more than 280,000 people, over 60,000 of whom are in life-or-death situations. The organization is deployed in the USA, the UK, in Panama, Mexico, Ukraine, France (Laurence is also the President of the French Entity).
Laurence also sits on the board of TOM, a global network of 4,000 makers deeply impacting the lives of thousands of disabled people with makethons where people with disabilities and “Makers” develop solutions together. TOM has launched the first global makerspace completely dedicated to assistive technologies at the heart of the innovation ecosystem of Tel Aviv.
Laurence is currently the Chief Strategy Officer of Youplus, the world’s first Video Opinion Search Engine that is unlocking people’s feelings and opinions at unprecedented scale and impact.

My Moderators Sessions

Friday, October 26