Shwen Gwee

Digital Strategy, Biotech, and Clinical Trials in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Shwen Gwee

Digital Strategy, Biotech, and Clinical Trials in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Shwen is a recognized pioneer in digital health and social pharma, as well as a well-respected industry thought-leader who was named a Top 40 Healthcare Transformer by MM&M in 2015 and a MM&M and PR Week Health Inluencer 50 in 2017.

His experience was forged on the "client-side" of pharma-marketing, though he has held leading roles in digital strategy and driving innovation within commercial, communications and clinical organizations, both on the client-side and at leading agencies, and across consumer and professional verticals.

Shwen currentlyserves as General Manager, Digital Accelerator, in Novartis Pharmaceutical's Global Drug Development organization.

Shwen is passionate about healthcare and social media. He founded the Social Health Summit (SXSH), which led to the adoption of a health track at South by Southwest (SXSW) and has run the Social Health Startup Bootcamp since 2012. He also founded PharmaFresh.TV, Social Pharmer, and the Med 2.0 Blog.

Shwen speaks regularly at industry events and has co/chaired Digital Pharma East since 2009. He sits on advisory boards for: Google, SXSW, converationHEALTH, Digital Health Coalition, and more.

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    • Novartis