Robin Farmanfarmaian believes that technology can empower patients and make a positive impact in the health and medical field. This position drives her to provide education and resources to leaders, entrepreneurs, physicians, healthcare professionals and innovators to positively impact medicine and healthcare.
Farmanfarmaian focuses on the future of integrated medicine, the changing role of patients in healthcare decision-making, and how technology will change the way we experience and interact with medical facilities and physicians.
She is interested in big data, wearable technology, 3D printing, and access to and the usability of personal healthcare information.
She has spoken on technology and medicine at many conferences, including Exponential Medicine, Singularity University, Connected Health Symposium, Boston Scientific, Differential Medicine, Medscape CME Videos, Burrill Personalized Medicine, LSA Innovator Summit, Wharton, and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, among others. She is Adjunct Faculty for Singularity University and a contributing writer to LinkedIn’s Thought-Leader Platform, Forbes, Huffington Post, MedGadget, and has been published in a variety of online publications.
Currently Farmanfarmaian is the President of i4jEco – an Innovation for Jobs conference that explores the future of work and technology. In addition, she is the SVP for the Arc Fusion Summit, a biotech and medtech conference, and Executive Director for the Organ Preservation Alliance, catalyzing breakthroughs in transplants, organ banking, cryopreservation and tissue engineering. She’s also actively involved as VP of Business Development with INVICTA Medical, a device company for acute care/post anesthesia and sleep apnea, poised to impact hundreds of millions of patients.
Other work experience includes being one of the founders of the Exponential Medicine Conference – a conference for physicians and healthcare executives on the next 5-10 years in medicine and how technology will be impacting and disrupting healthcare. She was the Co-Founder and Chief Business Development Officer for Morfit, a fitness platform. She was also the Vice President of Strategic Relations for Singularity University for 2 years, which trains executives and leaders to drive global change & to stay competitive through the use of the convergence of accelerating technology.
Other previous work focused on pharmaceuticals, health and data, genetic testing, and feedback loops. She served as the Director of Operations for IntelliMedicine, which uses data and technology to improve patient compliance, started HealthTap with the Founder, working with open-source health data and improving patient outcomes through easier access to physicians, worked at Medem with EMRs and patient-physician connectivity, and in 2006, was the nutrition and health advisor at CyGene Laboratories, the first consumer facing genetic testing company.
In addition, she was an Innovation Host for AndaazTV (20 million viewership in 150 countries).
Farmanfarmaian is an avid philanthropist in her community. She was a Trustee and a member of the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Ballet, serving as President, Immediate Past President and Opening Night Gala Chair for 5 years. She was on the board of San Francisco Opera’s BRAVO! for 4 years. In addition, she has contributed time to many other charities, including the TEDxSilicon Valley, SPCA, New Scholars, Samasource, CCFA and more.
She serves on the Advisory Board of many early-stage start up tech companies and organizations such as SXSW V2Ventures, AARP, Singularity University, and the Kairos Society. She mentors high school and college-age women interested in entrepreneurship, technology, and healthcare.