Born in Romania to father quantum physicist and mother entrepreneur, Lorena has achieved 5 degrees in mathematics, economics and finance, published a book on Microfinance as a tool for empowering individuals towards Sustainable Growth, created a decade-long career in strategy and investment management with global institutions working with portfolios of over £200billion while also being a extreme athlete with 2 world record events.
Following 7 years of personal health challenges Lorena founded iamYiam.com as a Preventive Precision Health platform poised to leverage research, ML technology and creativity to empower 1bn people to take charge of their health everyday and lifelong by 2025.
Chief of Engineering
Hamid Reza Zaheri
Hamid is Executive Director and Chief of Engineering at iamYiam Limited where he steers the engineering team. He focuses on understanding and recreating human intelligence. He created sYd 2.0 leveraging more than 200,000 research papers, more than 700,000 SNPs and 333 human traits/KPIs. Previously, Hamid served as Co-Founder, Chairman and CTO at Cambrian Intelligence Limited a next generation AI robotics company in London, UK. He dived into the human and artificial intelligence space in early twenties with work on deep dive engineering problems including autonomous agents, interactive learning, robot teleoperation through VR interface, realtime object pose estimation and natural language processing. Hamid graduated with a degree in aerospace from Iran and a masters in Embedded Systems from Germany.
Chief Strategy Officer
Senior investment banking professional with wide experience in management, board governance, business development and international strategy. Over 25 years with JP Morgan and as CEO of an Asia-GCC focused Merchant bank. Served in the British Army and holds degrees from London School of Economics and Dartmouth College.
Chris is an experienced business consultant with 30 years strategic, financial, IT and operational consulting experience covering service delivery, account and practice management roles for Arthur Andersen, Andersen Consulting, Price Waterhouse and Deloitte.
“The role I perform best is one of integration – vertically between strategy, business design and delivery or horizontally across different competencies.”
In the role of account partner, business architect or program director, he has led the delivery of major business design and program delivery engagements for both small and large service based organisations. Line management responsibilities include managing consulting practices at a national, industry, service line, competency, regional and local office level.
Cyrille is an entrepreneur, business mentor and HealthTech leader. Born in France to scientist parents, he became familiar with the industry at an early age. In 2015, he co-founded iamYiam, an award-winning company with a unique mission and strong focus on bringing innovation to the health industry, leveraging the latest scientific research and machine learning techniques.
When he was only 15, Cyrille became a Red Cross certified First Aider & Instructor for various major sport events. A year later, he launched his first website, a travel site with over 10,000 monthly users, and led an EU-commissioned expedition in Iceland. After a few years in medical school, he decided to pursue a different, more creative path and he quickly became interested in business and entrepreneurship, as an opportunity to make more out of his ideas and vision. After moving to London on a scholarship, Cyrille built a career in strategy and investment management with several global investment houses. A few years later, he brought his career full circle and co-founded iamYiam with the mission to enhance the health and quality of life of 1 billion people by 2025. The company has since been acknowledged as a leader in health & technology, experiencing fast growth in the UK and overseas.
More recently, Cyrille was invited by Virgin to mentor their start-ups, and by King’s College London to mentor their ‘leaders of tomorrow’ – the university’s most promising students.
After assuming the role of COO until 2019, Cyrille decided to focus his efforts on engagement and growth activities as CMO, handing over operational projects to Chris Wray.
Head of Tech & Infrastructure
Lucian is always passionate and willing to learn new and upcoming technologies. At iamYiam, his main focus is on delivering a scalable platform and a modern and intuitive mobile application, as well as growing the tech team to meet the demands of an expanding business.
Noel is iamYiam’s Co-chairman.
In addition, Noel is Chairman of the NHS Digital Board, as well as Chair of the Talent, Remuneration and Management Committee. He is also non-executive director of NHS England and Chair of Healthcare UK’s Advisory Board. He was formerly a member of the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy Board, the Accelerated Access Review and Chair of NHS England’s Specialised Services Commissioning Committee.
Outside of the NHS, Noel serves as a non-executive director on the board of the Payments Systems Regulator.
Previously an economist and a banker, Noel spent most of his career in consultancy. He was Global Managing Director of the Banking Industry Practice at Accenture from 1996 until his retirement in 2012 and before that a partner in Booz Allen & Hamilton based in both London and New York.
He has extensive practical experience of restructuring complex organisations across technology and business cycles and driving fundamental innovations in transforming industries through big data, analytics, mobile and digital technologies.
Christian is a Founding Partner of SUNFISH PARTNERS, a group of entrepreneurs and early-stage investors that loves to help strong founders grow their early-stage tech companies to successful businesses.
Christian is also a Co-Founder and former General Partner of Project A Ventures, a Berlin-based operational VC. In addition, he is a Co-Founder and former Managing Director of Rocket Internet (Global and Latin America) and a Co-Founder and former Managing Director of various startups including Mundwerk.
Finally, Christian has been acting as an active Business Angel in more than 25 startups, e.g., audibene, quandoo, chronext, mycs, and FourSource.
Christian holds a B.Sc. & M.Sc. in Management. He studied at WHU, Manchester, and ESC Nantes.
Prof. Dr. Jack Bauersachs
Jack is an exited entrepreneur and a professor at the Deggendorf Institute of Technology with expertise in finance, management and marketing.
Wasib is an experienced cross-functional business leader with expertise in business operations, strategic planning, and product management. More recently, he has been engaged with technology in retail and e-commerce space, focusing on operations and business planning, post-merger integrations, and international expansion initiatives. After his time at Amazon Wasib joined Airbnb where he currently sits as Manager of Strategy and Operations. Wasib graduated from Columbia Business School in 2015 with MBA in Marketing, Finance, and Entrepreneurship. During his MBA, he was accepted into the Columbia Venture Incubation program and spent the following summer as a Fellow of the Columbia Startup Lab. Wasib also interned as an Associate responsible for origination, due diligence on investment opportunities, and evaluating current portfolio businesses at a boutique private equity firm.
Prior to Columbia, Wasib worked at Rockwell Automation, an industrial automation and robotics company. At Rockwell, he held multiple roles in engineering design and business management based in Canada, US, and Singapore managing projects across North America and Asia Pacific regions.
In his spare time, Wasib loves to travel. In the past, he has traveled to over twenty one countries, camped in the Amazon jungle, and taken road trips across continental United States and Turkey.
Soumitra Dutta is Professor of Operations, Technology and Information Management at the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University, New York. Previously he was the founding Dean of the SC Johnson College of Business (3/16 – 1/18) and Dean of the Johnson Graduate School of Management (7/12 – 6/16). Before joining Cornell University, he was on the faculty and part of the leadership of INSEAD, a leading international business school in France and Singapore.
Soumitra Dutta is an authority on all aspects of innovation in the knowledge economy, with a refreshing global perspective. Throughout his distinguished career, he has focused on how to drive business innovation and growth through the right combination of innovative people and technology. He is the co-editor and author of the Global Information Technology Report, published by the World Economic Forum and the Global Innovation Index, published by the World Intellectual Property Organization – two influential reports in technology and innovation policy.
Professor Dutta is on the board of two listed firms Sodexo (a food services and facilities management multinational), Dassault Systemes (the world leader in 3D modelling systems), on the Shareholder Council of ZS Associates (a global consulting firm focused on healthcare) and is advisor to a few selected startups including iamYiam (a leading UK based startup on personal healthcare). He is a member of the advisory boards of several business schools (including HEC Montreal and ESADE Barcelona). He has co-founded two firms, including Fisheye Analytics which, WPP group acquired.
He is currently the Chair of the Global Business School Network, a not for profit association of business schools focused on developing management capacity in frontier markets. He was the Vice Chair and Chair of AACSB International, the leading accreditation body for business schools worldwide. He a member of the privileged “Davos Circle” group of participants who have been invited to the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos for more than 10 years.
Professor Dutta received a B. Tech. in electrical engineering and computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, a MS in both business administration and computer science, and a PhD in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley. In 2017, he received the Distinguished Alumnus award from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
CFO with 20 years experience of growing businesses includingat Groupe Elior in the UK and Casual Dining Group. Worked extensively withprivate equity backed businesses prior to which spent 10 years in corporatefinance advisory including finance raising, business planning and M&A.
Harry has worked at J Walter Thompson and was Vice-Chairman of Leo Burnett. He is now part of the founding team of the start-up Bank Tandem, Chairman of a communications agency, an advisor to Octopus Investments, a Trustee of The Mental Health Foundation, a Trustee of Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Chairman of the Russell Maliphant Dance Company and an advisor to the College of the New Humanities.
Harry has been elected a Fellow of The Royal Society of the Arts.
Jonathan is an expert generalist whose 15 year operating career spans consulting, corporate management, and entrepreneurship across diverse sectors including consumer products, chemicals, and technology. Jonathan began his career at P&G where he held senior management roles in product management, technology development, supply chain, and manufacturing, and lived in the US, Venezuela, and China. He co-founded a consumer technology company, has consulted for early stage companies in product design, brand strategy, and financial modeling, and worked on a variety of startups in markets including solar energy, neurological health, and elderly care. He has authored 8 patents and visited 66 countries. Jonathan is a graduate from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
Strategy Advisor Asia Pacific
Peng Chen is an advisor for iamYiam.
Peng joined Dimensional Funds in 2012 as Chief Executive Officer of Asia ex Japan. He is a member of Dimensional’s Investment Research Committee and chairs the global Defined Contribution Business Committee. In addition, he serves as Adjunct Professor in Finance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Prior to joining Dimensional, Peng served as president of Morningstar’s global investment management division, which consists of Morningstar’s investment consulting, retirement advice, and investment management operations in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, with approximately $190 billion in assets under advisement or management. Before that, he was president and chief investment officer at Ibbotson Associates. Peng is an editorial board member of the Financial Analysts Journal and a contributing editor for the Asian Financial Planning Journal. He was selected to the Chicago Crain’s Business “40 under 40” in 2007. He was also named to the Investment Advisor list of the “25 Most Influential Individuals” in 2008 and won the Financial Analysts Journal’s prestigious Graham and Dodd Scroll Award three times, in 2011, 2007, and 2003. He also won the Retirement Income Industry Association’s 2012 Academic Thought Leadership Award.
Peng holds a PhD and MS in consumer economics from Ohio State University. Before coming to the US to pursue his graduate studies, Peng grew up in Harbin, China, and holds a BS in industrial engineering from the Harbin Institute of Technology in China.
Behavioural Economics Advisor
Dr. Greg B Davies
Greg is a specialist in applied decision science and behavioural science, turning academic insight into practical applications. With a prior background in academia and consulting, in 2006 Greg started, and for a decade led, the banking world’s first behavioural finance team as Head of Behavioural-Quant Finance at Barclays.
He holds a PhD in Behavioural Decision Theory from Cambridge; is an Associate Fellow at Oxford’s Saïd Business School; a lecturer at Imperial College London; and author of Behavioral Investment Management. Greg is also the creator of Open Outcry, a ‘reality opera’ premiered in London in 2012, creating live performance from a functioning trading floor.
Bill is a Non-executive Director of RoomRocket a US VC backed hotel platform and is also Non-executive Director, and Chair of Audit at Tekcapital, a global university technology and intellectual property services company. He also runs his own strategic and advisory consulting company Acadameus, which advises start-ups, mid-caps and high growth companies.
He was formerly Chair of Primedoc, a private equity-backed document and workflow management company.
Bill is also a Venture Capitalist with Octopus Investments and a visiting Professor at several top business schools, including Lancaster University, Henley Management School, Lyon Business School and the University of Surrey where he was President of Surrey Business School MBA. He specialises in Commercialisation, Selling, Channels and Partnerships.
Prior to his portfolio career, Bill was a senior executive in IBM where he had a series of leadership roles in consulting, strategy and process outsourcing both in Europe and Globally. His last role for the company saw him lead the disposal of the $1.3 billion global customer outsourcing business of 52,000 people to Synnex/Concentrix. His early career also included time with both Accenture and Shell.
In addition, Bill is a valued Board Mentor with Critical Eye giving guidance and a trusted sounding board to executives.
Chairman of Ethics Board
Dr. Mariarosaria Taddeo
Mariarosaria Taddeo is Chairman of the iamYiam Ethics Board.
She is also a Researcher Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute and Deputy Director of the Digital Ethics Lab. She leads (with Luciano Floridi) the Privacy and Trust Stream (social lead) of the PETRAS research hub on IoT. She is also a Faculty Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute. Her recent work focuses mainly on the ethical analysis of cyber security practices, cyber conflicts, and ethics of data science.
Her area of expertise is Philosophy and Ethics of Information, although she has worked on issues concerning Epistemology, Logic, and Philosophy of AI. Taddeo’s publications focus on online trust, cyber security, and cyber warfare, and has guest-edited a number of special issues of Ethics and Information Technology (Springer), Knowledge, Technology and Policy (Springer), and Philosophy & Technology (Springer), Philosophical Transaction A (Royal Society), which significantly contributed to shape the field of Information and Computer Ethics. In 2016, Taddeo edited (with L. Floridi) a special issue of Philosophical Transaction A (Royal Society) on The ethical impact of data science, one of the first dedicated publications in this area of research. She also edited volumes such as The Ethics of Information Warfare (with L. Floridi, Springer, 2014), Ethics and Policies for Cyber Operations (with L. Glorioso, Springer, 2016), The Ethics of Information Technologies (with K. Miller, Routledge 2016), The Responsibilities of Online Service Providers (with L. Floridi, Springer, 2017), and is the author of The Ethics of Cyber Conflicts (Routledge, forthcoming).
In 2010, she was awarded The Simon Award for Outstanding Research in Computing and Philosophy in recognition of the scholarly significance of her two articles: An Information-Based Solution for the Puzzle of Testimony and Trust (Social Epistemology, Springer) and Modelling Trust in Artificial Agents, a First Step toward the Analysis of e- Trust (Minds & Machines, Springer). In 2013, she received the World Technology Award for Ethics acknowledging the originality and her research on the ethics of cyber conflicts, and the social impact of the work that she developed in this area.
Since 2016, Taddeo serves as editor-in-chief of Minds & Machines (Springer), in the executive editorial board of Philosophy & Technology (Springer). She is also Fellow of the Council on the Future of Cybersecurity of the World Economic Forum. Before joining the OII, Taddeo was Research Fellow in Cyber Security and Ethics at the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick. From 2010 to 2012 she held a Marie Curie Fellowship at the University of Hertfordshire, where she was working on information warfare and its ethical implications. She holds a PhD (Doctor Europeus) in philosophy from the University of Padua. Her PhD thesis focused on the epistemic and ethical implications of the occurrences of trust in distributed artificial systems.
Dr. Lawrence Fagan
Lawrence Fagan, MD, PhD, FACMI has 40 years of experience in the development and management of computer applications to biomedicine. At Stanford University, he participated in the early expert systems projects including the first real time expert system for the Intensive Care Unit. He helped develop and manage one of the earliest cancer data management systems that had the ability to provide decision support based on cancer clinical trial descriptions. He also directed the project to provide intelligent electronic health record for data management and protocol-based care for HIV/AIDS patients.
Dr. Fagan developed one of the first graphical user interfaces for describing the structure of cancer clinical trials that was able to automatically generate the knowledge base for a decision support system. He also helped develop one of the first mobile graphical user interfaces for structured data entry of clinical notes. Dr. Fagan worked on projects for the US National Cancer Institute to explore methods to organize and retrieve data from cancer information sources. He also completed some of the first research projects to use continuous speech understanding as an interface to medical decision systems. He helped adapt a medical natural language processing system for use in cancer registries and military medical records. He has also received two US patents for semantic web-based information retrieval of structured data from medical textbooks.
Dr. Fagan retired from Stanford as Associate Director of the Biomedical Informatics Training Program. During his three-decade association with the training program, he mentored numerous MS and PhD graduates of the program, many of which are now in bioinformatics and clinical informatics research positions throughout the world. His resume includes more than 100 citations related to computer applications to biomedicine including the co-editorship of the leading textbook in Biomedical Informatics.
He is now an advisor to small companies in the informatics area and a prior art searcher regarding computer science intellectual property. His current research interest is in the area of patient-focused participatory medicine and patient safety. Dr. Fagan received his undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Science (Artificial Intelligence) from MIT, his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University, and his MD from the University of Miami. He was elected to Fellowship in the American College of Medical Informatics in 1985.
Dr. Kenneth Pelletier
Kenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, MD — is a Clinical Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine; Department of Family and Community Medicine; and Department of Psychiatry at the University of California School of Medicine (UCSF) in San Francisco; and, a Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine and Department Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona School of Medicine in Tuscon. At the University of California School of Medicine, he is Director of the Corporate Health Improvement Program (CHIP) which is a collaborative research program between CHIP and 15 of the Fortune 500 corporations including Ford, Oracle, Prudential, Dow, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Pepsico, IBM, Cummins, Steelcase, and the Mayo Clinic. He also serves as Chairman of the American Health Association (AHA) and is a Vice President with American Specialty Health (ASH).
Prior to these positions, from 2001 to 2016, Dr. Pelletier served as Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and Professor of Public Health, at the University of Arizona School of Medicine. From 1990 through 2001, Dr. Pelletier was a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine; was Director of the Stanford Corporate Health Improvement Program (SCHIP); and, Director of the NIH funded Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program at Stanford (CAMPS). From 1974 until joining the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1990, Dr. Pelletier held a dual appointment as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine and in the Department of Psychiatry, University of California School of Medicine (UCSF) in San Francisco. In addition to his faculty positions, Dr. Pelletier has served as a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the California Wellness Foundation, Foundation Health Systems (FHS), Health Systems International (HSI), and the Social Venture Network. He was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, studied at the CG Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland and has published over 300 professional journal articles in behavioral medicine, disease management, worksite interventions, alternative/integrative medicine, and epigenetics.
At the present time, Dr. Pelletier is a medical and business consultant to the US Department of Health and Human Services, the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Business Group on Health, the Federation of State Medical Boards, and major corporations including Cisco, IBM, American Airlines, Prudential, Dow, Disney, Ford, Mercer, Merck, Pepsico, Ford, Pfizer, Walgreens, NASA, Microsoft ENCARTA, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Health Net, the Pasteur Institute of Lille, France, the Alpha Group of Mexico, and the Singapore Ministry of Health. He also serves on the boards of the Rancho la Puerta (Mexico), Fries Foundation, American Institute of Stress (AIS), American Journal of Health Promotion (AJHP), as a Founding Board Member of the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM), and as a peer reviewer for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM), Annals of Internal Medicine, Health Affairs, and webMD.
Dr. Pelletier is listed in Who’s Who in America and in Who’s Who in the World. His research, clinical practice, and publications have been the subject of numerous national television programs including several appearances on the ABC World News, the Today program, Good Morning America, the CBS Evening News, 48 Hours, the McNeil-Lehrer Newshour, CNN, FOX News, CBS Sunday Morning, Hour Magazine, the Time/Life video series, the award winning BBC series The Long Search, and the five-part Blue Cross/Blue Shield sponsored PBS series Healthy People, Healthy Business.
Dr. Pelletier is the author of thirteen (13) major books including the international bestseller Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer (New York: Delacorte and Delta, 1977; Revised in 1992); Holistic Medicine: From Stress to Optimum Health (New York: Delacorte and Delta, 1981; Revised in 1991); Healthy People in Unhealthy Places; Stress and Fitness at Work (New York: Delacorte, Delta, and Doubleday, 1984); Sound Mind – Sound Body: A New Model for Lifelong Health (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995); The Best Alternative Medicine: What Works? What Does Not? (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000); Stress Free for Good: Ten Scientifically Proven Life Skills for Health and Happiness (New York: Harper Collins, 2005); New Medicine: How to Integrate Conventional and Alternative Medicine for the Safest and Most Effective Treatment (London & New York: Penguin – Dorling Kindersley, 2007); and Change Your Genes – Change Your Life: The Hope and Hype of Genetics (New York: 2018).
Dr. Andrew Vallance-Owen, MBE
Dr. Andrew Vallance-Owen, MBE qualified at Birmingham University Medical School, later undertaking surgical training in Newcastle upon Tyne and Melbourne, Australia.
His career within the British Medical Association, BMA, started as Provincial Medical Secretary for the North of England followed by promotion to the post of BMA Scottish Secretary. Latterly he moved to London to become Head of Central Services and International Affairs, a role which also developed into Head of Policy Development.
He became Medical Director of Bupa Hospitals in 1994 and, in 1995, became Bupa’s Group Medical Director (Chief Medical Officer) where he furthered his interests in the quality of health care, clinical audit and the measurement of patient reported outcome; he continues to be invited to speak on the latter at international conferences. Reaching the age of 60, he retired from Bupa in March 2012.
Since leaving Bupa, Andrew has established a portfolio of non-executive roles in healthcare. He is Chief Medical Officer of Medicover AB (EU and India). He chairs the Private Healthcare Information Network, which analyses and publishes comparative data from the UK’s private hospitals and consultants and he is Senior Independent Director at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust (a specialist leading cardiac and respiratory hospital). He also chairs the Scientific Advisory Board of ‘iamYiam’, a consumer facing health and wellbeing company.
He started working with UK Trade and Investment in 2011 when he became Chairman of UKTI’s Healthcare Business Group. He left that role and became the Specialist Medical Advisor to Healthcare UK from when it was formed in 2013 to January 2016. He has spoken for them in a number of countries and covered various missions to Brazil, China, Columbia, India, Libya, Mexico and Saudi Arabia.
Andrew was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to healthcare in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014 and awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the University by the University of Birmingham in July 2012. He is married with three children (Anthony 33, Simon 31 and Nicola 29). He is also very involved in secondary education and loves sailing and jazz.
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